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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – South Lamar

Movie Theater and Indie Movie Theater
Zilker, Austin
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  • James S.
    James SideyMay 24
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the beer selection and the pizzas
  • Caleb
    CalebFebruary 20
    Been here 10+ times
    The popcorn is great
  • Jiesu L.
    Jiesu LeeNovember 10, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    I tend to order beers when coming here for movies but the margarita I got at yesterday's Dr strong showing was amazingly strong without being overpowering 😍
  • SJ S.
    SJ SimonOctober 19, 2016
    The parking is great but the service was not. Disappointing compared to other Alamos.
  • Divya M.
    Divya MulanjurOctober 3, 2016
    Great movie theater. Vox table is right opposite if you want dinner then a movie. The village location is still my favorite though.
  • Rami I.
    Rami IsmailSeptember 27, 2016
    Cinema and nice food.
  • Sven J.
    Sven JohnsonSeptember 27, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    The same holder that holds order slips behind the shelf also holds the menus too. Figure this out and you'll never look foolish.
  • Jennifer T.
    Jennifer T.September 16, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Since the remodel, it's been much easier to go here because the parking garage helped ease parking worries. Grab a beer before the show!
  • Spenser C.
    Spenser ChenApril 22, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Most of the Drafthouse Recommends movies get premiered here, and most of the live events are here as well.
  • Paulo B.
    Paulo Biscaia FilhoApril 11, 2016
    One of my favorite places in the world
  • Megan S.
    Megan ShererJanuary 12, 2016
    Their peanut butter banana cookies are to die for!
  • Wendy
    WendyJanuary 6, 2016
    Fried pickles, must get.
  • Mary Alice S.
    Mary Alice SDecember 24, 2015
    All the pizza choices are excellent. Tried the omnivore.
  • Mohammed
    MohammedDecember 17, 2015
    They take food orders inside movie theater and you will get lots of disturbances while watching a movie.
  • James S.
    James StephensonOctober 19, 2015
    Great food, very friendly staff, fantastic customer service, comfy theatres, fun drink and menu options.
  • Hiliary O.
    Hiliary O'NeillOctober 8, 2015
    Great selection of indie movies including out there compilations and re-releases of classics. Extensive menu and great service.
  • Sven J.
    Sven JohnsonSeptember 24, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    How about taking the stairs? It's faster than the elevator.
  • Jenn T.
    Jenn TurnerSeptember 8, 2015
    They played such awesome music here. Great vibe.
  • Sarah O.
    Sarah OdomSeptember 6, 2015
    God forbid you've never been to one of these theaters before. They'll act like you're an idiot.
  • Nick S.
    Nick ScottSeptember 3, 2015
    Best movie theatre in America and best location in the atx
  • Steve H.
    Steve HillAugust 27, 2015
    Just valet it and leave a tip, parking can take 10-15 minutes as the garage is tight and generally crowded
  • Giuliana B.
    Giuliana BesaAugust 26, 2015
    Milkshakes, food, service
  • Stephen M.
    Stephen MoursundAugust 22, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Seasonal beer selections are great for something new, never been burned drinking a feature beer I hadn't heard of.
  • Jacobo G.
    Jacobo GómezAugust 17, 2015
    A movie theater that is the way movie theaters should be. Great experience
  • Liana C.
    Liana CascianiAugust 14, 2015
    Recently renovated and SO amazing. I can't wait to take everyone who visits me here. By far the coolest theater I've been to.
  • Kat W.
    Kat W.August 13, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    I love Alamo Drafthouse, but the bench style tables at S. Lamar are a drag. It's hard for people to get in/out before the movie and during. Not sure why they didn't modernize it during the renovation.
  • Cody B.
    Cody BromleyAugust 10, 2015
    If you're not from Austin, or have never been to an Alamo Drafthouse, prepare to have your socks blown off. Fantastic moviegoing experience. Come early, have a few drinks, watch happily.
  • Dianey S.
    Dianey SandovalJuly 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great Alamo... Just opened a strip of shops and restaurants across the theater.. Awesome places to chill while you wait...
  • Madeline V.
    Madeline VuJune 14, 2015
    Always has been one of my favorite theaters for a lot of reasons. But this parking garage situation is a disaster site...
  • Mark B.
    Mark BradyJune 7, 2015
    Great for a night of movies and milkshakes. Rest of the menu is average.
  • Adrian P.
    Adrian PhillipsMay 14, 2015
    Arrive 30 mins before for amazing pre-shows. Write your order on the sheet of paper & place it standing up for your server to grab. Get some fried pickles with a scotch ale to go along with the movie
  • James O.
    James OchoaMay 13, 2015
    I love the drafthouse. Preferred movie watching experience. Great food. Go early, the pre-rolls are amazing.
  • Roland S.
