LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy following a year of uncertainty for movie theaters across the nation. The Lubbock location will not be affected as it is independently owned and operated.
The Texas-based theater chain expects operations to continue, but will close some low-performing locations.
Theaters took a hit at the start of the pandemic as businesses were forced to close following Governor Abbott’s Executive Order. In April, 2020, the Lubbock location did not re-open even after the governor increased occupancy to businesses, like theaters.
After the announcement, Alamo Drafthouse management stated, “This is a terribly difficult and disappointing decision, but we’re confident that by pausing now, we’ll be able to reopen once a steady stream of new releases resumes.”
At this time the theater is still closed but has plans to reopen soon, according to a representative for the Lubbock location.