Let’s be clear about one thing: there is no such thing as alternative content. People do not leave the comfort of their homes to pay twenty dollars and more to sit in a movie theatre to watch something inferior or alternative. They gladly pay higher ticket prices because they enjoy events targeted at their specific interests. For big screens, great sound and comfortable reclining seats in a room with like-minded people. For the shared experiences of opera, theatre, concerts, sports, and more: a wide and growing range of programs. These aren’t alternatives to anything; these are events that, until only recently, people could never see this way. And let’s be clear about one more thing: Netflix will play a major roll in the future of event cinema.
Tickets for the Attack on Titan live action movies are now available for purchase via the official movie website AttackOnTitanTheMovie.com, Funimation announced.The new, two-part feature film is a limited theatrical release and will screen in nearly 300 theaters across the United States and Canada.
Funimation Entertainment announced today that its limited event-style theatrical release of the anime film Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F has shattered industry expectations – closing out its official run at $8 million in North American box office gross. Opening just nine days ago with a $1.97 Million opening night box office, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F vaulted into the Top 10 list of highest grossing domestic anime films of all time.
The New York Film Critics Series has partnered with Ivy and the nation’s leading independent cinemas to present live, national, in-theater screenings. The events are moderated by Peter Travers, film critic for Rolling Stone Magazine and ABC’s Popcorn, along with additional coverage by Alison Bailes of BBC, More Magazine, WOR Radio, and The Charlie Rose Show. The series presents live, interactive, in-theater; pre-release movies and big screen HD simulcast with the stars and filmmakers.
Finding Noah, a new feature documentary releasing from 17K ASL and Alchemy, brings to life an archaeological expedition in search of Noah's Ark. Narrated by Academy Award nominee Gary Sinise, the film follows a team of archaeologists, theologians and explorers as they summit one of the world's most dangerous mountains in a quest to find a highly sought after piece of history.
More2Screen has been appointed the worldwide distributor (outside the United States) for the Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance series, the first ever dance series from the U.S. to be screened to a global cinema audience.
The world premiere of Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live, an iconic live concert film by The Rolling Stones, was screened on July 15 at Odeon & UCI Cinemas Group’s Kinowelt Ruhr Park cinema in Bochum, Germany. Philips LightVibes created an immersive experience for the audience by adding subtle, meaningful lighting effects during the film to enhance the concer
Screenvision has renewed long-term agreements totaling 328 screens with five exhibitor partners including Flagship Cinemas, Paragon Theaters, UltraStar Cinemas, Empire Cinemas and The Birmingham Theatre.
The deals average eight years and include the top DMAs of New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Washington DC, Phoenix and Detroit. They follow recently announced signed exhibitor contracts with Marcus Theatres, Reading International, Allen Theatres, B&B Theatres, Bow Tie Cinemas, Classic Cinemas, Malco Theatres and Regency Theatres earlier this year.
IHS Technology and Rentrak followed up their successful 2014 publication, Event Cinema in European Cinemas, with an update that it and the Event Cinema Association presented last month at CineEurope in Barcelona. Event cinema has experienced double-digit annual growth in Europe and the market should reach $1 billion in annual revenue by 2019, the report said.
Dr. T. Colin Campbell, best-selling author of The China Study, and his son Director Nelson Campbell, are teaming up to preview the feature-length documentary PlantPure Nation. The forthcoming film examines the political and economic factors that suppress information on the benefits of plant-based nutrition, while making the connections of this idea to larger issues such as medical practice, farming, and food deserts. The promotional tour mirrors the film’s story of three people working to spread the word about one of the most important health breakthroughs of all time