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Alamo Drafthouse Names In Kim, Franchise Industry Expert, As COO – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has named In Kim, a 30-plus year veteran of the franchise trade, its chief working officer because the chain expands quickly post-bankruptcy and audiences return to theaters.

The Austin-based exhibitor simply opened its first Manhattan location and has plans for brand new theaters in Staten Island, St. Louis and Washington D.C. within the coming year.

CEO Shelli Taylor known as Kim a seasoned chief “whose expertise will take us to the next level as we chart a path for growth, and continue to strive for the best damn cinema experience that has or will ever exist!”

“I am thrilled to join Alamo Drafthouse Cinema during an exciting time as the company gets back on its path of growth,” says Kim. “My goal is to contribute to Alamo Drafthouse’s success as an exhibitor by enabling our teams and franchise partners to deliver awesome and unique guest experiences that can’t be found anywhere else in our industry.”

The chain has made its mark by providing restaurant service in theaters and with full bars and merchandise that caters to a youthful crowd than most arthouses. The new location in NYC’s monetary District additionally options a big assortment of classic film promoting print plates and a working printing press.

The theaters play a mixture of broad launch studio fare, indie movies and curated sequence. together with a programming initiatives like Guest Selects, the place, most lately, Edgar Wright presents a sequence of favourite movies forward of of the debut of his Last Night in Soho this weekend.

Kim was most lately senior VP at pizza chain Papa Murphy’s International. Previously, he served as U.S. VP of Franchise Operations at Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and held positions at main franchises together with Burger King and Host/Marriott.

Kim joins Alamo Drafthouse at a pivotal time for the theater chain and for exhibition. Covid flattened the sector final year nevertheless it’s been reviving and October has seen successive field office juggernauts from Venom: Let There Be Carnage to No Time To Die, Halloween Kills, Dune and specialty hit The French Dispatch.

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