A new 4K restoration of David Schickele’s Bushman (1971) will make its North American debut this year, marking the first time in decades that this celebrated landmark of American independent cinema will be widely available. Overseen by the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and The Film Foundation, the restoration will be distributed worldwide in all media by Milestone Films and Kino Lorber. Funding for the restoration was provided by the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation, with additional support provided by Peter Conheim, Cinema Preservation Alliance.
Distribution & Exhibition
PVR Inox, the largest cinema exhibitor in India has launched its 14th multiplex in the city of Gurugram, Haryana. The three-screen multiplex will strengthen the company’s foothold in Haryana with 88 screens in 22 properties and continues its expansion in the Northern part of India with 463 screens in 103 properties.
Scene Cinemas, the premier movie theatre at District 5 in Marakez, is bringing Imax with Laser to Egypt for the first time.
Moviegoers can now buy AMC-branded candies at concession stands in the company’s theatres.
The Cinergy Entertainment Group today launched Cinergy Elite Plus, which the company says is a first-of-its-kind monthly membership program. Officially kicking off on January 1, the company says Cinergy Elite Plus will become the only subscription-based program to offer free monthly movies with rollovers, along with free weekly games and attractions, discounts on concessions, and many more exclusive benefits.
The Elevate Entertainment Group today announced a new strategic partnership to refresh the Texas-based cinema chain’s projection fleet with Laser Projection by Cinionic over the next three years. Elevate Entertainment Group, formerly EVO Entertainment Group, has more than 200 screens across five states.
Cool Runnings has been named the UK’s favorite sports movie of all time, according to new national research released today. The 1993 favorite, depicting a Jamaican bobsleigh team’s journey to the Winter Olympics, took 18 percent of the vote, narrowly beating out competition from Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky (17 percent) and 80s classic Chariots of Fire (16 percent).
The London-based research firm Gower Street Analytics estimates 2024 Global box office will reach $31.5 billion. This marks the first post-pandemic downturn in Gower Street’s annual forecast, with 2024 currently anticipated to finish approximately five percent behind the estimated full year 2023 result currently estimated at $33.4 billion. A final Gower Street 2023 Global Box Office estimate will be released in the first week of January.
Illumination, the leading producer of event-animated films including the global blockbuster The Super Mario Bros. Movie and the Minions, Despicable Me and Sing franchises, announced today that Illumination’s action-packed new original comedy, Migration, will be the first-ever major 3D animated feature to premiere worldwide in the CJ 4DPlex 270-degree panoramic ScreenX format.
The Kinepolis Group has expanded its longstanding partnership with CJ 4DPlex to include 21 more ScreenX auditoriums across Europe and North America. The Kinepolis openings bring the cinema chain’s total of ScreenX screens to 26. Kinepolis already boasts five ScreenX theaters across Europe. This expansion will give Kinepolis the largest ScreenX footprint in all of mainland Europe.