Leading event cinema distributor Fathom Events today reported that 26 of its titles grossed more than $1 million each at the box office in 2017. This statistic sets a new record and is a significant achievement over the company’s 2016 box office success of 14 titles passing this threshold, further demonstrating the increasing value and audience interest in event cinema.
The Event Cinema Association’s fifth annual conference will take place February 7 at Vue West End in Leicester Square, London. A highlight of the event cinema industry calendar, the conference brings together a diverse range of content producers, technical providers, distributors and exhibitors from all over the world.
Spotlight Cinema Networks has formed CineLife Entertainment, a new division to distribute event cinema and other alternative programming. The content will be available to Spotlight's nationwide network of art house, luxury cinemas and exhibitors around the world.
Ymagis Group today launched EclairGame, a new esports based entertainment system fully-dedicated to gaming in cinemas, and a first agreement with Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé, the largest cinema circuit in France, the Netherlands and Switzerland.
The Event Cinema Association has confirmed the line up for its first-ever industry Slate Day, including many of the leading names in event cinema distribution. The purpose of the event, which will hosted at the Vue West End in London December 6, is to showcase the next 6-12 months of programs on the event cinema calendar.
Screenvision Media in association with Kaos Connect, and Lincoln Center at the Movies today announced they will bring New York City Ballet’s production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker to more than 100 movie theaters nationwide for a limited-time run in December.
Dolby, Paramount Pictures, and AMC Theatres today announced that Titanic, winner of 11 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director, will return to select theaters nationwide December 1 for an exclusive one-week engagement in Dolby Cinema at AMC.
This past July, Ray Nutt succeeded John Rubey at Fathom Events becoming the company’s second CEO in its four-year history. While many things at Fathom remain the same, there have already been some changes under Nutt. Among them, the fact that the company has started releasing its revenue figures on a regular basis. Not surprisingly, what those numbers show is that event cinema is big business and that, as the dominant company in the market, Fathom is a force to be reckoned with.
Due to remarkable demand, Screenvision Media, in association with Kaos Connect and Speak Productions, announced today that it has added multiple new theater locations and screening dates for Hello Again, the film adaptation of Michael John LaChiusa’s acclaimed musical set to hit theaters beginning November 8.
Darryl Schaffer, Screenvision Media’s executive vice president, operations and exhibitor relations, has been inducted into ShowEast’s Hall of Fame as part of its 2017 group of honorees.