    Roland SuarezApril 18, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Ok, again such good programming etc. But last two showings I've gone to at 10pm have been uncomfortably warm, lets just say my teabags were steeping. Not cute. Check the thermostat.
  • Michael T.
    Michael TurnerApril 10, 2015
    Get the cookies and the hot pretzel! 😍
  • Sara
    SaraApril 5, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Parking is not optimal so get there early and grab a drink at Highball as you let traffic get out of the parking lot after a movie.
  • Roland S.
    Roland SuarezMarch 27, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Usually amazing overall experience, great movies, great food and drink, but would it kill you Alamo, to buy the finer grain sandpaper to use in the toilet paper dispenser? Unwittingly exfoli_assed
  • Alecia W.
    Alecia WallMarch 22, 2015
    Awesome revamp of the old theater. Went there for a company even and we all received super quick and attentive service. Parking was tough but that's temporary.
  • Conner D.
    Conner DrewMarch 20, 2015
    Fried pickles for sure
  • Nathan S.
    Nathan SwartzFebruary 24, 2015
    Write your order on a slip of paper, but remember to bring an empty bladder.
  • Eliot P.
    Eliot PardoFebruary 17, 2015
    I was able to have chicken wings & a Guinness milk shake during a movie. What else could you ask for!
  • Colin
    ColinFebruary 14, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Free parking in the nearby garage. Just be warned that it's a bit tight in there. And busy.
  • Tyler J.
    Tyler JanikJanuary 29, 2015
    Cookies and a glass of milk is all you need to enjoy a movie on a day off at this theater.
  • Aires B.
    Aires BankstonJanuary 8, 2015
    Awesome haven't been to one of theses in forever
  • Adrian P.
    Adrian PatenaudeDecember 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER MILKSHAKE. (Espresso milkshake is delicious as well!)
  • Andy W.
    Andy WangNovember 28, 2014
    Arguably the best movie theater I've been to in the US. Pre select seating, choice of great beers, and food delivered to your seat!
  • B W.
    B WNovember 26, 2014
    Burger + milkshake + movie. Best theatre, very authentic.
  • Brian O.
    Brian ONovember 16, 2014
    Buy your tickets in advance for Friday and Saturday shows.
  • Ken C.
    Ken CagleNovember 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great stuff all around. Staff is great
  • Charles W B.
    Charles W BasdenOctober 25, 2014
    Friendly staff.
  • Gina H.
    Gina HernandezOctober 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Free screenings have reserved seating. Arrive early, get your seats and then come back later for the show!
  • National Geographic Traveller (UK)
    Cinema, Austin-style. This Sixth Street institution is notorious for its gloriously silly special screenings, such as The Big Lebowski and Wayne’s World quote-a-longs, complete with comedy props. Read more
  • Daniel C.
    Daniel CloudSeptember 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    I really like their chicken wings. Also, #FantasticFest
  • Seanny G.
    Seanny GreggsSeptember 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    #FantasticFest is dope!!
  • brittney c.
    brittney casselSeptember 14, 2014
    Wayyyy awesome
  • Bert M.
    Bert MintenSeptember 10, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Highball, karaoke, karaoke party rooms and movies
  • Leggy V.
    Leggy VoodooSeptember 5, 2014
    This place is cinephile heaven! The cinemas are small and intimate, the chairs are comfy and the food is great! Plus I love the vintage film posters that line the halls ❤️
  • Stephaniiiiiii R.
    Stephaniiiiiii RAugust 25, 2014
    Movies, photo booth, foods
  • Nick S.
    Nick SpannausAugust 24, 2014
    Ask if Bruce Campbell will make a surprise appearance. . . There's always a chance!
  • Ana C.
    Ana CvitanovicAugust 23, 2014
    Milkshake and popcorn! #datenight @imadriansalas
  • Sven J.
    Sven JohnsonAugust 20, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Parking closer to the elevators may be more helpful than parking on a lower floor.
  • Bobby M.
    Bobby Muñoz Jr.August 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Magnificent decor!!!
  • Matt D.
    Matt DaileyAugust 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Theatre opens back up again in three days. Soft open right now is going swimmingly. The south Lamar of old, with more screens!
  • Zac S.
    Zac SniderJanuary 2, 2013
    Might be hard to get to during SX, but worth going to for dinner and a film.
  • Celeste M.
    Celeste MckeonDecember 30, 2012
    Best theater this side of The Parlor.
  • Greg
    GregDecember 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Les Misarables, Humus, and Malbec !
  • Jess P.
    Jess PendletonDecember 20, 2012
    The green chili Mac and cheese is great but very spicy, which wouldn't be a "but" except that its dark & you can't see what you're eating & there's a giant pile of roasted green chilies.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkNovember 27, 2012
    This place is a treat anytime, but check it out when big movies are coming out. They usually have special menu items that have to do with the movie, like butterbeer for Harry Potter.
