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In the country where everything is possible and where you can eat at all hours could not miss the experience of sharing dinner in front of the big screen. We’re in El Paso Texas and you do not want to see Bohemiam Rhapsody in front of a hamburger with fries? Absolutely not to be missed.
We take two tickets for the show at 5.30pm at the Alamo Drafthouse in Montecillo.
The structure of the cinema is spectacular. In the middle of the desert mountains there is a colorful building with a red roof and a gray and luminous façade for the large windows, some decorative wooden elements heat the architecture. A large “Alamo Drafthouse Cinema” sign that gives us the feeling of being in the right place.
The view is magnificent beyond the border of Mexico and we enjoy an orange sunset that falls over the horizon line.
We enter half an hour before the start of the screening, Alamo is famous in America to offer a pre-show without advertising and to have a very strict regulation during the duration of the film (I will understand later the reason for this policy).
The room impresses us with the particularity of the seats, comfortable armchairs with table for the dinner/lunch incorporated. Retro velvets and decors for a cozy, club-like style.
We sit down and can not wait to enjoy our dinner.
Before having time to watch the pre-show dedicated to Freddy Mercury, so very interesting, the lights are lowered and we find ourselves having to make the order in the darkness of the room that, in the meantime, is filling up. Cavoli, I see nothing and the dishes seem to me all a “bit ‘” too heavy for my eating habits.I am surprised by the amount’ of alcohol they serve, even offer milkshakes with rum and whiskey.
I opt for a salad with grilled roast beef and I give myself a vanilla milkshake Mexican version with cream (646 calories). Yuri, on the other hand, is very casual when choosing dinner and orders cheeseburgers, chicken wings, popcorn (a tub), hummus and guacamole with chips accompanied by a refreshing coca cola without ice with lemon.
I’m excited, I love Queen and Freddy Mercury, I can not wait for the show to start.
In the hall, the atmosphere warms up. The neighbors have tables full of glasses, wine, spirits, beers and they start to laugh even beyond measure. But now the film begins, please silence. Dinner is coming, almost at the same time. I wonder how I can enjoy my roast beef, not seeing what I have in my plate and watching with maximum concentration the film that has just begun. I throw myself and run as expected.
The film has no interruptions and gives us a wonderful evening.
We go out with the heart swollen with emotions. We had fun and for those who love the genre and ‘an experience to be tried.
The programming of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is online at the following link where it is possible to order tickets and reserve dinner.
Alamo Drafthouse can be found at Austin TX, Charlottesville, Corpus Christi TX, Dallas / Forth Worth TX, Denver Area CO, El Paso TX, Houston TX, Kansas City, Laredo TX, Los Angeles CA, Lubbock TX, New Braunfels TX, New York City, Norther Virginia, Omaha, Phoenix, Raleigh, San Antonio TX, San Francisco, Springfield, St. Louis, Twin Cities, Winchester, Yonkers.