A Unique Franchise Opportunity
Alamo Drafthouse® Cinema is a dine-in theater concept, focused on providing a distinctive entertainment and hospitality experience to its guests. Each location features upscale food and beverage service at every seat, a themed bar for pre- and post-movie conversation and signature programming. With a world-class net promoter score of 80 points, it’s no wonder this brand has built a loyal consumer following. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has set the standard in dine-in cinema for more than two decades with a relentless focus on creating an excellent moviegoing experience, a commitment to innovation, and continuously exceeding guest expectations.
Whether you already own a theater that you think may be a conversion opportunity, are looking to retrofit an existing building, or are developing a new build from the ground up, our franchise system offers the help you need.
Poised for Growth
History has proven that despite advancements in at-home entertainment technologies from the television, to the VCR, to streaming video on-demand, movie theaters continued to bring box office growth year after year. Why? Because people crave out-of-home entertainment experiences. There is nothing like seeing a movie on the big screen in a room designed for an immersive audio-visual experience, with an audience to share in the collective laughs and gasps that make going to the cinema so special. Not to mention, Alamo’s differentiated food and beverage offerings, themed bars, curated pre-show content, movie parties and events that create an all-inclusive night out like no other.
The COVID-19 pandemic brought unprecedented challenges to the movie exhibition business. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is emerging in a robust position to succeed after restructuring the company’s balance sheet and streamlining operations. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is the only premium dine-in movie theater available for franchising. As a result, the brand is in a unique position to grow and thrive with new franchise and corporate locations in the development pipeline.
Hallmarks of Alamo Drafthouse
Innovative Theater Design
Superior Dining Experience
Best-in-Class Theatrical Presentation
Powerful Branding Engine
For Movie Lovers,
By Movie Lovers
Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas was founded in 1997 by Tim and Karrie League as a single screen mom and pop theater. Over the past two decades the company has experienced steady growth. Over half of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema venues are franchised today, and we are committed to continued innovation with a focus on delivering bottom-line results, driving visits, enhancing the guest experience, and creating more efficient venue operations.