The Alamo Drafthouse movie chain looks set to hit $350,000 in ticket sales this November and December from Jon Favreau’s Will Ferrell-starring holiday favorite Elf. The 2003 comedy, about a human baby raised in Santa’s North Pole workshop who returns to New York and saves Christmas, is the chain’s top all-time repertory title, with cumulative
Alamo Drafthouse Crystal City, the chain’s newest location and its fourth in the Washington, DC metro area, will open October 24 as the exhibitor continues to roll out sites. This latest entrant is a 49,000-square-foot, 915-seat, aviation-themed theater at 1660 Crystal Drive in Arlington, Va., joining the Alamo Drafthouse Bryant Street in D.C. proper, and
Movie chain Alamo Drafthouse will open its fourth NYC location July 22 in Staten Island. The nine-screen, 893-seat theater includes the Flying Guillotine, a kung fu-themed collaboration with Wu-Tang Clan founder RZA that’s part bar and part martial arts museum. A soft opening runs through July 27 with 25% off food and non-alcoholic beverages as
Austin-based movie chain Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is opening its first New England location in Boston early next year as part of a national expansion. The Alamo Drafthouse Boston Seaport, a 10-screen theater with 767 seats, will feature the chain’s signature in-theater food and beverage menu, and luxury recliner seating. The location at 60 Seaport Blvd.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has tapped Heather Morgan for the newly created post of Chief of Staff & Strategy, reporting to CEO Shelli Taylor and charged with “designing and executing key strategic programs to drive the organization forward.” Morgan was most recently VP of Content and Programming at Harkins Theatres and was previously VP of Studio
The Alamo Drafthouse movie chain is opening its first theater in Washington, D.C. Friday. The Alamo Drafthouse D.C. Bryant Street will be the newest outpost of the cinema-eatery, which also debuted its first Manhattan location this fall. The nine-screen, 873-seat theater at 630 Rhode Island Ave NE spanning 45,000+ square feet is the Austin-based company’s
IFC presents Mia Hansen-Løve’s Cannes entry Bergman Island, Film Movement brings Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy to the arthouse this weekend, as A24’s surprise hit Lamb and Greenwich Entertainment’s The Rescue go wider week two after a strong open. It’s early days but a nascent specialty revival may be in the works ahead of a stream of
Alamo Drafthouse Wednesday announced the opening of its Manhattan theater as the chain expands it footprint in a slowly recovering arthouse market. Alamo Drafthouse Lower Manhattan, in the financial district, plans a soft launch through Oct. 21 with guest discounts on concessions as staff trains and gets up to speed. It’s the company’s third New
EXCLUSIVE: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has hired industry veteran Kevin Holloway as Head Film Buyer. The news comes in the wake of the cineaste chain arising out of bankruptcy and opening a new location in El Paso, TX. Plans for new theaters in Manhattan, Staten Island, St. Louis, and Washington D.C. are scheduled for this year.
New York City, the nation’s leading movie market along with still-shuttered Los Angeles, springs back to life Friday after being flattened by Covid-19 for nearly a year. A pulse was detected in advance ticket sales with a handful of shows selling out at AMC Entertainment’s flagship Empire 25 theater in Times Square including a 4:30
Austin, Texas-based, dine-in movie theater chain Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has filed for voluntary Chapter 11 in Delaware Court and agreed to sell basically all its assets to an investor group including one of its founders Tim League. The exhibitor, which buckled under the impact of Covid-19, has 37 theaters including locations in LA, Brooklyn and
The Alamo Drafthouse is ready to safely open its doors to select theaters around the country starting August 21, it said Tuesday, with additional theaters opening the following week. The Austin-based dine-in theater experience will also be the first place to see Bill & Ted Face the Music. On August 26, the Drafthouse will exclusively
Alamo Drafthouse will be requiring all its moviegoers, coast to coast, to wear masks to its theaters. “When we open, the safety of our teammates and guests cannot be compromised. This is not political,” the chain said in a statement Friday on Twitter. “We will require that guests wear masks at the theater (except when
The franchise owner of Alamo Drafthouse’s three dine-in movie theaters in Arizona has filed for Chapter 11 amid the impact from exhibition’s nationwide closure during the coronavirus pandemic. The filing only pertains to the Phoenix-based franchises of Alamo Drafthouse in Tempe, Gilbert and Chandler, not the other corporate owned theaters of the Austin, TX chain.
The Alamos Drafthouse has launched “Alamo-At-Home,” and as the initiative suggests, it will bring the spirit of the Drafthouse into homes through its signature programming series “Terror Tuesday” and “Weird Wednesday.” “The entire reason Karrie and I built theaters in the first place was to bring people together in a celebration of film,” says Tim
Kino Lorber’s Kino Marquee initiative, which looks to help arthouses at a time when they’ve been shuttered in the coronavirus climate, has mushroomed from 12 theaters last week to 150 including Alamo Drafthouse and Laemmle Theaters. For the price of $12, Kino Marquee is streaming last year’s Cannes Grand Jury Prize winner, Bacurau, on arthouses’
The number of movie theaters closing today in U.S. and Canada went from around 200 this morning to well past 3K locations tonight according to sources. Alamo Drafthouse has just shuttered all their corporate-owned sites and all but one-franchise owned location in Winchester, VA. Over the weekend, they had already turned out the lights at