• June 26, 2012

    Singin' in the Rain 60th Anniversary screenings

    In honor of its 60th, “Singin' in the Rain” is coming back to theaters on July 12th. Fathom Events in conjunction with TCM is staging it with an introduction by Robert Osborne and a special interview with Debbie Reynolds.

    Get more details on Broadway World.

  • June 21, 2012

    Drive-In Super Monster-Rama 2012


    VANDERGRIFT, PA — Presented by DVD Drive-In, the sixth annual Drive-In Super Monster-Rama will once again take place at the Riverside Drive-In Theatre on Friday, September 7 and Saturday, September 8. Admission is still only $10 a person each night (kids 12 and under free with adult guardian). There will also be an overnight camping option on both nights.

    This year, the all 35mm retro shock show will include the following uncut features on Friday: “Theatre of Blood”, “Horror House”, “Equinox” and “Son of Blob” and on Saturday: “Twins of Evil”, “Countess Dracula”, “Raw Meat” and “Psychomania”. Also included are vintage exploitation and horror trailers, cartoons, shorts and concession stand adverts from yesteryear!

  • June 1, 2012

    ‘The Producers’ & 2 screwball comedies at the Loew’s Jersey Theatre


    Just for Laughs … The Producers & A Couple of Screwballs

    At the landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre 54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ 07306 Tel. (201) 798-6055 Fax: (201) 798-4020 Web:

    A Not-For-Profit Arts Center in a Landmark Movie Palace

    All Titles Screened in 35mm on our BIG 50ft Wide Screen

    Friday, June 1 8PM “The Producers”(Original) Starring Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Kenneth Mars, Estelle Winwood. Directed by Mel Brooks. 1968. 90mins. Color.

  • May 17, 2012

    Magnificent movie houses of 1920s remembered during Memphis Heritage program

    MEMPHIS, TN — In honor of National Preservation Month, Memphis is holding some lectures on the area’s movie palaces. Local collector Vincent Astor will have his theater memorabilia on display at the home of the talks, Howard Hall.

    Read more in the Commercial Appeal.

  • May 16, 2012

    2012 CAPA Summer Movie Series


    COLUMBUS, OH — The longest running classic-film series in the country is returning to the Ohio Theatre this June when CAPA returns. Clark Wilson will guest on organ in the diverse series of landmark films.

    Read more at their official website.

    (Thanks to spectrum for providing the photo.)

  • May 11, 2012

    Way-Bak reopens for 5th Anniversary season


    Lost Creek, KY, near Hazard, may never be the same after the Way-Bak-Wyn Twin Drive-in theatre reopens on Friday and Saturday, May 11 and 12. According to Wilhemina Fugate, V.P. and General Manager of 3C Entertainment, Inc. who operates the rustic drive-in, “we’re pulling out all the stops for our 5th season re-opening”.

    Patrons will be treated to live music by Kayla Beth Smith and Southern Chaos. Both groups will perform at 7 PM and during intermissions both nights. Five features will be presented on both screens including: “Zombieland”, “The Devil Inside”, “Dream House”, “Scream 4” and “The Thing”.

  • May 10, 2012

    Liquidation of 16 screen theater now open to the public

    Sale Dates: Today – May 12th
    Sales Hours: 10 AM to 4 PM

    Everything must go!

    Sale Location: Brenden Pittsburg 16 4085 Century Boulevard, Pittsburg, CA 94565 45 Minutes from San Francisco

    This Sale Includes: Over 200 JBL Industrial Series Speakers (Model 8330A’s with brackets and Model 4648A-8’s), Over 2,300 theatre seats, Neon Signs, Popcorn Machines, Candy Counters, Movie Poster Frames, QSC model 1400 Amps, Dolby Cat. 700 Digital Soundheads, Dolby Model CP65 Cinema Processors, XeTron Lighting Controllers & CXN Consoles, DTS 6D Stereo Cinema Processor Readers, Lucasfilm THX 3417 crossover monitor sound systems, safes, metal benches and much more!

