Food & Drink International - Spring 2017 Volume 1 - 60
'An Awesome Place'
PHOTO CREDIT: NICK SIMONITE
For the past few years, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has grown
20 to 25 percent annually, and the company expects to continue that growth by expanding into the right markets.
"We're not looking to create any sort of hockey stick
growth profile, but are going to keep up that growth pattern
by moving into the best, coolest, fun markets in America,"
League says. "I have an ulterior motive as we have started
a film distribution company, Neon, which buys and plays
films at our cinemas and other theaters around the country.
"We started this about six years ago and it allows me to
have a platform for independent films, films that we're passionate about, and find a bigger audience for great, cool
emerging talent and up-and-coming movies," League continues. "We've released about 35 movies over the years and
have been nominated for three Academy Awards - two for
documentaries and one for a foreign language film. Ultimately, we just want to have an awesome place for people to
watch a wide selection of great movies. And we're providing
that one theater at a time."
>> Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is dedicated to offering the best experiences at the movies
for its customers.
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