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Farewell For Now to The Highball
A personal look back at the sweetest gin joint on South Lamar
"...So The Highball has closed and shut up I just have..."

Nov. 21, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Ladies and Gentlemen (and Deer) ... The Highball!
Highball opens
"...kicked off with a press screening of Zombieland and the grand opening of The Highball, bowling alley/bar/karaoke heaven/Alamo Drafthouse..."

Sept. 23, 2009 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Avant Glam Into the Future
Sassy Delure on Austin's newest burlesque troupe
"...When burlesque siren Sassy Delure put out the call that she was putting a new troupe together,..."

Aug. 8, 2013 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Alamo S. Lamar & Highball Redesigned
The future is now, in the third quarter of 2013
"...Rumors of the vaporization of South Lamar Plaza by soul-sucking, vampiric real..."

Sept. 18, 2012 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

The Lights Go Down at South Lamar
Final night at the Alamo Drafthouse mothership
"...It may not be the original Alamo Drafthouse, or the biggest, but the Alamo..."

Jan. 4, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Alamo South Pulls Out All the Stops For Closing Bash
Cramming everything you love about the Drafthouse into one night
"...and foreign fare, merci beaucoup? Can't get enough of them genre kicks? Whatever you are, whatever you love, the..."

Dec. 19, 2012 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

They Bring the Party
Party Down Ultimate Marathon: May make you kinda stalky
"...The Alamo Drafthouse has been hyping for a couple months..."

June 15, 2011 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

The Geeks Are Back!
Geeks Who Drink host second 'Seinfeld' trivia throw down Feb. 23.
"...Are you the master of your domain? Do you know a lot..."

Feb. 15, 2011 Screens Post by Belinda Acosta

The Girls of Summer
Girls Rock Camp Austin is in session
"...The 2010 edition of the Girls Rock Camp Austin starts..."

June 14, 2010 Music Post by Audra Schroeder

The Wild, Wild World of Susan Tyrrell
Forbidden Zone director at the Alamo on Sunday
"...One of our favorite Oscar-nominated actors, the legendary Susan Tyrrell, will emerge from the shadows Sunday..."

April 10, 2010 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Fantastic Fest: The Future of 3D
Nonbadgeholders can still get tickets to this techy panel
"...options. Such as: Sunday's half-day of panels devoted to the future of 3D technology – a future so bright..."

Sept. 23, 2009 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

FF2011: Beyond the Badge
Off-campus antics for the badgeless
"...a little bit of Fantastic Fest envy, don't panic. There are some events this weekend outside of the screenings..."

Sept. 24, 2011 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

A Guide to Austin Stand-Up: Behind the Scenesters
The people behind the people behind the mic
"...moonlighting from her day job at PaineWebber, back when the joint was the Laff Stop and frequented by the..."

March 31, 2017 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

FF2012: An Hour With the Gamemaking Frenzy
Fantastic Arcade incites a 48-hour creative explosion
"...In the armpit between the HighBall and the Drafthouse lies an..."

Sept. 17, 2012 Screens Post by James Renovitch

FF2011: Hunting the Aardvark
Director Kitao Sakurai leaves rap videos for docu-noir
"...It's Monday night outside the Highball, and director Kitao Sakurai is kind of stressed...."

Sept. 29, 2011 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The World <3 Scott Pilgrim
Cast of the nerdcore adventure hit the Highball
"...So with Scott Pilgrim vs. the World hitting cinemas harder than Goro's finisher today, where..."

Aug. 13, 2010 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Vulcan Video Lives in the Alamo!
Not a dream! Not a what-if! Video Vortex comes to South Lamar!
"...just in time for International Independent Video Store Day: The Alamo Drafthouse will be the new home to the..."

Oct. 16, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Jonah Hill Goes Back to the Mid90s
Director's debut is a film he can stand by
"...Jonah Hill and the cast of his debut feature as a director, Mid90s,..."

Oct. 24, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Brand on the Run
Synergy is the name of the game at Drafthouse Films, the distribution arm of the Alamo empire
"...Tim League is sitting at the bar, at his bar, the HighBall. Next door at..."

Aug. 31, 2012 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Local Games on the Horizon
Releases to purchase, look forward to, and KickStart
"...Can't keep up with all the local games to buy, support, and/or anticipate? Me neither,..."

July 23, 2012 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Singing with the Ice King
'Adventure Time' creator Pendleton Ward and star Tom Kenny go Mondo
"...So I spent my Saturday being serenaded by the Ice King from Cartoon Network's super-smash Adventure Time in..."

April 30, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

A 'Fright Night' at The Opera
Stars of the remake get all Marx Brothers at the Drafthouse
"...Quick note to interviewers. There are three easy hints to getting on the good..."

Aug. 19, 2011 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The New Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
"...The exterior of the newly renovated Alamo South Lamar theatre..."

Aug. 14, 2014 Photo Gallery

Welcome to the Machine
2014-15 Austin Music Industry Awards results
"...Some insist that the Texas state capital doesn't have a music industry infrastructure..."

March 13, 2015 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Let the Games Begin
Fantastic Arcade
"...known as a hub of online PC games and the home of Richard Garriott. The Fantastic Arcade let the..."

Sept. 23, 2011 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

Off the Record
Another progress report from Red River, the return of Sixteen Deluxe, and Papa Mali's American beauty
"...The local venue landscape is shifting faster than the weather...."

Dec. 4, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

Fantastic Fest 2012: Scenes From the Fest
"...Festivalgoers hanging around outside of the Alamo South Lamar..."

Sept. 24, 2012 Photo Gallery

FF2012: The Good, The Bad, And the Weird of Fantastic Fest
Surviving the liver-crunching, spine tingling, head-expanding fest
"...thing. Eight days of heavy, heavy film consumption (amongst other things, especially if you were Doug Benson, who took..."

Oct. 2, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Dreck the Halls
"...THE EL ORBITSHoliday Album (Freedom) Houston's swingingest bingo kingpins break..."

Dec. 19, 2003 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

The Best Austin Bars for "Adult Play"
These bars might make you feel like a kid again
"...summer camps and of course, Pokemon. To round out the grown-kid experience we've listed a few bars that can..."

July 29, 2016 Chron Events Post by Lisa Gossett

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