October 10, 2014
Johnny Rockets is getting ready to serve up more than just burgers. USA Drive-Ins is planning to open 200 new drive-ins where Johnny Rockets' menu will be available in most locations. This is part of Johnny Rockets' Route 66 Initiative, placing special emphasis on car-culture.
Read the full story in Business Week.
Submitted by Ken Layton
September 16, 2014
So much is written about the decline of cinemas in general but how about how curtains have been forgotten? The Chicago Reader took a look at how this one omission has vastly changed the moviegoing experience.
August 13, 2014
KFTV has reported that Italy has dramatically shifted to directing dollars towards its film industry with new generous tax credits for productions. In addition to that, they’re showing some love for their cinemas with a 30% rebate for restoration projects.
(Thanks to Ken Roe for providing the photo.)
August 4, 2014
The Justice Department ruled to put new regulations in place to have most theaters in the U.S. provide closed-captioning and audio description for the visually and hearing impaired. It’s unclear how long it will take to rollout and which theaters may be excluded.
Read more about the technology and the decision behind it at The Hill.
August 1, 2014
NEWARK, NJ — Arcadia has continued their lovely series of theater history books with “Movie Houses of Greater Newark” by Philip M. Read. You can read the first few pages and buy it on Amazon. The State and Paramount are just a couple treasures featured.
(Thanks to Porcelain Doll for the Paramount pic.)
July 30, 2014
Variety recently reported that a growing number of movie ticket purchases are based on promotion through twitter. Users are paying attention more to movies based on the tweets released by friends and content from the studios.
Will this lead to changes in movie marketing in the near future?
July 16, 2014
July 8, 2014
June 30, 2014
Indiewire published an interesting story the other week where they identified some predicted trends in moviegoing over the next 4 years. Nothing is groundbreaking but amongst other things, they predict growth in Box Office revenue. This while they still foresee distribution moving to more of a digital model. Check it out!
May 23, 2014