The wait was long – but now it’s over! The expanded Alamo Drafthouse in the Lamar Union complex on South Lamar opens to the public this Saturday, August 16. After an extensive renovation, the venue will feature three brand new auditoriums for a total of nine screens.
Just in time to host Fantastic Fest 2014 and the Austin opening of director Michel Gondry’s highly anticipated Mood Indigo, the Drafthouse will now be part of the same building as The Highball, which features seven karaoke rooms, a ballroom dance floor and stage, a lounge area, and an outdoor patio.
“We wanted to preserve as much of the spirit of the old Alamo South Lamar but extend on the ideas we explored in the first place,” said CEO and founder Tim League. “We hired the same artists, muralist Heyd Fontenot and sculptor Evan Voyles, to update the work they originally created. We’ve also added some great new additions including a Shining themed photo booth and some truly outrageous new karaoke room themes.”
Dine-in service will remain available in all auditoriums, which range in size from 46 seats to 198 seats, with combined seating for 975 moviegoers. They also are equipped with state of the art 4K digital projection. The theatre will continue to feature new release movies, family and independent films, and Alamo’s unique signature programming. Reserved seating will remain the norm, and guests are encouraged to arrive early (as usual) for pre-movie onscreen entertainment, including rare clips, videos, and shorts custom-curated to complement each film.