Alamo Drafthouse recently announced a year-long partnership with PBS KIDS to bring high-quality family programming to the big screen. Starting in January, Alamo locations in Austin and 11 other cities will host regular “PBS KIDS at the Alamo” morning screenings of PBS KIDS favorites like Nature Cat and Odd Squad. Screenings will include activities and goodies from PBS KIDS for young guests.
These are All Ages shows and Baby Day rules will apply – noisy kids won’t be asked to leave but cell phones should remain dark and silent. To keep the screenings open to the whole community, families can choose their own ticket price of $1-$3 per person. Local PBS stations or their nonprofit partners will receive 100% of ticket sales.
The first installment of PBS KIDS at the Alamo will take place on Saturday, January 16 at 10am at Alamo Slaughter Lane. Ticketholders will have the chance to see three episodes from the new show, Nature Cat, on the big screen, including a sneak peak at two brand-new episodes. Nature Cat follows Fred, a house cat who dreams of exploring the great outdoors. In each episode, once his family leaves for the day, Fred transforms into Nature Cat, “backyard explorer extraordinaire.” Nature Cat can’t wait to get outside for a day of backyard nature excursions and bravery, but there’s one problem: he’s still a house cat with no instincts for nature. Like many of today’s kids, Nature Cat is eager and enthusiastic about outside activities, but is at times intimidated by them. With the help of his animal friends, Nature Cat embarks on action-packed adventures that include exciting missions full of nature investigation, “a-ha” discovery moments and humor, all while inspiring children to go outside and “play the show.” Purchase tickets to the show here.