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SINGLE TICKET EVENTS at the State & Paramount Theaters


Badges for Season 4 may be sold out, but you can still join us for the following events (tickets on sale NOW ):

  • A Conversation with MARTA KAUFFMAN + Screening of GRACE AND FRANKIE (Friday 6/5, 10:30 AM, State Theater)
  • QUEER AS FOLK: 15 Year Reunion (Friday 6/5, 2 PM, State Theater)
  • POWER Season 2 Premiere Panel (Friday 6/5, 5:30 PM, State Theater)
  • EMPIRE: The Creatives (Saturday 6/6, 11:30 AM, State Theater)
  • A Conversation with ATX Awardee JAMES L. BROOKS (Saturday 6/6, 1:30 PM, State Theater)
  • DAWSON’S CREEK Writers’ Room Reunion (Saturday 6/6, 2:30 PM, Paramount Theater)
  • The Evolution and History of THE SIMPSONS (Saturday 6/6, 3:00 PM, Sate Theater)

Tickets available HERE via the State and Paramount event calendar.

FNL Tailgate Screening

Friday, June 5, 2015
Time: Screening from 6:00 – 10:00 PM
Location: Hotel San José (1316 South Congress, Austin, TX 78704)
RSVP here!

For you newcomers, this is a bit of a tradition at the festival.  Fans, badgeholders, community members, and cast alike come together for tailgating activities (beer, snacks, cold brew coffee).  Hosted in the coolest (reputation wise) parking lot in Austin: Hotel San Jose and Jo’s Coffee.   We’ll listen to music from the INCREDIBLE Delta Spirit (you know they have songs in FNL, right?), and other surprise musical guests….before watching an episode of our beloved Friday Night Lights (voted on by you).  Attendance is free, voting is free, beers are cheap, but come one, come all…just RSVP!


Saturday, June 6, 2015
Time: 9:00 – 11:20 AM 
Location: Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar (1120 S. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704)
RSVP here!

Another tradition of the festival is our Saturday morning cartoons with Hasbro Studios.  This year we’re changing up our venues so we can accommodate more of you…and will be hosted by Alamo Drafthouse S. Lamar & the Highball.  Come early (in your PJs!) for pancakes and cereal, coffee and juice, and game stations that include coloring, plah doh, twister, and more.  Then file into a theater to watch My Little PonyTransformers: Robots in Disguise, and The Littlest Pet Shop on the BIG screen.  Again, RSVP is free, but please do RSVP to guarantee your spot (and so we make enough pancakes).

Gilmore Guys LIVE at ATX TV Festival

GilmoreGuysLive (event page)

Sunday, June 7, 2015
Time: 2:30 PM (Doors @ 1:30 PM)
Location: The Highball (1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704)

Die-hard Gilmore Girls fan Kevin T. Porter and rookie Demi Adejuyigbe are bringing their podcast back home to ATX! Gilmore Guys is a podcast in which Kevin & Demi watch every single episode of Gilmore Girls and bro-out, analyze, go deep, and gab about all things Stars Hollow and beyond! Join them for a live taping of their ATX TV Festival spectacular with special guests, surprises, singing, and a hoedown! (probably not a hoedown but hey, when in Texas…)
Must be 18+ or accompanied by parent/guardian to attend.

DINOSAURS Mini-Marathon and Q&A with Michael Jacobs

Dinosaurs (event page)

Sunday, June 7, 2015
Time: TBA
Location: Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar (1120 S. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704)
Tickets HERE (not yet on sale)

The Alamo Drafthouse and ATX Festival are so thrilled to bring DINOSAURS mastermind Michael Jacobs (also the creator of BOY MEETS WORLD, GIRL MEETS WORLD, CHARLES IN CHARGE and MY TWO DADS) to the Drafthouse to host three episodes of this weird, hilarious, revolutionary series.

Jacobs will also host an intro and Q&A after the screening, and here’s the best part: you don’t have to be in Austin to join us! DINOSAURS fans around the country can join in with a live-stream screening at Alamo Drafthouse locations across the country, and also available online at www.birthmoviesdeath.com!


JUSTIFIED Series Finale Watch Party

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Time: 8:00 – 10:00 PM (Doors @ 7:30 PM)
Location: Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar (1120 S. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704)

The ultimate showdown is upon us: Boyd Crowder vs. Raylan Givens. How will it all end in Harlan County? Join ATX TV Festival, Alamo Drafthouse, and a crowd of JUSTIFIED enthusiasts to find out during an undoubtably painful goodbye. We’ll be screening TWO episodes for this event, beginning with the penultimate episode (the one from the week before the finale) and then going into the sure-to-be epic series finale.

ATX Television Festival will host this finale watch party of the critically acclaimed FX series “Justified,” then will bring creator Graham Yost and TBA cast/creatives to Austin for a final farewell during the festival (June 4-7, 2015). Come now, come then, do all of the above!


Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Time: Reception at 6:00 PM, Screening from 7:30 – 9:00 PM
Location: Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar (1120 S. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704)
Event is full & no longer accepting RSVPs. Thank you to all to RSVPed; we’ll see you there!

HBO is truly synonymous with excellent television, and we are thrilled to be co-hosting an early preview of their Spring Sunday line up: “Veep,” “Silicon Valley,” and “Game of Thrones.”  Come join us for a small reception of food & drink + photo booth with Smilebooth, followed by a screening of season premieres fro all three series almost a week before the rest of the planet.

Conversation with BEAU WILLIMON

Saturday, April 4, 2015
Time: 7-9:30pm
Location: Google Fiber Space (201 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701)

Now that you’ve recovered from our BBQ-filled half-marathon screening of Season 3, and finished at home (you’ve finished, right?), now come back and join us for a conversation with Beau Willimon as he discusses House of Cards, Netflix, politics, power, and the state of TV.

HOUSE OF CARDS Season 3 Half-Marathon (+ Google Hangout Q&A w/BEAU WILLIMON)

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015
Time: Doors @ 5 PM
Location: Google Fiber Space (201 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701)

ATX TV Festival and Google Fiber invite you to a mini-marathon of House of Cards Season 3 episodes 1-6, with food and drinks, and a special introduction by creator Beau Willimon live over hangout from London!

IF you aren’t in Austin, or can’t make it out to join us, make sure you marathon along at home (starting at 5:30pm CT) so that by episode 6, you can tune into the LIVE Q&A with creator Beau Willimon via Google Hangouts On Air at approximately 11:30pm CT.  #BestOfBothWorlds

PARKS & RECREATION Series Finale Screening

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015
Time: 8:15 PM
Location: Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar(1120 S. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704)

TREAT YO’ SELF to a proper goodbye and join ATX TV Festival & Alamo Drafthouse as we reluctantly bid farewell to Leslie, Ron, and the rest of our beloved Pawnee-ans.

PARENTHOOD Series Finale Screening

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
Time: 8 PM
Location: Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar (1120 S. Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704)

Parenthood is a series close to the festival’s heart — as the first “standing room only” screening at the inaugural festival in 2012, and later seeing most of the cast and creatives filter through for panels and screening Q&As — we couldn’t let it end without a proper send off.

Come with friends and family, hold hands, sniffle, and giggle. We promise a good time…and maybe even some surprises. Reserve your seat by purchasing a $5 food and beverage voucher that you can redeem for any menu items you’d like during the show!