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AMC THEATRES IMPOSES DRESS CODE IN WAKE OF SHOOTING

July 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The AMC theater chain on Friday banned face-covering masks and “offensive” costumes at its theaters in the wake of the shooting at a Colorado theater where The Dark Knight Rises was being shown. The theater’s action came after eyewitnesses told of seeing the alleged shooter dressed in black and wearing a mask and body armor […]

CINEMARK THEATERS TO OFFER HEALTHY SNACKS

January 12, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

Cinemark, the nation’s third-largest theater chain, is expanding its healthy-eating concession items. The exhibitor, which was the first to use Canola oil instead of highly saturated coconut oil to prepare popcorn and began dropping other snacks containing trans-fats two years go, is introducing a 450-calorie snack pack called Lite Bites, containing a “calorie counter” portion […]

SHARES OF THEATER CHAINS NOSEDIVE

December 30, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Shares of the nation’s largest theater chains have plunged along with ticket sales in the fourth quarter as analysts revised their earnings estimates for the chains after the chains themselves reported revenue declines for the first three quarters — that is, even before the dreadful holiday season. The Hollywood Reporter observed today (Friday) that attendance […]

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 […]