News & Features - Cinemas

Starplex Enterprise: Samsung and Barco light up Ridgefield Park lobby

“Cinemas are such visual and content-rich venues that integrating dynamic digital signage is a natural fit,” notes Thomas Evans from Samsung Electronics America. More »

John Curry
Spicing up Regal: John Curry oversees concessions at nation’s largest circuit

This month’s “Concession Spotlight” moves back to the exhibitor side with a profile of John Curry, senior VP of food service and Cinebarre at leading circuit Regal Entertainment Group. More »

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The power to promote: Cinemarketing concepts from around the globe

After soliciting exclusive insights from the top marketers of films and the theatrical experience, Film Journal International will now present on a regular basis some of the best in movie marketing from around the world. More »

Grand Geneva
From the Heartland: Midwestern exhibitors gather at the Grand Geneva Resort

Each year, vice president of Rouman Amusement Company George Rouman and vice president of F&F Management John Scaletta attempt to “find some type of a trend, or something important, or some key issue” affecting the movie theatre industry which they can explore at the Geneva Convention, says Rouman. More »

Cinema on the Seine: France’s Marin Karmitz celebrates 40 years in the movie business

Over the course of his illustrious career in the business of cinéma, Marin Karmitz has worn many hats: cinematographer, director, producer and exhibitor, bookstore operator, architect and visionary, urban planner, cultural and political activist, philosopher. More »

On the Scene: Neely Schiefelbein brings marketing savvy to cinemas

This month’s Concession Spotlight swings back to the supply side of the industry with a profile of Neely Schiefelbein, VP of sales at Cinema Scene Marketing. More »

All-star players: League of Historic Theatres lands in New York City

“With almost 400 attending, this was our largest conference to date,” says Ken Stein, executive director of the League of Historic American Theatres. More »

Southern hospitality: ShowSouth returns to Atlanta for NATO-Georgia gathering

This year’s ShowSouth features a trio of highlights to which attendees of the intimate Atlanta, Georgia convention—those whom executive director Robin Miller calls “a big family”—can look forward. More »

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Guarding the Association: Chuck Winans charts NAC’s growth

“I cannot tell you how many times I had calls from trade and consumer press, television stations… They were always complaining and yapping about how theatres and stadiums could possibly charge so much for concessions?” Chuck Winans still sounds exasperated. More »

NAC - Scudillo
Promoting the Association: Jeff Scudillo keeps NAC in motion

“Concessions are the backbone of the theatre industry. We implore our members and the concession industry as a whole to not be afraid to try new things and to always think outside the box.” More »

NAC - Evans
Lasting concession connections: Evans family has deep ties to NAC

“As chairman of the NAC board, I have no responsibilities now,” chuckles John Evans Jr., senior VP, Gold Medal Products. More »

NAC - Etter
Educating the industry: Larry Etter wrote the book on concessions

“Utilizing the assets of the organization, networking with colleagues and meeting with manufacturers, all of us sharing that wealth of experience has been great, not just for our business, but for me personally as well. NAC has been extremely valuable to me. It has been my educational process for the last 35 years.” More »

Pioneering pictures and popcorn: Norm Chesler recalls early concession days

“Will NAC be around another 70 years? Oh, yes, it’s got to! There is always demand for a place where you can learn about your industry.” According to Norm Chesler, a longtime member and 1997-99 president, “there will always be a need for NAC..." More »

Selling candy and good cheer: Libby Mauro has sweet tooth for movie business

“Working with theatre owners? I love it very much.” Spoken like a true salesman, Libby Mauro, special markets manager, Western Region sales, at Promotion in Motion, actually backs up his pitch by delivering the goods. More »

Malco Ridgeway
Open house: Malco’s Memphis Grill attracts both moviegoers and business crowd

Not only has "Dinner at the movies" provided our readers with a generous serving of delicious ideas, the concept has also extended the lives of many movie theatres in great locations that have been lacking the heft and pull of the multi- and megaplexes around them. More »



The Maze Runner
Film Review: The Maze Runner

Youths try to break out of a deadly maze in the latest young-adult doomsday thriller. More »

This is Where I Leave You
Film Review: This Is Where I Leave You

Siblings bond, fight and face new problems after the death of their father in an ensemble dramedy based on the best-selling novel. More »

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