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Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas

Combination theater and restaurant

You've heard of "dinner theater"; now there's dinner movie theater. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema offers a unique combination of movie theater and restaurant. Customers can watch first-run independent films -- with no advertising -- while enjoying food and beverages, including appetizers, sandwiches, pizzas, and salads along with a wide selection of beers and wines. The typical Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has four to ten screens with rows of seats and bench-style tables.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas
1717 West 6th Street
Austin, TX 78703
512-861-7000

Fast Facts

Year established 1997
Franchising since 2003
Can be run from home? No
Number of employees needed 125 - 175
Item 19 Financial Performance Representation? Yes
Multiple units must be purchased in U.S. No
Multiple units must be purchased outside U.S. No
% of franchisees who own multiple units 66%
Absentee ownership allowed? Yes

Franchise Unit Growth Rate

Year U.S.
Franchises
Non-U.S.
Franchises
Company-Owned
Locations
2011 6 0 4
2010 9 0 1
2009 7 0 1

Expanding in These Locations

United States
Costs
Total Investment $1,425,000 - $7,750,000
Franchise Fee $75,000
Royalty Fee 5%
Financial Requirements
Net Worth $1,000,000
Liquid Capital $750,000
Franchisee Qualifications
Multi-unit operations experience
Restaurant operations background
Financially capable
Financing
Does franchisor offer financing? No
Is franchisor on the SBA's Franchise Registry? Yes
Is franchisor a member of the IFA's VetFran program? No
Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas
1717 West 6th Street
Austin, TX 78703
512-861-7000
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