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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Announces Reopening of DFW Locations Including Las Colinas

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is thrilled to announce the reopening of its theaters in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) and Twin Cities markets this summer. All six locations, which were previously closed due to a franchisee's Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing, will now be owned and operated by Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. The affected locations include DFW’s Cedars, Denton, Lake Highlands, Las Colinas, and Richardson theaters, as well as the Woodbury location in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota.

Alamo Drafthouse also announced that all affected staff will receive compensation for lost wages owed prior to the closures. This news comes amidst a strong summer box office, with successful films such as "Bad Boys: Ride or Die," "The Bikeriders," and "Inside Out 2" drawing crowds.

"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.”

To support former employees affected by the closures, Alamo Drafthouse is offering them first access to interviews for open positions. Those rehired will receive enhanced benefits, including daily pay, a substantial 401k match, paid medical leave, accrued PTO, and free mental health services.

Each location will have a soft opening during its first week, featuring promotions and discounts. Individuals who were owed ticket refunds due to the previous owners' sudden closures will receive free ticket vouchers. Guests who previously purchased Alamo Drafthouse’s "Inside Out 2" lunch box and "Deadpool and Wolverine" pint glass will receive these items upon reopening. Season Pass subscribers will enjoy a free month of service when their accounts are reactivated.

Recently, Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) announced the acquisition of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, which is now managed under SPE's newly established division, Sony Pictures Experiences, headed by Alamo Drafthouse’s CEO Michael Kustermann. Alamo Drafthouse continues to operate all 41 of its cinemas across 25 metro areas and maintains its ownership of the renowned Fantastic Fest.

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