Too often in the industry I hear people say, ‘Oh, yeah, we bought that, it’s a piece of crap, but it’ll make money.’ But those are words we’re never going to utter because what we’re trying to do is build up credibility in our brand. We make very few compromises in programming, and we want to do the same on the distribution side.
By: Tim League
Drafthouse Cinema CEO Tim League talking about the company's arthouse/grindhouse distribution arm, "Drafthouse Films."
Alamo Drafthouse formally announces plans for New York City theater location
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Alamo Drafthouse coming to New York?
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