The Alamo Drafthouse. Seriously, that’s all you need to know about movies in Austin.

Entertainment Weekly proclaimed them to be the #1 Movie Theater in the Nation in 2011.

Besides showing current and new releases, the Drafthouse also hosts special events, like a Labyrinth Sing-a-long, Anime Night, and a special event each week they call Master Pancake Theatre where 2 guys dress up make fun of movies like Xanadu (think MST3K).

Oh, did I mention they have a full dinner menu offering and a wide selection of beer, wine and liquor drinks?

Speaking of food, they occasionally host Food and Film events, where the chef creates a menu inspired by a movie. Coming up: A seven course meal while the entire Lord of the Rings Trilogy burns out your retinas. I think I’m going to skip that one, but I really want to go to the Chocolat Food & Film around Valentines day.

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