AUSTIN, TX -- Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival is proud to announce that Flix Brewhouse will be the new home for the third-year festival (Dec 1-4, 2016) as well as all of its special screenings throughout the year.
"We are incredibly excited to bring Other Worlds Austin to Flix Brewhouse,” says Greg Johnson, Flix Director of Sales and Marketing. “Flix fans for years have loved coming to special events, particularly in the SciFi genre, and have been clamoring for more of the same. It's awesome for us to be able to exhibit so many unique and independent films that you can't see anywhere else, even in such a film-dense market like Austin. We are glad to be a part of it and look forward to many more great events with Other Worlds Austin."
Flix is America’s Cinema Brewery® – the only first run movie theater in the world to incorporate a fully functioning microbrewery. By combining this great concept with Other Worlds Austin, we can deliver to each theater seat three of America’s great loves – craft beer, great food, and the best independent SciFi films! All of Flix’s stadium seating “dining rooms” are outfitted with the latest high-definition digital cinema projection and sound technologies, wall-to-wall curved screens, cushy high back chairs, and a revolutionary Easy Glider moveable table top. Flix brews nine of its own beers and offers 38 other draft beers for guests to enjoy. They also offer an extensive wine selection and a variety of specialty non-alcoholic drinks.
“Their theaters are fantastic,” says Bears Fonté, OWA Founder and Artistic Director, “flawless projection, bombastic sound and comfy seats, as well as these amazing trays that pull right up to you so you don't have to lean over to find your food. And we are excited to have food throughout the festival—simple pub-style menu options that offer variety to anyone there for the weekend. And of course, our audience will love the craft beer options—they've been begging us for food and beer since we started. The Flix brewer is top notch, they even made a special SciFi-themed cask when we did an event there last year. I can't wait to start planning all the amazing films we will be able to show there."
Another advantage of moving to Flix Brewhouse is that OWA will be able to expand the festival, adding Sunday to the SciFi celebration that earned it an Austin Chronicle’s Critics Pick for “Best Visions of the Future.” More days means more films and more parties, all made possible by finding a new home.
"By partnering with Flix,” says Fonté, “we'll be able to offer the festival a home for all our events, our year 'round screenings as well as our December festival, and expand both of them. Our festival is growing fast and Flix has made a commitment to help us do that.”
The theater is right on I-35, just past 45 and only 15 minutes north from where the festival has been the last two years.
About Other Worlds Austin
Other Worlds Austin is one of the premiere SciFi film festivals in the US, championing filmmakers and writers and bringing the best films to the ‘Geek Capital of the World.’
With a diverse and approachable team of programmers, we are building a network of SciFi fans and filmmakers, leading a loyal community, and launching SciFi films into the wider world.
About Flix Brewhouse
In addition to it’s flagship location in Round Rock, TX, Flix Brewhouse operates in Des Moines, Iowa and Carmel, Indiana, with more locations coming. The Flix Mix lobby bar and cafe is open seven days a week to the public, no ticket required, so you can come in and grab a bite to eat or have a locally brewed beer anytime!