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Movie theater attendance in 2014 was the lowest since 1995


But maybe we just need new metrics... or better movies
Jan 02
// Alec Kubas-Meyer
2014 is officially over. Celebration aside, this means that we can finally evaluate the year as a whole. The Hollywood Reporter has started us off right, with a breakdown of the box office numbers from the year. And... well, ...
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Terrorism wins
[UPDATE: In response to the mass cancelations by theaters, Sony has officially halted the film's release. The language of the statement implies that it will come out eventually, but there's no indication of when that mig...

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We answer The (Movie) Question!
Theatrical re-releases are a big thing nowadays. Whether it's Oscar-hopefuls like Gravity and Captain Phillips returning to theaters to score some mindshare or big events like the 4K projection of Lawrence of Arabi...

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Regal Cinemas selling mega tickets for World War Z


I thought we stopped using the word mega
Jun 14
// Matthew Razak
Here's an interesting little prospect: getting more out of your already expensive movie ticket by paying more for it. Regal Cinemas is offering up Mega Tickets to World War Z. When you give them $50 bucks they give you a tick...
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Regal Cinemas to raise their ticket prices 4%


Gotta learn to love boot soup if you wanna watch them Hobbit sequels
May 23
// Hubert Vigilla
Deadline reported that Regal ticket prices are expected to go up 3% to 4% this year, in keeping with patterns from previous years. This means that you'll need to take out a loan if you want to waste your money on World War Z ...
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Here's your first look at Rocky the stage musical


Rhinestone 2: Fight from the Heart
Apr 30
// Hubert Vigilla
It was ages ago when we first mentioned the stage musical adaptation of Rocky, but now we have your first look at the production, which is headed to Broadway in February or March 2014. And... well... it looks and sounds a li...

UPDATE: There are more theaters with The Hobbit in 48 fps

Nov 08 // Nick Valdez
Tikahntnu Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX, Anchorage, AKMcCain Mall Stadium 12 & RPX, North Little Rock, ARAlhambra Renaissance Stadium 14 & IMAX, Alhambra, CAAliso Viejo Stadium 20 & IMAX, Aliso Viejo, CABakersfield Stadium 14, Bakersfield, CABrea Stadium East 12, Brea, CAHacienda Crossings Stadium 20 & IMAX, Dublin, CAParkway Plaza Stadium 18 & IMAX, El Cajon, CAFairfield Stadium 16 & IMAX, Fairfield, CAFoothill Towne Center Stadium 22, Foothill Ranch, CAFresno Stadoum 22 & IMAX, Fresno, CAIrvine Spectrum 21 IMAX & RPX, Irvine CALong Beach Stadium 26 & IMAX, Long Beach, CALA Live Stadium 14, Los Angles, CAOntario Palace Stadium 22 & IMAX, Ontario, CALaguna Village 12, Sacramento, CANatomas MArketplace Stadium 16, Sacramento, CASan Bernardino Stadium 14 & RPX, San Bernardino, CAHorton Plaza 14, San Diego, CAMira Mesa Stadium 18 & RPX, San Diego, CASan Marcos Stadium 18, San MArcos, CAValencia Stadium 12 & IMAX, Santa Clarita, CASouthgate Stadium 20 & IMAX, South Gate, CATemecula Stadium 15 & IMAX, Temecula, CAWest Covina Stadium 18, West Covina, CAColorado Center Stadium 9 & IMAX, Denver, COContinental Stadium 10 & RPX, Denver, CoGallery Place Stadium 14, Washington, DCPeoples Plaza Stadium 17, Newark, DEBrandywine Town Center 16, Wilmington, DEBelltower Stadium 20, FT Myers, FLGainesville Cinema Stadium 14, Gainesville, FLThe Loop Stadium 16 & RPX, Kissimmee, FLKendall Village Stadium 16 & RPX, Miami, FLSouth Beach Stadium 18, Miami Beach, FLWaterford Lakes Stadium 20 & IMAX, Orlando, FLPark Palace Stadium 16 & RPX, Pinellas Park, FLRoyal Palm Beach Stadium 18 & RPX, Royal Palm Beach, FLSawgrass Stadium 23 & IMAX, Sunrise, FLAtlantic Station Stadium 16 & IMAX, ATlanta, GAAugsta Exchange Stadium 20 & IMAX, Augsta, GAMall of Georgia Stadium 20 & IMAX, Buford, GAHollywood Stadium 24 @ North I-85, Chamblee, GATown Center Stadium 16 & RPX, Kennesaw, GADole Cannery Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX, Honolulu, HIFenway Stadium 13 & RPX, Boston, MAIndependence Mall 14, Kingston, MAWestview STadium 16 & IMAX, Fredrick, MDSalisbury Stadium 16 & RPX, Salisbury, MDMajestic Stadium 20 & IMAX, Silver Spring, MDBiltmore Grande Stadium 15 & RPX, Asheville, NCStonecrest at Piper Glen Stadium 22, Charlotte, NCMayfaire Stadium 16 & IMAX, Wilmington, NCFox Run Stadium 15 & RPX, Newington, NHRed Rock Stadium 16 & IMAX, Las Vegas, NVColonie Center Stadium 13, Albany, NYCrossgates Stadium 18 & IMAX, Albany, NYCourt Street Stadium 12 & RPX, Brooklyn, NYSheepshead Bay Stadium 14 & IMAX, Brooklyn, NYClifton Park Stadium 19 & RPX, Clifton Park, NYDeer Park Stadium 16 & IMAX, Deer Park, NYAtlas Park Stadium 8, Glendale, NYKaufman Astoria Stadium 14, Long Island City, NYNew Roc Stadium 18 & IMAX, New Rochelle, NYE-Walk Stadium 13 & RPX, New York, NYStaten Island Stadium 16 & RPX, Staten Island, NYWestbury Stadium 12 & IMAX, Westbury, NYFairfield Commons Stadium 20, Beavercreek, OHBridgeport Village Stadium 18 & IMAX, Tigard, ORKing of Prussia Stadium 16 & IMAX, King of Prussia, PARiverview Plaza Stadium 17, Philadelphia, PAWarrington Crossing Stadium 22 & IMAX, Warrington, PAHollywood Stadium 20 & RPX, Green Ville, SCCharles Towne Square Stadium 18, North Charleston, SCPinnacle Stadium 18 & IMAX, Knoxville, TNAmarillo Star Stadium 14 & IMAX, Amarillo, TXGateway Stadium 16 & IMAX, Austin, TXGreenway Grand Palace Stadium 24 & RPX, Houston, TXHouston Marq’e Stadium 23 & IMAX, Houston, TXLive Oak Stadium 18 & RPX, Live Oak, TXAlamo Quarry Stadium 16, San Antonio, TXCielo Vista Stadium 18 & RPX, San Antonio, TXHuebner Oaks Stadium 14 & RPX, San Antonio, TXPotomac Yard Stadium 16, Alexandria, VAKingstowne Stadium 16, Alexandria, VAManassas Stadium 14 & IMAX, Manassas, VAValley View Grande Stadium 16, Roanoke, VAEverett Stadium 16 & RPX, Everett, WALakewood Stadium 15 & RPX, Lakewood, WAThe Landing Stadium 14 & RPX, Renton WA
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Regal Cinemas...and now AMC theaters!
UPDATE: AMC theaters has just released a list of 99 (plus or minus one) theaters that will also show The Hobbit in 48 fps. It's admittedly focused in certain areas though. If you didn't get a theater near you before, you have...

