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Marcus Theatres to introduce BistroPlex concept in Greendale, Wisc.

Marcus Theatres is bringing a new dining and movie entertainment concept to the Southridge Mall property in Greendale, Wisc., this summer. Called BistroPlex, the building will feature eight in-theatre dining auditoriums with DreamLounger℠ recliners, including two SuperScreen DLX® auditoriums with...

Manhattan's United Palace programs 'Movies That Reawaken Wonder'

United Palace, the former Loew’s 175th Street Theatre which opened in 1930, is kicking off a year-long classic movie series celebrating the building’s past as a “Wonder Theatre” and its state-of-the-art cinematic return with a DCP projector donated by Broadway superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda, and...

Cinemark offers free XD upgrade to loyalty program members

Cinemark is offering its “Connections” loyalty program members a complimentary upgrade to Cinemark XD for the same price as seeing the movie in a regular auditorium. The limited-time free upgrade promotion is valid for movies playing in XD auditoriums from through Monday, March 13, 2017, at all...

Huahua Media, Shanghai Media Group invest US$1 bil. in Paramount

It was a surprise when in 2014 a Shanghai-based company called Huahua Media became the China marketing partner for Transformers: Age of Extinction. It was a surprise again when earlier this month the same company, along with Shanghai Film Group, put US$1 billion into Paramount, in the latest...

The Force is not strong with 'Rogue One' in China

The original Star Wars trilogy—released between 1977 and 1983 and distributed by Fox—hit theatres when China was just beginning to open up to the rest of the world after decades of isolation under Chairman Mao’s leadership. American audiences were snaking around blocks to see The Empire Strikes...

'The Mermaid' and 'Zootopia' top China's $6.6 billion 2016 box office

A February film was the high point for China’s 2016 box office, with Stephen Chow’s The Mermaid outswimming Disney’s Zootopia and two other Hollywood films to emerge as the year’s winner....

Christie installs its first RGB laser projector in Mexico

Mexico’s Cinemex, the sixth-largest chain in the world, has installed the country’s first Christie RGB laser projector in Screen 3 (CinemeXtremo) at its Cinemex Mundo E complex in Mexico City. This auditorium is also equipped with Christie Vive Audio™ cinema sound and Dolby Atmos® immersive sound...

Turkey's Mars Cinema Group signs new deal with Sony Digital

Mars Cinema Group, the leading cinema chain in Turkey, signed a new partnership with Sony 4K Digital Cinema. Under this new deal, 69 screens in eight new cinemas across Turkey will be equipped with Sony's most advanced 4K digital cinema technology....

Christie introduces CP2308-C Xenon projector at CineAsia

Christie has introduced the new CP2308-C high-value Xenon projector, based on a powerful new electronics platform. Attendees at CineAsia 2016 in Hong Kong are the first in the world to encounter the new system, and also get a sneak peek at a new Christie RGB laser projector....

SMPTE partners with NAB Show on 'Future of Cinema' Conference

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the organization whose standards work supports technological advances in entertainment technology, released details about the 2017 NAB Show's "Future of Cinema Conference: The Intersection of Technology, Art & Commerce in Cinema,...

Harkness Screens restructures commercial team to support global customers

Harkness Screens announced that Asia senior VP of sales and marketing Preetham Daniel has taken on new responsibilities in addition to his existing role. As well as managing Harkness’ expansion in Asia which has seen significant growth, Daniel will focus on supporting Harkness’ global customers...

Barco aligns with Vision Media Management for lobby marketing

Leading digital cinema company Barco and Vision Media Management (VMM), a top marketing and fulfillment services provider for the movie business, have formed a strategic alliance to offer studios and exhibitors a single-source solution for in-theatre media marketing. The companies will jointly...

Marcus Theatres to introduce BistroPlex concept in Greendale, Wisc.

Marcus Theatres is bringing a new dining and movie entertainment concept to the Southridge Mall property in Greendale, Wisc., this summer. Called BistroPlex, the building will feature eight in-theatre dining auditoriums with DreamLounger℠ recliners, including two SuperScreen DLX® auditoriums with...

Manhattan's United Palace programs 'Movies That Reawaken Wonder'

United Palace, the former Loew’s 175th Street Theatre which opened in 1930, is kicking off a year-long classic movie series celebrating the building’s past as a “Wonder Theatre” and its state-of-the-art cinematic return with a DCP projector donated by Broadway superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda, and...

Cinemark offers free XD upgrade to loyalty program members

Cinemark is offering its “Connections” loyalty program members a complimentary upgrade to Cinemark XD for the same price as seeing the movie in a regular auditorium. The limited-time free upgrade promotion is valid for movies playing in XD auditoriums from through Monday, March 13, 2017, at all...

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Cinematic Layover: Movie theatres in airports are taking flight

Going to a movie: Fun. Eating a nice meal with your friends: Fun. Going to a concert: Fun. Waiting at an airport for your plane to arrive... less than fun, at least for myself and, I would hazard, most of my fellow travelers. Air travel is stressful, it’s uncomfortable, it’s boring.

