$12 for Two Movie Tickets at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (Up to $24 Value)

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Theater runs both blockbusters and cult-classics; peddles locally brewed beverages, specialty cocktails, and a full food menu

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Expires Jan 31st, 2013. Limit 2 per person. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Not valid for special programming. Valid only for walk-up purchases; not valid for online sales. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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.

$12 for Two Movie Tickets (Up to $24 Value)

Pairs of moviegoers can watch custom shows before their blockbuster or cult-classic feature plays. Click here for a list of current showtimes.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Far from the typical movie theater, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema subverts the industry standard by offering locally brewed beverages, a rotating menu, and an advertisement-free experience. Theatergoers can sip on wine and themed specialty cocktails while enjoying the custom shows that run before the feature in place of ads. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema projects first-run blockbusters and cult classics from crisp 35-millimeter or digital film onto the silver screen, as surround sound submerges audiences in the cinematic experience. The theater's enormous shepherd's crook enforces a strict no-talking, no-texting policy, with the notable exception of fan-centric Quote-Along nights.

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 and locally brewed beer 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 in crisp 35-millimeter or digital format. 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."

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