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Marcus Theatres Offering Vaccination-Required Showings
Select Marcus Theatres locations are offering movie presentations that require all attendees to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. According to the Marcus Theatres website, participating locations will be offering one afternoon showtime and one evening showtime in which proof of vaccination is required. Moviegoers will be asked to provide a vaccination card or photo of the card and a photo ID. As of this writing, there are two movies that have vaccination-required showtimes: Ghostbusters:... (more)

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Recent Trailers & Videos
We have newly-added trailers and other videos for over three dozen movies, so take a look at the list of movies below and make your plans for movies you want to see! New Movies Encanto -- Opens Wed, Nov 24 House of Gucci -- Opens Wed, Nov 24 Ghostbusters: Afterlife -- Opens Tomorrow King Richard -- Opens Tomorrow Gintama THE VERY FINAL -- Opens Sun, Nov 21 Alpha Rift -- Opens Tomorrow Black Friday -- Opens Tomorrow Bunty Aur Babli 2 -- Opens Tomorrow The Farmer and The Belle:... (more)

Home Video

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'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings' on Home Video in November 2021
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which opened in theaters September 3, 2021 and has been the #1 movie four weeks running, is coming to home video in November 2021. It is going to be available on many streaming services November 12, 2021 and on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD on November 30. The movie is currently not available (for any price) on Disney+, which is different from the company's approach for Black Widow and most of its other 2021 theatrical releases. That... (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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'Beauty and the Beast' Turns 30
Disney's animated Beauty and the Beast opened in theaters 30 years ago, on November 22, 1991. Has it been 30 years already? In that time, the movie has become a classic in Disney's collection, with memorable lines, singable songs, and a wonderful combination of an engaging story and top-notch animation. It also enjoyed multiple theatrical re-releases, with an IMAX version, a 3D version, and a sing-a-long version. It also had a spin-off movie, Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas,... (more)

Milestones

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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

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Hagerstown, MD: Former New Vision Leitersburg Reopens Under New Management
The former New Vision Leitersburg in Hagerstown, Maryland reopened October 29, 2021 as the Warehouse Cinemas - Leitersburg. Located four miles northeast of downtown Hagerstown on Leitersburg Pike, the theater closed in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, and it announced in July 2020 that it would not reopen. New Vision Theatres declared bankruptcy that summer. Warehouse Cinemas also operates the Warehouse Cinemas - Frederick Towne Mall in Frederick, Maryland. Until now,... (more)

Theater Closings

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Roseville, CA: Century Roseville 14 and XD Closed Now That Galleria Mall Location Open
The Century Roseville 14 and XD in Roseville, California has closed. Located on Eureka Road just south of I-80, the theater was less than two miles away from the Cinemark Roseville Galleria Mall and XD, which opened yesterday. With twelve screens at the Regal UA Olympus Pointe 12 right up the road and fourteen brand new screens across the freeway and 25 more screens less than five miles away, there likely wasn't enough people to fill all those seats. The movie theater opened June 19, 1998... (more)

Gift Shop

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Save 50% on the Amazon Fire Stick 4K
Black Friday has shaping up to be a nearly month-long promotion instead of just one day, and we'll bring you sales that we think are notable, including this 50% discount on the Amazon Fire Stick 4K! Buy the Fire TV Stick 4K from Amazon.com This streaming media player was released in October and by virtue of its name and the photo above, it's a stick that plugs directly into the HDMI port of your TV or A/V receiver. Power is derived from a USB adaptor that plugs into the side of the unit. ... (more)

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