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DreamWorks has signed on a distribution deal with Disney which allows them to handle theatrical, DVD and cable rights on most films (DreamWorks Animation will remain distributed by Paramount and keep its pay cable deal with HBO though since it is treated as a separate entity). When Disney extended their deal with Starz through 2015, DreamWorks titles were offered separately or together. Starz passed on the DreamWorks titles and DreamWorks instead signed with Showtime (their HBO deal ends when Paramount releases the last of the titles from that deal). In short, Disney will be splitting its output between Starz and Showtime. Showtime will get the DreamWorks titles (such as I Am Number Four, War Horse and Real Steel) while Starz will run the Disney, Pixar and Touchstone titles.
Showtime did just get airing rights to DreamWorks films (which Starz turned down as they didn’t have enough money to get Disney and DreamWorks together) so it’s not all bad.
I would hate to see the Glenwood Arts close.
Epix does indeed hold the rights to Iron Man and Indiana Jones. In fact, those were two of the three movies that aired at launch point (the other one was Cloverfield).
A list of 2010 wide release titles that will appear on Epix:
The Spy Next Door
From Paris With Love
She’s Out Of My League
Hot Tub Time Machine
Why Did I Get Married Too
Iron Man 2
The Last Airbender
The Last Exorcism
Alpha and Omega
Paranormal Activity 2
The Next Three Days
I can’t think of any Southern-based chains that would even think of serving Pepsi. Many hardcore Southerners shun Pepsi as “being a product of the Yankee North” (despite the fact that Pepsi was invented in North Carolina, a Southern state).
The theatre opened on October 18th, 1985 with Sweet Dreams, Better Off Dead, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, The Gods Must Be Crazy, Volunteers, Compromising Positions, Teen Wolf, The Backwoods Massacre, Weird Science, Silver Bullet, Marie and St. Elmo’s Fire as the opening engagements.
Beverly Hills Cop with Eddie Murphy in attendance sounds good.
Needs some Tron.
I see that the promoter liked Bowfinger.
The latest news: Roger Ebert may make a return to television despite the loss of his voice (he has had a personalized voice synthiziser made for him though which duplicates the sound of his old voice, thanks to archived audio of Ebert before he was diagnosed with throat cancer).
3-D cropping can be distracting in a way. Most 3-D prints of Avatar were matted and some effects were reduced as a result.
I was watching Police Squad this week and noticed the the title screen has footage of Broadway (probably 1960’s stock footage). The Rivoli and a few other theatres appear.
I can’t see this working due to the silver screen installation. Also, it seems like a step back in terms of technological advances.
It might work for second runs and reissues of older movies but otherwise, it will probably fail.
The theatre’s marquee made a brief appearance through a recreation in last year’s Watchmen (which is set in 1985).
Some of you guys are taking this way too seriously. The people who did this were just having fun and it is a good model after all.
Disney is shortening the window on Alice in Wonderland because they want to debut its new video-on-demand service with it. That’s understandable but why get it on VOD when a monthly Netflix subscription is cheaper?
The Crazies will be the next D-Box release. However, it looks to be playing as a moveover on the format as Arclight is selling tickets for it at midnight.
A few years back, France tried to protest shorter windows by having theatres not run Night At The Museum. This didn’t work mainly because Night At The Museum was a big moneymaker and the theatres wanted the additional coin.
Nothing says ultimate experience like the smell of trees.
The Arclight runs a lot of indie titles also.
1/15 The Book Of Eli
1/29 Edge Of Darkness
2/5 Dear John
2/12 Valentine’s Day
2/19 Shutter Island
2/26 The Crazies
3/5 Alice In Wonderland
3/26 How To Train Your Dragon
4/23 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
4/30 A Nightmare On Elm Street
5/7 Iron Man 2
5/21 Shrek Forever After
6/4 The Losers
6/11 The A-Team
6/18 Toy Story 3
That’s not really news, Fencsak. They also listed the UA East 85th Street in the same ad.
Air Force One (on three screens)
Nothing To Lose (moveover from the West Park 4)
Contact (moveover from the West Park 4)
Out To Sea
Hercules (moveover from the West Park 4)
My Best Friend’s Wedding (moveover from the West Park 4)
I imagine that the other four screens opened later in the year.
Looks like another 2012 case where Los Angeles gets the D-Box run later then.
Maybe it’s a special double bill for Oscar season (The Blind Side is up for Best Picture and Best Actress, Invictus is up for Best Actor).
Also, the posters for Clash Of The Titans and Hot Tub Time Machine are probably just for titles coming to the Chinese.