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'Nomadland' Opening in Theaters and Online February 19
Searchlight Pictures has announced that its upcoming drama, Nomadland, will open in theaters and online on the Hulu streaming service Friday, February 19, 2021. In the movie, Frances McDormand stars as Fern, a woman facing hard economic times, packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad. It landed on the list of former President Barack Obama's Favorite Movies of 2020. It was recently voted as the best film of 2020 by the... (more)

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New York City Movie Theaters May Reopen at Limited Capacity March 5
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that movie theaters in New York City will be allowed to open starting March 5, 2021. The announcement comes with the limitation that theaters are limited to 25% capacity and a maximum per-screen capacity of 50 people. Many theaters in New York City have been closed since March 2020, when theaters across the country were shuttered over concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. The city is a major market, along with Los Angeles, and without... (more)

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Racine, WI: Uptown Theatre Featured in Article
The Uptown Theatre in Racine, Wisconsin hasn't shown movies since 1959, and when it opened in 1928, it was known as the Majestic Theatre. While the Park Theatre (aka Marcus Park I & II) has gotten headlines recently because its future days are numbered, the Uptown Theatre appears to have a future, but not as a movie theater. OnMilwaukee.com featured the theater recently in its "Urban Spelunking" series and that means we get to see inside the historic building and read about where it might... (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 Updates
Watch an interview with Chloë Grace Moretz about Tom & Jerry, a featurette about the making of Raya and the Last Dragon, a teaser trailer for Disney/Pixar's Luca, and more! New Movies Tom & Jerry -- Opens Tomorrow Nomadland Safer at Home -- Opens Tomorrow Silk Road Movies Coming Soon Raya and the Last Dragon -- Opens Mar 5th Mortal Kombat -- Opens Apr 16th Luca -- Opens Jun 18th

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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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