Admission & Policies
General Admission (Thursday through Sunday and select opening nights): $13 (2D)
General Admission (Monday through Wednesday): $12
Matinees (before 4pm): $9.50 (2D)
Student, seniors, children (6-11), military personnel, Austin Film Society and Austin Film Festival members: $9.50 (2D). Discounted tickets may be purchased with current ID at the box office only.
*All ticket prices subject to sales tax
If you've purchased a ticket that includes a piece of merchandise (pint glasses, Birth.Movies.Death, etc), you'll want to check in with our box office to obtain a voucher to claim your product.
Special programming ticket prices often vary, so check the individual show listing for details.
Baby Day screenings are every Tuesday for all shows prior to 2:05pm. Infants are welcome, and admitted free of charge. Lights are left a little brighter, and our sound is turned down slightly.
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.
Full Reserved Seating
All seats are reserved. This is a ‘pick your seat’ model and the seats will be held for you up until show time. We still recommend you arrive early enough to find your seat with the lights up (typically 30 minutes before show time). We also play custom preshows before all films so you’ll want to be here early for that! Plus, there’s no onscreen advertising. But, with reserved seating, the seat you bought is yours and there’s no reason to get in line or show up early to guarantee your seat.
No Texting, Talking, Cell Phone Policy
One of the things that makes Alamo 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 position ourselves as 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. Should you find this policy being broken, please help us and raise an order card to alert the staff and management about a disruptive patron. Management will handle the problem and we appreciate your help in keeping our great environment in tact! Also, no recording, video or audio, is permitted in any theaters at any time.
No Latecomers Policy
Guests cannot enter the theater after the movie has begun. This means when the feature begins, so you can still come in while our ad tape and trailers are playing. The reason for this policy is to preserve the movie watching experience with minimal interruptions, much like our no talking and texting policy. If you show up to your desired screening late we will happily give you a full refund or exchange your ticket for a different show.
Balconies - THE RITZ ONLY
So what are these “Balconies” we speak of?
Well, so glad you asked! They only exist at Alamo Ritz and only in the largest of our two auditoriums at this location. They're furnished with leather loveseat recliners with the best view in the house and, best of all, no waiting in line! It’s the perfect way to add that special touch to a romantic evening, a guys'/girls' night out, or that epic nerd-out night you’ve been planning. Not enough yet? Well, then make sure to keep in mind that our Ritz staff can handle all sorts of special requests. That’s right, anything from serving up chilled champagne at just the right moment, to spreading rose petals around before your date arrives, to coordinating all your chums for a surprise party... whatever your ideal night out is, we'll make it happen. Just give us a heads up or call us at 512-861-7020. Your Balcony Package also comes with free parking in the covered garage at St. David’s on 8th and Trinity so you can avoid the long lines and the parking meters.
Parking is not included with the balcony package for all shows before 6PM Monday-Friday.
Plus! You can now purchase Balcony seats online through our website. Shows playing in our balcony theater will automatically have the option available on the ticket purchasing page. The service charge is $20 for every two seats (a loveseat) on top of the price of your admission. The website option is a package that includes all costs before the food and beverage tab and gratuity.
All Balcony Packages are sold in groups of two. So, a single balcony package includes 2 reserved balcony seats (i.e. one loveseat). The auditorium has two separate balconies that each seat a total of four people. You may choose how many Balcony Packages you'd like to purchase along with which balcony you'd like to sit in (left or right) by selecting the “choose seats” tab on the tickeing page.
It's that easy! So what are you waiting for? Secure yourself a pair -- or all eight -- before they sell out!!
As a retailer of alcohol, long guns and unlicensed guns are prohibited on our property under the Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission rules. Only concealed licensed handguns are allowed on our property*.
*If the property is owned by a private owner or management company, they have the right under Texas Penal Code to regulate.
New year, new Alamo Drafthouse Ritz!
We are excited to announce the following programming changes coming to the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz Theater in 2018!
The Jedi Code
Want to know what's going on STAR WARS weekend? Let us fill you in and refresh your mind on our costume policy.