News & Features - Cinemas

Eddy Duquenne
Aiming for the best: Kinepolis’ Eddy Duquenne earns global exhibition honor

“Oysters and champagne”—more appropriate chatter for upscale restaurants—seem unlikely words to emerge in a profile of one of Europe’s top exhibition executives and the major state-of-the-art chain he runs. More »

EFA Article
Coming attractions: The fusion of cinema and family entertainment centers

In recent years, many theatrical exhibitors have sought ways to further diversify their revenue sources to reduce their dependence on box-office and traditional concession sales. More »

Lotte World Tower
Sky’s the limit: Lotte Cinema World Tower in Seoul will be Asia’s largest multiplex

Leading Korean cinema circuit Lotte Cinema has embarked on its most ambitious project to date: the Lotte Cinema World Tower in Seoul, which will be the largest multiplex in Asia with 21 auditoriums and 4,600 seats. More »

David Passman
Passman’s progress: NATO chairman looks back at 2013 and sees robust times ahead

Last October, David Passman, president and CEO of leading theatre circuit Carmike Cinemas, was re-elected as chairman of the National Association of Theatre Owners. In anticipation of CinemaCon 2014, Passman spoke with Film Journal International on the state of the exhibition business, the challenges facing theatre owners, and NATO’s latest initiatives. More »

CinemaCon Preview
What happens in Vegas: CinemaCon celebrates year four at Caesars Palace

CinemaCon, the annual convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, holds its fourth edition March 24-27 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, and managing director Mitch Neuhauser promises another memorable week. More »

‘A little bit of everything’ NATO’s John Fithian tackles a broad range of issues

“Ahh…” John Fithian, the president and CEO of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) begins our conversation with an audible and somewhat unexpected sigh when we catch up with him after his visit to several of his exhibitor members. More »

Kathi Gilman
Shining at Starplex: Kathi Gilman oversees diverse food options at Texas circuit

This month’s Concession Spotlight shines on Kathleen Gillman, director of food and beverage/purchasing at Dallas, Texas-based Starplex Cinemas. More »

Tim Farha
Sweet reward: NAC Salutes Nestle’s Tim Farha with Bert Nathan honor

Each year, the National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) recognizes one of its members with the Bert Nathan Memorial Award for their outstanding work and dedication in the concession industry and within NAC. This year, the recipient is Tim Farha of Nestle USA, a hard-working, dedicated family man and friend to so many of us in the industry. It’s very easy to be thrilled about his winning this award. More »

New Cinemas 2013 Pt. 3
International Class: From Ningbo to Venice, new cinemas make a splash

As the global exhibition industry gathers at CinemaCon, it has become a tradition for our annual cinema “Class” to focus on international studies as well. More »

Marcus feature
Maximizing Marcus: Rolando Rodriguez reintroduces a venerable theatre brand

“Marcus Theatres continuously invests in making the moviegoing experience more enjoyable and more memorable for our customers,” says Rolando Rodriguez, president and chief executive officer of Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based Marcus Theatres. More »

Social Media feature
Social media-savvy: Theatre circuits utilize new technology to enhance old-fashioned customer service

“Our rule of thumb tends to be: Would we watch it? Would we click on it? Would we like it? Would we share it? And so we try and stay relevant,” says AMC Theatres VP of guest and digital marketing Brent Cooke, offering a succinct explanation for his company’s approach to social media More »

Zoo Palast
Architektur, atmosphere und service: New Zoo Palast brings grand cinema to Berlin

“We were dealing with a lot of work, but I believe it was well worth it,” says Hans-Joachim Flebbe, managing director of Premium Entertainment GmbH, the tenacious developer and operator of the all-new and all-wonderful Zoo Palast. More »

New Cinemas 2013 Pt. 2
Big and bold: From Hollywood’s restored Chinese to Santikos’ Palladium, new cinemas opt for spectacle

“The biggest challenge was coming up with an exciting design within the defined footprint we were given while still meeting the exhibitor’s programmatic requirements.” Paul Georges, one of our “Class of 2013” leaders last month and principal at JKR Partners in charge of Regal Moorestown Mall Stadium 12 & RPX, was speaking about the New Jersey town of the same name. More »

Larry Etter Feature
Malco’s maestro: Larry Etter brings love of education to concession operations

This month’s concession executive spotlight focuses on Larry Etter, senior VP of theatre service and food services for Malco Theatres, who plays a dual role of management in his own company and educational stewardship at the National Association of Concessionaires (NAC). More »



Film Review: Transcendence

Johnny Depp is an idealistic researcher whose consciousness is uploaded into an artificial intelligence in this slick techno-thriller with delusions of seriousness from Christopher Nolan’s cinematographer. More »

Draft Day
Film Review: Draft Day

Pro football manager faces crises on the most important day of his career in a well-tooled vehicle for Kevin Costner. More »

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