News & Features - Cinemas
“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 »
“This is not just any movie theatre." More »
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 »
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 »
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, 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 »
“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 »
This month’s Concession Spotlight shines on Kathleen Gillman, director of food and beverage/purchasing at Dallas, Texas-based Starplex Cinemas. More »
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 »
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 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-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 »
“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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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