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Anybody from Texas know this chain of cinemas? ....Alamo.

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JR, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. JR

    JR Well-Known Member


    Sounds like the coolest independent movie chain around.

    Dinner served IN the theatre. Drinks. A real adult place.

    Anybody here been to the theatres?
  2. Until the Mexicans show up.
  3. TowelWaver

    TowelWaver Active Member

    I've been to both the Houston and San Antonio locations...it is as good as it sounds. You basically write down your order on a supplied pad of paper, and the ushers crouch around with tiny flashlights to collect them before and throughout the movie. The food is better than average (pizza/sandwich-type fare) and it's great being able to enjoy a couple of beers while enjoying a movie. Plus, enough cannot be said about being able to watch a movie with a more mature crowd (no loud babies, inconsiderate teens, etc.)... :)
  4. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    "I'd like 6,000 tickets for the 2:15 showing of 'Knocked-Up', por favor."

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  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Never been to the Alamo, but there is the Studio Movie Grill in Plano, where you can get dinner and a movie — all at once. Very cool date place.

    Great place to watch games on TV, too — they show them on a regulation-size cinema screen in the bar.
  6. audreyld

    audreyld Guest

    Oh, the Alamo Drafthouse.

    We're big fans, JR.
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    Sorry, sold out.
    You no alamo, beeyotch.
  8. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    This basically nails it.

    In Houston, there are now two or three other places competing by offering the same type of service.

    The Alamo also gets you in your seats early by showing offbeat stuff before the previews -- old TV beer ads, old cartoons of Spiderman before a Spiderman movie, etc.
  9. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Is this new? Indianapolis, and many other cities I think, had one of these for years with Hollywood Bar & Filmworks.

    As for the Alamo, my bike is in its basement.

  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    The only drawback with the Alamo cinema is that only one person sneaks out of the theater alive.
  11. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    Place called Chunky's in my neck of the woods that's based on the same idea. Been meaning to hit it up, but I haven't yet.
  12. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Sorry. Can't seem to remember them.
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