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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 […]

CHINESE COMPANY BUYS AMC THEATER CHAIN

May 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

China’s flirtation with Hollywood took on the aspects of a full-scale marriage as one of its biggest exhibitors, Dalian Wanda Group, agreed to buy AMC Entertainment, America’s second largest theater chain after Regal Entertainment, for $2.6 billion in debt and equity and an additional $500 million to be used principally for renovations. The New York […]

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 […]

THEATER CHAIN BANS TEXTING

September 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Harkins Theaters, a 30-theater chain operating in five states, mostly in the Southwest, has initiated a campaign to halt texting during movie screenings. It has begun replacing movie posters in its theater lobbies with signs emblazoned “NTDM,” which stands for “No Texting During Movies.” A writer on the blog CinemaBlend.com remarked on Tuesday, “They’ve been […]