As Streaming Peaks, Sony, Universal & Others Prove The Lucrative Power Of Theatrical Windows

With the box office rebounding just as 5K attendees are reconvening at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, exhibitors and studios can rest easy knowing that there’s a return to a theatrical window. For most studios with tentpole fare, that’s 45 days, and for those titles with less commercial appeal or aimed at specialty audiences, it’s 17 days. With a summer box office that’s loaded with such window-respecting movies as Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Top Gun: Maverick, Thor: Love & Thunder, Jurassic World: Dominion, Lightyear, Elvis, Nope, Bullet Train, and more, it’s…

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AMC Acquires Seven Bow Tie Cinemas

The worlds largest exhibitor AMC Theatres has made a deal with Bow Tie Cinemas to snap up and operate seven of Bow Tie’s locations in Connecticut, upstate New York and Annapolis, MD. All in this is an additional 66 screens for AMC. The circuit confirmed the news initially heard by Deadline in a news blast. For those who’ll remember, Bow Tie at one point use to operate the late Ziegfeld Theatre in NYC on W. 54th Street, which opened in 1969 and closed in 2016. Bow Tie is the oldest theater circuit stateside, having…

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Netflix Reopening The Bay Theater In Caruso’s Palisades Village

Netflix and Caruso are re-opening the legendary Bay Theater in Palisades Village, which was closed during the pandemic. The previous lease holder was Cinépolis, which revived the venue back in 2018. The theater adds another footprint in an awards voter neighborhood for streamer Netflix; which also operates the Paris in NYC and teamed with the American Cinematheque in Hollywood to reopen the historic Egyptian Theater next year. “The Bay is one of those rare places that’s modern but also feels like a throwback experience of your local main street cinema,” said Scott Stuber, head of…

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