December 7, 2012 |
America's nonprofit theaters are feeling a bit better about their finances these days, according to a recent survey conducted by the sector's main national service organization, Theatre Communications Group. But the actors, directors and designers who work in those theaters shouldn't bank on a trickle-down effect boosting their standard of living. Asked to list their top five priorities for the coming year, only 19% of the 206 theaters surveyed by TCG and its partner, the Assn.
April 11, 2013 |
Executives at Sony Pictures Entertainment are working to get “Django Unchained” back into theaters in China after the film was abruptly pulled on its opening day. Some screenings were halted after they were already underway. It wasn't immediately clear why the action was taken. "We regret that 'Django Unchained' has been removed from theaters and are working with the Chinese authorities to determine whether the film can be rescheduled," said Sony Pictures Entertainment spokesman Steve Elzer on Thursday.
July 25, 2013 |
One of James Gandolfini's final films is coming to theaters in September. "Enough Said," Nicole Holofcener's romantic dramedy that stars the late "Sopranos" actor as a romantic lead, will open in limited release on Sept. 20, studio Fox Searchlight said Thursday. The theatrical release will hit several weeks after the Toronto international Film Festival premiere, announced this week. The film is also considered a likely selection as a sneak preview at the Telluride Film Festival over Labor Day weekend.
June 28, 2013 |
Rather than the large-scale stadiums he usually appears at, Bruce Springsteen will soon be coming to a theater near you. Material submitted by more than 2,000 Springsteen fans around the world makes up the film "Springsteen & I. " Billed as "a collective filmmaking experience," the movie is credited to director Baillie Walsh and will hit cinemas July 22 and July 30, playing at some 500 theaters across the country, including 29 in the Los Angeles...
March 21, 2014 |
Documentaries in this age of Netflix and VOD don't often get a theatrical release, but HBO is betting that “The Case Against 8,” its Sundance-decorated documentary about the legal battle to overturn Proposition 8, can buck the trend. The network has scheduled a limited theatrical run in June for Ben Cotner and Ryan White's movie, which examines the legal battle, ultimately successful, to overturn California's same-sex marriage ban that passed in 2008. HBO will put the movie in Los Angeles and New York theaters on June 6, expand it on June 13, and then air it on June 23, which is close to the anniversary of the Supreme Court's historic ruling on the federal Defense of Marriage Act last year.
October 1, 2012 |
Carmike Cinemas, the nation's fourth-largest theater circuit, is bulking up. The Columbus, Ga.-based chain said Monday it had signed an agreement to buy 16 theaters with 251 screens from Dallas-headquartered Rave Review Cinemas for $19 million in cash and $100.4 million of assumed lease obligations. Of the 16 theaters being acquired, six are in Alabama, four in Florida, two in Indiana, and one each in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas. “The addition of these 16 state-of-the-art theaters and 251 screens from Rave is a key, opportunistic development for Carmike," said Carmike Cinemas President and Chief Executive Officer David Passman.