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Flix Brewhouse cinema-eatery to anchor West Houston entertainment site

Trammell Crow Company, developer of the Hub at Harvest Green, Houston’s new upscale entertainment destination, announced that Flix Brewhouse™, a combination first-run dine-in cinema and microbrewery, is slated as the Hub’s first entertainment anchor....

'Black Panther' sets opening-weekend records at 150 AMC locations

More than 150 AMC Theatres locations, nearly 23 percent of the company’s U.S. circuit, set new admissions-revenue records for a single title during the four-day opening weekend of Disney and Marvel’s Black Panther. Among these locations, 15 AMCs more than doubled their previous record and two AMC...

Fandango sells 30% of 'Black Panther' opening-weekend tickets

Fandango announced that it sold more than 30% of the U.S. four-day weekend box-office dollars for Black Panther, marking one of Fandango’s largest shares of opening weekend for any movie in the company’s 18-year history....

Inaugural Australian International Screen Forum set for New York City

Showcasing groundbreaking new Australian content and workshops with leading film industry mentors, the inaugural Australian International Screen Forum will take place in New York City March 19-22....

Tribeca Film Festival to open with Gilda Radner documentary

The Tribeca Film Festival will open its 17th edition with the world premiere of Love, Gilda on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at New York City’s Beacon Theatre. Presented by CNN Films and produced by 3 Faces Films in association with Motto Pictures, the doc celebrates the career of original “Saturday...

A24 to donate 5% of 'Florida Project' digital proceeds to Community Hope Center

A24 will donate five percent of proceeds from first-week digital sales of Sean Baker’s award-winning film The Florida Project to the Community Hope Center, an organization that assists families that are either homeless or living in motels along Osceola County's Highway 192 corridor, where the...

Ymagis Group and CineStar partner at 52 locations

Ymagis Group, the European specialist in digital technologies for the cinema industry, will oversee all projection and audio installations, field services, and technical customer service for CineStar, Germany’s leading cinema chain. The agreement will cover CineStar’s entire network of 52...

CinemaNext signs agreement with French circuit Megarama

CinemaNext, Ymagis Group’s leading exhibitor services provider in Europe, and French cinema exhibitor Megarama have announced an agreement for the installation of EclairColor HDR technology on 15 screens. The announcement was made March 27 at the CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas....

Dolby strikes product deals with Dadi, Wanda

Dolby Laboratories announced that it will expand its deployment of cinema products across China, unveiling deals with exhibitors Dadi Cinema Group and Wanda Cinema Line Corporation to install Dolby products in new and existing cinemas throughout 2017.

Eclair names Dan Clark U.K. commercial director

Eclair, a leader in content services for the motion picture and television industries, announced the appointment of Dan Clark as its commercial director in the United Kingdom....

RealD wins European Patent Office decision

RealD Inc. announced today that the European Patent Office’s (EPO) Opposition Division has upheld the validity of one of the company’s key patents for light-doubling 3D cinema projection systems....

Galalite unveils marketing campaign touting screen innovations

Leading cinema screen technology company Galalite recently unveiled its marketing campaign for 2018, emphasizing the company’s record of innovation, with products that are “smarter and more progressive.”...

Flix Brewhouse cinema-eatery to anchor West Houston entertainment site

Trammell Crow Company, developer of the Hub at Harvest Green, Houston’s new upscale entertainment destination, announced that Flix Brewhouse™, a combination first-run dine-in cinema and microbrewery, is slated as the Hub’s first entertainment anchor....

'Black Panther' sets opening-weekend records at 150 AMC locations

More than 150 AMC Theatres locations, nearly 23 percent of the company’s U.S. circuit, set new admissions-revenue records for a single title during the four-day opening weekend of Disney and Marvel’s Black Panther. Among these locations, 15 AMCs more than doubled their previous record and two AMC...

