Posted on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 by Peter Sciretta
The Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar Theaters:
Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar Hallways:
The official press release follows:
ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE SOUTH LAMAR AND THE HIGHBALL RE-OPEN UNITED UNDER ONE HUGE AND SHINY NEW ROOF
Austin, TX – Tuesday, August 12, 2014 – We’re back! Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar and The Highball, both part of the same building for the first time, will be hosting Fantastic Fest 2014, which begins on September 18. Located in the Lamar Union complex in South Austin, the theater will be open for business on Saturday, August 16 featuring director Michel Gondry’s highly anticipated Mood Indigo as the opening film with the first screening at 12:15pm. Select Victory members will be invited to the private soft-opening “friends and family” training days featuring ½ price food beginning tomorrow Wednesday, August 15th. Sign up for Victory at drafthouse.com/austin#join to learn more.
The expanded Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar features three brand new 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.”
Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
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.
Tickets for Grand Opening on August 16 will be on-sale at Drafthouse.com.
Hit the jump to take a look at the new Highball, located right next to the new Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar.