Austin >Arts & Entertainment > Alamo Downtown Theatre
320 E 6th St, Austin, TX | Directions 7870130.267301 -97.739633
i love it! i hate watching movies anywhere else! – i love this place! the crowd is there for the movie or show and they make sure of it. if you talk or text, they will kick your ass out and that is lovely. service and food is always good. they should have one in every town in the nation. you can tell they care about the experience and do everything they can to enhance it. REMEMBER THE ALAMO!!!
An Audience of One Playing 3/30-3/31 – The Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz will be playing An Audience of One March 30th and 31st. It's a funny, yet chilling documentary about a pentacostal minister whose vision of a big budget film goes wrong. It's an intriuguing look into the lives of people whose faith drives them to do crazy things. It's an amazing film and is worth checking out this month.
Fun venue... poor service. – It's fun to be downtown and the theater is arranged where there really isn't a bad seat. However, the service leaves a lot to be desired. The first time I chalked it up to an exception but since have found it is the norm. Waiters walk by several times and don't even notice your order sticking right where they tell you to put it! They're not even smart enough to realize that two people who are obviously together, who order at the same time, might want their food delivered at the same time! There is no rhyme or reason to how or when they get, or deliver, your order. The first time we didn't even get our dessert until it was time to leave! They'd forgotten... charged us anyway so we took it to go! I love Alamo Drafthouse but I'll stick to the better ones up north! Parking's tough enough downtown and this one isn't worth making that effort for!
Quite An Experience – I really enjoy the Ritz Alamo. While it's not my favorite Alamo theater, is does has have it's own appeal. The screens and theaters are massive and sitttings in those seats makes you feel like you've traveled back in time to when going to the movies was a big event. They type of film they show is rather limited as they only have two screens, but it is well worth it to check out a film there.
Pizza and beer out do traditional movie popcorn any day – I love their pizza, I would go just for that. And its great to get a good cold mug of beer and sit back and relax. It's an added bonus that they happen to play movies in their theatres too!The downtown location gives you unique things like sing alongs, Weird Wednesday B movies,special movie events with themed dinners,live burlesque shows and even air guitar competitions (yep). I am spoiled now and can't bring myself to go to regular theatres, I just feel let down.
Austin's eclectic downtown movie theater shows independent and classic films while serving beer, wine and a full dinner menu. – In Short
Lovers of independent films, classic cinema and 20th century kitsch flock to Austin's flagship movie theater. Relocated from its original Warehouse District venue to the classic Ritz Theater, it continues to sate filmgoers with beer, wine and a full menu. Built in 1929, the building features two screens, allowing owners Tim and Karrie League to double the mayhem. Theme nights, singalongs, filmmaker and star appearances, comedy skits and television viewing parties are all normal behavior.
Beer in the Movie Theater!! – This is SUCH a classic Austin spot! Mr. Sinus Theater--just like Mystery Science Theater 3000--where they talk over the movie and make fun of it! I saw the Karate Kid, and it was hilarious!! I just love the fact that you can watch a movie, order a big fat burger, and drink a beer all at the same time!! It's everything you want in a friday night!!!
Eat & drink while catching a flick, Sinus Theater is a must but arrive early 4 good seats! – I've been a big fan of Alamo Drafthouse for several years, always enjoyed my time there. The food isn't top notch dining or class "A" cuisine, but I don't work for Zagats so who gives a hoot. The pizzas and salads are pretty good, the root beer float is great too. Downtown offers "Mr Sinus Theater which is a must see venue if you haven't experienced it. They're not always great performances, but a few memorable ones were: Top Gun, Crossroads, Dirty Dancing. Just make sure you get your tickets online, and also get there at least 30 min before the show if you want good seating - especially for groups. Overall, Alamo Drafthouse is one of the many reasons why Austin is so unique and fun.
Best movie house, WORST food! – I LOVE going to Alamo for everything from movies to their unique special features, such as the Beatles Sing Along they held recently. Alamo never ceases to amaze me with their brilliant and quirky ideas for entertainment, and their involvement with the Austin community is even better.
My only suggestion is please, for the love of all that is holy, do not EAT there. We have eaten twice at two seperate locations and the food is seriously awful. It is also greatly overpriced considering how bad it really is. Austin has SO many awesome restaurants to choose from. Do yourself a favor and leave the food to any of those fine establishments. Go to Alamo for the GREAT entertainment and pints, and you won't be disappointed!
Why aren't there more place like this?? – I had so much fun here. At first I was a little skeptical about eating in the dark...but you can order while there is still light. The food is pretty good and pretty well priced. Ther service is also pretty decent, considering the layout.
All in all it was a great time.
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