Hiring a driver greatly minimizes the worries of navigating unfamiliar streets, losing your keys, or accidentally brushing against the wrong gear on your DeLorean and ending up in the Prohibition era. Travel through time and space safely with today's Groupon for rental of the Alamo Drafthouse Party Bus. Choose between the following options:
- For $299, you get a three-hour party bus rental for up to 16 people on Friday or Saturday (a $600 value).
- For $249, you get a three-hour party bus rental for up to 16 people from Sunday–Thursday (a $600 value).
The Alamo Drafthouse party bus chauffeurs up to 16 night owls through town in the entertainment-packed environs of a window-tinted vessel. Regular rates are $175 an hour plus a $75 gas and driver fee. Tax and gratuity aren't included in the price of this Groupon.
Celebratory passengers can cozy up in red and black upholstered leather seats, singing along to rock, rap, or Shatner-orated renaissance poetry blasting from a space-age sound system. Plug in an iPod and treat fellow riders to a custom playlist, croon along with the built-in karaoke system, or parade through the streets with a favorite home-shopping network rerun sprawling across the 42" flat-screen TV’s vivid screen. Bachelor/bachelorette parties can spend the evening celebrating premarital bliss, enjoying the company of close friends as they're ushered from one bar to the next. Birthday boys and girls can conceal their drivers' licenses and pretend to be a year younger and prom-goers can practice ballroom, disco, and chicken dances in the bus’s spacious aisles as it transports them to their destination in comfort and class.
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."