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Alamo Drafthouse in S. Austin offers private, distanced screenings
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Alamo Drafthouse

In a time when most theaters are closed, one Alamo Drafthouse location is offering private theater screenings so you and your favorite movie buddies can enjoy a blockbuster on the big screen in a sanitized and safe way.

Currently, only the Slaughter Lane location in Austin is participating, along with a Denver location.


"Rent Your Own Private Alamo" starts with you picking from 40 old and new movie titles, including movies like Casablanca and Aquaman.

The move comes just over a month after Alamo officials took what they called the "devastating step" of moving employees from furloughs to layoffs, reportedly as many as 80 employees, including many at Austin's seven Alamo locations.

The movie industry has been hard hit by shutdowns, social-distancing guidelines, the lack of summer blockbusters and new releases, and the overall inability of people to buy movie tickets after losing their jobs.

"As we've looked at the road ahead, it's become increasingly clear that many positions at Alamo Drafthouse would need to be eliminated, changed, or refocused. This is a devastating step to take," officials said in July.

The private theater allows the Alamo to offer a socially distant environment for moviegoers and encourages more attendance at the theater.

You can reserve a theatre online three to 14 days in advance for $150.

Then you and up to 30 people can purchase tickets at general admission pricing. Snacks can also be ordered online with a $150 minimum.

Masks are required in all public spaces of the theater but optional if seated.

Other than having the whole place to yourself, here's another perk: You can use your phone during the movie.

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🗓 All weekend

🎨 Creek Show Art Exhibit

Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities

All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park

✨ Mozart's Light Show

This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.

6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

🗓 Saturday

🥊 Kickboxing in the Park

This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.

10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park

🛍 The Front Market

Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.

11 a.m - 5 p.m | 📍Ani's Day and Night - 7107 E Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741

🗓 Sunday

🧀 Mac and Cheese Fest

Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.

11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway