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January 24, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Telecommunications and railroad magnate Philip Anschutz has won control of United Artists Theater Circuit, the nation's sixth-largest movie theater chain, which is one among a string of cinema operators to file for bankruptcy protection to escape choking debts. The United Artists reorganization plan giving Anschutz control was approved by a federal bankruptcy judge in Delaware on Monday. Two weeks ago the privately held Anschutz Investment Co.
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BUSINESS
January 24, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Telecommunications and railroad magnate Philip Anschutz has won control of United Artists Theater Circuit, the nation's sixth-largest movie theater chain, which is one among a string of cinema operators to file for bankruptcy protection to escape choking debts. The United Artists reorganization plan giving Anschutz control was approved by a federal bankruptcy judge in Delaware on Monday. Two weeks ago the privately held Anschutz Investment Co.
BUSINESS
May 19, 1995 | Bloomberg Business News
* Theaters: Carmike Cinemas Inc. said it agreed to acquire 145 screens from Toronto-based Cineplex Odeon Corp. for $22 million in cash, extending its movie house buying binge. The transaction would close the gap between Columbus, Ga.-based Carmike, the second-largest motion picture exhibitor in the United States, and industry leader United Artists Theater Circuit Inc. The purchase would increase the Carmike chain by 7% in time for the busy summer season.
BUSINESS
February 23, 1996
Dove Audio Inc. named Charles J. Weber as its chief operating officer starting April 1. The company said it is in negotiations with Weber to buy his Weber Communications Inc. international consulting business. Weber is the former president and chief executive of Lucasfilm Ltd. and president and chief operating officer of Embassy Communications. Dove publishes books and audio books and is also involved with television and film projects.
BUSINESS
October 12, 2000 | From Reuters
The movie theater "megaplex" building boom claimed more victims Wednesday when cinema operator GC Cos. said it filed for bankruptcy protection. And Imax Corp., the big screen cinema company, warned investors after the market closed that it will fall short of analysts estimates for the third quarter, reporting "a modest loss." The Chestnut Hill, Mass.-based parent company of General Cinema Theaters Inc.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 1986 | Craig Modderno
"Coming soon to a theater near you" means different things to Tri-Star and the creative folk behind "Extreme Prejudice." According to a Tri-Star spokesman, the $22 million action-adventure (a Texas Ranger vs. drug trafficking in a border town) starring Nick Nolte and Powers Boothe is the company's Christmas movie . . . which turned out to be a shocker to director Walter Hill and co-producers Andy Vajna and Mario Kassar. Tri-Star said, "It's definitely our Christmas film."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 1988 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
Touchstone Books has published 200,000 paperback copies of "The Last Temptation of Christ" by Nikos Kazantzakis with a new cover displaying the "crown of thorns" design used in advertising the controversial movie. "They should be in bookstores next week," said publisher Sol Skolnick from New York. Skolnick said none of the controversy surrounding the movie's release has been felt by the paperback arm of Simon & Schuster. "It really hasn't been an issue for us," he said.
SPORTS
April 21, 2000 | BILL CHRISTINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Surfside, winner of the Santa Anita Oaks and probable favorite for the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs on May 5, will be sidelined for two to three months after having surgery Thursday to remove a bone chip from her left front ankle. Speaking from his barn at Churchill Downs, trainer Wayne Lukas said that the chip was discovered when the filly was X-rayed Tuesday. "You could have blown me over with a feather," Lukas said, "because this was the soundest filly you could have asked for.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 18, 1991 | ROBERT EPSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The terribly real dramas of the Persian Gulf played out in different ways Wednesday night in Southern California theaters and entertainment complexes. For some it was a time for dedication and deliverance. For others it was business as usual . . . almost. Gordon Davidson, artistic director of the Center Theatre Group, dedicated the Wednesday performances at the Mark Taper Taper Forum and Doolittle theaters to peace.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 5, 1994 | DAVID J. FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
First Americans heard about the high fat content in movie theater popcorn. This week we ate less of it. And soon many theaters will be making the salty snack differently. Sales at the nation's cinemas dropped an average of about 10% after release of a report conducted by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, according to exhibition officials. For theater operators who depend on concessions for the largest chunk of their incomes, the report and drop in popcorn sales were hard to swallow.
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