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
July 8, 2011
In Tech Dirt, they put out the idea that it’s the big theaters' fault for a declining box office. They claim that their preoccupation with tightening of the home release window instead of enhancement of their services is holding things back.
I’m constantly reading stories about the major chains opening up new glossy theaters so I feel there is still a trend to issue a better product to consumers. However, I think this writer does hit the nail on the head with the argument that people are also looking for a special experience.