Alamo at Slaughter Lane
It’s summer movie season, and today I want to highlight two of the newer movie theatres in town. First up is the new Alamo Drafthouse on Slaughter Lane.
The Alamo Drafthouse locations on South Lamar, the Ritz (downtown) and Slaughter Lane now offer the option of reserved seating. At Slaughter, each auditorium has about 20 reserved seats available in a specific section at a $2 upcharge. This is a great option for folks who don’t want to get in line or arrive an hour or more before showtime.
I believe this is the only Drafthouse that has been built from the ground up and it feels like a more polished, mature version of some of the other Drafthouses in town. The lobby has a full bar with a long row of draft beer, and the full menu of drinks and food are available to order and enjoy while waiting for your theatre to open.
Attached to the lobby is 400 Rabbits bar. With an impressive drink menu designed by bartender Bill Norris, 400 Rabbits menu offers specialty cocktails and its own food menu. They also offer flights of their extensive selection of tequila and mezcal. While the bar itself is small, there is a large outdoor patio where folks were enjoying a game of bar trivia. I’m sure that all of the Circle C suburban parents are thrilled to have a downtown quality bar so close to the house.
I love the new setup inside the theatres. Instead of one long bar, every two chairs are connected to one small table, which feels more intimate and comfortable. It’s much easier to get up to go to the restroom without having to do the limbo under the bar to get out of my seat without disturbing others in the row. I was there with a friend, but I suppose it could be uncomfortable to have to share a table with a complete stranger for some.
Overall, I enjoyed the new Alamo at Slaughter. While it’s a bit less “weird” than the other Drafthouses, I enjoyed some of the new ideas they have added to the concept.
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