For more than 18 months, that giant pit on South Lamar has been a constant and painful reminder of the lack of joy in our collective lives. No private karaoke rooms, no movies that didn't require driving to Slaughter Lane, no onion rings, no 512 Pecan Porter delivered to your table during a screening of Boyhood. It was a dark time.
To combat our boredom, we made lists of potential karaoke room themes, pored over renderings of the new theater, emailed the public relations firm incessantly and even tweeted about the typo in The Highball's version of "Empire State of Mind" so they would know to fix it. Luckily, none of this was in vain because the Alamo Drafthouse and The Highball announced Tuesday that they are back.
It is official: Lamar will re-open on Saturday, 8/16! Read on for exclusive photos and info on the new theater: http://t.co/dRmAjag6z9— Alamo Austin (@drafthouse) August 12, 2014
In addition to the opening date, the Drafthouse also announced a series of public, soft-opening training screenings. Those events, open to members of the Drafthouse's Victory rewards program, will begin Wednesday, August 13. Tickets for these screenings are available by signing up for the rewards program here.
The opening screening is Michel Gondry's Mood Indigo on Saturday, August 16 at 12:15 pm.