May 24, 2012
Back by popular demand!
The following is Part 50 in an ongoing, semi-regular series of retrospectives on CINERAMA, the legendary motion picture process that kicked off the widescreen revolution. The series focuses on providing a market-by-market historical record of when and where Cinerama and its multi-panel clones were exhibited. These easy-to-reference articles serve to provide nostalgia to those who experienced the Cinerama presentations when they were new and to honor the movie palaces in which the memorable screenings took place.
May 2, 2012
March 6, 2012
While the Oscars have passed us, I found this interesting piece about one man’s tradition of seeing all the nominated best picture candidates each year. He argues that with the advent of social media, studios can’t use nomination buzz to drive film revenues. Regardless, catching up on the nominees still has an audience as proven in AMC recent showcase.
Read more at CNN
February 13, 2012
February 8, 2012
JACKSON, MI — In a commentary in the Jackson Citizen Patriot, a local woman is frustrated with the lack of options at her local theaters. Both of the town’s theaters feature very similar bookings. While she makes a point, some of the comments point towards it being just the byproduct of good business.
Are theaters in cities like this attempting to broaden their fare and finding poor results or not even trying?
October 21, 2011
HAPPY 50th, “WEST SIDE STORY” — THE ROADSHOW ENGAGEMENTS
Compiled by Michael Coate
Presented here to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the premiere of WEST SIDE STORY is a list of (most of) the classic, award-winning film’s North American reserved-seat “roadshow” engagements. These were the cities and theaters that exclusively played the film before it was given a general release. The majority of these roadshow engagements were presented in 70-millimeter and six-track stereophonic sound.
August 27, 2011
August 26, 2011
That said, are all movies created equal? Not at all. Some are “independent.” Landlocked is celebrating its fifth anniversary in 2011, and like most film festivals, we focus on showing independent films.
OK, but what does that mean?
(photo by Landlocked Film Festival)
August 11, 2011
In Widescreen Warrior, the blogger discusses the fun of testing out the local theaters in one’s travel destination. They look into not just the theater but how the moviegoing experience varies from place to place.
July 13, 2011