Star Wars Marathon Contest

We’re just 10 days from the first showings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and our patience is growing thin. But as Master Yoda says, “Control, control, you must learn control.” And some Star Wars fans are going to really have to be one with the Force if they’re going to survive a crazy new Star Wars marathon contest that the Alamo Drafthouse is putting on later this month.

You might think that a Star Wars marathon sounds easy, but this one is likely going to get exhausting after awhile. Get the details on the Star Wars marathon contest after the jump! Read More »

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Alamo Drafthouse Star Wars Movie Theater

Up until today, you probably had no reason to go to Omaha, Nebraska. But that will change once you see the new theater the Alamo Drafthouse has just opened in the city of this Great Plains state.

The hip cineplex chain has just opened up a Star Wars movie theater unlike any you’ve seen before, complete with a 10-foot Death Star in the lobby. And yes, that thing’s operational. But that’s just one of the cool design features that makes this theater strong with the Force. See more photos below! Read More »

Alamo Drafthouse Steven Spielberg

There’s no doubt that Steven Spielberg is one of the most influential and iconic directors working today. Spielberg has dabbled in everything from war dramas like Saving Private Ryan, historical dramas like The Color Purple, thrillers like Jaws, sci-fi classics like E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, Jurassic Park and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and the action adventure trilogy featuring Indiana Jones.

Now all those films and more from the filmmaker’s extensive filmography will be returning to theaters, thanks to an entire month of tribute screenings that are happening all throughout the month of September for a little event series that the Alamo Drafthouse is hosting called Septemberg. Get more details on the Alamo Drafthouse Steven Spielberg programming after the jump! Read More »

Coach Taylor Alamo Drafthouse PSA

Kyle Chandler currently stars in Bloodline on Neflix, but his best-loved character will probably always be Coach Eric Taylor from Friday Night Lights. Recently, he reprised that signature role to draw attention to a very important issue: jerks who talk and text during movies.

Watch the Coach Taylor Alamo Drafthouse PSA after the jump.  Read More »

Alamo Drafthouse Mad Max: Fury Road PSA

If you haven’t headed out to see Mad Max: Fury Road this weekend (read our glowing review), then stop what you’re doing right now, buy a ticket and get your butt to the mutliplex. This movie is now the blockbuster action extravaganza to beat. Pitch Perfect 2 will definitely top the film at the box office this weekend, as expected, but Mad Max: Fury Road is superior in every way. It’s especially the kind of action movie female audiences can enjoy with some of the most badass ladies we’ve seen on the big screen in years getting a significant spotlight.

But if you go to the theater, Alamo Drafthouse has a new PSA featuring director George Miller and Mad Max villain Toecutter (Hugh Keays-Byrne) where they dramatically and effectively tell you to turn off your cell phone and shut it. Watch the Alamo Drafthouse Mad Max: Fury Road PSA after the jump! Read More »

Alamo Drafthouse

We’ve seen a lot of concept art for locations in film, but we don’t highlight too many concepts of real-world spaces. But the planned Los Angeles expansion of the Alamo Drafthouse theater chain is reason to deviate from our typical pattern. We know the theater is planned to feature 9 screens that can house about 800 people in the downtown location off Flower St. Now these concept renderings show us an exterior view of the planned space. Read More »

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new Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar and Highball

On the same day photos of the brand new, refurbished Alamo Drafthouse in Austin Texas surfaced, there’s more good news for the company. After years of trying, the Alamo Drafthouse is finally coming to Los Angeles, CA.

CEO Tim League had looked at multiple locations over the past few years, but the new theater will be in the growing downtown area. Specifically, it’ll be part of a complex called the Bloc on the corner of 7th and Flower Streets with an aim to open in 2015. Read more about the Alamo Drafthouse Los Angeles below. Read More »

new Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar Photos and Highball

In 2008 I wrote a post about how The Alamo Drafthouse was the best movie theater ever. Has it really been six and a half years since I first visited Austin Texas and had my mind blown by the Drafthouse? Seems so.

Recently the Alamo Drafthouse’s flagship theater the Also Drafthouse South Lamar underwent huge renovations, including a three auditorium expansion. Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar and The Highball will be having their soft opening on Saturday, August 16th, just in time for September’s Fantastic Fest 2014. After the jump you can see the first Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar photos, and also an in-depth tour of the new Highball and their themed karaoke rooms. See photos and learn more information about whats new.

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Alamo Drafthouse Bans Google Glass During Movies

Alamo Drafthouse bans Google Glass

Add Google Glass to the Alamo Drafthouse‘s long list of no-nos. The Texas-based chain has officially banned the wearable devices in auditoriums “once lights dim for trailers.” While many of its rules are designed to minimize distractions for all moviegoers, CEO Tim League says the Google Glass ban has to do with piracy issues. Hit the jump for all the details on the new rule — including one potential exception.

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