Ever since the ’50s, when the motion-picture industry felt existentially threatened by the rise of television (much as forces within it today feel existentially threatened by the rise of streaming), the movies have found ways to entice people into theaters with added benefits. 3D was the original P.T. Barnum attraction (the golden age of 3D kicked off with the release of “Bwana Devil,” in 1952), and the return of 3D in the mid-2000s — it rose up from the dead as improbably as the beast in a “Creature From the Black Lagoon” sequel — was a sign of the tremors of economic anxiety that were starting to rumble through the industry. … [Read more...] about The Popcorn Conundrum: When Movie Theaters Reopen, Will They Ban Concessions? (Column)
— Twenty Thousand Hertz (@20korg) August 5, 2020 "If we were going to do that call-and-response, that creating tension and then resolving it really quickly, I liked the sound of the goat," Yellin said. "It's funny, I thought it was quirky. It was our version of (MGM's) Leo the Lion. For a while we were stuck on it." The version that was used, of course, is goat-free. … [Read more...] about Listen to Netflix’s theater-only theme created by Hans Zimmer
Signature roles featured comic scenes in which she appeared solo, holding a phone, real or imaginary, including as “Signorina Snob,” a role for which she drew upon her Milanese bourgeois roots. Another popular comic character she created poked fun at Roman middle-class vulgarities. … [Read more...] about Italy’s pioneering comic actor, Franca Valeri, dies at 100
The US president's tweets, which undoubtedly helped sales, came after FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe received the boot, days before his official retirement, for "corruption at the highest level." Clearly a fan of caps lock, Trump continued with posts bashing the "WITCH HUNT!" Mueller probe and even went so far as to accuse Comey of lying under oath. … [Read more...] about Comey to a Theater Near You?
New additions will include a full-service bar with traditional and creative cocktails, full-scale onsite bakery and soda fountain and coffee bar. The latter will offer milkshakes, ice cream sodas and sundaes, plus cake, coffee, pastries and coffee drinks. … [Read more...] about Kenny & Ziggy’s to move to former Luby’s Post Oak space
Prior to 2016, the company was called Key Brand Entertainment. British producer John Gore purchased the company from Live Nation in 2008, and between the year of purchase and the company’s renaming to the John Gore Organization revenues grew from $100 million to $600 million. … [Read more...] about Broadway Producer John Gore Organization Lays Off Dozens Of Employees Due To COVID Shutdown