I’m a survivor of the great MoviePass era and I’m here to tell you my story. It's been nearly a year since I gave up my ten dollars a month subscription to the "unlimited" MoviePass program. To this day the choices I made and the blind faith I had in the system surprise me. I like to think it all started innocently enough, the concept of free unlimited movies at any theatre. No limits? No loopholes? No extra fees? It was intoxicating, to say the least, and I fell for it all hook, line, and sinker. And for a while there, it was a truly beautiful affair.
Distribution & Exhibition
Webedia Movies Pro today released the results of an extensive survey tracking moviegoer behavior over the course of a year. The study, commissioned by WMP and produced by Vertigo research, tracked the age and gender of more than 100,000 moviegoers over a year, polling a representative sample of 2,000 moviegoers weekly.
Christie was the projection partner at Conque 2019, Mexico’s biggest comics and entertainment event, for the second year running. Held recently at the Congress Centre in the city of Querétaro, the event’s main auditorium featured a Christie CP4325-RBG pure laser projector.
Following his successful role as Éclair commercial director, UK, which he has held since January 2018, Dan Clark has been promoted to UK country manager effective June 1.
Sony Pictures has announced that Spider-Man: Far From Home will be released in the 270-degree panoramic ScreenX format on July 2nd. It marks the first Sony Pictures film to be converted into ScreenX. Previously Sony Pictures released Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse in 4DX, another immersive cinema technology from CJ 4DPlex. The new Spider-Man will also be available in 4DX.
Known for its unparalleled customer service, durable gliders and comfortable recliners, Atom Seating will feature some of the most popular choices from its “Periodic Table” of cinema seating at CineEurope June 16-20 at the Barcelona International Convention Centre in Barcelona, Spain. On display for European cinema business owners will be the Atom Seating Helium and Neon VIP recliners and the Tungsten and Titanium gliders.
QSC has opened new SAARC headquarters in Bengaluru, India. The new office serves as a business development, management and support hub for QSC Systems, live sound and cinema businesses in the region. It also serves as a dedicated training and demonstration area.
B&B Theatres, the sixth largest theatre chain in North America has added four ScreenX theatres and 10 Grand Screen premium large format rooms, bringing to 29 the total number of auditoriums with DTS:X sound. The installations were part of DTS’s partnership with GDC Technology.
Spotlight Cinema Networks, a cinema advertising company dedicated to luxury and art house theatres, has announced two promotions and a key hire. Bernadette McCabe has been hired as executive vice president, CineLife Entertainment; Ronnie Ycong has been promoted to executive vice president, exhibitor relations & operations; and Christine DelGuidice-Kraemer has been promoted to senior vice president, marketing.
AMC Theatres today announced that the company is celebrating another milestone achievement as AMC Stubs A-List spent this spring adding an additional 100,000 members and will head into a busy summer movie-going season with the A-List program now exceeding 800,000 moviegoers.