A national movie theater chain is rolling out a wild plan to let you rent your own private cinema, starting at $300 plus the cost of tickets
- Alamo Drafthouse theaters, a national movie chain based in Texas, now offers customers the opportunity to rent out an entire theater.
- Having an auditorium to yourself costs $150, plus a ticket for each guest and at least $150 in concessions.
- The COVID-19 pandemic has roiled the movie theater industry, with a recent poll showing that only 22% of US adults feel comfortable going to a theater.
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In a bid to bring viewers back to cinemas, a chain of US movie theaters is now allowing customers to rent out entire theaters starting at $150. Family members and podmates can view releases like Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” and classics like “Jaws” at Alamo Drafthouse theaters, without worrying about contracting COVID-19 from a stranger two seats over.
The private theater program has shown early promise. After being piloted in Texas, the company