Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema franchise is a drive-in movie theater that is focused on providing a unique entertainment and hospitality experience. The franchise sets itself apart from the competition by including food and beverage service at every seat, a themed bar for pre- and post-movie conversation, and more. The brand was founded in 1997 by Tim and Karrie League as a single screen mom and pop theater. Since then, the franchise has experienced steady growth across the country and has expanded to dozens of locations. As a franchisee, you can start a location from scratch, retrofit an existing building, or convert an existing theatre you already own.

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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2022

Background

One of America's favorite pastimes is going to the movies. One of the most profitable parts of owning a movie theater is the concessions stand. If you want to open a drive-in movie theatre that has a focus on entertainment and offers high quality food and drink service, look no further than the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema franchise. The brand was founded in 1997 by Tim and Karrie League as a single screen mom and pop theater and began franchising in 2003. Since then, the franchise has experience steady growth across the country and has expanded to dozens of locations. The franchise sets itself apart from the competition by including food and beverage service at every seat, a themed bar for pre- and post-movie conversation, and more. As a franchisee, you can start a location from scratch, retrofit an existing building, or convert an existing theatre you already own. No two theaters are the same since the brand has flexible prototypes and a bespoke design philosophy. The brand has loyalty programs to keep customers coming back: Alamo Victory, Victory Vanguard, and Alamo Kids Club.
As a franchisee, you will also receive great support and training. Franchise owners can expect an initial training program that is broken down into on-the-job and classroom instruction. This program occurs three to six months prior to opening and lasts for three months. During that time, you will learn about the brand's standards, operating procedures, culture and more. You will also receive site selection and buildout assistance, grand opening support, marketing tools, and ongoing support for the entirety of your time with the franchise.

Company Details

Founded: 1997
First franchise: 2003
Headquarters: Austin, Texas
International: No
Canada: No
B2B: No
Exclusive territory: No
Mobile/home-based: No

 

Support and Training Offered By Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

In terms of support and training, franchise owners can expect an initial training program that is broken down into on-the-job and classroom instruction. This program occurs three to six months prior to opening and lasts for three months. During that time, you will learn about the brand's standards, operating procedures, culture and more. You will also receive site selection and buildout assistance, grand opening support, marketing tools, and ongoing support for the entirety of your time with the franchise.

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Franchise.

What does a Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Franchise Cost?

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema franchise fees for 2022:

Veterans incentives: No
Third-party financing: Yes
Net worth: $10 million
Cash: $3 million
Initial Investment: $9,052,500 - $21,482,500
Initial franchise fee: $125,000

Is Alamo Drafthouse Cinema a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is Alamo Drafthouse Cinema a Home Based franchise?

No. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Alamo Drafthouse Cinema franchisees make. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Does Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Is Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Looking for International franchisees?

No. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open

20-50 UNITS

Cash Required

More than $250,000

Passive Franchise

Yes

Home Based Franchise

No

Item 19 Franchise

Yes

Veteran Discount

No

B2B

No

Franchise Opportunities in Canada

No

International Franchise Opportunities

No

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Franchises for Sale

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