Alamo Drafthouse co-founder auctioning off rare movie poster collection to pay employees
AUSTIN, Texas – One of the co-founders of Alamo Drafthouse is auctioning off nearly 2,000 “rare and highly sought-after hand-silkscreened, limited edition prints,” according to the movie theater chain. Items from the auction, which kicks off at 5 p.m. on Nov. 29, are coming directly from Alamo Drafthouse co-founder and executive chairman Tim League’s collection. Founded in Austin in 1997, the cinemas have been facing financial hardship as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the auction will be used to pay Alamo Drafthouse staff and the debt that has accrued from the cinema closures. The auction, which will close on Dec. 13, will also include “the largest and most comprehensive auction of Mondo prints ever,” according to Alamo Drafthouse.
Alamo Drafthouse co-founder to hold movie poster auction ‘to stay afloat and survive’
AUSTIN – One of the co-founders of the Alamo Drafthouse is holding a movie poster auction to help raise money during the COVID-19 pandemic and pay staff members and the cinema’s debt. Tim League, the cinema’s co-founder and executive chairman, decided to host the first-ever auction from his personal collection of nearly 2,000 Mondo limited edition prints, including posters no longer available. The company said 100% of the poster sale proceeds would go towards paying staff, paying debt and expenses accrued during the COVID-19 closures. “We are therefore looking for unique ways to stay afloat and survive until normalcy returns. Related: Rudolph, Santa figures soar to sale of $368,000 at auction
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