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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – Ritz

Indie Movie Theater and Movie Theater
Downtown Austin, Austin
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  • Austin Chronicle
    Austin ChronicleJanuary 17, 2013
    This historic theatre has lived a lot of lives (including an early 80s incarnation as a punk club), but since 2007, new releases, midnight movies, and arthouse fare have found a home here. Read more
  • Social News Network
    Social News NetworkDecember 5, 2013
    The king of movie theaters! You can see the normal fare in style and comfort, but the real draw is the special shows like Weird Wednesday, where $3 lets you see obscure exploitation movie prints.
  • Maya .
    Maya 🐟August 7, 2014
    Get the ginger wasabi Bloody Mary (it's on the breakfast menu but they'll serve it any time) . One of the best bloodies you'll ever have.
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MacJuly 28, 2015
    LOVE this place! Quintessential Austin experience, definitely go early to watch the preroll, which is hilarious. Snag a beer and something that you won't spill on yourself in the dark :)
  • Larry L.
    Larry LaBurrJuly 6, 2015
    Definitely try the adult milkshakes, and the grilled cheese is phenomenal!! So crazy to see a movie while drinking this much but it WAS the magic mike XXL showing so...
  • Matthew P.
    Matthew PresleySeptember 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best movie theatre in town. Plus, if you do not like the movie, then you can drink your miseries away at a nearby bar. I recommend Casino El Camino or Jackelope.
  • Rebecca H.
    Rebecca HueySeptember 21, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The downtown Alamo location has great series such as Terror Tuesday, Weird Wednesday, and various retrospectives. Buy tickets in advance and get drinks rather than food.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 27, 2012
    Fun environment to sit back and watch a movie. Order one of their delicious Oreo milkshakes, it comes with candy coated sunflower seeds on top!
  • Rachel Y.
    Rachel YouensMay 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    If you have a hot date, spring and get the balcony seats. You're walked through the kitchen and projector room and are in big leather arm chairs.
  • Matt B.
    Matt BernsteinNovember 30, 2015
    Had a great time going to an interactive Elf showing. Love that you can order drinks and food from your seats!
  • Amy J.
    Amy Johnson CookSeptember 5, 2013
    If you've never been to an Alamo Drafthouse your movie viewing life is lacking. And if you've never done a quote or sing along you must go there now.
  • Do512
    Do512March 27, 2012
    Don't want to see the movies that are currently in theatres? This location has weekly series -- Terror Tuesday and Weird Wednesday. Buy your tickets in advance!
  • Jiesu L.
    Jiesu LeeAugust 29, 2016
    A smaller cozier Alamo on 6th street with a more limited selection of movies but otherwise the same amenities as other Alamo draft houses :)
  • Avradeep C.
    Avradeep ChakrabartiAugust 28, 2013
    As a Brit film fan, I am jealous of you lucky lucky Austinites. I wish my city Bristol (v Austin-like vibe) has a similar type of cinema chain. Thanks for a great showing of 'Withnail and I' though!
  • The Austin Grand Prix
    The Austin Grand PrixDecember 30, 2011
    Want to sing your hear out? Go to a Madonna Sing-Along. Want to laugh until you cry? Go to a Master Pancake showing of Robocop. Or just enjoy food & drinks during a "regular movie" - all great fun!
  • Trent R.
    Trent RyanDecember 30, 2014
    Great theater with awesome food. If you are looking for a theater without people on their cell phones and talking this is it.
  • Tuan L.
    Tuan LeAugust 14, 2013
    It's pretty nice! Their food are decent and could need a little fixing, but it's still a nice place. Their pizza are very good.
  • John B.
    John BoothAugust 15, 2016
    Cool cinema, get their a little early for the pre-showing related montage. Fried pickles are also very good.
  • Germaine W.
    Germaine WilliamsNovember 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Full menu, smaller more intimate theater setting. Still has the awesome vegan cauliflower wings
  • Mazda
    MazdaOctober 25, 2010
    The company began as a second-run movie theater, and distinguished itself by the food and drink service offered inside the theater, including cold beers.
  • Katy T.
    Katy ThompsonJanuary 16, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Honestly the spaghetti squash is a great healthy choice for non-vegans, too.
  • Jay C.
