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Marcus Theatres Replacing $5 "Movie Tuesday" Promotion March 28
Marcus Theatres locations have been offering "Movie Tuesday" promotions on Tuesdays for quite some time (our earliest mention of it is from October 2013), and driving past any of their participating locations on a Tuesday afternoon or evening demonstrates the popularity of discounted movies and concession specials. The company recently announced that the popular promotion is being replaced with a more expensive version, starting March 28, 2023. Value Tuesday is Coming Soon! Starting March... (more)

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Recent Trailers & Videos
Have you seen the trailer for The Little Mermaid that debuted on Sunday during the Oscars ceremony? It looks incredible, and we have it for you! Shazam! Fury of the Gods is going to give last week's Box Office champ Scream VI a run for its money, so be sure to check out the videos we have for both. If you're making advance plans, or you're just eagerly awaiting the movies coming in the next couple of weeks, be sure to take a look at the new videos we've added for John Wick: Chapter 4 and... (more)

Home Video

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'Casablanca' Gets High Marks on 4K Ultra HD for its 80th Anniversary
Casablanca is considered by many to be one of the best movies ever made. Opening in theaters in 1942 and starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman as former lovers who must deal with their past while foiling the efforts of the Nazis trying to capture Bergman's resistance leader husband, the classic movie garnered Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Screenplay, and Best Director (Michael Curtiz). It was also nominated for Cinematography, Actor (Bogart), Supporting Actor (Claude Rains as the... (more)

Home Theater

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4K Playback Issues on LG OLED TVs Made Recently, LG Releases Fix
It appears that LG C1 and G1 series OLED TVs made since September 2021 cannot play movies and games at 4K resolutions when connected to an external device, such as a 4K Blu-ray player or game system. From what we could find, reports started hitting various online discussions around mid-October that people were having problems playing 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs and gaming at 4K on the Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, etc. While the company deflected those first problem reports, enough complaints... (more)

Odds & Ends

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How to Watch Oscar-Winning 'Everything Everywhere All At Once'
Everything Everywhere All At Once took last night's Academy Awards by storm, winning seven of the eleven categories for which it was nominated. In addition to winning for Best Picture, it also took home statues for Supporting Actor (Ke Huy Quan), Supporting Actress (Jamie Lee Curtis), Original Screenplay, Editing, Directing (Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert), and Actress in a leading role (Michelle Yeoh). It created quite a stir when it opened in theaters March 25, 2022, spending 14 weeks in... (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)

Theater Openings & Improvements

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Boston, MA: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Seaport Coming Soon
The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Seaport in Boston, Massachusetts is expected to open sometime in 2023, and the Alamo Drafthouse website has been updated with new information about the theater, so it's possible that the opening is coming soon. Located along Seaport Boulevard near the Fort Point Channel as it leads into the inner harbor, the movie theater is opening in the former location of the Kerasotes Boston Showplace ICON at Seaport., which closed permanently in 2021 after never reopening... (more)

Theater Closings

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Lafayette, IN: Closed for "Renovations" Since September, GQT Lafayette 7 Outlook Not Good
The GQT Lafayette 7 in Lafayette, Indiana closed "for renovations" in September 2022, but it now appears to be closed permanently after disappearing from GQT's website. Located in Lafayette Market Place shopping center on Sagamore Parkway South and McCarty Lane, the movie theater announced on September 4, 2022 that it was closing for "fall cleaning." On September 23, it announced that it was "currently working on renovations to better serve you." On October 20, the theater's Facebook page... (more)

Gift Shop

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Give the Gift of Moviegoing with Gift Cards - Digital Gift Cards Make Gift Giving Easy!
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. Get 10% off on orders of $60+!* -- Use Code: Dec2022 Get 15% off PLUS $15 Fandango Cash on orders $150+. Max... (more)

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