I accompanied movie-lover Bill to the soft opening of Austin’s newest Alamo Drafthouse last weekend. This eat-in movie house is located in the Mueller neighborhood, the site of Austin’s old airport. We weren’t enthusiastic about the movie (The Red Turtle), but we loved the Alamo Mueller!
The box office and a restaurant/bar are located on the street level. All six theaters are on the second floor. Validated parking is available in a large garage that’s already been built on the same block. Additional restaurants and businesses are planned for the first floor.
Film reels adorn the inside railings. The theater seats are big and comfortable and even recline slightly. Each person has their own individual tray table for drinks and food—a nice touch.
Since Thinkery, Austin’s wonderful children’s museum, is just across the street, Alamo Mueller is planning family-friendly movies and events for the daytime hours and more mature programming in the evenings.
Along those lines: the downstairs restaurant’s daytime name is Barrel O’Fun. In the evenings, it changes to Bar O’Fun. So clever.
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