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NBA All Star Game to be Broadcast in 3D to 80 Theaters

Digital Cinema Projection Systems open up the ability for theaters to provide their customers with more than just movies free of scratches, dirt, jump, and weave. They also make it possible for theaters to deliver movies in 3D (if so equipped) and ... (more)

Mark Cuban Acquires 9.4% of Carmike Cinemas

Mark Cuban, the billionaire co-owner of Landmark Theatres and owner of the Dallas Mavericks NBA team, has recently acquired a 9.4% stake in Carmike Cinemas. The Associated Press is reporting that a regulatory filing posted on December 29, 2008, ... (more)

"Deliverance" and "Terminator" Added to Film Registry

The Library of Congress announced today its list of 25 movies that have been added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress, which is a list of movies that are (according to the press release, which is included below) "culturally, ... (more)

Roger Ebert on the Future of 3D

As you probably have noticed, the number of 3D movies has jumped recently and the number coming out in the next couple of years is the highest that 3D has probably ever achieved. For reference, view the search results for "3D" in our movie database. ... (more)

"Marley & Me" Sets New Christmas Day Record

After a lackluster 24 days in the box office, Christmas Day made audiences, theater owners, and studio execs alike smile with some decent returns as theaters started showing a good selection of new movies. Tops in the list is the Jennifer Aniston ... (more)

Top Box Office Movies for the Weekend of December 26, 2008

  1. Marley & Me
  2. Bedtime Stories
  3. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  4. Valkyrie
  5. Yes Man
  6. Seven Pounds
  7. The Tale of Despereaux
  8. The Day the Earth Stood Still
  9. The Spirit
  10. Doubt

For more details, see our Top Box Office Movies page.

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That's it for this week, so take a look at what's new in theaters and what's coming up in the next couple of weeks. Have a good weekend!

Scott Jentsch
Publisher, The BigScreen Cinema Guide

New Releases

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