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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 »

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 »

Rialto revolution
Rialto revolution: In April 1916, a theatre's debut in the heart of Times Square changed the entertainment business

On the evening of April 21, 1916, a select audience of almost 2,000 attended the opening of New York’s new Rialto Theatre More »

Trolls, Turtles and a Sex Tape: 'Cowabunga' cinemarketing from around the world

Thank you to exhibitors, theatre teams and studio representatives from around the world for sharing some great promotions More »

ShowEast 30: Exhibitors to network at Hollywood, Florida convention

It won’t be a record-breaking year, but as delegates journey to Hollywood, Florida, for the 30th annual ShowEast Convention More »

Premium Large Format
A bigger picture: Tracking the growth of Premium Large Format

A premium large-format cinema screen (PLF) is a clearly defined, technologically superior product, which can be marketed at a premium. In technology terms, 3D began the notion of a premium concept, but as 3D is now established in 39.3% of modern screens, cinema exhibitors believe they have found a new revenue driver in PLF. More »



John Wick
Film Review: John Wick

Retired hit man seeks revenge on Russian mob in an above-average action film. More »

Fury Review
Film Review: Fury

American tanks fight superior German forces in the closing days of World War II. More »

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