Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz

320 E. 6th Street,
Austin, TX 78701

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Texas2step on December 21, 2016 at 6:25 pm

This one originally opened on October 13, 1929.

Mikeoaklandpark on January 23, 2015 at 10:10 am

Very nice theater and screen

Giles on October 27, 2014 at 11:00 pm

anyone know what the dimensions of screen #1 is? The 70mm projector is being used (obviously) for the upcoming run of ‘Interstellar’

CSWalczak on August 14, 2012 at 12:59 am

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

TLSLOEWS on May 11, 2010 at 4:36 pm

Very nice I like it.

stevendm on May 29, 2009 at 9:05 am

There is a very good wiki page about the Ritz.,Texas))

ilovethe80s on March 20, 2009 at 5:18 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.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on March 2, 2008 at 12:03 am

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

kencmcintyre on February 15, 2008 at 12:48 pm

Here is a blog about the opening dated 10/29/07:

longislandmovies on November 9, 2007 at 11:22 pm

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

Anyway the theater looks nice and i wish them well!

longislandmovies on November 9, 2007 at 11:19 pm

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

wednesday181 on November 8, 2007 at 5:49 pm

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 on November 7, 2007 at 11:42 pm

DID ANYONE SEE THE SIZE OF THAT SCREEN…………….That is a home theater size!

wednesday181 on November 3, 2007 at 9:43 am

Re-opening night photo set can be found here, including mass numbers of renovation pictures:

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ScottWeinberg on March 21, 2007 at 1:14 pm

Good luck to the Alamo. The best theater in the country combined with the resurrection of an old movie palace? Perfect.

wednesday181 on March 20, 2007 at 8:57 pm

According to this article, it’s soon to be changed to the newest downtown location of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. So, movies will once again play and be appreciated at the Ritz/Alamo Drafthouse Downtown.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on April 27, 2005 at 10:15 am

The correct address of the Ritz Theatre is 320 E. 6th Street, Austin, TX.78701

William on April 27, 2005 at 10:02 am

The Ritz Theatre was listed as seating 800 people.