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- 79 years ago, the first drive-in movie theater, the Camden Drive-In, opened in Camden, New Jersey. Richard Hollingshead opened the new theater after he was awarded a patent for the idea. According...
- The Tumbler on display in Bentonville, Arkansas, the first stop on the tour. The excitement leading up to the July 20, 2012 release of The Dark Knight Rises is getting turned up just a little higher...
- In February 1996, the Paradise Theatre in West Allis, Wisconsin stopped showing its line-up of classic movies, which fit well with the historical theater, which was built in 1929. As with most...
- In April 2011, we passed along the news that Peter Jackson was making The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey using the higher than normal frame rate of 48 frames per second (fps) as opposed to the...
- Film historian Robert Osborne is one of my favorite people in the movie industry. He has been the host of the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) television network since it's debut in 1994, and his...
- When I was a kid, I collected beer cans. We had so many, my brother's wall was covered with cans. We had fun collecting all the different cans in a series and unique designs from various breweries. I...
- Reader Ron H. forwarded a link to a great concept trailer called "Titanic SUPER 3D," which imagines what Titanic would be like if it were tweaked just a little bit using the tools of other masters in...
- The historic Roxy Theatre in Northampton, Pennsylvania was featured recently on WFMZ-TV Channel 69. Owner Richard Wolfe is interviewed and reflects on the history of the Roxy and what he's done to...
- Movie fans in New York City will have a chance to see the actual Oscar statuettes that will be presented to the Best Actor and Best Actress winners at the 84th Academy Awards® ceremony when the...
- The LagunaNiguel Patch has been providing updates on the construction of the former Edwards Ocean Ranch 7 in Laguna Niguel, California, which is being converted into a location run by Cinepolis...
- Larry Downes wrote a story for Forbes.com in which he opines that Best Buy is slowly running itself out of business: Electronics retailer Best Buy is headed for the exits.  I can't say when...
- In the Journal article titled "2011's Box Office Woe and What Could/Should be Done About It" the issue of lower theater attendance in 2011 than in the previous 16 years was discussed. Following is...
- In the Journal article titled "2011's Box Office Woe and What Could/Should be Done About It" the issue of lower theater attendance in 2011 than in the previous 16 years was discussed. Following is...
- The end of the year always brings all kinds of top 10, bottom 10, best-of, and worst-of lists, and comparisons to the previous year(s) in a variety of measures. This year was no different, and one...
- The Rosebud Cinema Drafthouse in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin in a recent article in the Wauwatosa Patch: When the Rosebud Cinema Drafthouse celebrated its birthday last year, it commemorated the day by...
- The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) has announced what it considers to be the top 10 stars of 2011, based upon the number of pageviews that each received on their web site. Each of the top 10 is...
- The San Francisco Chronicle has a story about the new life that the historic Alhambra Theater has as a fitness center: Through the haze of a good sweat, it's easy to imagine the Alhambra Theatre...
- Disney announced yesterday that the short movie Tangled Ever After will be shown before Beauty and the Beast 3D when it's released in theaters in January 2012. The Kingdom is in a festive mood as...
- During last night's broadcast of "Person of Interest" on CBS, a commercial aired for the upcoming movie New Year's Eve, which opens on December 9, 2011, and stars just about everyone in Hollywood. At...
- The December issue of Empire Magazine features an interview with Steven Spielberg that discusses his upcoming movie War Horse, but they also had a chance to ask him about sequels in the Jurassic Park...


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