With fewer coming attractions, more cinemas are closing

Oct 5, 2020
Straight to video might be the only way studios can do business for a while.
A Regal Cinemas movie theater stands closed in Manhattan last month. The movie theater chain's parent company Cineworld announced it would close theaters in the U.S. and U.K. temporarily.
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Reopening movie theaters face 2 questions

Aug 20, 2020
Will audiences feel safe returning? And what will theaters show?
A customer purchases popcorn at a reopened movie theater in Las Vegas last week. Will audiences feel safe enough to return in droves?
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An independent movie theater operator facing 'great unknowns'

Apr 16, 2020
The Belcourt Theatre might be closed, but for its Executive Director Stephanie Silverman, the work goes on.
The Belcourt Theatre in Nashville, Tennessee, is closed to audiences because of COVID-19.
Photo by Tom Gatlin courtesy of the Belcourt Theatre

Netflix hasn't killed the box office

Apr 9, 2019
Global box office revenue is at an all-time high despite the narrative that streaming services, like Netflix, make going out to the movies obsolete.
Global box office revenue is at an all-time high despite the narrative that streaming services, like Netflix, make going out to the movies obsolete.
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Another movie ticket subscription business tries to make it in Hollywood

Aug 1, 2018
The MoviePass competitor set its sights on the American market ... and they're not backing down.
Screenshots from the Sinemia app.
Courtesy of Sinemia

Here’s why AMC Theaters are moving into movie subscriptions

Jun 22, 2018
The nation’s largest movie theater chain, AMC, is getting into the subscription service game. Starting next week, the company will offer passes for about $20 a month that get people in to see three movies per week. Click the audio…

Disney's "Star Wars" terms are a financial burden for small theaters

Nov 7, 2017
Erich Schwartzel wrote about the tough tactics — like requiring 65 percent of ticket sales — for the Wall Street Journal.
 Rian Johnson, director of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," at Disney's D23 EXPO 2017 in Anaheim, California in July.
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Preserving America's movie going history

Sep 21, 2017
Photographer Amy Davis talks about her photo book on the fate of historic movie theaters.
Filmgoers queueing to see Fritz Lang's film 'Man Hunt' in 1941.
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Movie theaters find new ways to lure kids

May 5, 2017
Cinemas are focusing on younger customers with rainbow-colored chairs, esports auditoriums and play gyms.
Features like brightly colored seats can set theaters apart, says Tim Barr, CEO of Ferco Seating.
Photo courtesy of Cinépolis USA

Why some movie studios want to skip the theater

Mar 30, 2017
At CinemaCon, studios and theaters are debating how soon make movies available at home
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