Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz

320 E. 6th Street,
Austin, TX 78701

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Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz

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The Ritz Theatre was opened in 1929 and operated through to beyond 1950.

The former Ritz Theatre reopened on November 1, 2007 after extensive renovations. Quentin Tarantino was on hand for its debut as the newest star in the Alamo Drafthouse circuit.

Contributed by Don Lewis

Recent comments (view all 19 comments)

wednesday181
wednesday181 on November 9, 2007 at 12:49 am

It’s not the screen size that’s important, it’s the experience. And without people talking around me during the films, with special events and corresponding menu items, alcohol, food brought right to you, and truly unique programming, I’d gladly go to this theater than an IMAX size one any day. And though they may be strapped for size (since it is a historic building with 2 screens squeezed into one small building), they don’t skimp on the audio setup in the least. I love you, Drafthouse

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on November 10, 2007 at 6:19 am

its nice to see that draft house people are posting on this site as wednesday..but…..never went to a theater that screen size was not one of the most important feature!!!!!!!!!!!!

To even insult IMAX by compareing it to this ……lol

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on November 10, 2007 at 6:22 am

Picture of the screen has been removed….What does that say?

Anyway the theater looks nice and i wish them well!

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 15, 2008 at 7:48 pm

Here is a blog about the opening dated 10/29/07:
http://tinyurl.com/227lk7

DonLewis
DonLewis on March 2, 2008 at 7:03 am

A full view of the Ritz Theater in Austin taken 1990.

ilovethe80s
ilovethe80s on March 20, 2009 at 11:18 pm

On March 30th and 31st, the Ritz theater will present An Audience of One, a hilarious, yet chilling documentary from Mike Jacobs. It looks into the life of a pentacostal minister and his dreams of making a big budget multi-million dollar film. It’s an amazing look into faith and how far it can drive people, and is worth watching.

stevendm
stevendm on May 29, 2009 at 4:05 pm

There is a very good wiki page about the Ritz.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ritz(Austin,Texas))

TLSLOEWS
TLSLOEWS on May 11, 2010 at 11:36 pm

Very nice I like it.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on August 14, 2012 at 7:59 am

Here is a press release announcing the installation of 70mm projectors at this theater and of an upcoming 70mm festival. Bravo!

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