Watching movies on an empty stomach can cause disruptive intestinal rumbles and embarrassing fainting spells during key scenes. Stop cinematic disaster before it strikes with today's Groupon. For $10, you get admission to any $9 movie showing and $10 worth of food and non-alcoholic drinks at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Your Groupon is good at the Mason Park and West Oaks locations of the food-serving movie house. All shows are 18 and up—anyone younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Children under 6 are not allowed except for special showings.
At each Alamo Drafthouse, every other row has been replaced by a long table suitable for a Viking feast. Throughout the film, patrons write their orders on menu cards and prop them upright so they are visible to servers, who swoop by and collect orders during the duration of the movie, whenever the pangs of hunger strike. Alamo's menu offers everything from appetizing favorites such as jalapeño poppers ($6.99) and fried pickles ($6.99) to herbivore-pleasing salads (starting at $7.99) and individually portioned movie-themed pizzas such as the Poultrygeist (chicken, pesto, tomatoes and olives, $10.99) or the Raging Bull (pepperoni, Canadian bacon, and Italian sausage, $9.99). Hearty, belly-filling sandwiches such as the Kevin Bacon (bacon, lettuce, and tomato on sourdough, $8.99) and the signature Alamo Burger ($9.49) make nice accompaniments to Alamo's Italian sodas (several flavors, $4.99).
The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema shows all the latest new releases you could expect to find at the local movie watchery, alongside revival viewings and special movie events (some special showings have an additional cost). To accompany hyper-saccharine Hollywood endings, wash everything down with a root-beer float ($5.00) and prepare for your own sugary conclusion as you impress your date by efficiently consolidating two outings into one.
The Houston Press calls the Alamo Drafthouse's West Oaks location the Best Movie Theater with Dinner in town. Seven Citysearchers give it an average of 4.5 stars, 31 Yelpers give it 3.5 stars, and 94% of 50 Urbanspooners give two thumbs up to their dinner-and-a-flick fusion.
- The point is, this menu is overflowing with deliciousness, and the service is good enough that you won't have to wait until the third act before your food comes. – Houston Press
- From the fried pickles and milk shakes to the colorful array of films, you will not be displeased. – boudreaux2, Citysearch
- I love the Alamo, I try not to go to the movies unless it is playing there. The food is great just like if you were at restuarant and then you get your movie too. I like all the servers because they make the experiance. You have not been to the movies until you go the the Alamo - MZDUP, Urbanspoon
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. Alamo’s ninja servers pick up written food and drink orders throughout the movie and serve moviegoers directly at their seat. 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."