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Holy Crap, Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar Will Finally Reopen This Saturday

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Inside the new Highball. <em>[All photos: Nick Simonite/Alamo Drafthouse]</em>
Inside the new Highball. [All photos: Nick Simonite/Alamo Drafthouse]

Been obsessing over when Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar would finally reopen? Consider your weekend plans made, because the theatre has just announced it will reopen this Saturday, August 16. At this point, there's little left to say that hasn't already been said, but to recap: The Drafthouse and Highball are together at last under one roof, featuring three new theaters for a total of nine screens, with space for nearly 1,000 moviegoers in all. The Highball has seven karaoke rooms and a floor made from old bowling alley lanes, while the theatre lobby has some pretty sweet new features including a delightfully creepy Shining-themed photo booth and colorful murals.

Per a press release, "Select Victory members will be invited to the private soft-opening 'friends and family' training days featuring ½ price food beginning tomorrow Wednesday, August 15th." As previously announced, the theater will feature Michel Gondry's Mood Indigo as the opening film this weekend, with the first screening at 12:15 p.m. on Saturday; it'll also host the annual Fantastic Fest which kicks off September 18.

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