Seeing movies in the theater helps you avoid watching direct-to-DVD, no-frills versions of popular films, such as One Man and a Baby and Star War. See the reel deal with this Groupon.
$9 for a Movie for Two (Up to a $20 Value)
Pairs of moviegoers watch ad-free preshows customized to each film before their blockbuster or classic feature plays. Upcoming films include Jack the Giant Slayer (March 1), Oz the Great and Powerful (March 8), G.I. Joe: Retaliation (March 29), and The Evil Dead (April 12).
This Groupon is valid at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Mason Park and at the just-opened Vintage Park location, both of which sport seven individual auditoriums equipped with Sony 4K digital projectors. This Groupon may be redeemed for any movie or event with a regular ticket price of $10 or less per person. Viewers younger than 6 are not permitted, except in the case of select children's movies; see the current showtimes for the rules that apply to each film.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Since its origins as a converted parking garage, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has ushered film-lovers of all breeds into its auditoriums, even gaining a following among Hollywood legends; Quentin Tarantino has been known to host five-day movie marathons at Alamo. The theater has earned that reputation by making moviegoing a personal experience, from the menu of handcrafted snacks, locally brewed beer, and custom cocktails to the completely ad-free presentations before shows. A long table stretches in front of every row of seats, enabling servers to unobtrusively pick up written food and drink orders throughout each screening. The staff enforces a strict no-talking, no-texting policy by kicking out any offenders, falling just short of yanking them from their seats with a giant's shepherd's crook.
Both first-run blockbusters and classics are projected onto Alamo's silver screens. Meanwhile, surround speakers immerse audiences in the cinematic soundscape, whether they're seated in one of the expansive theaters afforded to blockbuster reels or the more intimate spaces reserved for indie films wound around tiny bobbins. Despite Alamo's vow of silence, fan-centric Quote-Along and Sing-Along nights encourage guests to shout their favorite lines, and actors, directors, and other celebrities often attend special screenings to lead in-depth discussions. These exclusive events have led to acclaim for Alamo from publications such as Entertainment Weekly, which called it “one of America's most fanatically unique moviegoing experiences,” and Wired, which opined that it "might just be the coolest movie theater in the world."