Alamo Drafthouse Lake Highlands will be the first of their Dallas-Fort Worth theaters to reopen | Photo by Danny Fulgencio

After five months of being closed, Alamo Drafthouse will begin reopening six North Texas theaters this week. The first will be the Lake Highlands theater, which will open Thursday, August 20. Alamo Drafthouse Cedars and Alamo Drafthouse Richardson will follow suit on Monday, August 24 and the North Richland Hills and Denton theaters will open on Tuesday, August 25. The last of the theaters to reopen will be the Las Colinas theater, which will reopen on Wednesday, August 26.

Upon the theaters’ reopening, Alamo Drafthouse will have several COVID-19 safety guidelines in place, in which guests must wear masks at all times, unless eating or drinking. When movies end, guests must remain in their seats and then they will be required to exit one row at a time.

To celebrate their reopening, Alamo Drafthouse will have special screening series. For August, they will “make up for lost time” with films about time, time travel, time machines, time warps. This lineup includes Inception, Back to the Future I and II, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Donnie Darko and Edge of Tomorrow.

For September, Alamo Drafthouse will celebrate masked heroes, with screenings of Batman, Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse, Set it Off, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Mask of Zorro and Silence of the Lambs.

Tickets are on sale now for anticipated fall films, like The New Mutants and Bill & Ted Face the Music. Tickets for the much-anticipated Tenet, which premieres on Thursday, Sept. 3, will go on sale soon.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone back to Alamo Drafthouse and getting back to what we love to do – bringing guests the best film, food, and drinks all in one seat,” said Bill DiGaetano, CEO of Alamo Drafthouse North Texas, in a statement. “With our enhanced safety protocols, we’re confident about opening and providing the safest and most enjoyable experience possible for our staff and guests.”

Alamo Drafthouse Lake Highlands is located at 6770 Abrams Road.