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January 23, 1988 | KATHRYN HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
Consolidation of movie-theater ownership appeared to escalate Friday with Columbia Pictures Entertainment's announcement that it has agreed to acquire U.S.A. Cinemas, a New England chain, for $165 million. The acquisition will double the number of Columbia's theater screens and grant it a near-monopoly of first-run theaters in Boston. Columbia already owns a powerful group of theaters in the New York area through its subsidiary, Loews Theater Management Corp.
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March 2, 1988
USA Cinemas' top executive, A. Alan Friedberg, has been named senior executive vice president and chief operating officer of Loews Theatre Management Corp, the movie theater subsidiary of Columbia Pictures Entertainment. Friedberg's appointment was anticipated as part of Loews' acquisition of Boston-based USA Cinemas for $165 million. The two companies said the deal was completed on Tuesday. With 625 screens, the combined theater circuits form the nation's sixth-largest movie theater company.
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BUSINESS
March 2, 1988
USA Cinemas' top executive, A. Alan Friedberg, has been named senior executive vice president and chief operating officer of Loews Theatre Management Corp, the movie theater subsidiary of Columbia Pictures Entertainment. Friedberg's appointment was anticipated as part of Loews' acquisition of Boston-based USA Cinemas for $165 million. The two companies said the deal was completed on Tuesday. With 625 screens, the combined theater circuits form the nation's sixth-largest movie theater company.
BUSINESS
January 23, 1988 | KATHRYN HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
Consolidation of movie-theater ownership appeared to escalate Friday with Columbia Pictures Entertainment's announcement that it has agreed to acquire U.S.A. Cinemas, a New England chain, for $165 million. The acquisition will double the number of Columbia's theater screens and grant it a near-monopoly of first-run theaters in Boston. Columbia already owns a powerful group of theaters in the New York area through its subsidiary, Loews Theater Management Corp.
BUSINESS
January 19, 1988 | KATHRYN HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
Columbia Pictures Entertainment, the giant entertainment company newly formed by the merger of Tri-Star Pictures and Columbia Pictures Industries, is believed to be discussing the formation of a joint venture to operate a Philadelphia movie theater chain, industry sources said Monday.
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March 25, 1989 | KEITH BRADSHER, Times Staff Writer
It has been said that Bostonians dislike seeing their names in print as much as Los Angeles rcrresidents revel in it. True or not, the statement seems to fit Boston Ventures, a tight-lipped pair of low-profile, interlocking partnerships that manage more than $300 million in entertainment and media investments.
BUSINESS
January 17, 1988 | MARIA L. La GANGA, Times Staff Writer
The story of James Edwards Sr. reads like the plot of a Hollywood melodrama: Dapper octogenarian fends off forces of revolution with old-fashioned commitment to excellence and saves family business for future generations. Although the tale has yet to be optioned by a studio, chances are that the Edwards name can be found at a theater near you--if not now, soon--but it's above the marquee and not on the silver screen.
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August 3, 2001 | LEAH OLLMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Alexey Titarenko's intriguing photographs at Apex Fine Art are stills that have the presence of short films. Instead of seizing an instant and preserving it intact, they embrace a span of time, allowing it to pass and leave just a trace. Photographic film has a different sort of memory from the human mind, heart or eye. The mechanics of the lens and light-sensitive chemicals are well understood, but images such as Titarenko's remind us that photographs can still be elusive.
BUSINESS
January 19, 1988 | KATHRYN HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
Columbia Pictures Entertainment, the giant entertainment company newly formed by the merger of Tri-Star Pictures and Columbia Pictures Industries, is believed to be discussing the formation of a joint venture to operate a Philadelphia movie theater chain, industry sources said Monday.
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July 27, 1986 | KATHRYN HARRIS, Times Staff Writer
Not so long ago, a movie theater owner was likely to put on a long face and tattered clothes before meeting with a Hollywood film distributor anxious to know how well his film was doing. The theater owner would bemoan movie attendance, insist that he was subsisting on popcorn sales--and then drive off in a Rolls-Royce. At least that's the story Don Harris tells about the way owners once masked their theaters' success.
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