Alamo Drafthouse Richardson shutters again after reopening in August

Alamo Drafthouse's Richardson has closed again two months after reopening. (Courtesy Heather Kennedy, Nick Simonite, and Annie Ray)
Alamo Drafthouse's Richardson has closed again two months after reopening. (Courtesy Heather Kennedy, Nick Simonite, and Annie Ray)

Alamo Drafthouse's Richardson has closed again two months after reopening. (Courtesy Heather Kennedy, Nick Simonite, and Annie Ray)

All Alamo Drafthouse locations in the Dallas Fort-Worth area, including the Richardson location, are temporarily closed, according to an Oct. 7 press release.

The movie theater chain initially closed its locations in March but reopened its Richardson location in August. Just two months later, it has closed again.

The decision to shut down stems from the lack of new movie releases, Chief Executive Officer Bill DiGaetano said in an Oct. 7 statement.

“This is a terribly difficult and disappointing decision, but we’re hopeful that by pausing now, we’ll be able to reopen all six of our DFW franchise locations once a steady stream of new releases resumes,” he said.

The company’s closure announcement came on the same day Gov. Greg Abbott allowed movie theaters to expand capacity from 50% to 75%.


DiGaetano did not mention a reopening date. Guests who have purchased tickets will receive refunds, according to the release.
By Makenzie Plusnick
Makenzie graduated from Tarleton State University in 2019 with a degree in communications. While in school, she interned at the Weatherford Democrat and was editor of Texan News Service, a news outlet at Tarleton. She enjoys true crime podcasts, riding horses, and spending time with her dog.


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