COVID-19 may have shuttered its theaters across the country, but Alamo Drafthouse is still finding innovative ways to get cinephiles their movie fix. Last week, the Austin-based chain announced it was among the local theaters rolling out Virtual Cinema. This week, it's launching meal delivery and curbside pickup from its Slaughter location — including some staple grocery items.
Hungry patrons can now order up classic Drafthouse dishes from Favor, Grubhub, and DoorDash, with delivery areas depending on location. The menu is more limited than the one traditionally found in theaters, but it includes popular appetizers such as vegan buffalo cauliflower bites, chicken wings, and fried pickles; entrees like burgers and fried chicken sandwiches; and those famous hot-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookies.
Delivery items also include meals from the kids' menu and non-boozy beverages.
Want to make a real night of it? Order up curbside to-go meal kits, cocktail kits, and grocery staples from the Slaughter theater. The items are available from 11 am-9 pm, every day.
Meal kits range from a gluten-free pizza party for four to a hot dog grilling extravaganza for eight, with prices depending on the items. Cocktail kits are available in margarita or Moscow mule, along with a variety of beer and wine for purchase. Though both meal and cocktail kits are selling out fast, a rep confirms that they will be made available again.
As a bonus, each of the meal and cocktail kits includes letterpress coasters by The Press Room and a mystery DVD from Drafthouse Films.
Under the "hard-to-get items" section, the Drafthouse is selling eggs, milk, and paper towels. Grocery items ranging from fresh fruit and vegetables to non-dairy Daiya cheese and hot dog buns can also be purchased.