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LIVE PHANTOM A HIT IN U.K. MOVIE THEATERS

October 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A single screening of the live The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary Concert, broadcast from the Royal Albert Hall in London took in $850,000 at 255 movie theaters in the U.K. on Sunday. That single screening grossed more than all but two movies screened in the U.K. over the entire weekend, Britain’s Guardian newspaper […]

WHY EVEN 2D MOVIES MAY NOW SEEM DARKER

May 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

With the proliferation of digital 3D projection systems throughout the U.S., some theater owners are leaving the special polarizing devices, nearly all of them made by Sony, on the lenses of their projectors even when they’re using them to show 2D movies, resulting in “drastically darker” screen images, according to the Boston Globe. A projectionist […]

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 […]