The Alamo now offers reserved seating

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Kernstown now offers reserved seating for moviegoers.

Andy Gyurisin, president of Winchester Film Club 3.0, said they decided to implement reserved seating after receiving guest feedback.

“From listening to our guests, this fully eliminates the long lines and waiting,” he said. “They can now easily find their perfect seat at the Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester.”

When you buy your tickets, whether it be at the cinema, online or through mobile devices, moviegoers can choose their seats before entering the theater.

Gyurisin said the theater is set up with all the seats and rows numbered.

“Just like if you were to see a play, you would choose your seat when you purchase your ticket either via online through our app, website or Fandango or at the box office when you arrive. Your ticket will be printed with your row and seat number and you head into the theater,” he said.

Seats can be reserved at the lobby kiosks at the box office and online at and

To reserve a seat online, select the date and movie showtime, then select an available seat or seats shown on a seating chart that will appear on the screen.

There is no additional charge to reserve a seat.

If there are any problems while reserving seats, the theater staff will assist, Gyurisin said.

Seats can also be swapped when entering the cinema. Keep the current ticket and a box office attendant will help search for another available seat to reserve.

He added that so far he hasn’t received any negative feedback about the process of reserving seats.

“Education is key, and from what we have seen when we announced online, there is quite a bit of excitement,” he said.

Reserved seating began Friday, but a few specialty screenings will continue to be general admission seating until the transition is completed.

Contact staff writer Kaley Toy at 540-465-5137 ext. 176, or