Industry

  • May 4, 2012

    The big picture gets brighter for movie theater owners

    At Cinecon last week, a prettier picture of the future was painted for theater owners. With box office numbers up and more open communication with the studios, optimism for the industry was a main theme.

    Read more in the Los Angeles Times.

  • April 26, 2012

    Schools visit the movie theater

    For once, students can celebrate going to the movies as more of an educational experience. A piece in [The Eagle}(http://www.theeagle.com/entertainment/Schools-visit-the-movie-theater—7065655) details how schools across the county have brought students to the recent hit, “The Hunger Games”, to go along with reading the book in class. But did it get them excited to read more?

  • April 23, 2012

    Movie trailers become a main event

    A piece in the L.A. Times looked at the growing popularity of movie trailers thanks to the internet. What used to be an afterthought thrown into theaters for advertising, has now become an event on its own.

  • April 19, 2012

    CityStrata Cinemapping Project

    BRISTOL, ENGLAND — The University of West England is currently working on an Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK) funded REACT Hub ‘Heritage Sandbox’ project to create a mobile smartphone app linked to Bristol City Council’s Know Your Place arcGIS database which is used by the archaeological officer and planning department to inform the future development of the city.

    ‘City Strata’ is a new mobile curation / authoring platform which enables users to explore different layers of Bristol’s heritage, going back to the first maps of the city in 1750. The platform will enable developers to create different layers or ways of experiencing the city, that their users can then enhance by uploading their own content.

    The platform will be protoyped with the ‘Cinemap’ layer – which provides a way of navigating the city and experiencing Bristol’s cinematic heritage in the spaces where it actually happened. From the ghost of Robert Partington-Jackson, the murdered manager of the Odeon, Union Street, to Cary Grant’s childhood cinema on Clare Street.

  • April 17, 2012

    Better health could be playing at a movie theater near you

    CLEVELAND, OH — A report from ABC 5 suggests that going to the movies could be healthier than you think. They claim that the overflow of emotions and some hidden benefits of theater snacks can provide a rejuvenating experience.

  • April 2, 2012

    Theatre Historical Society establishes Dubuque Research Fellowship

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    The Theatre Historical Society of America announces the first annual Thomas R. DuBuque Research Fellowship, with grants of up to $1,500 for research in its American Theatre Architecture Archive in Elmhurst, Illinois.

    The Fellowship was established in 2012 by the Board of Directors to honor and perpetuate the memory of past THS president, Conclave/Theatre Tour planner, and dedicated volunteer Tom DuBuque. Tom had a lifelong interest in theatres and was a member of THS from 1979 until his untimely death in 2011.

    The DuBuque Research Fellowship was created to support scholars conducting research in the Society’s archives and collections, to increase awareness of the archives, and encourage its use. Grants of up to $1,500 may be used to fund travel, lodging, copying, scanning, photo reproduction, publication rights, and other research expenses.

  • March 29, 2012

    5 points in defense of movie theaters and their concession prices

    With no shortage of articles nationwide about one moviegoer in Michigan who is filing a lawsuit over concession prices, a writer at MLive fights back with his take on the situation. He argues that this is just par for the course for a business these days and it goes with the movie experience.

  • March 21, 2012

    Rare movie posters found glued together going to auction

    An attic in Pennsylvania was the site for a recent classic film poster discovery. Glued together for 80 years, the lot purchased for $30,000 is expected to fetch around $250,000 at an auction in Texas this month.

    Read more at Fox News.

  • March 12, 2012

    Join the Independent Theatre Alliance

    THE INDEPENDENT THEATRE ALLIANCE
    www.ita-usa.com

    We cordially invite you to join the Independent Theatre Alliance,

    The Independent Theatre Alliance is an association of independent theater owners and movie industry professionals working together to meet the needs of our members in a rapidly changing communications and entertainment environment.

  • March 5, 2012

    The evolution of movie trailers

    A story from CBS looks at how movie trailers have changed over the years. Their video looks into the origins of them as well.