• August 12, 2013

    Kaleidescape introduces Cinema One

    For those looking for the most premium home theater experience Kaleidescape has created Cinema One. Claiming to provide a library of Blu-ray quality films with minimal product installation, the service is aiming to be the one-stop shop for those looking for optimal video/audio standards at home.

    Will they find a place in this crowded market? Can they deliver what they say they will?

    Read more at Hispanic

  • July 31, 2013

    Movie theaters still holding onto their place in society

    SIOUX FALLS, SD — A piece in KELO claims that all the competition from Netflix and home theaters could help the theater industry by building more passionate moviegoers. It also features some lovely words about how going to the movies can bring families together. Check it out.

  • July 24, 2013

    Loyal volunteers make major site contribution

    Thanks to Howard Haas and Ken Roe for taking the time to revise many pages to reflect the change of movie operators.

    In June, 2013, two US theater chains merged away. Most of the 38 Clearview Cinemas became Bow Tie though a few theaters closed.

  • July 16, 2013

    Three Airports already set with theaters

    While it seems incredibly unlikely you’ll see a movie theater in an American airport anytime soon as reported last week, there are already some in Asia. Jaunted profiled three Asian airports already loaded with everything from the latest flicks to a full-size IMAX screen.

  • July 15, 2013

    Fandango, Pacific Theatres in deal


    The Los Angeles Times reported last week that Fandango has now made a deal with Pacific Theatres. That now brings their market share to 80% and provides a bitter blow to rival While the deal includes Pacific’s popular location at the Grove, their luxury ArcLight will remain separate.

    With becoming less of a factor in the marketplace, how will Fandango’s almost monopoly affect your moviegoing experience?

    (Thanks to RonP for providing the photo.)

  • July 12, 2013

    Movie theaters in airports unlikely

    The Los Angeles Times reported that people want movie theaters in airports more than any other amenity. However, don’t expect to see these anytime soon as they would be cost prohibitive given the limited space in terminals.

    What other types of buildings would you love to see a movie theater in?

  • July 10, 2013

    Empire to focus on Sobeys, sells theatres to Cineplex, Landmark

    Empire has sold the majority of its cinema assets to Cineplex and Landmark. They plan to focus on growing their Safeway supermarkets and use the money for debt repayment. Sales have been going well so far this year for the chain so this appears to be a good time to readjust their priorities.

    Read more in the Globe and Mail.

  • July 2, 2013

    Keeping It Cool


    The Hollywood Reporter goes behind the thermostat to report on the exhibition industry’s efforts to keep theaters cool while the earth heats up. As Seth Abramovitch notes, “Maintaining that [74-degree] temperature is not as easy as it sounds. The stadium-style seating that has become the norm in today’s multiplexes can leave upper seats too warm and lower seats too cold. Plus theaters cycle from empty to crowded and back again every two hours, placing uneven demand on heating, ventilation and air conditioning units. Evenly cooling a multiplex is therefore a costly, complicated and, not surprisingly, energy-depleting enterprise.” Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

  • June 25, 2013

    Find the Best Movie Theaters

    The Wall Street Journal discusses how to get the most out of your cinema experience in a world of premium in-home experiences. A guide to 3-D, IMAX and even the optimal sound experience is included.

  • June 18, 2013

    Spielberg and Lucas discuss claim more expensive movies are coming

    In a panel at USC last week, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas commented on their predictions for the film industry. They argued that with studios funneling more and more money into big budget actions flicks, the industry will eventually implode. They say this will lead to a huge gap in variable pricing to support the films with larger budgets.

    Read more at ABC News.