Alamo Drafthouse closes all locations ‘until further notice’ due to coronavirus
The movie theater chain Alamo Drafthouse announced Monday it has closed all locations “until further notice” to help slow the spread of the new coronavirus.
“Goodbye for now,” the company’s statement is titled. “We’ll be back.”
All shows have been canceled, and all tickets will be automatically refunded, the Drafthouse’s statement says. The company will also pause billing for season pass members.
“When we re-open after this unprecedented and indefinite hiatus, it will be in a dramatically altered world, and in an industry that’s been shaken to its core,” the statement says. “We’ll be in close contact over the coming days and weeks with our teams, suppliers, and colleagues on what these closures mean and what we plan to do next.”
Alamo Drafthouse said it has committed “up to $2 million” to a relief fund “to try to assist as many staff members as possible.”
One theater in Winchester, Va., theater remains open, though the Drafthouse’s statement did not explain why.