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ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE CINEMA SET TO RETURN TO DALLAS-FORT WORTH AND TWIN CITIES THIS SUMMER

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Alamo Drafthouse announces acquisition and reopening of six formerly shuttered franchise locations, including DFW’s Lake Highlands, Richardson, Cedars, Las Colinas and Denton locations and Minnesota’s Woodbury location.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is excited to announce that it will be reopening its doors in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Twin Cities markets this summer. All six locations that recently closed as part of the franchisee’s Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing will now be owned and operated by Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, and are set to reopen in rapid succession, including DFW’s Cedars, Denton, Lake Highlands, Las Colinas, and Richardson locations and the Woodbury location in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. Additionally, Alamo Drafthouse is pleased to share that all affected venue staff will be made whole for lost wages that they were owed prior to the closures. The news comes amidst a surging box office this summer with movies that have been a major success at Alamo Drafthouse like BAD BOYS: RIDE OR DIE, THE BIKERIDERS, and INSIDE OUT 2. 

“We were heartbroken to hear about the franchisee’s decision to close their locations in Dallas-Fort Worth and Woodbury, MN, but we immediately got to work to acquire these as Alamo Drafthouse owned locations,” said Alamo Drafthouse CEO Michael Kustermann. “We’re so excited to reestablish Alamo Drafthouse Cinema for our teammates and local film communities in these great cities during an incredibly successful summer of moviegoing.” 

Alamo Drafthouse is committed to supporting former DFW and Twin Cities teammates who were adversely affected during the franchisee’s closings by offering past teammates first access to interviews for open positions. Those who are rehired will receive a more robust benefits plan with immediate eligibility, including access to daily pay, substantial 401k match, paid medical leave, accrued PTO, free mental health services.

Alamo Drafthouse will host a soft opening during the first week of each location’s reopening with promotions and discounts to be announced. Additionally, individuals owed ticket refunds due to the sudden closings by the previous owners will receive free ticket vouchers, and guests who previously purchased Alamo Drafthouse’s INSIDE OUT 2 lunch box and DEADPOOL AND WOLVERINE pint glass will receive these items upon reopening. Finally, members of Alamo Drafthouse’s Season Pass subscription service will enjoy a free month of service when their accounts are reactivated.

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema recently announced that SPE had acquired Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, the unique and fastest growing theatrical exhibitor. The company is managed within SPE under a newly established division, Sony Pictures Experiences, headed by Alamo Drafthouse’s CEO Michael Kustermann under the leadership of Ravi Ahuja, President and COO of SPE. Alamo Drafthouse continues to operate all 41 of its cinemas across 25 metro areas under the Alamo Drafthouse brand. Alamo Drafthouse-owned Fantastic Fest, the world-renowned genre film festival, was included in the acquisition and also continues to be operated by Alamo Drafthouse.

Visit drafthouse.com and follow Alamo Drafthouse on social media for updates and news on the reopening dates.

Ted aka Steady is the Editor in Chief of the Countdown City Geeks. He has covered some of the largest pop culture events in the world including San Diego Comic-Con and hosted a variety of events from eSports Tourneys, film festivals, to moderating panels at conventions.

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Win a pair of passes to the ‘Borderlands’ movie

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Win a pair of run-of-engagement passes to the BORDERLANDS movie, courtesy of Atom Tickets. Winners will be emailed their redemption codes by August 1, 2024. Use the link below to enter:

Link: Borderlands Contest Entry Form

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HOUSTONUse code: JdJFx44695
Location: Edwards Marq*E
7620 Katy Freeway, 77024

SYNOPSIS: In 2008, during the last month of summer before high school begins, an impressionable 13-year-old Taiwanese American boy learns what his family can’t teach him: how to skate, how to flirt, and how to love your mom.

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