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320 E 6th St Austin, TX 78701
320 E 6th StUSTXAustin78701
(512) 861-7020drafthouse.com
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Distinctive programming, no talking or texting during films, plus food & drinks served to your seat.- Google
People talk about food and drinks, pancake, dinner and a movie, bucket of beer and popcorn
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Drew Register
reviewed 2 months ago
We are from out of town and only in Austin for the weekend. We got a little lost, and didn't arrive to the theater until 10:20 (our movie started at 10:00). Upon arrival we were informed that policy states they cannot let us into the theater after 15 minutes after the show starts. We had to leave disappointed without getting to see our show. If you are going to deny admission to ticketholders at a certain point, you need to clearly state this at the time of purchase. If you go to other movie theaters and arrive late, you simply miss that much of the show. If you go see a Broadway show in New York or other city and arrive late, you may have to wait until the end of an opening number, but still get to go in late and simply miss that much of the show. It is not industry practice completely deny admission and it is terrible customer service. We were treated like idiots for arriving 20 minutes late and expecting to go into the show. Will definitely not be going back.
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Jack McCauley
reviewed 5 months ago
Every time I go to another theatre, I'm reminded why I always go back to the Alamo Drafthouse. It's the little things. The attention to detail. The fact that they actually care about your movie watching experience. The specials and the productions they do just for the movie lovers. Look, if you want to text your friends in the theater or bring your disruptive kids or submit your own commentary, save yourself the cost of the ticket, because you're just going to be walked out. You can call it elitist, or you can call it horrible customer service or whatever you want -- there are dozens of theaters all over town that will be more than happy to take your money and let you be as disruptive as you want. And good for them! But it's not where I want to see a movie. I want to see a movie where the audience is there to see the movie. Where they care about the movie and the experience of going to see a movie. Where the staff cares as much as everyone in the theater. Where the film is always in good condition with no scratches, lines, dust, or any other distractions. Where the sound isn't so loud I get a headache nor so low I can't hear the dialog. Where the projectors are never run at half wattage to save electricity and the theaters aren't clean because the staff is overworked. None of that ever happens at the Alamo Drafthouse. On top of it, you can get real food and real drink (like a glass of beer, and I'm not talking about no paper cup, I'm talking about a glass of beer). Granted, the selection isn't what you'll find at a place like the Gingerman, but it's still quite good!
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Viktoria Topper
reviewed 6 months ago
I love love love this place. I refuse to go to a regular theater anymore, mostly because of the great no-talking policy. The food is mediocre, and could be so much better, if they only tried. They also changed their queso, their old recipe was so much better! Overall, a good place to catch a movie, but not eat.
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Madison Gardner
reviewed 5 months ago
What can I say, Alamo is a necessary evil. The food has gotten way more expensive and uppity over the years, which is fine, but I'm getting tired of them trying to manage their guests. I liked the funny no talking or texting shorts before the movies started, but now they scold us like children with the no talking, no texting, no arriving late...it is the best place by far of its kind, however.
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Melissa Watson
reviewed 5 months ago
While drinking cocktails at Midnight Cowboy our first night in Austin I told my husband I wanted to see a movie at Alamo Drafthouse while we were in town. I checked what was playing the next day and silly me, I said out loud: "There's a Spaceballs Quote-Along tomorrow." His face lit up: "I *love* Spaceballs." So we slightly drunkenly went across the street and purchased the slightly pricey balcony seats for the next night. It was so much fun, I'm so glad we went. The balconies are a little hard to reach but it's worth it. You get a super comfy leather recliner loveseat and a server checks on you frequently throughout the movie bringing you another beer or perhaps some freshly baked cookies. We loved the local, craft brews offered on tap. I can not wait for Alamo Drafthouse to finally open in San Francisco.
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Lauren Wendorf
reviewed a month ago
This is a good Alamo for special event showings and if you are looking to do something special but not really for regular movie going. They only have two screens and both theaters are relatively small but the master pancake showings are always fun.