My husband and I tried the Alamo Cinema Drafthouse after buying a Groupon for half-price tickets. We arrived early, and we were able to get seats very easily - I love the reserved seat option! Since we had some time, we visited the tap room and grabbed a couple of beers. Great craft beer selection, I would love to come here for a happy hour.
Once in the theater, the waiter explained the ordering process to us, and we looked over the menu. I thought the food seemed somewhat expensive, but it's a movie theater so that didn't surprise me. We filled out an order card and passed it off to the waiter before the movie began.
It seemed to take quite a while for our food to come out, and it was somewhat underwhelming. The popcorn was not nearly hot enough for my liking, so it was probably sitting for a while. It tasted pretty good though, and the parmesan topping was delicious! I ordered an "adult" milkshake, but when I tasted it, there was definitely no cinnamon or tequila in it. Sure enough, the receipt showed a totally different milkshake than what I wrote down - word for word from the menu - on the order slip. How exactly would you get this problem corrected in a dark theater with a movie playing? However, the pizza I ordered and the burger my husband chose were very tasty.
The final disappointment in my evening was that I specifically wrote down on an order slip that I needed a to-go box for my leftovers, and tucked this with the bill and my credit card. My check and credit card came back, but no box. I had to wait for the movie to end and the lights to come up to once again request a box.
Overall, this seems like a fun novelty, but it just gets too complicated to execute during a movie. If you don't get a food order in before the film starts, it is really difficult to read the menu. However, I would come back to watch a movie here since they have reserved seating and a strict no-cellphone/no-talking policy. I would also be open to having a meal in the tap room with a cold beer, since the food was tasty overall. It just seems like the combination of dinner and movie is too much to deal with.
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