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There's a very keen happening in New York City for fans of documentaries and non-fiction film. The Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV) is going to build its own 73-seat theater that will screen first-run documentaries...

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London cinema uses ninjas to stop texting and talking


Sep 14
// Hubert Vigilla
We love all those "don't talk or text" PSAs from The Alamo Drafthouse, like the Patton Oswalt PSA or the Michael Madsen PSA. It's a good-spirited way to tell inconsiderate jerks to shut the f**k up and turn off your stupid ph...
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To celebrate E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (one of the most redundant names ever)'s 30th anniversary Blu-ray release, Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies, and Universal Pictures are showing the digital remastered version ...

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China's Dalian Wanda Group buys AMC for $2.6 billion


Sep 05
// Hubert Vigilla
Dalian Wanda Group finalized its purchase of AMC Entertainment yesterday to the tune of $2.6 billion. Deadline notes that Wanda is China's largest investor in entertainment activities, and that this acquisition makes them the...
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New Apple patent could keep you from theater texting


Aug 30
// Nick Valdez
As I said before, people who text or use their phones in theaters are jerks. I didn't just pay like a billion dollars just to hear about your grandmother's arthritis. Thankfully, that may all change.  Apple had a patent ...
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Glasses-free 3D movies may come sooner than you think


Aug 22
// Jenika Katz
Do you hate those horrible 3D glasses you need to watch movies in theaters? Of course you do. You're human. They're especially heinous for anyone who tries to wear regular glasses underneath. Have you ever gotten a seat in a ...
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You cannot afford this custom Batcave theater


Aug 06
// Nick Valdez
And if you can afford it, we should totally hang out more. The good people over at Elite Home Theater Seating can craft you a custom Batcave design for your home theater for the low low price of an arm and a leg. Most li...
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Max writing another post about the inevitable demise of celluloid? What a concept! IHS Screen Digest, a firm that does nothing but research trends in digital media, seems to think that major studios will cease distributing 35...

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John Carter gets a decent boost thanks to...drive-ins?


