The Black Panther Texas Theatre Takeover FAQ

How do I select my seat?

  • The Alamo typically has a Reserved Seating System, but that process is waived for Private Rental Screenings. All seats are available on a first-come first-serve basis.
  • Beginning at 5pm, you have the option to arrive early to the theatre to pick up your tickets and select your seat. You will then be given a printed ticket with your selected seat(s) and you may then leave and return closer to the screening time, or feel free to grab a drink in the bar.

Where do I go when I arrive?

  • Enter the Alamo Drafthouse entrance and look for the Black Panther Texas Theater Takeover check in table.

What is the earliest I can go and sit down in the theater?

  • Austin:Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
  • Houston:Doors open at 7 p.m.
  • San Antonio:Doors open at 7:15 p.m.
  • Dallas (7 p.m. showing):Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
  • Dallas (7:30 p.m.showing):Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

I bought the Screening Ticket. What is included in my ticket?

  • This includes your general admission entry to see the film. For a separate fee, Alamo Drafthouse staff will serve you food and drinks right at your seat.

I bought the Screening and After-Party Combo Ticket. What is included in my ticket?

  • This includes your general admission entry to see the film and general admission entry into the after party. For a separate fee, Alamo Drafthouse staff will serve you food and drinks right at your seat.

I bought the After-Party Ticket only. What is included in my ticket?

  • This includes your general admission entry into the After-Party. For a separate fee, Alamo Drafthouse staff will serve you food and drinks.

I heard the Alamo Drafthouse has a strict No Talking / No Texting  Policy. Have they met any black people??

  • We have confirmed with the Alamo that this policy will be suspended during private rentals. So yes – we get to experience watching Black Panther ‘our way.’

What’s the food situation like?

  • The Alamo will be serving their normal full menu and bar, along with a select Black Panther inspired Ethiopian menu offering of:
    • Niter Kibbeh Popcorn
    • Waadii Berbere Spiced Wings
    • African Coffee & Ginger Spiced Shake
    • Dabo Kalo
  • Do your taste buds a favor and click to see the full details of the meal fit for a king and queen!

What if I get there late?

  • Alamo’s No Late Comers Policy is  waived for private rental screenings. However, late arrival is still strongly discouraged as Alamo Drafthouse theaters are set up with tables in front of the seats for food and drink service; as such, it will be much more difficult to get into your seat after the screening has begun.

Can I bring my child to the screening?

  • All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Alamo Drafthouse’s policy does not allow for children 6 and under to enter the theater.

When does the After Party start and end?

  • The doors for the After-Party will open at 9 p.m. and go until 2 a.m. Each city will be emailed the specific details for their After-Party the week of the screenings.

Can I leave and come back to the After-Party?

  • Yes – just be sure to have your wristband when you come back in order to enter.

I bought the After-Party ticket only, where do I go?

  • Beginning at 9 p.m – go to the theater’s bar area and show your printed or digital ticket to get your wristband for entry.

What’s happening at the the after party?

  • The After-Party will include a live DJ, a $150 costume contest and partying with the other screening attendees. The party begins at 9 p.m. and ends at 2 a.m.

Can I bring my child to the after party?

  • No. It is located in the bar area, which is 21 and up.

What is the costume contest?

Who chooses the winner?

  • The after party host and DJ will agree on a winner.

When will the winner be announced?

  • The winner will be announced at 11 p.m.

Do I have to be present to win the costume contest?

  • Yes, the winner must be present to claim your prize.

Visit the Drafthouse’s website for full information on their theatre policies.

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