• October 20, 2021
 Podcast: It will take more than a pandemic to stop Tim League & Alamo Drafthouse Cinema: “I’m going to fight like hell”

Tim League is the founder of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Credit: Courtesy of Annie Ray

Podcast: It will take more than a pandemic to stop Tim League & Alamo Drafthouse Cinema: “I’m going to fight like hell”

Although the iconic theater chain is facing bankruptcy, League is optimistic about the future of his Texas-born business. Listen in the weekend edition of The Brief podcast.

In the past year, the coronavirus pandemic has forced Tim League, the founder of Texas-based Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, to furlough thousands of workers, close a couple of theaters and file for bankruptcy.

League says the moves had to be done to ensure his quirky, iconic business has a future. And it does. Just this week, League traveled to El Paso to open a new theater.

The Austinite says he sees the COVID-19 vaccine as the ticket to his industry resuming some normalcy.

Listen in the weekend edition of The Brief podcast.

Authors: ALANA ROCHAJUSTIN DEHN AND TODD WISEMANThe Texas Tribune

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