Alamo Drafthouse Creates Distribution Company
Tim League, founder of Fantastic Fest and CEO of the Alamo Drafthouse brand, is looking to expand his interests and is opening a distribution company called “Drafthouse Films”. Their debut film will be Four Lions, a Jihadist comedy which was well received at its Sundance premiere and has continued to dominate along the festival circuit. In mid-October the film will go on a ten city road show before a limited release in Austin, New York and LA, which will lead to a wider expansion in the following weeks.
The Alamo Drafthouse is considered the best and most exciting theatre chain in the United States. The main goal of the new distribution company is to spread the unique theatrical experience that Alamo Drafthouse Theatres has to offer: with exceptions the films are limited to audiences who are 18 years and older, meals are served with the movie and there is a no tolerance policy for loud talkers and texters. More importantly though, the Alamo Drafthouse supports offbeat cinema; not only in its regular scheduling but in its hosting of the Fantastic Fest every year, as well as other special events. The faith that exciting cinema will draw in crowds has been the foundation of the Alamo Drafthouse success, and one can only hope that that success translates on a national level with the release of Four Lions.