Alamo Drafthouse to Reopen In Select Locations With “Bill & Ted Face the Music”, “The New Mutants”, and “Tenet”

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is reopening certain locations from August 21, with further venues reopening the following week

The famed cinema company to be the first theaters to screen "Bill & Ted Face the Music", with exclusive showings on August 26

Austin, TX ( August 18, 2020 ) -

After a long five months away, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is beyond excited to announce the reopening of select locations on Friday, August 21, with additional theaters reopening the following week. Tickets are on sale now for “The New Mutants” and “Bill & Ted Face the Music”. The first place in the world to see “Bill & Ted Face the Music” is exclusively at Alamo Drafthouse with early free screenings on August 26. “Tenet” will open Thursday, September 3, with tickets going on sale soon.

“We are incredibly excited to welcome everyone back to Alamo Drafthouse,” says Alamo Drafthouse CEO Shelli Taylor. “ “Tenet”, “The New Mutants” and “Bill & Ted Face the Music” are made for the big screen experience. We’ve all dearly missed going to the movies, and with our many enhanced safety protocols we feel that we can come together again confidently and securely.”

Audiences have been clamoring for the chance to see movies like Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated action epic “Tenet” and third chapter in the “Bill & Ted” saga.

“Our guests love the guys from Wyld Stallyns, so that’s why we’re stoked to be the first theater company to show “Bill & Ted Face the Music” – one day early and for free – on Wednesday, August 26th.” says Senior Vice President Steve Bunnell.

In addition to new releases, Alamo Drafthouse plans to continue its tradition of leading the industry in the most diverse selection of films at any theater in the world with two incredible repertory programs:

This August series explores time, time travel, time machines, time warps and…lost time! The classic time-twisting movies “Inception”, “Back to the Future I and II”, “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure”, “Donnie Darko”, and “The Edge of Tomorrow”. Inspired by “Bill & Ted Face the Music” and a feeling everyone is now too familiar with – lost time.

Masks have been a ubiquitous part of our reality for the past five months, essential for slowing the spread of Coronavirus and mandated at Alamo Drafthouse theaters. But masks have also been a staple of cinema since the invention of celluloid, and this September Alamo Drafthouse is celebrating our favorite masked heroes and villains across a variety of genres, including “Batman” (1989), “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”, “Set It Off”, “Mad Max: Fury Road”, “The Mask of Zorro”, and “The Silence of the Lambs”.

Alamo Drafthouse will continue to offer films for rental or purchase through Alamo On Demand. A 100% curated VOD platform, Alamo On Demand allows programmers to champion new and exciting films far beyond the auditorium. Following the exclusive theatrical launch of “Bill & Ted Face the Music”, the film will also be available on Alamo On Demand.

As announced previously, Alamo Drafthouse has developed an array of aggressive new procedures and protocols to protect guest and team member health and safety. Full details can be found at

Alamo Drafthouse also recently launched “Your Own Private Alamo” giving families an option to rent a personal Alamo Drafthouse theater starting at just $150. More information can be found at

Alamo Drafthouse will reopen close to half its locations across the country over the next two weeks. Please check your local theater website for more information.

About Alamo Drafthouse
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema was founded in 1997 as a single-screen mom and pop repertory theater in Austin, TX. Twenty-three years later, with 41 locations and counting, Alamo Drafthouse has been called “the best theater in America” by Entertainment Weekly and “the best theater in the world” by Wired. Alamo Drafthouse has built a reputation as a movie lover’s oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star-studded special events. Alamo Drafthouse created Fantastic Fest, a world-renowned film festival dubbed “The Geek Telluride” by Variety. Fantastic Fest showcases eight days of genre cinema from independents, international filmmakers, and major Hollywood studios. Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art gallery, Mondo, offers breathtaking, original products featuring designs from world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. Alamo Drafthouse continues to expand its brand in new and exciting ways, including the American Genre Film Archive, a non-profit film archive dedicated to preserving, restoring and sharing film, and Alamo On Demand, a new VOD platform boasting a growing and carefully curated library of entertainment for rental or purchase.