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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

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.
2011 6 0 4
2010 9 0 1
2009 7 0 1

Expanding in These Locations

United States
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
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

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