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A Devotion to Showmanship

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 11:03 -- Nick Dager

With a passion for movies that he’s had for as long as he can remember Mark Louis, director of presentation for Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas, started working in the theatre industry almost 40 years ago. When watching movies, he realized early on that the slightest imperfection in the presentation was a distraction. Even unavoidable distractions like on-screen cue marks on 35mm film prints would grab his attention. He says he found himself wondering why imperfections like those marks were present and could they be avoided. That frustration with a less than perfect presentation and a fascination with how movie magic actually worked is what lured him to the technical side of the business where he remains to this day. I recently spoke with Louis about his career in exhibition and his role at Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas.

WCPMedia Supports MIA for Third Year in a Row

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 15:44 -- Nick Dager

For the third straight year, Italy’s Mercato Internazionale Audiovisivo has selected WCPMedia Services’ cloud-based media management platform to manage film, television, documentary and gaming content. Relied on by festivals, studios and broadcasters worldwide, WCPMedia Services provided a fast and simple way for producers and distributors to submit projects to MIA and share them, securely, with potential buyers both at the market and around the globe.

Kino Lorber, Zeitgeist Films Form Alliance

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 11:30 -- Nick Dager

Kino Lorber has made a multi-year strategic alliance with film distributor Zeitgeist Films, founded and run by industry leaders Nancy Gerstman and Emily Russo. Going forward, Kino Lorber and Zeitgeist Films will co-acquire four to five theatrical titles per year to be marketed and released by Zeitgeist Films, which will continue to be operated and controlled by co-presidents Gerstman and Russo.

Strand Theatre Upgrades Sound

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 13:46 -- Nick Dager

The Strand Theatre has been entertaining audiences in Rockland, Maine since 1923. Listed on the National Historic Register, the multi-use theatre has evolved over time to host folk, rock, blues, jazz and classical music performances, as well as films, comedy, live theatre and special events. To provide superior sound reinforcement for its diverse programming, the Strand Theatre upgraded their system with Fulcrum Acoustic full-range coaxial horn systems.

Alamo Uses Humor to Make Serious Point

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 13:18 -- Nick Dager

Alamo Drafthouse opens its 25th, and first New York, location today and to introduce New York City audiences to its strict no talking, no texting policy the company has enlisted the help of some of New York’s funniest people to star in a new series of three in-theater public service announcements exclusively for Alamo Downtown Brooklyn.

Alamo Opens House of Wax

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 14:51 -- Nick Dager

With the opening of Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Brooklyn October 28, also comes the opening of Brooklyn’s newest, most curious full service bar: House of Wax. While the stand-alone bar is housed in the Alamo Drafthouse cinema, and will be without a doubt the best spot for movie pre-gaming and post-mortems, House of Wax is a destination and experience all its own. Combining mixology, music and the macabre, House of Wax takes its name from two sources of inspiration close to the Alamo Drafthouse’s heart: Vincent Price’s 1950s 3D thriller and the brand’s vinyl record labels, Mondo and Death Waltz Records.

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