Alamo Drafthouse Ritz

Movie theaters Congress Ave District
Alamo Drafthouse Ritz
Photograph: Courtesy Alamo Drafthouse

We’re not sure if there’s a group of people more passionate about their movie theater than Austinites when it comes to Alamo Drafthouse. This cinema and restaurant rolled in one started in Austin but has since made its way around the country, and the flagship location is nestled in the middle of Sixth Street. Besides current movies, the Ritz hosts one-of-a-kind signature series like Terror Tuesday, where you can see classic horror hits; Weird Wednesday, where you can embrace the weird with some oddball flicks; and Master Pancake events, which pair movies with sidesplitting live comedy. The unconventional previews and famously strict “no talking or texting during the show” rule add to the charm of this local favorite.

By: Cindy Brzostowski

Posted:

Venue name: Alamo Drafthouse Ritz
Contact:
Address: 320 E 6th St
Austin
78701
Do you own this business?
Static map showing venue location
  • Time Out says
    3 out of 5 stars
    Calling all shoe fetishists! Glenn Ficarra and John Requa's polished romantic roundelay opens in a chic L.A. restaurant with a clever montage of Muzak-scored footsie to summarize the game of love. Women's sexy pumps tease men's shiny wing tips, wh...
    Read more
    • Read more
    • Time Out says
      3 out of 5 stars
      From the moment an expository voiceover—our sun is dying in the not-so-distant future, a crew of astronauts must reignite it with a megaton bomb—concludes with a fiery orb morphing into a giant eye, Danny Boyle’s blast into the void lays its ances...
      Read more
    • Read more
    • Time Out says
      3 out of 5 stars
      The first Fantastic Beasts had a lot of heavy lifting to do. It needed to establish a world connected to the Harry Potter universe, but also one that was self-contained. It had to introduce several busloads of new characters and kick off a story c...
      Read more
    • Read more
    • Time Out says
      4 out of 5 stars
      Unlike, say, Amy (Asif Kapadia’s Oscar-winning doc on Amy Winehouse), there’s no obvious reason why this film about rapper, producer and activist M.I.A. should exist. Her last album was only two years ago and she still performs, so why make it? Th...
      Read more
    • Read more
    • Time Out says
      3 out of 5 stars
      The afterlife has rarely been quiet for Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, who died young in 1991 after a flurry of creativity. First came Wayne’s World, with Mike Myers head-banging to Queen’s 1975 hit Bohemian Rhapsody. Then came a massive tribut...
      Read more
    • Read more

    Pick a date

    to
    • Film events Tuesday November 20 2018 - Tuesday April 9 2019
    LiveReviews|0
    1 person listening