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South Lamar Is Back

They're back: Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar and The Highball announce opening date

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South Lamar Alamo Drafthouse exterior
A sneak peek inside the new South Lamar Drafthouse.  Photo by Nick Simonite
The Highball new South Lamar
The new Highball.  Photo by Nick Simonite
Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar Lobby
The new lobby. Photo by Nick Simonite
South Lamar Alamo Drafthouse exterior
The Highball new South Lamar
Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar Lobby

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. 

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. 

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