We’re back! The Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar and The Highball, both part of the same building for the first time, will open their doors to the public on Saturday, August 16! Located in the Lamar Union complex in South Austin, the theater will be open in time to host Fantastic Fest 2014 and the Austin opening of director Michel Gondry’s highly anticipated Mood Indigo.
Select Victory members will be invited to the private soft-opening “friends and family” training days featuring ½ price food beginning tomorrow Wednesday, August 13th. Sign up for Victory here to learn more.
The expanded Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar features three brand new, additional auditoriums for a total of nine screens. Auditoriums range in size from 46 seats to 198 seats, with combined seating for 975 moviegoers. Newly built and now adjacent to the theater, The Highball bar features seven karaoke rooms, a ballroom dance floor and stage, a lounge area, and an outdoor patio. Guests will find parking in Lamar Union’s 576-space parking garage adjacent to the theater.
“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.”
With dine-in service available in each auditorium, Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar’s nine screens will again feature new release movies, family and independent films, as well as the Alamo’s unique signature programming. Each of the auditoriums will be equipped with state of the art 4K digital projection, big screens and amazing sound. Furthermore, the Alamo offers reserved seating in all auditoriums so that guests can always choose their favorite seat. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy Alamo’s pre-show entertainment of rare clips, videos, and shorts that are custom-curated to complement each feature film or event.
Let's take a virtual walk around the theater, shall we? Here you can see the lobby, permanent THE SHINING themed photo booth (take note of that trike!), ticket booth and Highball entrance...
On the other side of the lobby, the ALIENS ATTACK mural has been updated. Notice any favorite Alamo family faces?
Turning into the hallway toward the theaters, surprises await. Yes, at the very end you can see the BONE SHACK!
Live on, refreshed blue walls!
For all of those asking about the seating and dining layout, Lamar will have all bar-style tables.
A Highball interior shot to finish the tour. You can see more Highball photos here on their Facebook page and (drum roll please), check out the brand new karaoke rooms here. That link is worth a click, trust.
But we couldn't just leave you there. Here is a family photo of Tim League with his daughters.
Thank you for your patience, Austin. We can't wait to serve you.