Cinema Treasures Celebrates 20 Years

With the banner, “Because you’re tired of watching movies on your laptop” boldly displayed across its homepage, Cinema Treasures is the world’s largest guide to all things movie theater. Now in its 20th year and listing over 53,000 venues and…

Worldwide Box Office Slowly Sputters To Life As Cinemas Reopen

Global data kindly provided by Comscore.  With almost 50% of cinemas around the world back in business, the big screen is stretching and coming out of its deep sleep. “Tenet” tickets have gone on sale, spreading like wildfire across social…

Horror and Family Films Help Reboot Global Box Office

Global data kindly provided by Comscore.  This week’s box office – focusing on the first two weeks of July – was widely varied as the pandemic continues to allow some little pigs to go to market while making other little…

Worried About Face Masks in Cinemas? Ask About HVAC Instead

As cinemas re-open, people have been understandably concerned about the issue of wearing masks within cinema interiors. But are we missing a bigger factor in potential transmission of the Coronavirus, that is the HVAC or heating, ventilation and air conditioning…

On-Demand Cinema Proves a Hit in Sweden and South Korea

Cinema-on-demand in an actual cinema is a wow, who knew? This ‘private cinema show of your own’ proves that the moviegoing tradition can stay alive even when there’s no new product to show. Despite having run out of audience for…

Larger Than Life – Outdoor Cinema Thrives in the Pandemic

The Coronavirus pandemic has brought a surge of urban cinemas screening anywhere but the movie theatre. Homes around the world have been making outdoor home cinemas with a large screen and some chairs. Real cinemas are selling popcorn outside of…

Cinema Marquees Go Viral Amid COVID-19 Shutdown

“Electric tiaras” are what theatre historian Ben M. Hall called the movie marquee. The cinema marquee and its readograph – the backlit sign written with moveable letters – is as important as the movie poster. Originally a rectangular sign, its…

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