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
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September 19, 2012
NEW YORK, NY — A battle is heating up in New York between theater owners and the city over a ban on large sugary drinks. Due to the fact that theaters make more profits on concessions than anywhere else, a ban could lead to higher ticket prices.
Read more about both sides of the story in the Huffington Post.
September 5, 2012