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California-Nevada Theater Owners Announce Grant Recipients

The National Association of Theatre Owners California-Nevada is awarding $427,500 in 2022 community grant funds designed to support a variety of arts and social service organizations, including 20 Feeding America food banks. The group represents roughly 4,682 movie screens across the two states, and works on behalf of exhibitors to address local, state and federal […]

Cinépolis to Open Dine-In Imax at Hollywood Park in Inglewood (Exclusive)

Dine-in service paired with the IMAX experience is coming to Inglewood, California. When it opens next spring, a new 55,000-square-foot Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas multiplex — part of the retail district of the nearly-300-acre Hollywood Park development — will offer full waiter service to patrons of its 12 screens including its IMAX theater. That would give […]

Alamo Drafthouse Workers at Austin Flagship Reveal Plan to Unionize

Workers at Alamo Drafthouse’s flagship Austin location have announced a union, citing their interest in changes to wages and benefits and more clarity around COVID-19 health policies. The group, which is calling themselves Drafthouse United, claimed on Monday that they have “majority support” among workers at the location. (The Hollywood Reporter asked one member, hourly […]

Bob Iger: COVID Dealt Movie Theaters a “Severe Injury That Maybe Doesn’t Heal”

Former Disney CEO Bob Iger, in his first interview since stepping away as executive chairman of the company, discussed the fate of movie theaters, competing with Netflix and yes, the metaverse, in a conversation with The New York Times’ Kara Swisher. “Because I am not working for Disney I am liberated, I can say anything […]

Hollywood’s Cinerama Dome Plans to Reopen in 2022

Hollywood’s historic Cinerama Dome theater has plans to reopen in 2022, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. On Dec. 16, a public notice of an application to sell alcoholic beverages was posted outside the theater, with the business name listed as Cinerama. Studio distribution sources confirmed the theater, built in 1963 by the Decurion Corporation, is […]

AMC Theatres Posts Higher Revenue, Shrinks Losses Amid Box Office Rebound

As AMC Theatres sees rebounding October attendance figures for its movie screens, parent AMC Entertainment Holdings shrunk its flow of red ink on Monday, even as the cinema giant warned pandemic challenges still remain. The world’s largest movie theater chain recorded a $224.2 million net loss, or 44 cents per share, on $763.2 million in […]

Imax Delivers Best Quarter of Pandemic Era, Helped by ‘Shang-Chi,’ ‘Black Widow’

The giant-screen theatrical distributor Imax delivered its best results since the onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic, with third-quarter revenue hitting $56.6 million, up 52 percent from a year earlier, and its quarterly losses narrowing to $8.4 million, further moving the company closer to profitability. The adjusted net loss per share in Q3 amounted to […]

AMC Theatres CEO Adam Aron to Add Chairman Title

AMC Theatres CEO Adam Aron will become chairman of the theatrical giant’s board of directors, taking on the new responsibilities in the wake of the resignation of Wanda executives Lin Zhang and Mao Jun (John) Zeng. With Aron serving as both chairman and CEO, AMC has named Philip Lader the company’s lead independent director. Aron […]