Looks like combining F&B with cinema is the direction movie theaters are headed to compete with Netflix & other streaming sites.
I have to admit – this looks pretty appealing. Do they guarantee the person behind me will keep their talking & snacking noise to a minimum? #petpeeve
We took a look at the space earlier this week and found it to be, as promised, in a similar stratosphere as other amenity-rich theaters, like Alamo Drafthouse and iPic. While there’s no in-theater food and drink ordering, there’s a curated array of concessions (Melt Ice Cream Sandwiches, Sweet & Sara Vegan Smores, Bronx Pretzel, etc.) plus a bar with craft beers, wine and cocktails and fare like salads, tacos and sliders.
I love stories like this. People coming together to save & preserve the limited number of drive-in theaters we have left in this country. Many happy childhood memories for me at one these institutions :).
Donations are coming in from outdoor theater lovers, near and far, to Long Prairie where the town’s outdoor theater screen was heavily damaged by a storm on July 17.
Strong winds destroyed the original 1950s-era screen which measures 86 feet wide and stands 60 feet tall. Repairs are estimated at $60,000, and insurance does not cover all of the replacement costs.
The owners hope to reopen later in September and run outdoor shows into October, weather permitting.
Cinema’s are going to have to come up with some creative experiences to get folks back in the seats. Too comfy to grab a huge TV & Netflix.
A Steven Spielberg film will again be the biggest movie that Hollywood will promote at the box office this holiday weekend. Except this film is one he made 40 years ago — “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.”
Major movie studios are barely offering any wide releases for Labor Day weekend, a very unhappy ending to a summer filled with blockbuster flops. The number of movie tickets sold this summer is likely to hit a 25-year low and this weekend’s take, while typically small, may hit the kind of record that makes studio executives sink in their chairs.
Wow – if this catches on, it could really be a game changer! I might actually start going to the cinema again!
Remember the days when going to the movies cost less than $10? Maybe you remember when it was less than $5.
These days, a trip to the theater can cost a pretty penny. While the national average is $8.65, in many cities, like Los Angeles and New York, a ticket can cost up to or more than $15.But thanks to one app, $10 can now go a lot further at the cinema.
MoviePass, run by Netflix co-founder Mitch Lowe, is offering subscribers a deal in which they can see one movie per day for $9.95 per month.
Anifilm, International Festival of Animated Films, Trebon 2018 is announcing CALL FOR ENTRIES!
Next edition of Anifilm is taking place in Třeboň (Czech Rep.) from the 1st to 6th May, 2018. Right now festival opens submissions for your animated films, music and abstract videos and newly for independent computer games! If you have not competed in Anifilm previous editions, do not hesitate to submit your creations finished after 1st January 2017 to one of the following categories of international competition:
DC Entertainment is working on releasing a new animated feature called Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, featuring the caped crusader going head-to-head against Jack the Ripper. It’s set during the 19th century London, England, borrowing heavily from the one-shot comic book by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola.
A recent featurette was posted up online, featuring an eight minute behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming animated cartoon. They talk about how Batman during the Victorian depiction has him with loser fitt
For an animated film to take on such real and harsh human experiences is unusual within itself; but The Prince of Egypt does so almost unflinchingly, without extra sugarcoating or condescension toward the presumably, and largely, youthful audience.
Friday morning, Bloomberg reported that several Hollywood studios are planning to launch a premium video streaming service without asking movie theater chains for a thumbs-up first.
In an age of falling DVD sales and lower foot traffic at the box office, major studios including Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) division Warner Bros. and Comcast’s (NASDAQ:CMCSA) Universal Studios are discussing new streaming ideas with Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and the cable side of Comcast, according to the report.