August 27, 2012
Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film “The Master” is being released next month and he’s stepping up to encourage cinemas to show it in 70mm. It’s unclear how many will follow suit and if the studio will truly push this but he’s hoping.
Read more in Cigarettes & Red Vines.
August 23, 2012
PORTLAND, OR — While other cities are struggling to find a place for art house releases, Portland is sitting pretty with a surplus of cinemas. Oregon Live reports that compared to Boston, Portland has numerous avenues for successful indie releases including second-run options as well.
August 17, 2012
Despite a supposed slowdown due to the Olympics, Cinemark is reporting a modest gain from last year in Q2. They also claim there is a renewed commitment from studios to protect the lucrative theatrical window.
Read more in the Hollywood Reporter.
August 16, 2012
The Hollywood Reporter claims movie ticket increases are slowing down. While the average has risen to $8.12, a saturation in 3-D has caused the momentum to cease a bit.
August 1, 2012
Thompson on Hollywood is arguing that recent successes like “Moonrise Kingdom” and “Ted” have proven that adults aren’t so keen on blockbusters and are looking for original stories. While this may be true, are the studios really going to listen unless a smaller film can be a true blockbusters on its own?
July 27, 2012
OAKLAND, CA — DealFlicks is turning some heads in California with their promise of moving unsold movie theater seats on their new platform. The new site sells theater and concessions at a discount and according to the article, isn’t even taking a cut right now.
Read more in the Mercury News.
July 26, 2012
An industry once divided between Movietickets.com and Fandango is quickly moving in the latter’s favor. Fandango pushed ahead by landing AMC as one of its partners earlier this year and they’ve been at the forefront of ticketing technology.
Read more in the Columbus Dispatch.
July 18, 2012
Author: Ing. Juraj Misun, PhD.
Maybe if the Israeli company Cinema City International would know what happens when it closes the oldest multiplex theater in Prague, it would never had so decided.
On 31st March 2012 the oldest multiplex theater in Prague closed its doors. During its existence it was operated under three different brands. For the first two years as Ster Century Cinemas, then from 2002 to 2011 it was named Palace Cinemas and last year has had the name Cinema City. Its last owner, however, decided to conclude the site.
He did not realize, however, that he could anger the owner of the Park Hostivar shopping center, where the theater was located. The Austrian investor company Immofinanz was well aware that the existence of the multiplex has a positive impact on overall traffic of the shopping center. The center has a large grocery store, but it lacks prominent fashion tenants.
Planetary Projection will document, where possible in their own words, the work and experiences of the world’s film projectionists, today an endangered species. Accompanied by photographs of projectionists at work, brief vignettes will present some of their views on cinema and their trade, its past, present and future.
They’re looking for projectionists to contribute to the project.
With time, they hope to publish a selection of the on-line vignettes in book form. Please visit their website, where you will find a one-page PDF description of the project you can circulate or post. You will also find there a scholarly article on the film projectionist in early cinema by Timothy Barnard, in its published English, French and Spanish versions.
July 16, 2012
3-D isn’t the only new trend exhibitors are buying into to drive business. The Hollywood Reporter is saying that there could be as many as 2,600 digital large screens by 2016. Industry leaders IMAX along with Cinemark XD and Regal RPX are leading the charge to widen the gap between cinemas and home theaters.