Alamo Drafthouse Indefinitely Closes All But 1 Theater Across the U.S.
"Goodbye for now. We'll be back." That's the message from Alamo Drafthouse, which will voluntarily close nearly all its U.S. theaters amid the coronavirus pandemic. This includes locations in Lubbock, Houston, Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Corpus Christi and El Paso. The only location to remain open is in Winchester, Virginia.
The popular theater group posted the below video to their Facebook page Monday night announcing the "intermission."
The theater hasn't said when they will reopen.
Alamo Drafthouse's full statement about the decision can be read below.
We are deeply saddened to announce that all Alamo Drafthouse Cinema corporate-owned locations, and all but one* franchise-owned locations, are now closed until further notice. All shows have been canceled, and all tickets will be refunded.
This news – this situation – is devastating.
When we re-open after this unprecedented and indefinite hiatus, it will be in a dramatically altered world, and in an industry that’s been shaken to its core. We’ll be in close contact over the coming days and weeks with our teams, suppliers, and colleagues on what these closures mean and what we plan to do next.
This has already been a trying time for our entire team – servers, kitchen staff, bartenders, projectionists, concierge crew, managers – everyone who makes Alamo Drafthouse what it is. To try and assist as many staff members as possible, we’re working with the Emergency Assistance Foundation to expand and streamline our Alamo Family Fund in order to be able to respond to the increased need for emergency assistance by those affected. Alamo Drafthouse, through the AlamoGives initiative, has committed up to $2 million to this relief fund. We will have more information on this very soon.
To our guests, colleagues, and friends – we wish you the best, and we look forward to serving you again soon. Thank you. We will meet again.
Alamo noted that any tickets already purchased online through them with be automatically refunded. If you purchased a ticket to an upcoming movie in person, you'll need to email: email@example.com. Fandango will be handling refunds for any Drafthouse tickets purchased through them.
Billing for the recently-launched Alamo Season Pass program is also being paused. Members will be notified when it's reactivated. "Any unused portion of your current subscription period will be applied to your account when service resumes," Alamo said. Users who wants to cancel their subscription can do so by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org.