Get your tickets to Parents’ Night Out at new Alamo Drafthouse, Thinkery

The new Alamo Drafthouse at Mueller will have family-friendly activities, including in the Barrel O’ Fun, but it turns into the Bar O’ Fun at night.

One of the exciting things about the new Alamo Drafthouse in the Mueller neighborhood is that it is next door to the Thinkery children’s museum.

When we toured the new Alamo before it opened earlier this month, we talked with Amy Averett, director of family and community engagement nationwide for Alamo Drafthouse, who was excited about the possibility of partnering with the Thinkery for Parents’ Night Out events and was in the process of firming up the details.

Now the first one is happening March 31 — that’s next Friday from 6-10:30 p.m. Your kids have to be 4 and up and be potty trained.

Your kids could be building things at the Thinkery while you are seeing a movie. Nicole Villalpando/American-Statesman

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Go to the Thinkery website,, and buy tickets for your children to attend Parents’ Night Out. You’ll pay $40 for the first kid, $25 for siblings.
  2. Once you buy your Thinkery tickets, you’ll be sent a notification about when you can¬†buy your Alamo Drafthouse tickets, which won’t be available until 5 p.m. Monday.
  3. If you’re a Thinkery member, you’ll get a free popcorn or cookies at the theater.
  4. Do this by Wednesday, and really do this ASAP, before it sells out.

Hopefully, this will be such a success that more Parents’ Night Out events will be scheduled.

Author: Nicole Villalpando

Nicole Villalpando writes about families in the Raising Austin blog and the Raising Austin column on Saturdays. She also offers a weekly and monthly family calendar at She tweets at @raisingaustin.

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