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Universal unveils 'Dark Universe' classic movie monster series

Universal Pictures announced today that its series of films reviving the studio’s classic monster characters for a new generation will be known as “Dark Universe.” The announcement includes details of the enterprise relaunching Universal’s iconic characters into modern cinema, as well as...

AMC Theatres announces annual Summer Movie Camp

AMC Theatres will kick off its nine-week AMC Classic Summer Movie Camp™ on Monday, June 5 at participating AMC Classic locations....

Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn to offer weekend brunch

The Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn will launch their first-ever brunch menu beginning Memorial Day weekend. The Alamo Brooklyn’s menu will feature classic brunch favorites with an Alamo twist, offering breakfast tostadas, breakfast pizza, deviled eggs and more....

Universal unveils 'Dark Universe' classic movie monster series

Universal Pictures announced today that its series of films reviving the studio’s classic monster characters for a new generation will be known as “Dark Universe.” The announcement includes details of the enterprise relaunching Universal’s iconic characters into modern cinema, as well as...

Hamptons Film Festival to honor Julie Andrews

The Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) announced that they will honor Oscar-winning actress Julie Andrews with a Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the festival’s 25th anniversary. The 25th annual Hamptons International Film Festival will take place over Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 5-9...

Studios, Writers Guild avert strike with last-minute deal

Talks between the Writers Guild of America and AMPTP studio alliance went down to the wire Monday night but ultimately resulted in a three-year deal, averting a threatened walkout that could have cost jobs and homes, hit the California economy with a $200 million blow per week, accelerated cord...

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.

Harkness launches new website

Harkness Screens, a in on-screen brightness technology, has launched of its new website promising quick and easy access to essential information and features, as well as a more comprehensive understanding of the company's innovative products and services.

Industry veteran Brian Claypool returns to Christie

Industry veteran Brian Claypool has returned to Christie to guide the company’s cinema-technology efforts as VP, product management, global cinema. He will report to Jennifer Smith, Christie’s executive VP, global market solutions and engineering, and be based in Cypress, Calif....

Harkness Screens announces return of the Harklets

Harkness Screens announced the forthcoming release of its animated sequel starring its storytelling characters, the Harklets....

Gold Medal opens new branch in Colorado

Colorado is now home to the newest branch location of Gold Medal Products Co., global leader for concession food equipment and supplies. Formerly operating as American Concession Supply, Gold Medal-Colorado will serve as the region’s expert resource for the concessions industry....

AMC Theatres announces annual Summer Movie Camp

AMC Theatres will kick off its nine-week AMC Classic Summer Movie Camp™ on Monday, June 5 at participating AMC Classic locations....

Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn to offer weekend brunch

The Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn will launch their first-ever brunch menu beginning Memorial Day weekend. The Alamo Brooklyn’s menu will feature classic brunch favorites with an Alamo twist, offering breakfast tostadas, breakfast pizza, deviled eggs and more....

Regal completes acquisition of Warren Theatres

Regal Entertainment Group has completed the acquisition of seven existing Warren Theatres in Kansas and Oklahoma. The transaction will add a total of seven theatres with 93 screens to Regal’s portfolio, including the Warren 14/IMAX in Moore, Oklahoma—the 17th highest-grossing theatre in the...

Features

Les Auteurs: Quebec directors make their mark in world cinema

What draws so many Canadians to Hollywood? The same things that draw everybody else: the beach, the glamour, the opportunity to use “lunch” as a verb.

Banff Bound: ShowCanada returns home after a year in Tinseltown

Last year marked an unusual outing for ShowCanada, as the Great White North’s premier exhibition industry tradeshow headed south of the border to sunny Los Angeles for their 30th year. For 31, taking place from May 30 to June 1, they’re home, home again in gorgeous Banff, Alberta....

'Small Enough to Jail': Steve James documents the troubling fraud case against Abacus Savings Bank

At the height of the 2008 financial crisis, some expressed real fear that the entire economy might crash. Was the collapse of Lehman Brothers, once thought "too big to fail," an omen? Would a housing bubble burst due to subprime mortgages?...

Les Auteurs: Quebec directors make their mark in world cinema

What draws so many Canadians to Hollywood? The same things that draw everybody else: the beach, the glamour, the opportunity to use “lunch” as a verb.

'Small Enough to Jail': Steve James documents the troubling fraud case against Abacus Savings Bank

At the height of the 2008 financial crisis, some expressed real fear that the entire economy might crash. Was the collapse of Lehman Brothers, once thought "too big to fail," an omen? Would a housing bubble burst due to subprime mortgages?...

True to Its Roots: National Film Board of Canada supports diverse filmmaking

Formed in 1939 by the Canadian government, the National Film Board has grown into one of the most storied production and distribution agencies in the world. Its legacy includes over 13,000 projects that have won thousands of film awards and 12 Oscars.

Banff Bound: ShowCanada returns home after a year in Tinseltown

Last year marked an unusual outing for ShowCanada, as the Great White North’s premier exhibition industry tradeshow headed south of the border to sunny Los Angeles for their 30th year. For 31, taking place from May 30 to June 1, they’re home, home again in gorgeous Banff, Alberta....

Top Dog: Jacque Bray brings expertise to Kelly Eisenberg Sausage Co.

For this month’s “Concessions People” profile, we spotlight Jacque Bray of Kelly Eisenberg Sausage Company.

Child’s Play: Cinépolis Junior concept caters to the needs of moviegoing parents and kids

It’s Thursday afternoon in Cinépolis Vista, a 15-plex about 40 miles north of San Diego, Calif., and Frank Soto, general manager, is up in the balcony over the main lobby, reminiscing.

The Canadian Connection: Northern innovators who propel the movie theatre business

On the occasion of ShowCanada in Banff, Alberta (May 30-June 1), 'FJI' acknowledges the vital contributions of Canadian companies to movie theatre operations.

Breaking the Language Barrier: New apps facilitate movie soundtracks for Non-English speakers

Put on your Theater Ears or tune in to myLINGO to listen to that new hit film’s soundtrack in Spanish, or—further down the development road—in any language that movie dialogue is dubbed in, worldwide.

Next-Gen Moviegoing: NAB and SMPTE ponder 'The Future of Cinema'

Every year, on the weekend before the giant NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show and Convention kicks into high gear at the Las Vegas Convention Center and 100K+ attendees converge on Sin City, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) presents a special two-day event entitled “The Future of Cinema.”

Filmmakers

'Small Enough to Jail': Steve James documents the troubling fraud case against Abacus Savings Bank

'Small Enough to Jail': Steve James documents the troubling fraud case against Abacus Savings Bank

At the height of the 2008 financial crisis, some expressed real fear that the entire economy might crash. Was the collapse of Lehman Brothers, once thought "too big to fail," an omen? Would a...
In the Wake: Bryan Cranston portrays an unhinged family man in Robin Swicord’s 'Wakefield'

In the Wake: Bryan Cranston portrays an unhinged family man in Robin Swicord’s 'Wakefield'

If they’re honest with themselves, just about everybody has to admit there’s been a time in their life where they’ve wanted to abandon everything. Goodbye job, goodbye family, goodbye responsibilities.

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