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Silent No More: BAM showcases the work of pioneering women filmmakers in July series

Ask film historian Shelley Stamp, UC Santa Cruz professor and founding editor of Feminist Media Histories, about misconceptions people have concerning early female filmmakers, and her immediate answer is this: “That there weren’t any.” The names most people know from the first decades of film...

Japan Cuts offers a diverse snapshot of a nation's film bounty

The 12th edition of Japan Cuts, running July 19-29, is the largest yet, with screenings of 28 features, including three world premieres. Over 20 filmmakers will appear during the festival, which covers documentaries and experimental films as well as mainstream features. Screenings take place at...

The Rock takes a tumble as 'Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation' out-earns 'Skyscraper'

It’s three movies and three number one debuts for the Hotel Transylvania series, the latest installment of which opened to $44.1 million on 4,267 screens. That puts the film roughly on par with its pair of predecessors, which opened to $42.5 million and $48.4 million, respectively....

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Ask the Audience: Dine-In Theatres

Ask the Audience: Dine-In Theatres

We all know that the moviegoing experience is constantly evolving, and one of the major developments over the past several years has been the rise of dine-in theatres.

A Touch of Glass: New vessels change the image of cinemas

A Touch of Glass: New vessels change the image of cinemas

With the emergence of adult beverages in the cinema channel, there has been considerable disruption in the way concessions have been presented. It was once the norm that a theatre carried the basic paper products such as cups and popcorn tubs, since these vessels are disposable, inexpensive and...

UNIC reports on European exhibition

UNIC reports on European exhibition

On the heels of another successful CineEurope, we take the opportunity to review some of the many meaningful takeaways from the Barcelona show.

Thailand's Major Cineplex Group caters to children

Thailand's Major Cineplex Group caters to children

Major Cineplex Group Plc, one of Thailand’s leading theatre operators, opened the country’s first venue exclusively dedicated to children aged five to 12 in mid-May. Kodomo Kids Cinema, named after the main sponsor, an infant and children hygiene product line manufactured by Japan’s Lion...

A dozen cinemas invest in crime comedy 'Brothers Nest'

A dozen cinemas invest in crime comedy 'Brothers Nest'

There was a time when studios owned both the films and the cinemas, but anti-trust legislation in many countries put an end to that.