CineLife Entertainment, a division of Spotlight Cinema Networks, is re-releasing John Carpenter's 1978 masterpiece, Halloween and its sequels, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) and Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989). The legendary series celebrates its 45th anniversary this year.
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According to preliminary estimates, in Poland on Cinema Day, September 30, cinemas that took part in the campaign recorded more than 550,000 admissions. About 40 percent of tickets were sold for Polish films. The Cinema Day initiative involved the Cinema City, Helios and Multikino chains, cinemas associated in the Polish New Cinema Association, the Association of Arthouse Cinemas, and the Polish Cinemas Association, as well as non-affiliated cinemas.
The National Association of Theatre Owners executive board of directors has elected B&B Theatres president & CEO Bob Bagby as the new NATO chair and Harkins Theatres president & CEO Mike Bowers as the new NATO vice-chair at NATO’s 2023 general membership and board meetings at the Beverly Hilton.
Alamiya has announced the acquisition of Lyra Pictures in its latest expansion into the cinema and media industry by the Saudi entertainment company. The newly formed partnership, which the companies say is transformative, marks a significant step toward the development of film production in the region.
The 15th annual DTLA Film Festival, set to run from November 1-5 at the Regal L.A. Live, has announced its full feature lineup. A total of 15 feature-length films are slated to screen alongside 15 shorts, web series and TV pilots, with each making their World Premiere, US Premiere, West Coast Premiere, or Los Angeles Premiere.
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Kevin Costner marks his return to feature film directing with New Line Cinema’s vast Horizon: An American Saga, a multi-faceted chronicle covering the Civil War expansion and settlement of the American West. Warner Bros. Pictures will distribute, and has announced that not one, but two films will be released in theatres next summer—the first on June 28, 2024, followed quickly by the second on August 16, 2024.
The Other Israel Film Festival has announced its lineup for its 17th annual festival, to take place in person at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan and virtually November 2-9 in New York. The festival remains the only American film festival focused on both Israeli and Palestinian cinema. This year, it proudly continues its tradition of providing a platform for important conversations on this tumultuous region.
Arts Alliance Media and Kelonik, a local integrator and service provider, have agreed to support the renowned Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival for a third consecutive event, enabling comprehensive content, scheduling, and support services.
Cinemark is giving Swifties a theatrical experience of their wildest dreams for the Taylor Swift I The Eras Tour concert film starting Friday, October 13. Each of the exhibitor’s more than 300 U.S. theaters will offer iridescent popcorn, uniquely themed popcorn tubs and an exclusive gold foil design cup, and a host of giveaways to ensure the theatrical celebration is one to remember across every era.
The Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar in Austin, Texas has fully equipped its 10-screen cinema with Moving Image Technologies’ LEA Professional smart power amplifiers during its recent remodel. This was the first implementation of LEA Professional smart power amplifiers by MIT.