• by Bolaji O
    When Larry Thorpe was inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame during its inaugural ceremony in 2007 he was already a legend of the industry (after all, you don’t get in with the likes of Roone Arledge without having built up some solid street credibility). And since then he has only continued to add to his […]
  • by Bolaji O
    Shares of AMC Entertainment Holdings rocketed on heavy volume, after a media report that the struggling movie theater chain had held buyout talks with Amazon, as AMC’s value has shrunk since the COVID-19 pandemic led to theater shutdowns world-wide.   Read more: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/amcs-stock-soars-after-report-amazon-held-merger-talks-2020-05-11
  • by Bolaji O
    My history with the Odeon goes way back to when I used to work at El Teddy’s (a few blocks north on West Broadway) while I was still dancing. It was the late 1980s and TribeCa was still fairly deserted. Artists Space was right next door to Teddy’s and the clientele was a fabulous mix […]
  • by Bolaji O
    The UK’s Film and TV Charity has accelerated its plan to offer mental health support to industry workers with the launch of an online community dedicated to those seeking help during the COVID-19 crisis. Today marks the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK, and the charity is hoping the digital tool will […]
  • by Bolaji O
    The academy shouldn’t, either. The art of filmmaking will survive change.  One of the most acclaimed movies of all time, David Lean’s “Lawrence of Arabia,” is a poem to the ever-changing desert sandscape, shot with panoramic cameras on unusually wide film. You weren’t meant as much to watch this 1962 film as to immerse yourself […]
  • by Bolaji O
    As COVID-19 has limited restaurant and commercial services — it has also limited the garbage generated by those services. That is leading to increased “unusual an aggressive” behavior in rodents who rely on that garbage for food, according to new information regarding rodents from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That is leading rats to be […]
  • by Bolaji O
    Order your snacks via an in-car sound system. Normally, this would be the time of year when you’d be weighing up which of London’s many star-canopied outdoor screenings to lob your blanket and prosecco supply at over the summer months. Well, don’t give up those dreams of cinema under the stars just yet, because there’s another new drive-in […]
  • by Bolaji O
    The cost of a high-quality VR headset has crashed from $1,500 in 2018 to $300 now. Historically, we have been consuming content on three platforms: Cinema since the 1880s, television since the 1930s and, digital, on computers since the 2000s, and mobiles since the 2010s. The fourth and latest addition is VR, or virtual reality. […]
  • by Bolaji O
    Palace Cinemas has become the first movie chain to announce a reopening date as coronavirus restrictions are eased, with social distancing likely to keep at least 65 per cent of seats vacant initially. The operator of 20 art-house cinemas, some jointly, plans to resume screenings on July 2.   Read more:https://www.smh.com.au/culture/movies/cinema-chain-sets-reopening-date-two-thirds-of-seats-to-be-vacant-20200527-p54wuc.html
  • by Bolaji O
    It’s all very quiet on the international box office front, but this past weekend saw some decent increases in various markets. Cinemas are still just sputtering back to operations around the world, notably in parts of Europe and Asia. Germany remains the key major driving admissions — and largely from drive-ins, though Vue International’s CinemaxX circuit re-opened […]

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