February 10, 2014
OLD FORGE, NY — It wasn’t easy but the Strand Theatre appears set for years to come after completing a $200,000 digital conversion for all four of its screens. They made great strides in reaching that number through events like a community gala and a go-kart race.
Read more in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.
January 27, 2014
Hinted at for years but finally a reality, Paramount Pictures has become the first major studio to stop distributing 35mm film. The timeline for phasing it out has never been set in stone so the move caught some by surprise. The other studios will eventually follow though so the next phase of the digital transition has begun.
Read more in the Los Angeles Times.
October 23, 2013
First Showing featured a neat video that shows how one IMAX theater upgraded its equipment. They describe the difference between IMAX film vs. digital and even show their screen installation.
August 6, 2013
May 29, 2013
JERSEY CITY, NJ — Sci-Fi. Myths. Monsters. … plus remembering Ray Harryhausen
At The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre 54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ 07306 Tel. (201) 798-6055 Fax: (201) 798-4020 Web: www.loewsjersey.org
Friday, June 7 8PM
Men In Black
May 9, 2013
My name is Jordan McLaughlin. I’ve been brainstorming on a new concept to try and help privately owned and historic cinemas to sustain and/or improve attendance and profitability. I’d love for your feedback to see if it’s something they’d be interested in me pursuing further.
The general concept is a membership for both patrons and exhibitors where discounts are provided to the patrons and specific admittance restrictions for the theaters. The membership for both being exclusive to one another. Meaning, the patron membership gets them access to a variety of historic and privately owned cinema’s country wide at a discounted admission, and the theaters are allowed to govern the admission restrictions on-the-fly*.
This is how I’ve sort of envision it working.
April 11, 2013
February 20, 2013
February 18, 2013
CASCADE, ID — The Roxy Theatre has been serving patrons for 73 years and they hope to be in business for many more. Faced with closure, they were lucky enough to find a new investor to help them make a digital conversion. Hopefully the community enthusiasm for their business will only grow so they can maintain it.
Read more at KTVB.
January 15, 2013
There was a panel last week at the Consumer Electronics Show last week focusing on movie screenings on demand, focusing on two new companies, Tugg and Gathr. They’ve become more popular in the past year after successfully scheduling screenings across the country for art-house films by patron request.
Read more about the new system and its viability in Live Science.