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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Cinema construction well underway at Northgate Yard in Bridgwater

A £16M complex in the heart of Bridgwater has reached a ‘landmark moment’ for the development. Northgate Yard, a new leisure and dining hub, is due to be completed by autumn 2022. The first terraced seating structure for the seven screen Scott Cinema has now been installed. The pre-cast concrete for the seating has been manufactured offsite by the development’s supply chain partners, Cornish Concrete Products, based in Bissoe, West Cornwall. As well as the cinema, Northgate Yard will also feature an eight-lane bowling alley, a sports bar and multiple…

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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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