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AMC threatens legal action against MoviePass

Yesterday, MoviePass, a company that allows its subscribers to see unlimited movies for a monthly fee, slashed the price of that fee. The internet ran with it, and now MoviePass is trending all over the web, especially on reddit. User Mdude...

 
 
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Moviepass just slashed its price from $50 to just $9.95

It's no secret that movie theaters have been struggling lately. With so many movies available online; on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon, the average person sees little need to go out of their own way to see a movie in theaters. I mean, who cares ...

 
 
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IMAX to back away from 3D movies

I'm not a 3D movie hater. I think in the right hands 3D can make an incredibly movie. In fact I know it can. The sad thing is that directors don't usually film for 3D. They just shoot a 2D movie with 3D cameras. There's no use of depth to e...

 
 
 
 
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Update: AMC to consider allowing texting in theaters

Maybe I'm going to sound like some sort of grump old man here, but damn these kids and their cell phones! Unable to keep themselves from texting for the running time of most movies the younger generations enjoy whipping their phones out in ...

 
 
 
 
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Movie theater attendance in 2014 was the lowest since 1995

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, they were prett...

 
 
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UPDATE: The Interview basically dead as major chains yank it

[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 might be.] Well, I...

 
 
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What do you think of theatrical re-releases?

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 Arabia, missing a mo...

 
 
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Regal Cinemas selling mega tickets for World War Z

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 ticket to an advanc...

 
 
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Regal Cinemas to raise their ticket prices 4%

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 and a medium po...

 
 
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Here's your first look at Rocky the stage musical

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 little like a par...

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

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 a better chanc...

 
 
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Documentary-only movie theater opening in NYC

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 all year round...

 
 
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London cinema uses ninjas to stop texting and talking

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 phone. The Prince...

 
 
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E.T. and the Twilight Saga will get one day re-releases

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 in select theat...

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

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 world's larges...

 
 
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New Apple patent could keep you from theater texting

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 approved just y...

 
 
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Glasses-free 3D movies may come sooner than you think

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 theater where t...

 
 
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You cannot afford this custom Batcave theater

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 likely several ar...

 
 
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Report: 35mm distribution to halt by 2013

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 35mm prints of th...

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

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 to drive-in pair...

 
 
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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is coming to New York City

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 dining during the m...

 
 
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Clerks 3 may happen, would be a play

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 keen to the idea...

 
 
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Teenagers want text-friendly theatres; World weeps

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 where they can tex...

 
 
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Let's save the Portage Theater!

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 money where my m...

 
 
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D-Box move-o-rama movie seats debut in the UK

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 Tours at Disneyl...

 
 
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Patton Oswalt gets kicked out in new Alamo Drafthouse PSA

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 Drafthouse's new PSA vid...

 
 
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Girl With The Dragon Tattoo to open one day early

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 one day early....

 
 
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Tower Heist VOD plans ceased

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 on VOD a m...

 
 
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Want to know if Ghostbusters is playing near you?

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 staples have so...

 
 
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First three Twilight movies coming to theaters again

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. in the weeks le...

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

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, considering the co...

 
 
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The Book of Mormon to leap from stage to screen

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 it'll take a wh...

 
 
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Mondo Mystery Movies coming to Los Angeles

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 on Mondo Myste...

 
 
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MoviePass beats a dead horse, finds new partner

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 out that major t...

 
 
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MoviePass gets kicked in the balls, cancels service

Remember that Netflix-like movie ticket service we told you about yesterday that would let you see as many movies you want at anytime for a $50 a month subscription fee? You know...MoviePass? You don't remember? It was just yesterday, what ...

 
 
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MoviePass offers $50/month for unlimited movie tickets

With ticket prices costing up to an arm and a leg these days, the appeal of going to the theater and watching a movie on a whim has greatly diminished. New York start-up MoviePass is hoping to change that and revolutionize the theater going...

 
 




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