News & Features - Cinemas
For movie buffs, the name TOHO is synonymous with the iconic movie monsters Godzilla, Rodan and Mothra, and such Golden Age Japanese film classics as Seven Samurai, Throne of Blood and Woman in the Dunes. More »
In Thailand, watching a movie on the silver screen has always been relatively easy—which doesn’t necessarily mean that it always has been a pleasant experience, too. More »
Why leave the comforts and technology of home? Why buy concessions that are poor in quality and ridiculous in price? Why spend money on gas and time stuck in traffic? Those were some of the questions that Theodore T.Y. Kim asked during the CinemaCon 2013 presentation on “The Future of Exhibition, Architecturally Speaking.” More »
As more and more new theatres open in the Asia-Pacific region (especially in the booming market of China), entrepreneurs are looking to give these cinema complexes a technological edge. More »
Fresh-Air Fund: Honda-sponsored competition provides digital projectors to struggling outdoor theatres
“I thought it might be a bunch of baloney.” Andy Wetzel, owner of the Stateline Drive-In in Elizabethton, TN, was skeptical when a representative from Honda sent him an e-mail early this past summer. More »
“Change is not the right word. It’s a different planet,” attests Ira Stiegler about how China has developed since he first came to Shanghai as a student in 1981 and later returned to the People’s Republic as senior VP architecture and construction during the global expansion of Warner Bros. International Cinemas (WBIC). More »
For this month’s concession executive profile, we move back to the operator side and introduce you to Mark Benvenuto, president of the theatre division at Belmont Capital. More »
“The exhibition business is strong, there has been a lot of consolidation, and I think there are many changes happening for the better,” declares Ellis Jacob, president and chief executive officer of Cineplex Inc. and this year’s Show ‘E’ Award recipient. More »
During the past decade, the moviegoing experience has evolved in numerous ways from high-tech advances in motion picture film format and projection display standards to in-theatre motion-simulation effects. Aside from technology advancements that enhance the visual and sensory effects, many motion picture theatres have gradually advanced and expanded amenities and services More »
Our continuing series of profiles of theatre industry concession executives turns to the supply side of the business this month with an in-depth look at John Irace, president of Packaging Concepts Inc. (PCI). More »
Over the past 10 years, in most mature markets cinema admissions have been and remain stubbornly flat in spite of new innovations to improve how we show film. More »
Following last month’s visit to our first Cinema Entertainment Center (CEC) at Frank Theatres CineBowl & Grille, Film Journal International takes its readers on another ride that offers million-euro roller coasters, stuffed animals, slushy ice, laser tag, bumper cars, skating rinks, climbing walls, water rides and much more. More »
As the ShowEast edition of Film Journal International went to press, the Sandra Bullock-George Clooney 3D spectacular Gravity had just set an October box-office record, which bodes well for the fall and holiday season ahead, already filled with much buzzed-about awards contenders. More »
“We have designed cinema projects for several generations of the Mercy family, and Orion Cinema & Mickey’s Pub is a show-stopper,” TK Architects principal Jack Muffoletto told us back in January when Film Journal International was preparing its “Class of 2012” review. More »
Although National Association of Theatre Owners president and CEO John Fithian is usually optimistic about our industry and always a pleasure to speak with, he seemed particularly upbeat during our annual pre-ShowEast interview. More »
Portrait of a struggling, stubborn folksinger in 1961 New York is a Coen Brothers triumph, and one of the year’s best films. More »
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