September 14, 2011
JAKARTA, INDONESIA — Thanks to its presence on the country’s negative investment list, Hollywood pictures have had a hard time finding a place lately in Indonesia. A company called Group 21 has made it difficult by placing heavy import restrictions on outside films.
Read more in the Associated Press.
September 7, 2011
With ticket sales eroding, some theater chains are wary of offering deep discounts like utilizing Groupon and the recent MoviePass program. Do you think they make their money back off of these customers in the long run?
September 2, 2011
Following the lead of other studios, Miramax is making some of its library available through Facebook for a nominal fee.
Read more at Internet Retailer.
September 1, 2011
According to the Ledger Enquirer, Carmike is taking over the small Georgia chain, MNM Theatres. It shoudn’t be that rough of a transition though as the leading MNM executive will still operate them for at least the next five years and Carmike will pay to convert all their screens to digital.
August 24, 2011
In an interview in the Press-Enterprise, Damon Rubio, EVP of Operations for UltraStar Cinemas, discusses changes in the moviegoing experience. Unlike many major theater chains, UltraStar is finding success in refurbishing older multiplexes.
Well what happens is the little six-plex or eight-plex down the road is a pit, it’s not maintained, no one’s watching it. Over time, on the books, it looks like that theater is not making any money. So they shed it, they get rid of it. Well the reality is, that theater could be very profitable if someone just paid attention to it, gave it love and care. And that’s where our company comes in.
(photo by Patrick Crowley)
NEW YORK, NY — With new theaters offering fulls meals in the New York, Gawker investigates a new trend that may help turn the theater business around.
Soon gone will be the days of stale popcorn with chemical butter sauce and watery Diet Coke. Instead we’ll be feasting upon croquettes and deviled eggs. Movie theaters are getting fancy.
August 19, 2011
August 10, 2011
Erbil Cinemas has made a commitment to build 30 new cinemas in Iraq. They’ll mostly show Hollywood films but could provide a venue for more local filmmakers to find an audience.
Read more in the at Rudaw.
August 9, 2011