Industry

  • November 5, 2013

    Do theaters have to enforce movie ratings?

    The Wall Street Journal posted a story last week about how movie ratings aren’t law. They’re merely just suggestions. Some states and court cases have attempted to make the regulations stricter but the government has pushed back.

    With the cinema industry in such a fragile state, could ratings be holding it back?

  • November 1, 2013

    Netflix and NATO duke it out over theatrical windows

    After an executive from Netflix spoke about the need to shrink theatrical windows last week at the Film Independent Forum, John Fithian of NATO fired back claiming that this practice would only help Netflix. With more and more releases being available outside of theaters, sooner and sooner, where will the future of distribution lead?

    Read more in Deadline.

  • October 30, 2013

    Call for Warner Bros/Old Cinema memorabilia

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    NEW CASTLE, PA — The Warner Film Center in its ongoing tribute to the Warner Brothers’ first theatre, seeks donations of any antique theatre equipment, theatre decorations, old uniforms, advertisements, photos, posters, poster cases etc. – the more unusual, the better!

    We are especially interested in Warner Bros. memorabilia—as well as special pieces from collections, “finds” from the attic, or treasures from old New Castle theatres!

  • October 28, 2013

    Movie theater seating says something about your personality

    FOX6 is sharing a report that claims your seating preference points towards personality attributes.

    Where do you fall in the spectrum and do you agree with the results?

  • October 27, 2013

    Netflix and NATO duke it out over theatrical windows

    After an executive from Netflix spoke about the need to shrink theatrical windows last week at the Film Independent Forum, John Fithian of NATO fired back claiming that this practice would only help Netflix. With more and more releases being available outside of theaters, sooner and sooner, where will the future of distribution lead?

    Read more in Deadline.

  • October 21, 2013

    Observer salutes NY theater rennaissance

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    NEW YORK, NY — A detailed piece in the Observer celebrates a recent trend, interest in new independent theaters in New York City. They not only take you through a history of moviegoing but also discuss how new cinema formats are actually welcomed nowadays.

    Could this apply to other markets? What else can new theaters do to make you want to go to the movies more?

    (Thanks to Ed Solero for providing the photo.)

  • October 15, 2013

    New York launches loan program to help local movie theaters

    The State of New York is doing its part to keep small town cinemas in business. Its “Go Digital or Go Dark” campaign is offering loans to theaters through the North Country Regional Economic Development Council.

    Read more about the initiative in the Los Angeles Times.

  • October 14, 2013

    “Gravity” reaches for new heights at the movies

    Forbes had an interesting post about how the “Gravity” can help the exhibition industry by providing an experience best suited for the big screen. But if this is really what people are looking for, where does that leave less grandiose genres?

  • October 1, 2013

    Theater owners brace for new rules on accommodating blind, deaf

    Two years ago, Harkins Theaters was forced to install technology in all its Arizona locations to accommodate the blind and deaf. Could this be on the slate for theaters nationwide? Discussions are heightening that could lead to theaters being responsible for more than just a digital conversion.

    Read more at Fox News.

  • September 30, 2013

    Is the second screen coming?

    PC Mag sounded off on the growing topic of making movie theaters more interactive. With tweet seats becoming more and more prevalent in performing arts venues and Disney [rolling outhttp://www.engadget.com/2013/09/11/disney-second-screen-live-ipad-theater-little-mermaid/) its second screen program, more disruptions to a pristine moviegoing experience could be on the horizon.