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Alamo Drafthouse in South Austin offers private, distanced screenings.

Get ready to sink back into big seats, popcorn in hand and enjoy a small piece of normalcy. Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas are set to reopen their doors this month after being closed for five months.


Alamo Drafthouse is gearing up to open more than half of its theaters, starting with the Slaughter Lane location on Friday and the Lakeline location next week. Other location openings will be announced at a later date.

The opening will kick off with free screenings of "Bill and Ted Face The Music" on Aug. 26. The theater will also be screening two other new movies: "The New Mutants" and "Tenet."

Besides screenings, Alamo Drafthouse will also resume movie-themed programs that allow moviegoers to choose from a list of all-time-favorite films under a category.

The first, "Making Up for Lost Time," features a list of movies that explore time travel, such as "Inception" and "The Matrix." Next month's movie-themed program will be about masks.

Various safety precautions have been put in place for both employees and patrons.

Employees will be required to wear masks and gloves and will have their temperatures taken upon arrival. All moviegoers will also be required to wear masks.

Contactless orders will be enforced. Customers are required to buy tickets and order their snacks online prior to arrival.

The opening comes after the theater company announced they would offer private screenings just last week.

Until Friday, customers may browse the list of movies on its website they might want to see.

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