  • Cinerama Dome plays seven fan favorites


    HOLLYWOOD, CA — Arclight Cinemas' Cinerama Dome Theatre in Hollywood will play seven classic films on the big screen, May 11 through May 17. Films include 3 MGM roadshows, “Ben Hur”, “Doctor Zhivago”, and “Gone with the Wind” and four films directed by Stanley Kubrick, “Barry Lyndon”, “Full Metal Jacket”, “The Shining” and “Lolita”. All seven films will be presented in 4K digital.

    Tickets are available online at

    (Thanks to William for providing the photo.)

  • April 25, 2012

    CinemaCon Day Two: High Frame Rate, Mixed Appraisals


    Warner Bros. and the Walt Disney Company rolled out their stars and their upcoming films for exhibitors attending CinemaCon yesterday, but it was the ten minutes of footage of “The Hobbit” that garnered much of the attention and division. Shown in 48 frames per second, the casino floor of Caesars Palace and the trade show floors above were humming with interest and derision for the footage. For a good breakdown of reactions, read this EW blog post.

    Before the Warner Bros. presentation, Chris Dodd of the MPAA and John Fithian of NATO welcomed attendees to CinemaCon. Dodd reemphasized the importance of theatrical exhibition to the global industry and the need to combat piracy here and abroad. Fithian relayed the industry’s continued optimism in 2012, especially considering this year’s numbers to date, and argued for the relative affordability of ticket prices and the overall stability of the exhibition industry.

    Across the convention, exhibitors, equipment manufacturers, and distributors seem to be in a very good mood. With box office up across North America—and tensions cooled after last year’s VOD announcement that took place on the last day of the convention—there seems to be little tension this year. In addition, for the first time in ten years, all six majors (plus Lionsgate) will present their slate of films to exhibitors. Yesterday’s tally of stars, directors, and executives greeting attendees included Johnny Depp, Tim Burton, Christopher Nolan, John Lasseter, John C. Reilly, Mila Kunis, James Franco, Joe Roth, Sam Raimi, and many others. Is it a show of solidarity for theatrical exhibition or a smart use of CinemaCon to generate publicity for films such as “Brave”? Probably both.

    Today’s big technology demonstration will be laser projection and, later, Sony Pictures will promote their upcoming slate to exhibitors. Grab some more coffee and see you at Caesars…

  • April 24, 2012

    CinemaCon Day 1: Pirates, Dictators, and the Global Box Office


    The opening of this year’s CinemaCon featured a full lineup of speakers for “International Day,” with panels on the tremendous growth of the international exhibition market, and a gala opening night event from Paramount Pictures. During the day, panels focused on customer service, digital cinema, alternative content, and marketing, amongst other topics. Millard Ochs, President of Warner Bros. International Cinemas, noted that exhibitors need to pay more attention to younger audiences who are online, watching TV, and playing video games instead of going to the movies. In Japan, he noted, surveys show that sleeping is a more favorable activity for youth than going to Hollywood movies.

    At night, Paramount’s presentation before a packed audience celebrated the company’s 100th anniversary and highlighted the studio’s 2012 product, including “Madagascar 3,” “GI Joe,” “Rise of the Guardians,” and “The Dictator.” Despite appearances by stars such as Chris Rock and The Rock, Sacha Baron Cohen staged the night’s most memorable moment when he appeared in character as “The Dictator.” Cohen skewered Hollywood (and the West) in his comedic appearance. You won’t find the routine on YouTube anytime soon, though, since cell phones were strictly prohibited. One attendee who ignored this warning was arrested, according to organizer Mitch Neuhauser, part of CinemaCon and the industry’s focus on piracy. A long and busy day ended for some at 1am after a screening of “The Dictator.” The trade show starts up again at 7:45am. Grab some coffee as the trade show floor opens today …