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."
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Recommended Age Group: Adults
Pro Tip: Come ready to learn and have fun.
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: CHL Classes
Classes take place on a private, outdoor range about 35 miles west of Lubbock.
Students are required to bring their own handguns and ammunition. A limited amount of ear and eye protection is available to borrow.
At a Glance
Owner James Fortner and his certified staff at Elite Lubbock Firearms Training don't just want students to pass the exam that qualifies you to apply for a concealed-handgun license, they want pupils to do so with flying colors. With the goal of producing responsible gun owners, they emphasize safety during concealed-handgun classes. They also teach an NRA pistol class for students less familiar with handguns. And though the subject matter may be serious, each class is infused with a dose of lightheartedness, as the experienced team aims to keep students' attention with an upbeat, fun atmosphere.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Fusion Athletics is Lubbock and the surrounding communities newest Cheer and Dance facility. We are offering this limited time deal as a Welcome to the area. Athletes as young as 18-months have an opportunity to develop skills essential for development. Competitive cheer and dance will be offered.
Is your location strictly for adults, or can kids participate as well?
Athletes as young as 18-months of age up to collegiate level can participate.
****IN ORDER TO ACTIVATE GROUPON A REGISTRATION FEE AND CONTRACT MUST BE SIGNED, CONTRACT CAN BE CANCELED WITH STIPULATIONS PER POLICY.****
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Fusion Athletics Director and Head Coach
has been apart of the Cheer and Tumbling world for 24 years. He was part of the Oklahoma Power Tumbling Team, competed with a competitive cheer team in Oklahoma and was a college cheerleader. He has enjoyed coaching the sport for the past 5 and a half years.
What do you love most about your job?
Our mission is to help young people realize their goals in tumbling and dance in a positive, team oriented environment. We commit to a program that helps the individual build on their athletic skills while also developing their sense of respect to the sport, to their family, teammates and community.
Three years after founding Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts in 1997, Louise Hopkins Underwood’s operation finally found a permanent home in the city's vacated Fire Department Administration Building. These days, her vision for a thriving contemporary-arts community has grown into a four-block campus with nine buildings spread across 64,000 square feet. The LHUCA team repurposed those structures—warehouses and former municipal buildings among them—into arts spaces that include an exhibition hall and four galleries whose nearly 5,000 square feet display local, national, and international artists. The renovated Icehouse accommodates rehearsals and performances of dance, music, and performance art, and the 159-seat Firehouse Theatre's 5.1-surround-sound mix brings films to life more effectively than hiring Dr. Frankenstein as a projectionist. Along with showcasing the work of prominent figures, the center's teachers nurture up-and-coming artists with classes in disciplines such as oil painting, bagpiping, and creative writing.
US Open champ Mike Scroggins gazed anxiously at the fallen pin as it rolled slowly across the waxed wood, inching its way toward the frame's only survivor, the seven pin. Finally, the rolling pin tapped the seven, which wobbled to one side, then the other—and finally teetered over, giving Scroggins a strike and clearing the way for him to win his 45th career PBA victory.
The chronicler of this triumph was the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, and the site of it was South Plains Lanes. For nearly two decades, the alley's 40 polished lanes have set the stage for dramatic showdowns such as that one. It is little wonder then that bowlers would be tempted to vie for strikes until three in the morning on weekends, when the lanes are briefly used as shortcuts for trucking routes. Automatic scoring tracks the competition, and a snack bar fuels the bowlers. Between games, bowlers can fling darts or head to the billiards tables.
Owners Jeff and Michelle Dow met at the University of Iowa on athletic scholarships for gymnastics. After decorated careers that included spots on the U.S. Nationals team, the duo moved to Lubbock and founded Tega Kid's Superplex in 1995. Assisted by a skilled staff, they entertain and educate kids in teamwork and the athletic arts during sports programs, camps, and events. Though planted in gymnastics classes and fertilized with hand-grip chalk, the 18,000-square-foot facility has blossomed into a diverse space that teaches noncompetitive dance, cheerleading, tumbling, and swimming lessons that follow the USAG Junior Olympic Program's curriculum. The facility also houses a preschool, afterschool activities, and summer events and is a licensed provider of Motion Evolution, an interactive fitness program for kids.