Alamo South Lamar

1120 South Lamar Boulevard,
Austin, TX 78704

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Pawnshop on June 27, 2013 at 9:42 am

I used to work across the street at Holland Photo in the early 1990’s and shopped in the Piggly Wiggly grocery store that was where the Alamo is now.

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John Fink ( on September 20, 2012 at 11:51 am

Getting 3 new screens and a new lobby as part of the plaza redevelopment, slated to close in January for much of 2013 (this may present a problem the rapidly growing SXSW – which grew to include 2 screens at the tiny Violet Crown last year, now it’ll be down 3 screens with not much room at the convention center). Maybe The Dobbie (which looks to still be in tact) can serve as a temporary venue…

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John Fink ( on July 26, 2012 at 6:50 pm

The future of this theater is still in limbo as new developers were hoping to demolish the mall for apartments – they were hoping to keep the Leauges as tenants by including a new Alamo and Highball. That deal fell through which is great, I personally love this location and the plaza it’s in, the plaza retains a vintage funky-ness that Austin is slowly losing in favor of redeveloping areas into “mixed use” complexes. This theatre – like The Ritz is great, although the only thing that can be annoying is showtimes can change frequently as they bring in all kinds of special (often amazing) programing. Actually I shouldn’t complain, the Alamo is brilliant, it’s a theatre run by movie lovers who care about the experience and presentation, with surprisingly good food and drinks – it’s no wonder they have lines out the door on weekends (I recently saw Ted here with a delicious glass of agave ale and popcorn – one of the most enjoyable nights at the movies ever).

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 14, 2008 at 7:38 pm

Here is the Alamo at night.

ScottWeinberg on August 28, 2007 at 2:24 am

Best. Theater. Ever.