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Alamo Drafthouse Announces $5 Tickets for Its Summer Vacation

By Richard Whittaker, May 18, 2023, 4:10pm, Picture in Picture

Kids of all ages love movies, but sometimes it can seem like a family trip to the flicks costs more than the budget for a blockbuster. So the Alamo Drafthouse has announced its Family Summer Vacation season, and admission to the Alamo Kids Camp is only $5 per head.

Yup, the summer season of activities starts May 29 nationwide: In Austin, that means screenings at all four local locations (South Lamar, Slaughter Lane, Lakeline, and Mueller) of 2017's rip-roaring sequel, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

That's just the first title in a program that will run all the way into September, with a mixture of recent faves like Trolls World Tour and all-time classics like 1988's animated dinosaur story The Land Before Time. Plus, it's a rare opportunity for theatre audiences to catch one of the most beloved and hilarious animated features of the last decade, The Mitchells vs The Machines, as it gets a night out away from streaming on Netflix.

Here's the list of the first 11 films – expect more to be announced as the summer progresses.

May 29 – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

May 30 – The Bad Guys

June 2 – Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

June 5 – Sonic the Hedgehog

June 7 – Pokémon Detective Pikachu

June 12 – The Angry Birds Movie

June 19 – The Mitchells vs The Machines

June 26 – The Land Before Time

June 28 – Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

July 3 – DC League of Super-Pets

July 12 – Trolls World Tour

Oh, and that $5 ticket? That's kids of all ages, including adults. Alamo Drafthouse CEO Shelli Taylor said, "With our $5 ticket program, parents can create lasting memories with their children this summer at Alamo. And that's really what we're all about – bringing families together for shared movie going experiences."

But if you're feeling like really treating the family, the Drafthouse has announced special family party screenings at multiple locations for two of the biggest releases of the summer: The Little Mermaid (May 28) and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (June 3).

Expect these tickets to go fast: Find them all at

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