AUSTIN (KXAN) — Alamo Drafthouse is returning to bring movie magic after a five-month hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.
According to a release, Alamo Drafthouse will open select locations on Friday, August 21. In Austin, the Slaughter Lane location will open Friday and the Lakeline location will open on August 26. The opening date for the other Austin locations are still to be determined, according to an Alamo spokesperson.
Alamo Drafthouse says tickets are on sale now for showings of The New Mutants and Bill & Ted Face The Music. The movie theater says the “first place in the world to see Bill & Ted Face The Music is exclusively at Alamo Drafthouse with early free screenings on August 26.” The film, Tenet, will open Thursday, September 3, with tickets going on sale soon.
In June, Alamo Drafthouse said it was planning to reopen some movie theaters over the summer with extensive cleaning protocols and mandatory mask measures in place.
Safety measures previously announced include:
- Online ticketing only
- Masks must be worn — Customers must wear masks at all times, except when eating or drinking. Masks will be provided for customers who don’t have one
- Distancing — There will be two buffer seats between groups, providing “at least” six feet of space — in addition to six or more feet of space on all sides
- Contactless payment — Food ordering and gratuity will all be done in advance online
- Employee safety measures — Alamo employees will be required to wear masks and gloves at all times. Gloves will also be frequently changed and hands must be washed at least every 30 minutes
- Temperature checks — All employees will have their temperatures taken before their shifts