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'Luca' Going Straight to Disney+ Online Streaming Service
The upcoming Disney Pixar movie, Luca, is going straight to home video. It will be released only on Disney's Disney+ streaming service June 18, 2021. Unlike Mulan and Raya and the Last Dragon, which debuted as "Premiere Access" releases that commanded an additional rental fee of $30, Luca will be released as part of the monthly subscription fee. The company took this approach in December with Soul. Once upon a time, movie studios reserved "straight to video" releases for lukewarm sequels or... (more)

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Franklin, WI: Marcus Showtime Value Cinema For Sale, But Reopening June 25, 2021
The Marcus Showtime Value Cinema in Franklin, Wisconsin will reopen on Friday, June 25, 2021. Located on Loomis Road just west of Highway 100, the theater had been closed since March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Along with dusting off the projectors, seats, and concession stands, the biggest change at the theater is that it will be showing first-run movies when it opens on Friday. With the news that new releases such as F9 The Fast Saga and The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, the... (more)

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Marcus Theatres Offers Free Popcorn to Vaccinated Customers
Concerns about the coronavirus pandemic shuttered movie theaters around the world in March 2020, and it devastated the movie theater industry. New releases were delayed, often multiple times, and in many cases, diverted to online streaming services. Movie theaters sat empty and employees were out of work. Some (too many) theaters closed permanently. With the rollout of the vaccines, case rates are going down, and movie theaters are reopening. Marcus Theatres is rewarding customers that are... (more)


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Improvements Made to the Journal Section
The Journal section has been upgraded to be more visually interesting as well as more flexible for us to provide you with interesting information about enjoying movies, whether they are showing in theaters or at home! You may have noticed that we have been writing articles since we founded The BigScreen Cinema Guide in 1995 (it was then called the Penguin Cinema Guide). Since that time, more than 5,800 articles have been written about movies, theaters, home theater, and anything else that we... (more)

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Recent Trailers & Videos
Sit back and watch some of the new trailers, clips, featurettes, and other videos that we've found for movies that are new to theaters, currently playing, or coming soon! Select the movie title below, and you will be taken to the Trailers & Videos page for that movie, where you can see the full list of videos that we have found. When you see something you like, you can find showtimes for many of the movies, and you can add them to your Favorite Movies list to save for later as well! ... (more)

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Give the Gift of Going to the Movies with Gift Cards!
What better way to spread holiday cheer than to give the important people in your life the gift of movies on the big screen? Fandango Gift Cards make great gifts for loved ones, colleagues, those that provide you with services, and anyone else that you may only know half as well as you should like, and right now, Fandango is offering some deals when you buy one on their site. Check out the list of promotions below, and we'll add more as we hear about them! Spend $75+ and get a movie... (more)

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