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Follow the Unpaved Road – A South Lamar Update

Major construction continues in front of the Alamo South Lamar, and the Alamo’s building and interior stand in stark contrast to its surroundings.

Follow the Unpaved Road – A South Lamar Update

When inside the Alamo Drafthouse’s South Lamar building, it is easy to be lulled into a false sense of completion. Outside the Alamo, heavy construction rages as building two has just now started construction of the living portion of its structure and building one hasn’t even gotten past the ground floor. While the state of these two buildings has a minor impact on the opening of South Lamar (it will be up to the city to determine if the area is safe for the public to visit), building three, the one immediately next to the Drafthouse, looks very close to being done.

The image above is a view of the Drafthouse from South Lamar boulevard, taken from what will be this complex’s South Lamar entrance.

Here is a view of the entrance from Treadwell. Note that construction of the apartments along Treadwell is close to completed.

Standing in front of the Drafthouse and looking towards Treadwell we see building two on the right and building three on the left. The difference in stages of completion is striking. As I mentioned in a much earlier post, construction work on building three was prioritized so that the Alamo could open earlier than the rest of the complex which is not slated for completion until 2015.

Looking at the entrance plaza area you will notice that building three is very close to completing its exterior work.

Turning around to look at building one presents a much different view of the progress of the entire complex.

Stepping inside the Drafthouse,  the ceiling is completed and molding is going in around the edges.

Here is the current state of the box office. You will notice plumbing, as the lobby will have its own full bar.

Ceiling work continues inside the Highball.

The patio area has continued to get attention as hardware has been installed. These rails demarcate where the Highball’s patio will be.

This is the service entrance to the upstairs karaoke rooms.  It runs along the theater hallway, which also has some walls painted black.

Entrance to theater three and the original South Lamar theater hallway.

Construction inside the projection booth is complete and clean up has begun to prepare for the installation of equipment.

This mass of networking cables seem to have a life of its own.

And all this equipment patiently waits to be put to use.

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