May 15
// Maxwell Roahrig
Well color me pink, folks haven't forgotten about the drive-in movie theatre! In an interesting turn of events, Disney is now seeing a decently little box office increase for its surprisingly decent John Carter, thanks t...
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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is a chain of theaters in Texas known for their very strict no-talking/cell phone policy during movies, their penchant for screening smaller-budget, independent films, as well as their options for dini...

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Clerks 3 may happen, would be a play


Mar 29
// Jenika Katz
Kevin Smith recently announced his upcoming retirement, citing that he might make a Clerks 3 in the future if he has "something to say in [his] late 40s about being in [his] late 40s." He recently announced that he was very k...
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Teenagers want text-friendly theatres; World weeps


Mar 22
// Maxwell Roahrig
Over at The Hollywood Reporter, a poll was recently gathered which showed the proof of humanity's decline. Turns out, these sack of sh*t Millennials want theatres that'll cater to their every damn need, such as areas whe...
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Let's save the Portage Theater!


Mar 14
// Maxwell Roahrig
Flixistonians! If you've been following the site for a while, you've probably realized that I'm a huge proponent of saving historic movie theaters from being repurposed or demolished. Well, here's a chance for me to put my m...
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D-Box move-o-rama movie seats debut in the UK


Mar 13
// Hubert Vigilla
William Castle was a gimmick prophet. D-Box movie theater seats (aka Percepto Vista) have debuted in the UK. If you're not familiar with D-Box, it's essentially theater seats that sync to the movements on screen. Think Star T...
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Patton Oswalt gets kicked out in new Alamo Drafthouse PSA


Dec 14
// Liz Rugg
Look, the Alamo Drafthouse theaters in Austin, TX have one simple rule: You text/talk during a movie, you get kicked out. End of story. Apparently comedian Patton Oswalt didn't know about this iron-clad rule in the Drafthous...
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Girl With The Dragon Tattoo to open one day early


Dec 13
// Liz Rugg
Anyone who was planning to see David Fincher's Girl With The Dragon Tattoo at a midnight screening next week can breathe a bit of a sigh of relief, since today Sony Pictures execs have decided to release the movie to theaters...
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Tower Heist VOD plans ceased


Oct 13
// Maxwell Roahrig
Well, that was fast. Seems that Universal's early VOD plans for Bret Ratner's latest suck-fest have fallen through. The National Association of Theatre Operators (NATO) have criticized Universal's plan to release Tower Heist&...
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Want to know if Ghostbusters is playing near you?


Oct 07
// Alex Katz
Because I am the master of all Internet Fact, I proved in my last article about the Ghostbusters re-release that if you don't like Ghostbusters, you deserve to be eaten by wolves and stapled into a human centipede. Also, the ...
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First three Twilight movies coming to theaters again


Oct 06
// Liz Rugg
NCM Fathom and Summit Entertainment are planning to celebrate the release of Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part I by having the first three (yes, there have already been three...) Twilight movies play in theaters across the U.S. ...

Sony to stop paying for 3D glasses for theaters in 2012

Sep 28 // Alex Katz
Now, I'm sure most of you are asking the same question I am: if this goes through, with no changes of plan or method between Sony and NATO, what of the price of a 3D ticket? The answer, frankly, is most likely that we, the consumers, will wind up having to pay a little extra at the box office for a 3D ticket to pay for the glasses. This isn't a new idea, as many international markets already do this, but among American filmgoers, there's almost an unspoken compact that the extra money you pay for the 3D movie should cover said glasses, when they mostly help to cover the theater's extra costs implicit in playing 3D movies. That being said, both Sony and NATO have stated they wish to find a third way here, where the customers don't have to bear the brunt of the cost. I have a hard time believing this, as someone's got to be paying the multi-million dollar price tag for those glasses, and in an environment where theater chains are shrinking due to low attendance, they're not going to be able to pull this kind of money out of their butts.
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Sony Pictures Entertainment has announced today that they will no longer pay to provide theaters across the world with 3D glasses for their films starting in May 2012. This shouldn't be seen as too big of a surprise, con...

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The Book of Mormon to leap from stage to screen


Sep 13
// Alex Katz
If you don't like musicals, you're probably a dick. The best new musical of the year, and winner of approximately three hundred million billion Tony awards, The Book of Mormon is headed to movie theaters near YOU, since ...
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Mondo Mystery Movies coming to Los Angeles


Sep 09
// Liz Rugg
Just when you thought that there couldn't possibly be another reason to be insanely jealous of the West Coast, Mondo, a division of the revered Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, announced this morning that it is going to begin putting...
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Not to long ago we reported on MoviePass, a Netflix-esque program that would let you see as many movies in select movie theaters for a monthly subscription fee. A day later, the proposed program turned to poop when we found o...


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