The Alamo Drafthouse celebrates classic cinema. It’s something we take very seriously. Whether it’s an interactive Movie Party presentation of a timeless classic, a chef-inspired feast with a menu paired to a film, or a re-evaluation of a lost gem, we love sharing the movies we love with Alamo Drafthouse audiences of all ages.
Remember The Alamo
The Alamo Drafthouse was founded in Austin, TX by Tim and Karrie League, two film fanatics driven by a passion for watching movies and enjoying food and beer. The first theater was a fairly simple one-screen operation that initially featured second-run titles at discount rates, but the Leagues' passion for programming quickly soared past the repertory of standard theater fare.
Soon, what was once a non-descript parking garage that the Leagues transformed into a theater with their own two hands became the hub for every true cinephile in central Texas. Within its first year, the venue was playing host to film premieres, visiting filmmakers, and even caught the eye of Quentin Tarantino, who began hosting legendary 5-day marathon screenings of classic exploitation titles from his personal collection.
Over the years, the original Colorado Street location became a laboratory for more innovative programming and events, and the Leagues began opening more theaters throughout Austin, this time as small multiplexes that would play a fresh mix of Hollywood blockbusters, indie hits, and cult classics.
Today, Triple Tap Ventures is taking this unique and unparalleled moviegoing experience and spreading it across the great state of Texas. Each location is still managed with the same loving care for every detail of the experience, and all of the theaters in our network share in nationally produced signature programming and special events inspired by those first experiments with alternative content that the Leagues developed in their original single-screen theater on Colorado Street.