Alamo Drafthouse

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema said CEO Shelli Taylor is retiring in August and named president Michael Kustermann as its new chief executive. The fast-growing dine-in chain, that’s been hugely successful luring post-pandemic moviegoers back to theaters, said its board of directors, including Taylor and executive chairman Tim League, selected Kustermann as Taylor steps down, effective August
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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has promoted its Chief Experience Officer Michael Kustermann to the newly created post of president, taking on a larger role in supporting and accelerating the growing chain’s organization and strategic vision. The exec’s key initiatives have included Alamo Season Pass, Rolling RoadShow, Fantastic Fest, a new Silent Service ordering platform and work
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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