The independent cinema has shuttered all its Dallas/Fort Worth-area locations due to lack of new films.
In an already dreary time for cinema, things are taking another turn for the worse. Due to the drop in new theater releases, Alamo Drafthouse is closing all of its locations in the Dallas and Fort Worth area.
Three weeks ago, Alamo Drafthouse closed four of six of its auditoriums in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Yesterday, the cinema announced that they’d shuttered the remaining two in Lake Highlands and Richardson citing the absence of new films:
“Due to the lack of upcoming major new releases, we’ve decided the best way to conserve our resources during COVID is to temporarily close all of our Dallas/Fort Worth franchise locations, effective immediately,” the Drafthouse wrote in a press statement.
Their press release stated that all upcoming screenings at those cinemas have hereby been cancelled, and would be working on refunding all tickets over the coming days.
“This is a terribly difficult and disappointing decision, but we’re hopeful that by pausing now, we’ll be able to reopen all six of our DFW franchise locations once a steady stream of new releases resumes.”
In the wake of the pandemic, many production companies have opted to delay theatrical releases, including No Time To Die – the latest James Bond film, Candyman, The French Dispatch, Wonder Woman 1984, Dune, and many more. Other companies, Disney, notably, have sidestepped theatrical releases, choosing to release their movies on streaming platforms such as Trolls: World Tour, Mulan, and mostly recently Pixar’s Soul.
“To our film-loving guests and friends in the Dallas/Fort Worth area – your support has meant so much to all of us. We’ll be back.”