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DR. WHO COMING TO THEATERS IN 3D

February 12, 2013 by · 2 Comments 

Dr. Who, the British science-fiction show that debuted in 1963, making it the longest-running sci-fi show in history — which has also successfully transitioned into books, DVDs, and iTunes downloads –is about to transition to movie theaters as part of a 3D 50th anniversary celebration. 3D, said BBC’s controller of drama commissioning Ben Stephenson, will […]

EXHIBITOR DROPS SHOWTIME LISTINGS; NEWSPAPER FIGHTS BACK

February 4, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Malco Theaters, a 32-theater chain in the Southeastern U.S., has decided it no longer wishes to pay the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette to list the times its movies play on its screens in Little Rock, Arkansas. And the newspaper is fighting back. Romenesko.com has displayed a “house ad” in which the newspaper says that the Malco decision […]

3D CONCERTS IN MOVIE THEATERS — BETTER THAN LIVE?

May 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Watching classical music projected on a 3D movie screen may be more enjoyable than watching it being performed live, British music critic Guy Dammann has suggested. The veteran critic attended a screening in London last Thursday of Berliner Philharmoniker: A Musical Journey in 3D, a recording of Sir Simon Rattle conducting the Berlin Philharmonic in […]

TO SELL OR EXPAND? A DILEMMA FOR U.K.’S LARGEST EXHIBITOR

May 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Odeon/UCI chain, the largest motion picture exhibitor in the U.K., is in separate talks that could yield either of two different outcomes: sale of the company or the procurement of $1 billion in new debt to expand it further, Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported today (Tuesday). Odeon chief Rupert Gavin told the newspaper, “The priority […]

CHINA’S BOX OFFICE DECLINES (BUT NOT AS MUCH AS U.S.)

April 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

China is experiencing the same sort of box-office doldrums as the U.S. In the first quarter revenue slipped to $400 million, versus $450 million for the same period a year ago, Daily Variety reported today (Thursday). That’s a decline of 11 percent, about half the size of the downturn in North America. Last year, revenue […]

SYMPHONIES COMING TO THEATERS — IN 3D

April 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Employing a strategy that could prove to be a boon to struggling symphony orchestras elsewhere, the Berlin Philharmonic, under the baton on Sir Simon Rattle, will stage a performance that will be beamed in 3D to hundreds of movie theaters around the world. Reporting on the planned screening, Britain’s Guardian newspaper said today (Tuesday): “The […]

REPORT: CHINA TO CHALLENGE HOLLYWOOD

September 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Presumably convinced that its citizens would rather watch large-scale movie productions on theater screens than see pirated versions on TV sets, China — a country where film piracy is rampant — has embarked on a massive theater construction program, opening as many multiplexes so far this year as they did in all of 2009, Britain’s […]

INFLATION HITS BOX OFFICE

March 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Defying the trend in virtually every other U.S. business, prices of movie tickets shot up over the weekend, particularly at IMAX and 3D theaters, with charges rising about 8 percent in 3D theaters, 4 percent in non-3D ones and $5 across the board at IMAX locations, according to various reports. A spokesman for AMC theaters […]