January 24, 2013
Many new security measures were discussed in the aftermath of the tragedy in Aurora last summer but it looks like most of the changes will be purely cosmetic. More sophisticated alarm systems are being rolled out and Regal will be forbidding patrons from wearing masks or carrying fake weapons. Hiring armed guards or installing metal detectors just proved to be too expensive.
Read more in the Denver Post.
January 22, 2013
Save Our Screens started as a segment on PNR Networks' podcast Subject:CINEMA, and was designed to bring theaters in need of some help to the attention of our listeners. Since launching, we have become all too aware of the many theaters in the US and throughout the world that need a little love and support, and have tried to spur our listeners on to helping out as well. After a period of inactivity due to illness, SOS is coming back online full time – and we need to get the word out there!
January 8, 2013
For the first time in three years, movie ticket sales were up this year with a total of $10.8 Billion. Analysts are predicting an even bigger year in 2013 with entries from franchises such as Thor, Superman and the Hunger Games.
Read more at ABC15.
December 28, 2012
December 17, 2012
Margaret Talbot talks in the Wall Street Journal about why it’s better to watch movies in theaters. She argues that the shared experience is a rare reprieve from the multi-tasking present in life.
December 14, 2012
Photographer ’s project aims to capture “the beauty of projectors and portraits of the people who run them before they’re gone forever ”
NEW YORK, NY — New York City-based photographer Joseph O. Holmes is working on a project called “The Booth” where he captures images of projectionists all over the Northeast. The aim to accurately detail the atmosphere of these people and the rooms they work in before this craft fades away with digital projection.
Read more and see some of his striking photographs at Petapixel.
December 7, 2012
November 19, 2012
Cinemark is expanding its reach again with is purchase of Rave Cinemas over the weekend. After Carmike purchased 16 of their screens last month, Cinemark is now buying everything else from the chain that reportedly brought in $228 million in revenue last year.
What will be the next chip to fall in this season of consolidation?
Read the full story in the Los Angeles Times.
November 13, 2012
Bud Mayo at Digital Cinema is interested in purchasing the mainly suburban Northeast chain, Clearview Cinemas. He actually founded the chain in 1994 before selling it to Cablevision five years later. He’s now looking to expand his brand and with only ¼ of the screens converted to digital, Cablevision has been looking for a buyer.
Read more at Bloomberg.com.
November 7, 2012