The new Alamo Drafthouse in the Mueller neighborhood was pitched as one that would be more family-friendly than some of the other, more adult ones. While the schedule is a bit murky of when it’s going to open (early 2017, we’re told), we do know about one cool new feature: The Barrel O’ Fun.
By day, this carnival-themed event space will be like a vintage boardwalk with carnival games, kid-friendly activities and entertainers. By night (after 5 p.m.), it switches to an adult space called the Bar O’ Fun. The carnival games will fold into the ceiling and you’ll be able to see a selection of liquors and craft beers. Bar O’ Fun will offer live music, karaoke and carnival night. Great for when you have a baby sitter.
“This is going to be a great new play space for Austin’s next generation of film and fun lovers,” said Amy Averett, director of family and community engagement in a press release. “In the great Alamo Drafthouse tradition, we are pushing ourselves to design and program this location in a whole new way.”