Thursday, August 8, 2013
Photos: Peep the Alamo Drafthouse menu, plus see pics of the interior
As of this very minute, Alamo Drafthouse is open open open.
RICHARDSON Austin's edgy movie theater brand has arrived in North Texas. Alamo Drafthouse opened softly on August 8 and opens officially August 9. We got a sneak peek this week of the interior, which includes seven movie theaters and a bar called Glass Half Full Taproom.
Think of Alamo Draft as "brash, boozy, and unabashedly Texan," we explained in a previous story. It carries the same concept as some other movie houses in town: dinner-and-a-movie, plus alcohol, where patrons can see wide-release films or alternative programming. But toss in a take-no-prisoners policy where moviegoers are absolutely not permitted to talk or text, plus a solid bar menu, and we've got hot new movie house in town that already has a cult following.
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The menu (below) includes brunch items like creme brulee French toast and snacks like fried dill pickles and Hatch green chile queso. If you're making it a meal, the kitchen is serving up burgers, wraps, and pizzas. Adult beverages include a full cocktail menu, huge beer list (including more than a dozen local pours, some available by the pitcher), wine by the glass or bottle, and boozy milk shakes.
The Glass Half Full Tavern, while open to moviegoers before or after a flick, is also there for drinkers who want a cold one without the cinematic experience. "We're happy for it to be its own hangout," said spokesperson Kelly Kitchens.
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Alamo Drafthouse Menu
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