Lubbock Alamo Drafthouse still planning reopening

Lubbock Alamo Drafthouse still planning reopening
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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.

In August, 2020, the theater announced its reopening with COVID-19 safety precautions and protocols in place, but lasted only a few months until it was forced to temporarily close due to lack of new releases.

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.

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