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Alamo Drafthouse & The Highball Set to Re-Open Saturday, August 16

After being closed now for almost two years for re-modeling the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar as well as The Highball will return again this Saturday. The locally based movie theater chain will be part of the Lamar Union complex in South Austin and the theater will be open in time for Fantastic Fest 2014 as well as the opening of Michael Gondry’s film Mood Indigo.

If you happen to be part of Alamo Drafthouse’s Victory rewards program certain members will be invited to a soft opening set for tomorrow.


The renovated theater now features 9 screens with sizes from 46 to 198 seats, allowing for a combination of 975 moviegoers at once.

HallwayThe Highball is unfortunately mentioned the vintage bowling it once had but has a bar, 7 uniquely designed rooms for karaoke, dancefloor, stage, outdoor patio, lounge, and more. Parking is available in Lamar Union’s 576 space parking garage across from the theater.


“We wanted to preserve as much of the spirit of the old Alamo South Lamar but extend on the ideas we explored in the first place,” said CEO and founder Tim League. “We hired the same artists, muralist Heyd Fontenot and sculptor Evan Voyles, to update the work they originally created.  We’ve also added some great new additions including a Shining themed photo booth and some truly outrageous new karaoke room themes.”



Jeff Tom

Jeff Tom

Owner and Editor-in-Chief at The Austin Current I'm a native Austinite. In 1998 I founded one of the first successful blogs on the Internet, and have been writing daily since. I'm a singer-songwriter with my own band, have started multiple successful businesses as an entrepreneur, and have been an avid participant of the music, comedy, technology, and film scene of Austin for over a dozen years.