Alamo Drafthouse

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema files for chapter 11

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, the Texas-based theater chain that has become a favorite with cinephiles for its dine-in service and fan-forward approach to exhibition, has filed for Chapter 11. The bankruptcy filing comes as part of an asset purchase agreement with Altamont Capital Partners, a previous investor in the company, as well as affiliates of Fortress Investment Group, a new backer. The company says that operations will continue as normal and the Chapter 11 process and sale will give it the capital it needs to continue operating as it emerges from…

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Pathé Tuschinski, Amsterdam

The 50 most beautiful cinemas in the world

Planet Earth’s most heavenly picture palaces and movie houses. From shiny multiplexes to opulent indies to that one around the corner with the sticky carpets and the slightly stale pick ‘n’ mix, the spectrum of cinemas is a mile wide – and we miss them all. All of them are sanctuaries for movie lovers; places to go dream and be transported. With so many still shuttered, it’s time to celebrate them in all their infinite variety. So join us for a globe-trotting tour to the most glamorous, architecturally eye-popping, Insta-friendly and just plain drop-dead-gorgeous…

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Everyman Cinema hoarding

Everyman cinema chain names Alex Scrimgeour as chief executive

Everyman, the upmarket cinema chain, has appointed Alex Scrimgeour as its next chief executive. Everyman Media Group said Scrimgeour, the previous boss of Côte Restaurants, will lead the company, known for its sofa seating and wine and food menus, from January 18.  The 49-year-old succeeds Crispin Lilly who in September tendered his resignation after almost six years as chief executive, in order to pursue personal interests. The cinema industry has had a very difficult 2020, with temporary site closures due to lockdowns. Cinema owners have also seen a number of…

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