We have been going to see a lot of movies since we moved to Texas! It is nice to have that huge screen with a super buttery bucket of popcorn. Not to mention the second run theaters here are pretty nice, and we can see a 3D movie for $3 each! Woo!
Recently we found a place called Alamo Drafthouse. This is not your typical movie theater! Even as far as the dine-in theaters go, this feels far from typical. While we decided what to eat for lunch, old-school cartoons and commercials from the 70's and 80's played on the screen. I admit, it took a while for us to decide on our food because of the fun distraction! And the food? Possibly the best french fries ever, and when anyone puts cranberry sauce on a turkey burger, I'm sold.
I am also a huge fan of their very strict no talking/phone/noisy neighbor policy. How many times have you been in a movie theater where people were talking loudly or texting on a ridiculously bright screen? They are very clear that if that happens here, you are outta there!
Also worth noting are the special events - Elf Quote a Thon, Christmas cartoons with all the cereal you can eat (yeah, I am all over that one!) holiday sing-a-longs, and countless older movies that aren't currently shown in theaters.
With prices not above typical movie theaters, I don't see why we would go anywhere else for first run movies now!