Alamo Drafthouse once again adding theaters across US

Alamo Drafthouse emerged from bankruptcy in May

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Editor’s note: This story was published through a partnership between KSAT and the San Antonio Business Journal.

Alamo Drafthouse started construction this week on the dine-in cinema chain’s first St. Louis location at City Foundry, overcoming financial setbacks during the pandemic that could have jeopardized the project.

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The Austin-based movie theater chain plans to finish construction at the Midtown mixed-use development by fall 2022, with an opening date yet to be announced, a spokesperson for City Foundry developer Lawrence Group confirmed.

Alamo Drafthouse emerged from bankruptcy in May and said it would open five new theaters — the planned location in St. Louis and two each in New York and Washington, D.C. A handful of locations permanently closed during the pandemic, including a location in Kansas City that was bought out by another movie chain. Alamo Drafthouse said it had restructured ownership for its City Foundry site, making it a franchise operation owned by Springfield, Missouri-baded franchisees John Martin and Marc Evans.

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