    Jay CorlissDecember 21, 2014
    Favorite place to kick back and see a movie! Food is a little expensive but it's good!
  • David S.
    David StrongFebruary 7, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    TERROR TUESDAY & WEIRD WEDNESDAY only three dollars American! Come early, come often!
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 27, 2012
    Great place to catch a movie with friends, afterwards you can spend a little time at the bar scene on 6th!
  • Christy L.
    Christy LatzJuly 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Weird Wednesdays and Terror Tuesdays are always $1 @ the theatre ($2 online) if you're looking for a cheap movie night. :)
  • Dylan H.
    Dylan HeimbrockSeptember 22, 2012
    Try the crawfish! You won't be disappointed! Pair it with a cider!
  • Chris J.
    Chris JOctober 11, 2014
    Come in early to get settled in, silence your cell phone, but whatever you do, DO NOT TEXT!
  • April B.
    April BennettOctober 26, 2014
    Movies and singalongs. Bottle of Pinot Grigio for a safe and cost effective choice!
  • Carlos M.
    Carlos MedinaDecember 21, 2014
    Always check out their deals on groupon! And their movie and food combos!
  • Marion
    MarionApril 17, 2016
    I didn't know what Master Pancake was when I bought a ticket to their Jurassic Park showing, but I was pleasantly surprised!
  • Jeannette L.
    Jeannette L.March 22
    The Garlic Parmesan fries are tasty. Just give in and order some!
  • Jimmy
    JimmyJune 19, 2010
    Best movie theater in the WORLD. Hands down. No corporate nonsense just 100% badassness. Don't talk or they will take your ass out! Read more
  • Andrew R.
    Andrew RafnerAugust 6, 2014
    When the cookie trio arrives part way through the first act and you start crying from sheer bliss. Yes. That.
  • Pasa M.
    Pasa MustafaMarch 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I love this theatre so much. I would even watch a Tom hanks movie just to enjoy the experience.
  • Lety L.
    Lety LSeptember 4, 2012
    Do not sit on the back row couches...NOT COMFY! They're sinkholes...& if you are prone to back pain, you can expect it to flare
  • Larry K.
    Larry KubalMarch 13, 2013
    Carnivore pizza is awesome -- shakes are delicious
  • Pearson - Always Learning
    Pearson - Always LearningFebruary 28, 2014
    Off the cuff movies & hits too. Enjoy drinks, food all while enjoying the flix
  • David S.
    David StephensNovember 19, 2014
    Perfect attitude. Perfect venue. I would love to have a location in Missouri.
  • Y B.
    Y BJanuary 27, 2012
    Four Words: Pecan Porter Vanilla Milkshake. You won't be disappointed.
  • Robert E.
    Robert ElsOctober 8, 2011
    Occasionally they will have an event for Texas Longhorn football. Just as much fun as being in the stadium!
  • Alia M.
    Alia McKeeJanuary 27, 2010
    Watch a movie, order a brew, and eat a pizza. A perfect evening out. Plus, they had a special pizza with duck and nuts - I know it sounds crazy - crazy GOOD. Read more
  • Anna W.
    Anna WeissDecember 12, 2014
    Great spot to catch a matinee. Check the Calendar first
  • Scott D.
    Scott DickersonSeptember 12, 2010
    Balcony seats are worth the extra price. Look down on the commoners below and arrive late without fighting for a seat.
  • janet s.
    janet shuMay 12, 2010
    the chocolate chip cookies with ice cream was delicious! every bite just melted in my mouth yum
  • Katie O.
    Katie OwenDecember 21, 2014
    The Irish adult milkshake was amazing!
  • Laura V.
    Laura VMarch 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    get the fried pickles. get the chocolate chips. then enjoy!
  • Dianey S.
    Dianey SandovalJune 27, 2015
    This is my favorite Alamo. You get that old school feel. It's the best...
  • Anna
    AnnaMarch 22, 2010
    So many awesome events, try Terror Tuesday for a $1 or Master Pancake ala Mystery Science Theater 3000.
  • Aaron T.
    Aaron TiensivuJune 7, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Two things I thought I would never say in 2012: Poltergeist is sold out at the theatre. ET will be in 35mm.
  • Robert R.
    Robert ReizOctober 29, 2011
    This is jus great. Eat pizza, drink beer and watch a movie :-)
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