News & Features - Cinemas

Major Cineplex
Five-star experiences: Major Cineplex celebrates 20 years of deluxe locations

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 »

Phil Zacheretti
Phoenix rising: Phil Zacheretti oversees 97 screens in eight states

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 »

CineAsia Intro
Heading to Hong Kong: Annual CineAsia convention focuses on a booming region

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 »

Cinemarketing 12-14
Art, Heart, Food & Fury: Cinemarketing promotions feed the soul…and stomach

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 »

Stan Jody Reynolds
Premium humanitarians: Stan & Jody Reynolds honored for commitment to charities

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 »

Malco Premier Lanes
Incredibowl! Malco rolls 50+ years of bowling experience into family entertainment

“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 »

Malco Intro
A century of dedication: Malco Theatres kicks off 100th anniversary with humanitarian honor

“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 »

Malco Execs
At the Malco Roundtable: After 100 years, the business is still all about family

“I am third-generation,” notes Stephen Lightman, the chairman and CEO of Malco Theatres, as we begin celebrating the circuit’s 100th Anniversary. More »

Malco Memories
Malco Paradiso: Sharing memories about favorite theatres, good moments and bad projection

“There have been so many good memories,” says Stephen Lightman, chairman and CEO of Malco Theatres. More »

Malco food Larry Etter
First in food & beverage: Malco’s Larry Etter maintains a tradition of innovation

"It was almost like the perfect storm, it was a great fit for both of us," Larry Etter, Malco Theatres' senior VP of theatre services, reflects on joining the circuit in August 1997. More »

Malco Jeff Kaufman
Book ’em! Jeff Kaufman brings diverse films to Malco audiences

“I’ve been in the business virtually all my life. I grew up with it, just like these guys did.” More »

Latin American digital rollout
Digital at last! Latin American rollout finally gains momentum

At last, Latin America is now poised to complete the digitization of its screens—despite the fact that some markets of the region still have low levels of digitization. More »

Eduardo Acuna
Road to Rio: Cinépolis do Brasil recognized for quality and amazing growth

“Arriving in Brazil was tough,” admits Eduardo Acuña, chief executive officer of Cinépolis do Brasil and recipient of the ShowEast 2014 “International Exhibitor of the Year” Award. More »

Standees
Take a seat at Standees: Dineplex introduces 'Entertaining Eatery' in Kansas City

“Standees is first and foremost a restaurant and that’s the big difference More »

Death by Hitchcock Elissa Grodin
Murder at the Film Festival: Daughter of Stan Durwood pens inspired mystery novel

When a film student is strangled before the opening night of the Hitchcock Film Festival More »

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REVIEWS

Into the Woods
Film Review: Into the Woods

Over-scaled, too dark and only intermittently charming Sondheim musical adaptation does a disservice to a great cast and is often so noisy you can't even appreciate the music. More »

The H obbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Film Review: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

After rewriting the rules for modern fantasy cinema, for the better and worse, Peter Jackson’s six-film Tolkien saga slams, bangs and shudders to a long-overdue conclusion. More »

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