  • Haley M.
    Haley McMichaelOctober 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The fresh baked chocolate chip cookies will not leave you wanting. Crispy outside gooey inside. Perfect treat. Order them. Now.
  • katie .
    katie 🍔October 16, 2012
    get some warm, melty, crispy-edged chocolate chip cookies delivered to you halfway through the movie.
  • Neil M.
    Neil MillerSeptember 22, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    As a chubby person, I have three words: Peanut Butter Banana Cookies. Okay, that's four.
  • Elizabeth C.
    Elizabeth CampbellAugust 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Never underestimate the powers of a glass of red wine and box of peanut butter cups during a funny movie.
  • Joie Rey C.
    Joie Rey CohenJuly 28, 2012
    Make sure you ask if yout movie is sewted already, or you'll get the crappiest seats, if you get seats at all.
  • SundanceTV
    SundanceTVJuly 13, 2012
    Great food & drinks brought to my seat by friendly and swift waitstaff, awesome programing, and a strict no-talking/no-texting/no-cell phones/no kids under a certain age.
  • David S.
    David SelfJuly 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    An absolute gem just like all the draft houses. Plus, the spaceships inside and "You're Next" mural all the outside wall is are alone worth the price of admission.
  • Steve G.
    Steve GormanJuly 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    That smell is your date.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 30, 2012
    Buy your movie tickets here. They have student and military discounts making the tickets only $7!
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 30, 2012
    You must grab some of the brownie cookies and refuse to share. It's the same cool vibe minus the judge-y feeling you get downtown.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 29, 2012
    Order the bacon pizza! Come here for free showings of tv shows. The Walking Dead is 1000 times better on a big screen plus GUINNESS MILKSHAKES
  • Callie L.
    Callie LangfordJune 19, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Reserved Seaters who show up late and go to the middle of the aisle: Learn how to duck under the table so you don't make everyone move and don't knock over people's beers!
  • Martín
    MartínJune 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Check in on foursquare before the movie starts--not during--or you will be tossed out.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 17, 2012
    Alamo Drafthouse Cinema: Amazing food and experience, but be sure not to talk, text or status update during your movie! If they receive a complaint, they'll kick you out. Talk about full service!
  • Paulie D.
    Paulie DeryJune 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Say g'day to the Aussie robot for me!
  • Brian L.
    Brian LundinJune 8, 2012
    Philly Cheesesteak, that's my tip. The Philly Cheesesteak.
  • Connie Z.
    Connie ZboralMay 18, 2012
    Brown Sugar Lemonade is to die for! Get it every time I'm here. Yum!
  • Natanya A.
    Natanya AndersonMay 13, 2012
    Try the warm chocolate chip cookies and a glass of bubbly as a grown-up dessert.
  • Austin 360
    Austin 360May 8, 2012
    Austin-based chain of dinner-and-a-movie theaters shows first-run flicks, but it's their signature events - sing-alongs, Weird Wednesdays, Master Pancake and more - that make them a local favorite.
  • Debra P.
    Debra ParrApril 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    What a fun way to watch a movie and you can get dinner at the same time!
  • Sven E.
    Sven EastlundApril 15, 2012
    Mondo moved to 4115 Guadalupe St., so head there before the movie. They close at 6.
  • Tyler H.
    Tyler HayesMarch 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Got rid of fish and chips but try a strawberry balsamic shake.
  • Jake I.
    Jake IsgarMarch 13, 2012
    Get the Wild at Artichoke Hearts pizza. It'll leave you hotter than Georgia asphalt.
  • Mac
    MacMarch 13, 2012
    Try the popcorn!
  • TesteHD01
    TesteHD01March 12, 2012
    Hi, Watch a Movie.
  • Kerry G.
    Kerry GagnonMarch 7, 2012
    eat, drink, and watch a movie
  • Alex B.
    Alex BarfieldMarch 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure to show up early; not only for a good seat, but you'll also get to see the pre-previews unique to each movie.
  • Alise S.
    Alise SpenceFebruary 25, 2012
    Bring your appetite and thirst and arrive early to get the best seats.
  • Umyot B.
    Umyot BoonmarlartFebruary 23, 2012
    Show up early
  • Anna I.
    Anna IbayFebruary 22, 2012
    Fried pickles are the best in town!!!
  • Maria P.
    Maria PalitoFebruary 17, 2012
    Grab a Royale with cheese :-)
  • Y B.
    Y BFebruary 17, 2012
    I could eat South Lamar's green chili mac'n cheese everyday for the rest of my life. Best Alamo location for food. Maybe even in general.
  • Maria P.
    Maria PalitoFebruary 12, 2012
    The best ! Try the Royal hambuerguer it is awesome :)
  • Alvaro
    AlvaroSeptember 11, 2014
    Una manera de ver diferente el cine. De poca madre.
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