May 1, 1998 |
Edwards Theatres Circuit Inc. announced plans for 82 new screens at six theater complexes in Orange County and nearby communities. The Newport Beach-based chain said it will complete in November an additional 10 screens as part of the expansion of the Tustin Marketplace, where it currently has a six-screen theater. It will also add six screens in December to the existing eight in Anaheim Hills.
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November 8, 2002 |
The Moorpark City Council has paved the way for a health club and three-screen movie theater to move into the spot left vacant when Regal Theater shut its doors. Northern California-based developer Epic Enterprises hopes to open the theater by mid-December and a Mavericks health club by March 1. "Our goal is to open the theater in time to show the new 'Lord of the Rings' movie, which comes out Dec. 18," said Gene Campbell, general manager of Epic Enterprises.
January 4, 2001 |
OK, so going to the movies isn't what it used to be. Gone are the days of lumpy seats, scratchy sound and views of the person's head in front of you. But one thing never seems to change: complaints about skyrocketing ticket prices, especially from groups and families who want an evening out catching the latest Hollywood release as they feast on popcorn, candy and soda pop.
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January 30, 1999 |
The Justice Department accused the AMC movie theater chain Friday of failing to provide wheelchair users access to stadium-style seating. A lawsuit filed in Los Angeles federal court charges AMC, one of the largest movie chains in the country, with violating the Americans With Disabilities Act. "This is a matter of basic fairness," said Bill Lann Lee, acting assistant attorney general for civil rights. "People who use wheelchairs go to the movies and pay the same prices as everyone else.
April 1, 2006 |
With padded seats, food and drinks on the table in front of him, and the field a few feet away, Ron Eshel gave the Dodgers' new luxury boxes thumbs up. "The only thing they're missing is umbrellas," Eshel said as rain dampened Dodger Stadium before Friday's Freeway Series game against the Angels. The Dodgers unveiled new luxury seats last year too, in the same location, beyond the dugouts at field level.
June 10, 2009 |
Ever on the lookout for that first Pulitzer, I find myself at something called Bleacher Beach at Dodger Stadium. Amazing the places investigative journalism takes you. By now, you've probably heard of Bleacher Beach. Screened from the rest of Dodger Stadium, the beach is far, far, far down the third base line, then a couple of levels up -- high as a pop fly. If I get a nosebleed here, it will no doubt drip Dodger blue.
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May 12, 2009 |
The stars come and go. They bleed Dodger Blue one year, and another color the next. They send home runs over the fence and win a space in our hearts -- and then they do something dumb like fail a drug test. Manny Ramirez was earning $25 million this year until his suspension last week. But the Dodgers don't need to pay that money to keep this fan. What I go to Dodger Stadium to see doesn't cost owner Frank McCourt a penny. I go to Dodger Stadium for the twilight.
June 4, 2013 |
The big screen is getting bigger - and bigger. The industry's largest theater chains are bulking up with extra-wide screens in the latest push by exhibitors to distinguish themselves from other forms of entertainment. This fall, the former Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood will unveil one of the largest screens in the country: a 94-foot-wide Imax screen that no doubt would have impressed showman Sid Grauman himself. PHOTOS: Billion-dollar movie club Not to be outdone, Cinemark Holdings Inc., the third-largest U.S. chain, plans to bring its own Extreme Digital Cinema brand to its new multiplex at the South Bay Pavilion in Carson, which will include a 72-foot-wide, wall-to-wall XD screen.