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Whether you want to learn about how we got our start or how we’ve handled challenges over the years, this is the place to get a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to be part of this innovative, challenging, amazing theater franchise.

How I Built This with Guy Raz

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – Tim and Karrie League

Guy Raz talks to Alamo Drafthouse founders Tim and Karrie League about how the one-of-a-kind franchise got its start. From the brand’s beginnings in an abandoned theater to its reputation for innovative ideas and carefully executed expansion, and the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Leagues share Alamo’s journey in detail.

Listen to the episode now on Amazon Music.

Where We Buy with James Cook

Alamo Drafthouse Wants to Be the Best Darn Cinema Ever – Episode #235

Alamo Drafthouse’s Chief Development Officer, Chris Drazba, sits down with James Cook to discuss Alamo’s history, its plans for expansion, and why Drazba believes 2023 is going to be a fantastic year for the film exhibition industry.

Listen to the episode now on Spotify or Apple Music.

Other News

Press Releases

November 1, 2023

The acclaimed cinema-eatery’s new theater and attached Press Room Bar, Museum & Print Shop will open their doors just in time for the holiday season. Tickets for the new cinema’s opening weekend will go on sale on November 1st. During the soft opening, guests will enjoy 20% off select menu items, a chance to win…

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July 24, 2023

The new theater from the acclaimed cinema company located at Mercato will be its first in Florida. Naples, FL — July 24, 2023 — Alamo Drafthouse Cinema continues to expand with the announcement of its first Florida theater, Alamo Drafthouse Naples. The Austin-based cinema-eatery will be taking over the space from Silverspot Cinema and plans…

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January 17, 2023

The acclaimed cinema company opens their long-anticipated Chicago theater on January 27th along with Video Vortex, a standalone cocktail bar/video rental store. Chicago, IL — January 17th, 2023 — On Friday, January 27th, Austin-based cinema-eatery Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will welcome film lovers from Chicago to their brand new theater, Alamo Drafthouse Wrigleyville. Tickets are available…

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October 19, 2022

The acclaimed cinema company’s newest theater opens Monday, October 24th, with tickets on sale now. Alamo Drafthouse’s newest location features its Premium Large Format theater, The Big Show, with state-of-the-art immersive audio and projection technology. Washington, D.C.— October 19, 2022 — On Monday, October 24th, acclaimed cinema-eatery Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will welcome film lovers to…

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July 14, 2022

The acclaimed cinema company opens their long-anticipated Staten Island theater next week along with Flying Guillotine, a kung fu-themed bar and museum in collaboration with RZA. Tickets on sale now at and the Alamo Drafthouse mobile app   New York, NY — July 14, 2022 — On Friday, July 22nd, Austin-based cinema-eatery Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will welcome film lovers from…

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July 12, 2022

Acclaimed cinema eatery confirms plans for New England debut in Boston’s Seaport with 10 screens, first run and unique specialty programming, and a separate full service bar. Austin, TX — July 12, 2022 — The best film, food, and drink is comin’ to Beantown. Innovative Austin-based theater chain Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is pleased to unveil plans for its…

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November 15, 2021

The acclaimed cinema company celebrates works of the beloved filmmaker with a dedication ceremony featuring Ivan and Jason Reitman. New York, NY — November 15, 2021 — They came, they saw, they renamed a theater. Austin-based cinema-eatery Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is proud to announce that their brand-new Lower Manhattan theater will carry an alternate name, the…

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June 1, 2021

Alamo Drafthouse moves past Chapter 11 with the highly anticipated Manhattan location in Fall 2021, plus the chain’s first theaters in Washington D.C. and St. Louis. Austin, TX — June 1, 2021 — Theaters are coming back and Alamo Drafthouse is primed to meet the demand. As the country moves forward following the unprecedented 2020 pandemic…

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June 26, 2019

Tickets are on sale now for a “Sneak Peek” at Alamo Drafthouse Westminster’s new release and curated film programming, scratch-made food and beverage, and The Big Show premium large format experience. DENVER, CO — (Wednesday, June 26, 2019) — Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is pleased to announce that the third Denver-area location, Alamo Drafthouse Westminster, will…

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June 19, 2019

The 12-screen theater will open next month with select showings of new releases and the opportunity to sign up for the new Alamo Season Pass subscription program. Los Angeles, CA — June 19, 2019 — Alamo Drafthouse Cinema announced today that construction on the highly anticipated downtown Los Angeles location is nearly complete. The cinema…

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