News & Features - Cinemas
“Customers’ reactions to the new and improved features have been very positive,” enthuses Ryan Hufford, senior systems engineer for Vulcan Inc. and an integral part of the team effort behind the latest and, without doubt, greatest upgrade to the famed Cinerama theatre in Seattle, Washington. More »
“Hollywood has a problem,” says Stacy Spikes as we sit in a bustling, glass-walled Manhattan office shared by the likes of Reddit, that über-hip website of the Millennial generation. More »
Back on the operator side of the business this month, we bring you a profile of Rob Novak, director of concessions for Milwaukee, WI-based Marcus Theatres. More »
There’s no better way for FJI to kick off a promising new year for theatrical exhibition than with a story about a fast-growing circuit. More »
There are a lot of things that New York City doesn’t exactly have a shortage of. Pizza joints. Bagels. Funky smells on the subway. And independent movie theatres, to the eternal delight of the Big Apple’s cinephile contingent. More »
This month’s Concession Spotlight turns back to the supply side for a profile of Adam Gottlieb, executive VP, sales and procurement, at New Hyde Park, NY-based Continental Concession Supplies, Inc. (CCSI) More »
Phantoms, Paddingtons & Penguins: Cinemarketing initiatives raise funds for wildlife and restore a Wurlitzer
In partnership with Twentieth Century Fox of Germany, the kinos of Cineplex in 63 cities donated two cents (European) for every ticket sold at any one of the group’s 87 locations showing Die Pinguine aus Madagascar to the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). More »
Thailand’s Major Cineplex Group, winner of the 2014 CineAsia “Exhibitor of the Year” Award, has been breaking new ground in many ways since its relatively modest beginnings in 1995–and apparently has quite a few more aces up its sleeves for years to come. More »
Our Concession Spotlight this month expands beyond just theatre concessions, as we introduce you to Phil Zacheretti, president and CEO of Phoenix Big Cinemas Management (PBCM) in Knoxville, TN More »
The Asia-Pacific market is responsible for an increasingly large share of the global box-office bounty each year, which makes the annual CineAsia convention in Hong Kong a more and more essential event for the international movie exhibition and distribution communities. More »
Art in the Arthouse… In honor of this month’s CineAsia event, we begin our latest “Cinemarketing” overview with an exhibition featuring the exquisite abstract works of Nanchong City, China-born artist Xi Hou More »
In recognition of their extensive philanthropic work with Variety The Children’s Charity and other charitable organizations, the founder, president and CEO of insurance company Reynolds & Reynolds, Stan J. Reynolds, and his wife Jody will receive the Al Shapiro Distinguished Service Award at the ShowEast convention in Florida. More »
“During the mid-1950s, we actually entered into the bowling business as a hedge against the declining theatre attendance with the emergence of television,” explains Robert “Bobby” Levy, executive VP, advertising and marketing at Malco Theatres. More »
“It is always an honor to be recognized by your peers and we are humbled by the choice of Malco Theatres as this year’s award recipient.” More »
“I am third-generation,” notes Stephen Lightman, the chairman and CEO of Malco Theatres, as we begin celebrating the circuit’s 100th Anniversary. More »
Intermittently amusing bro-comedy trifle that confirms Kevin Hart's talent, though not his taste in material. More »
This feel-good, looks-great first-time big-screen adaptation of the beloved British children's stories about a stowaway Peruvian bear finding his, er, bearings in London is much more than just, oops, bearable. The handsome production greatly benefits from a top-notch cast of some of the U.K.’s finest actors and its beautiful blend of CGI-enriched live action and animated ursine star. More »
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