Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar Closing
One of Austin’s popular movie theaters will be closing soon for major renovations.
The Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar will shut down in January as part of the demolition and redevelopment of the South Lamar Plaza Shopping Center. A deal to tear down the strip mall and build a mixed-use development is ready to begin. Many of the stores at the strip mall have been there for decades and will now have to move elsewhere.
The Drafthouse and its karaoke bar, The Highball, will reopen, but only after closing for much of 2013 to undergo extensive renovations, including adding three screens and expanding the lobby area. The Alamo South Lamar will close Jan. 3, 2013,and re-open late next year. The Highball will close in November 2012.