The Gray Man filmmaker Joe Russo is not wrong when it comes to his recent comments that movie theaters are expensive. The average cost of movie tickets keep going up and up. I remember a day when tickets were well under $10 for an evening showing and even cheaper for both matinees and the first showing of the day. Times are changing but increasing ticket costs is not going to help win viewers back during…"Joe Russo Is Not Wrong That Movie Theaters Are Expensive"
The ongoing pandemic continues to affect movies at the box office, release dates, and I also want to add a note here about mental health. Press Screeners and Screenings If there’s one thing that’s improved any during the past year, it’s the ability for press to do their jobs from home. To those studios who have press screening platforms on Apple TV or Roku, thank you. To those who don’t, it’s 2021 for Pete’s sake!…"Movies, Box Office, Pandemic, and Mental Health"
Pacific Theatre’s Cinerama Dome is a historic theater and just like ArcLight Cinemas, Hollywood must find a way to save this theater. Hollywood is currently reeling from the latest loss due to the Covid-19 pandemic: the closure of ArcLight Cinemas and Pacific Theatres. Even though I don’t live in LA, I still feel the hurt from this closure. Outside of LA, a number of ArcLight locations are closing. In Chicago, this means two locations are…"Cinerama Dome Is Historic, ArcLight Must Be Saved"
While most people are staying away during the pandemic, movie theaters are still important and people will return once vaccinated. One of the things I keep going back this early in the year is The Big Picture by Ben Fritz. It’s been a few years since the book was published but what Fritz has to say is still relevant. Do not be surprised if you see me come back to this book throughout the year…"Movie Theaters: I Will Return When The Time Comes"