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REPORT: WEINSTEIN CO. EXPECTING TROUBLE FROM SCIENTOLOGISTS

September 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Weinstein Co., expecting to face protests from members of Scientology over its Paul Thomas Anderson film The Master, has increased security at tonight’s (Thursday) premiere of the movie in New York, MovieLine.com reported today. The New York Post, citing unnamed sources, reported earlier this week that Scientologists have been inundating the distributor with “strange […]

REPUBLICAN CONVENTION — A LAUGH FOR YOUNGER VIEWERS

September 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

With its tilt toward conservative viewers, Fox News Channel was certain to capture the most viewers during the Republican National Convention last week. And it did. What turned out to be surprising, however, was that it was not No. 1 among the 18-34 age group who tuned in. But then, Fox’s principal competitors, CNN and […]

NO. 3 THEATER CHAIN REPORTS 28 PERCENT BOOST IN PROFITS

August 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Cinemark Holdings, which operates the third-largest movie chain in the U.S. and is moving rapidly to raise its profile abroad, reported a 28-percent boost in earnings during the second quarter to $51.6 million on revenue of $649.6 million. Domestic business was up fractionally. Revenue from admissions rose 3 percent as attendance improved 4.1 percent and […]

SHARES OF THEATER CHAINS DROP DESPITE PICK UP IN ATTENDANCE

July 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Ordinarily after a weekend that saw theater attendance soar, one might have expected that the stock of exhibitors would also follow suit. Such was not the case, however, with shares of several exhibitors tumbling in near free fall, presumably in reaction to last weekend’s theater shooting in Aurora, CO. Worst hit was Carmike Cinemas, whose […]

THEATERS BEEFING UP SECURITY IN WAKE OF SHOOTING

July 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Theater chains quickly acted to beef up security following the early morning shooting at an Aurora, CO theater showing The Dark Knight Rises that left at least 12 dead and as many as 50 injured. The Boston Herald quoted a spokesperson for one popular local theater, CinemaSalem, as saying that it was making sure that […]