Movies on the East Side

East Austin's first Alamo Drafthouse Cinema coming in 2016

East Austin's first Alamo Drafthouse Cinema coming in 2016

interior theater at Alamo Drafthouse south lamar
The Alamo Drafthouse will open its Mueller location in 2016. Photo by Nick Simonite

Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse announced on Monday that it will be opening its sixth Austin-area location, its first in East Austin. Currently on track for a 2016 opening, the new Alamo will be located on Aldrich Street at Airport Boulevard in the town center of the Mueller development. 

Alamo Drafthouse Mueller will feature six theaters and seating for up to 600 guests. Oh, and the Alamo is eliminating the traditional first row in every theater, ensuring that there isn't a bad seat in the house. Though all theaters will feature state-of-the-art digital projection and sound, Alamo Drafthouse Mueller will also include two theaters equipped for 35mm projection. 

East Austinites can look forward to the Alamo's unique style of programming, including new releases, classics, independent films, foreign movies and special events. In addition to the traditional Alamo offerings, the new Drafthouse will feature special kid-friendly films and events in a nod to the Mueller's reputation as a family-friendly neighborhood.

"We look forward to bringing lots of great new family-focused programs as well as our 'Alamo Drafthouse NEXT' youth film program to the neighborhood," said Amy Averett, the Alamo's director of family and community engagement, in a press release.

Like the Drafthouses at both Slaughter Lane and South Lamar, Mueller will also feature an adjacent bar and cocktail lounge in the spirit of 400 Rabbits and The Highball. The space will feature a live music stage, as well as cocktails, wine and beer selections curated by Beverage Director Bill Norris. 

To stay updated on the progress of the east side's first Alamo Drafthouse, visit the Alamo website.