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April 20, 2011 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
Dallas Mavericks owner and media entrepreneur Mark Cuban confirmed Tuesday that he has put Landmark Theatres, the nation's leading theater chain showing specialized movies, and his production and distribution company Magnolia Pictures up for sale. "Prices for entertainment properties are up," Cuban said in an email. "If we don't get the price and premium we want, we are happy to continue to make money from the properties. " Bids are expected as early as next week, according to Bloomberg, which first reported news of the auction.
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April 20, 2011 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
Dallas Mavericks owner and media entrepreneur Mark Cuban confirmed Tuesday that he has put Landmark Theatres, the nation's leading theater chain showing specialized movies, and his production and distribution company Magnolia Pictures up for sale. "Prices for entertainment properties are up," Cuban said in an email. "If we don't get the price and premium we want, we are happy to continue to make money from the properties. " Bids are expected as early as next week, according to Bloomberg, which first reported news of the auction.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 20, 2006 | R. Kinsey Lowe
Dallas, one of the nation's largest moviegoing markets and home to numerous film festivals over the years, is getting some serious muscle for the launch of AFI Dallas International Film Festival. Ross Perot Jr. and Todd Wagner, co-owner (with fellow Texan Mark Cuban) of, among other things, HDNet, 2929 Entertainment and Landmark Theatres, are expected to join fest founder Liener Temerlin and artistic director Michael Cain today in announcing the inaugural event March 22 to April 1.
BUSINESS
March 16, 2005 | From a Times Staff Writer
Sony Electronics Inc. and Landmark Theatre Corp. announced a deal to equip all of the art house chain's 59 theaters with high-definition digital projectors. Landmark, which operates art house cinemas in 22 markets, is a subsidiary of 2929 Entertainment, owned by Dallas billionaire Mark Cuban and partner Todd Wagner. Terms weren't announced.
BUSINESS
January 15, 1998 | Reuters
AudioNet, a closely held Internet broadcast network, said it has raised an additional $22 million in funds after a round of financing from primary investors Motorola Inc., Intel Corp. and Yahoo Inc. The Dallas-based company did not give details of the specific investments from each company. But on Jan. 7 Yahoo said it had invested $1.35 million in cash for a minority stake in AudioNet.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 2007 | John Horn
Outbidding several companies that specialize in independent films, Sony's Columbia Pictures has plunked down a hefty $11.5 million for North American rights to James Gray's "We Own the Night," a gritty crime drama that made its debut at the festival. In topping bids from Fox Searchlight, Miramax, Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment, Columbia also committed to an expansive theatrical release this fall and a rich video deal for Gray's movie, the first since his 2000 work, "The Yards."
BUSINESS
December 30, 2008 | associated press
Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team and co-owner of the Landmark Theatres cinema chain, has acquired a 9.4% stake in Carmike Cinemas Inc., according to a regulatory filing Monday. In the Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Cuban reported buying 1.2 million Carmike shares for roughly $2.8 million since mid-October. He said he acquired his stake in Columbus, Ga.-based Carmike for investment purposes.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 12, 2012 | By Richard Verrier
A new drive-in movie theater is opening atop downtown Los Angeles. On Oct. 28, Electric Dusk Drive-In will debut on the rooftop of a parking garage at the corner of 4th Street and Broadway. The drive-in will project a wide selection of classic films, cult favorites and contemporary blockbusters on a 24 foot by 18 foot screen, complete with carhops taking orders from a snack bar, according to a statement from Electric Dusk Drive-In. Audio from the movie will be transmitted directly to patrons' car radios, but patrons without cars can also watch movies in a designated seating area.
BUSINESS
May 21, 2005 | Lorenza Munoz, Times Staff Writer
Hoping to jump-start a long-frustrated dream, Robert Redford's Sundance Group said Friday that it had formed a venture aimed at opening several small, independent theaters nationwide. The venture, called Sundance Cinemas, will be headed by industry veterans Paul Richardson and Bert Manzari, who helped build Landmark Theatres, into a premier specialty film chain. Richardson and Manzari started in the business with one theater in 1975, merging with Landmark in 1982.
BUSINESS
September 24, 2003 | From Associated Press
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and a business partner are buying Landmark Theatres' 55 art-house theaters nationwide, sources close to the sale said Tuesday. Cuban and partner Todd Wagner will own equal shares of the Landmark Theatres chain, which has been for sale since 2001, according to one of the sources, both of whom spoke on condition of anonymity. The sources also said Wagner would become Landmark's chief executive, but declined to disclose a sale price.
OPINION
July 28, 2006
TODD WAGNER MAY OR MAY NOT have been the smartest guy in the room Wednesday at the American Film Institute's Digital Content Festival, but he almost certainly was the wealthiest. A dot-com billionaire, Wagner and partner Mark Cuban sold Broadcast.com to Yahoo in 1999 for $5.7 billion. So when he outlined a plan to cut the movie industry's costs, raise revenue and increase customer satisfaction, the standing-room-only crowd packed into an AFI screening room in Los Feliz was all ears.
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