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 player above to hear the full story. 

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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Theaters look to make more money by moving the candy

Aug 5, 2016
Movie theaters are counting on concession sales to help boost revenues.
The concession stand at a drive-In theater on September 27, 2013 in Neligh, Nebraska. 
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'Thank you' as an anti-piracy strategy

Jul 22, 2016
The film industry has many strategies to stop piracy, including saying thanks.

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Why movie tickets aren't priced like airline tickets

Feb 12, 2016
Why don't movie theaters sell seats based on demand?
Why don't movie theaters sell tickets on demand?
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Movie trailers become events of their own

Aug 31, 2015
A good one can attract millions of viewers online, long before the film opens.