Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar will be open for business on Aug. 16

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar (Photo Credit: Nick SImonite)
FILE - Alamo Drafthouse (Credit: Nick SImonite)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — After being closed for more than one year, the return of the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar is only a few days away.

The owners say the theater and The Highball will be open for business on Saturday, Aug. 16. The grand re-opening will feature director Michel Gondry’s Mood Indigo as the opening film with the first screening at 12:15 p.m.

The theater, located at 1120 South Lamar Blvd., closed in January 2013 to make way for new construction.

The location will now have three new auditoriums for a total of nine screens. The Highball bar will now have seven karaoke rooms, a ballroom dance floor and stage, a lounge area and an outdoor patio.

Parking shouldn’t be an issue either; the Lamar Union complex will have a parking garage for more than 500 vehicles.

“We wanted to preserve as much of the spirit of the old Alamo South Lamar but extend on the ideas we explored in the first place,” said CEO and founder Tim League. “We hired the same artists, muralist Heyd Fontenot and sculptor Evan Voyles, to update the work they originally created.  We’ve also added some great new additions including a Shining themed photo booth and some truly outrageous new karaoke room themes.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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