Fandango sells 30% of 'Black Panther' opening-weekend tickets

Fandango announced that it sold more than 30% of the U.S. four-day weekend box-office dollars for Black Panther, marking one of Fandango’s largest shares of opening weekend for any movie in the company’s 18-year history....

Features

Purchasing Power: Exhibitors hail a new age of movie ticketing and POS

In this 'Film Journal International' survey, five top exhibitors reflect on the ways technology has impacted how their customers purchase movie tickets and enhanced the business operations of cinemas. Moviegoers are more engaged than ever and seem to have no reservations about reserved seating.

Get Smart! About Ticketing: UCI Kinowelt counts on dynamic pricing

“The cinema market in Germany is very open to the subject of pricing,” says Claas Eimer, commercial director of UCI Kinowelt, a leading circuit in the country and subsidiary of AMC Entertainment’s United Kingdom-based Odeon Cinemas Group. “And, as an innovative exhibitor, we are equally open to...

Expanded Reach: Fandango acquires MovieTickets and plans more consumer innovations

In mid-October 2017, Fandango announced an agreement to acquire its longtime rival in the cinema ticketing space, MovieTickets.com.

Unnatural Resource: Alex Garland and Natalie Portman probe the mysteries of 'Annihilation'

Nature abhors a vacuum, but she's pretty laissez faire about everything else.

Manhattan Mystery: Chen Sicheng brings 'Detective Chinatown' series to New York City

Writer-director Chen Sicheng shot Detective Chinatown 2 in New York City for 40 days over the fall. It was the first Chinese-language production in the U.S. to use union crews. Starring Wang Baoqiang and Liu Haoran, it is a sequel to 2015's hit action-comedy. Warner Bros. released it today on 115...

Cave-mation: Nick Park goes paleo with stop-motion animated 'Early Man'

Little did a stop-frame animation student at the National Film and Television School in England know that his graduation project called 'A Grand Day Out' would launch him into international stardom, and make a hapless, cheese-loving inventor and his genius dog cultural icons.

Purchasing Power: Exhibitors hail a new age of movie ticketing and POS

In this 'Film Journal International' survey, five top exhibitors reflect on the ways technology has impacted how their customers purchase movie tickets and enhanced the business operations of cinemas. Moviegoers are more engaged than ever and seem to have no reservations about reserved seating.

Get Smart! About Ticketing: UCI Kinowelt counts on dynamic pricing

“The cinema market in Germany is very open to the subject of pricing,” says Claas Eimer, commercial director of UCI Kinowelt, a leading circuit in the country and subsidiary of AMC Entertainment’s United Kingdom-based Odeon Cinemas Group. “And, as an innovative exhibitor, we are equally open to...

Data Rich: ComScore’s Movie Group measures the box-office world

comScore’s history is relatively brief but relentlessly ambitious.

Expanded Reach: Fandango acquires MovieTickets and plans more consumer innovations

In mid-October 2017, Fandango announced an agreement to acquire its longtime rival in the cinema ticketing space, MovieTickets.com.

Group Outings: Atom Tickets adds new promotions to its social movie-ticketing service

Atom Tickets is a social movie-ticketing app that’s been around since 2014.

Customer Convenience: Ticketing and POS companies showcase their latest innovations

Film Journal International offers our annual update on the latest initiatives from companies that specialize in ticketing for movie theatres....

Filmmakers

Unnatural Resource: Alex Garland and Natalie Portman probe the mysteries of 'Annihilation'

Unnatural Resource: Alex Garland and Natalie Portman probe the mysteries of 'Annihilation'

Nature abhors a vacuum, but she's pretty laissez faire about everything else.
Cave-mation: Nick Park goes paleo with stop-motion animated 'Early Man'

Cave-mation: Nick Park goes paleo with stop-motion animated 'Early Man'

Little did a stop-frame animation student at the National Film and Television School in England know that his graduation project called 'A Grand Day Out' would launch him into international stardom, and make a hapless, cheese-loving inventor and his genius dog cultural icons.

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