Santikos Entertainment has inked a settlement to take over the previous Alamo Drafthouse Cinema area at New Braunfels MarketPlace.
Officials with the San Antonio-based theater chain announced the ability to establish on Wednesday on Facebook.
“New Braunfels, you’re going to have Santikos coming to your manor,” said Tim Handren, Santikos’ CEO, in the Facebook declaration. “We’ll perform little improvements over there. It became quite dark because it changed into … However, we’ll lighten it up and install some new recliner seats that Santikos is known for. We’re going to spiff up that bar a little bit. We’re excited to come to New Braunfels.”
The New Braunfels area would be the tenth theater within the Santikos circle of relatives.
“It is fulfilling to have a chief participant on this enterprise have the confidence in the New Braunfels marketplace to make this pass,” stated Michael Meek, interim president of the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce. “Our citizens cherished going to the movies at the MarketPlace, and shortly they’ll be able to do so again.”
Patrick Wiggins, president of Wiggins Commercial, which handles leasing at New Braunfels Marketplace, stated Santikos represents “a step-up in exceptional operation.”
“Them being the biggest and finest in San Antonio, we’re satisfied to have them here in New Braunfels,” Wiggins said. “Just fashionable, something in MarketPlace we adore to have the satisfaction of. They do lots of assistance with investment nonprofits in the San Antonio network, so we’re excited to have that also coming to New Braunfels, but also to MarketPlace.”
Wiggins stated he expected the theater to open in 60 to 90 days to permit time for improvements to take place.
“It’s going to have a new aircon,” he said. “I assume a good way to have a huge effect at the air first-rate be fashionable there. I recognize in some unspecified time in the future of their schedule, they will also have new seats. This being the best operation, we haven’t any issues that it will be the cleanest and nicest in town.”
Potential employees interested in running in the New Braunfels area or other Santikos theaters are eligible for a $1,000 signing bonus. For more facts, go to www.Santikos.Com/hiring/.
The former Alamo Drafthouse Cinema vicinity was closed in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In March of this 12 months, enterprise officers announced that the theater’s temporary closure might now emerge as permanent, bringing up the continued effect of the pandemic.
That declaration came as the Austin-primarily based enterprise filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and entered into a purchase settlement with new companions.
Santikos Entertainment has a history that goes back greater than 100 years.
Louis Santikos had left his home in Athens, Greece, for relevant Texas by age 19.
In the moments among stocking shelves and bagging canned items at a grocery keep, Louis Santikos observed traces of humans waiting out of doors of the Rex Theatre throughout the street.
Realizing their ability, he worked to save something he may want, and in 1911, Louis Santikos purchased that same theater.
The founder’s son, John L. Santikos, could later make the enterprise bigger to more than a dozen locations.
Upon his demise in 2014, John Santikos gave most of his estate to the San Antonio Area Foundation, which advantages humans in need and businesses in education, arts and subculture, and clinical research.
Profits from purchases made at a Santikos location pass at once to fund vicinity nonprofits.