September 20, 2006 |
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.
March 16, 2005 |
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.
October 12, 2012 |
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.
May 21, 2007 |
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."
December 30, 2008 |
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.
May 21, 2005 |
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.