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Drafthouse Films Label Sold to Giant Pictures

Digital distributor Giant Pictures has acquired the Drafthouse Films label. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Drafthouse Films launched as the distribution arm of Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas in 2010, before being spun off from the exhibitor. Giant Pictures’ general manager Nick Savva will become the new Drafthouse Films CEO, while Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim […]

Alamo Drafthouse Workers at Austin Flagship Reveal Plan to Unionize

Workers at Alamo Drafthouse’s flagship Austin location have announced a union, citing their interest in changes to wages and benefits and more clarity around COVID-19 health policies. The group, which is calling themselves Drafthouse United, claimed on Monday that they have “majority support” among workers at the location. (The Hollywood Reporter asked one member, hourly […]

Alamo Drafthouse to Open 5 Theaters Post-Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is set to open five new theaters this year and next after emerging from a Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In March, the independent theater chain known for its thematic screenings filed for bankruptcy protection as part of a restructuring agreement that included selling assets to affiliates of Altamont Capital and Fortress Investment Group. […]

Regal to Close All U.S. Theaters Indefinitely Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Regal Cinemas, which operates 543 locations in 42 states, will be shutting down all of its movie theaters until further notice amid the coronavirus pandemic, a source confirms to The Hollywood Reporter.

Alamo Drafthouse to Host Free ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ Screenings After Cathedral Fire

Alamo Drafthouse on Thursday announced it will host a series of free screenings of the 1939 adaptation of 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' in the wake of a massive fire that devastated France's iconic Notre Dame cathedral on Monday.

Alamo Drafthouse to Launch Movie Ticket Subscription Service

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is the latest theater chain to launch a movie ticket subscription package.

Alamo Drafthouse Unveils “Big Show” Premium Large Format Theater Auditoriums

Alamo Drafthouse launches new premium large format theaters with curved screens.

Devin Faraci Parts Ways With Drafthouse a Second Time After Backlash

The revelation that CEO Tim League had quietly rehired the movie blogger as a copywriter 10 months after being accused of sexual assault caused a public outcry and calls for a boycott.

Drafthouse CEO Says He’ll Give Blogger Devin Faraci a “Second Chance” After Sex-Assault Claims

The former Birth.Movies.Death editor, who stepped down last October after a woman accused him of groping her, has been quietly penning material for sister site and Austin's upcoming Fantastic Fest.

Movie Theaters Grapple With ‘Pokemon Go’ Invasion

Alamo Drafthouse has created a special PSA asking people to refrain from doing any hunting once in auditoriums even as it welcomes gamers to play in lobbies and sip off-menu Pokemon Go cocktails.

Kids at R-Rated Movies? Not if They’re Under 6

It's a move designed to keep patrons happy: "We tried to determine at what age a kid can behave and not blurt out the first thing in their heads."

Quentin Tarantino Surprises Fans at ‘Hateful Eight’ Screening in Austin

The director, with friend and collaborator Robert Rodriguez, showed up at a post-screening Q&A of the film at the Alamo Drafthouse.