Parisian Adventures: mk2 Bibliothèque immerses itself in virtual reality

When mk2 Bibliothèque opened back in February 2003 in Paris, France, launching a 20-screen cinema with 3,000 seats—actually “Love Seats” designed by Martin Szekely—in a developing district created and anchored by the Bibliothèque Nationale de France was not an easy proposition. Today, mk2...

Independent Spirit: Damon Rubio brings high standards to his small California circuit

“I will never forget my waiting in line for four hours to see Star Wars. That movie transformed me, it’s why I am in the business today,” states Damon Rubio, president of D’ Place Entertainment. That single experience surely played a role in Rubio’s current leadership status, managing his own new federation of theatres.

Logan’s Last Run: James Mangold and Hugh Jackman reunite for ultimate Wolverine adventure

At first glance, filmmaker James Mangold seems to routinely move from one genre to another, having directed biopic 'Girl, Interrupted,' romantic comedy 'Kate and Leopold,' slasher-thriller 'Identity,' western '3:10 to Yuma' and action-adventure 'The Wolverine.'

Dark Side: Jordan Peele's 'Get Out' mixes horror and social satire

Universal Pictures’ Get Out is not a funny movie. Yes, Jordan Peele is a funny guy: Born and raised on Manhattan's Upper West Side, he performed with Chicago's famed Second City troupe and later joined the cast of “MADtv,” where he met Keegan-Michael Key; their Comedy Central series “Key &...

A Controversial Conversion: 'Keep Quiet' explores the unique journey of a Hungarian anti-Semite

Ambitious, scheming, virulently anti-Semitic, Csanád Szegedi rocketed to power as the vice president of the ultra-nationalistic, far-right Hungarian Jobbik Party. He resurrected the Arrow Cross, a World War II pro-Nazi Hungarian group, and was elected to the EU Parliament, the youngest delegate ever. That made some of his colleagues jealous—jealous enough to level the most despicable smear they could conjure: that Szegedi himself was a Jew and had no place in the Hungarian far right.

Cinematic Layover: Movie theatres in airports are taking flight

Going to a movie: Fun. Eating a nice meal with your friends: Fun. Going to a concert: Fun. Waiting at an airport for your plane to arrive... less than fun, at least for myself and, I would hazard, most of my fellow travelers. Air travel is stressful, it’s uncomfortable, it’s boring.

Parisian Adventures: mk2 Bibliothèque immerses itself in virtual reality

When mk2 Bibliothèque opened back in February 2003 in Paris, France, launching a 20-screen cinema with 3,000 seats—actually “Love Seats” designed by Martin Szekely—in a developing district created and anchored by the Bibliothèque Nationale de France was not an easy proposition. Today, mk2...

Independent Spirit: Damon Rubio brings high standards to his small California circuit

“I will never forget my waiting in line for four hours to see Star Wars. That movie transformed me, it’s why I am in the business today,” states Damon Rubio, president of D’ Place Entertainment. That single experience surely played a role in Rubio’s current leadership status, managing his own new federation of theatres.

Evolving Technology: Trends and takeaways from the ICTA L.A. Seminar

The International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA) recently hosted its annual technical seminar session in Los Angeles for a broad group of industry leaders serving and working in the cinema business.

The Reality of VR: Tech innovators ponder virtual reality and immersion’s role in the theatrical space

Just as computers, the Internet, digital operations, and spicy tuna on crispy rice were once unthinkable for theatres, so too has Virtual Reality’s (VR) entry been a surprise. While IMAX begins setting up its headset-based VR viewing pod installations in theatre spaces, the groundbreaking, near...

Who’s Who in TMS & NOC: A guide to companies that help manage and monitor cinemas

'Film Journal International' presents our 2017 guide to Theatre Management Systems (TMS) that help multi-screen cinemas organize their feature and pre-show presentations, the Network Operation Centers that provide 24/7 support, and new systems that coordinate film scheduling and booking.

Filmmakers

Logan’s Last Run: James Mangold and Hugh Jackman reunite for ultimate Wolverine adventure

Logan’s Last Run: James Mangold and Hugh Jackman reunite for ultimate Wolverine adventure

At first glance, filmmaker James Mangold seems to routinely move from one genre to another, having directed biopic 'Girl, Interrupted,' romantic comedy 'Kate and Leopold,' slasher-thriller 'Identity,' western '3:10 to Yuma' and action-adventure 'The Wolverine.'
A Controversial Conversion: 'Keep Quiet' explores the unique journey of a Hungarian anti-Semite

A Controversial Conversion: 'Keep Quiet' explores the unique journey of a Hungarian anti-Semite

Ambitious, scheming, virulently anti-Semitic, Csanád Szegedi rocketed to power as the vice president of the ultra-nationalistic, far-right Hungarian Jobbik Party. He resurrected the Arrow Cross, a World War II pro-Nazi Hungarian group, and was elected to the EU Parliament, the youngest delegate ever. That made some of his colleagues jealous—jealous enough to level the most despicable smear they could conjure: that Szegedi himself was a Jew and had no place in the Hungarian far right.

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