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Regal Parent Cineworld Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Vows "Business as Usual"
Cineworld Group plc, with operates movie theaters in the United States and around the world, announced September 7, 2022 that it has commenced Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas. The company operates movie theaters in the United States under the Regal brand since its acquisition of Regal Entertainment Group in 2018. Other brands around the world include Cineworld Cinemas and Picturehouse Cinemas (UK and Ireland), Cinema City... (more)

Site News

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Ticket Prices Updated for All VIP Cinemas
We just finished adding updated ticket pricing information for all VIP Cinemas locations. VIP Cinemas bills itself as a family-owned and operated movie theater chain. It has locations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, and Missouri. We provide a way for your, our readers, to submit reports of ticket prices that you find at your local theaters, and that's resulted in reports for over 1,700 theaters. We use the same tool to make updates ourselves, and we've done so for... (more)

Home Video

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Buy a Ticket for 'Morbius' and Get $10 Off the Venom 2-Movie Collection
Our ticketing partner, Fandango, is offering a promotion where you can save $10 on the Venom 2-Movie Collection on VUDU.com when you purchase a ticket for Morbius on Fandango through our site! Buy your tickets now to watch "Morbius" playing in theaters starting April 1st! One of Marvel's most compelling and conflicted characters comes to the big screen as Oscar winner Jared Leto transforms into the enigmatic antihero, Michael Morbius. Dangerously ill with a rare blood disorder, and... (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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Movies Released On This Day in Movie History: June 4 -- Can You Guess the Movies By Their Posters?
The movies featured in the posters above were all released on June 4th -- can you name them? I'll tag the movies, so you can see the list, but you'll have to select each to match the posters. This is a great opportunity to look for showtimes and find out how to watch them at home!


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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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Atlanta, GA: Movies Returning to Town Brookhaven
The Town Brookhaven retail, dining, and residential development in Atlanta, Georgia lost its movie theater when the CMX CineBistro Town Brookhaven closed in September 2020. Located about ten miles northeast of downtown Atlanta on Peachtree Road, north of Lenox Square Mall and Phipps Plaza and adjacent to historic Oglethorpe University, the seven-screen movie theater had a tumultuous year in 2020. It was damaged by a fire in its kitchen in February, the pandemic closed nearly all movie... (more)

Theater Closings

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Williamsville, NY: Dipson Eastern Hills Cinema Closed
The Dipson Eastern Hills Cinema in Williamsville, New York has closed. Located about eleven miles northeast of downtown Buffalo in the Eastern Hills Mall, the last time we received showtimes updates for the movie theater was Friday, September 30, 2022. The theater posted an announcement of the closure on its Facebook page: Dipson Theatres is announcing the closure of their Eastern Hills Mall theatre. Prior to the pandemic, this location was an independent art theatre for upscale and... (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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