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Alamo Drafthouse South to reopen Aug. 16!

Joe Gross,Matthew Odam
jgross@statesman.com

There is a bright projection light at the end of the tunnel. After more than 19 months of hibernation and renovation, the Alamo Drafthouse South (1120 S. Lamar Blvd.) has announced it will reopen on Aug. 16.

The popular theater, which added three screens after closing in January 2013 for construction of the Lamar Union mixed-use development, will celebrate its grand reopening with a 12:15 p.m. screening of Drafthouse Films title “Mood Indigo,” from French director Michel Gondry.

The expanded Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar will have a total of nine screens. Auditoriums range in size from 46 seats to 198 seats, with combined seating for 975 moviegoers.

The Highball bar features seven themed karaoke rooms (such as “Freaks!” “Joysticks!” the “Twin Peaks”-themed “Black Lodge”), a ballroom dance floor and stage, a lounge area, and an outdoor patio. Guests will find parking in Lamar Union’s 576-space parking garage adjacent to the theater. The bar-restaurant-karaoke-event space will no longer feature bowling, but wood from the vintage lanes were used in the design of the new Highball. Both the Drafthouse and Highball were designed by Richard Weiss of Weiss Architecture Inc.

The South Lamar location will host Fantastic Fest, as planned, starting Sept. 18.

For showtimes, tickets and more information visit the official sites of the Alamo South and Highball.