Mainstreet Admission and Policies


Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet is dinner, drinks, movies and events, all under one roof. Our attention to detail in film presentation and programming has made us a second home to movie fans all over the planet and earned accolades from the likes of Entertainment Weekly (#1 theater in America), (Coolest Movie Theater in the World) and (One of the Best Theaters in the Country).


Enjoy a drink at the Chesterfield Bar before or after your movie. Adjacent to the theater, this spacious bar brings a slice of Kansas City's old "Paris on the Plains" past to life with a lush Jazz Age atmosphere and classically crafted cocktails. 


One of the things making our theater a great place to watch movies is our enforcement of the ‘rules for watching movies.’ In other words, we don’t tolerate disruptive behavior in the theaters and we’ve received a lot of press and accolades for our adherence to this position.  If you are a person who likes to talk, text or use your cell phone during a movie, we are not the place for you!  If on the other hand, you crave a great movie watching experience free from interruptions, please join us!

We are a theater that takes extreme pride in providing an excellent and undisturbed movie watching experience.  If you are a movie lover, you can expect a great environment at our theaters, free from talkers, texters, cell phone users or disruptive behavior.  We enforce the policy with pride and people who disrupt other patrons will be ejected from the theater without a refund.  Should you find this policy being broken, please help us and alert the staff about a disruptive patron.  Management will handle the problem and we appreciate your help in keeping our great environment in tact!


All patrons must be 18 years or older or be accompanied by a parent.   For certain select shows the age polices may vary, but children must always be accompanied by a parent.    For details about the age policy for a specific show, please check the show description page. If you have questions about our policies, don’t hesitate to contact us by emailing [email protected].


The box office opens 45 minutes before all scheduled show times. Patrons are welcome to enjoy drinks and appetizers before the film. A rotating program of custom preshow entertainment plays before each film and advance tickets are available online for all shows.  All seating is reserved seating and we recommend arriving at least 30 minutes early to check out our custom preshow entertainment.  You’ll find the preshow materials are often as entertaining as the movies! Arriving early also allows you to find your seats with the lights up.

Dine-In theaters: Special programming ticket prices do vary, so check the individual show listing for details.   Generally, the pricing for these theaters is as follows:

  • Monday-Thursday After 6pm -  $8
  • Monday-Thursday Before 6pm - $5.50
  • Friday-Sunday After 5pm $11.50
  • Friday-Sunday Before 5pm & after Noon $8.75
  • Friday-Sunday Before Noon- $6.50
  • 3D movies carry a $3.50 additional charge

We offer a discounted ticket price on site at the box office for seniors (60+), college students and military personnel with current ID.

Skip the Line!

Skip the Line tickets are printed at home or displayed on your mobile phone so that you can bypass the ticket line. Here’s how it works:

Click the Skip the Line button.
Your Skip the Line ticket will download to your phone or computer.
Save to mobile device or print.
Show ticket to your server.


Smoking is not permitted at the Alamo -- this includes the use of electronic cigarettes. Absolutely NO smoking or "vaping" anywhere on the premises, including the lobbies, hallways, restrooms, or bar areas -- but especially not in any of our theaters.