More Commercials in Movie Theaters

Hot on the heels of news that moviegoers want fewer trailers during their theatrical experience, Regal Cinemas and Cinemark movie theaters are giving audiences exactly what they want: even more commercials in movie theaters.

Regal Cinemas and Cinemark have struck a new deal with National CineMedia to add more in-theater advertising that will play on the big screen before the attached trailers play. Thankfully, it won’t be nearly as long of an advertisement as the entire line-up of trailers that traditionally play before a movie. Read More »

Regal Unlimited Movie Ticket Subscription

Following in the footsteps of AMC Stubs A-List, the national theater chain Regal Cinemas is introducing their Regal Unlimited movie ticket subscription service, which we first heard about towards the beginning of July. The new service will be available before the end of the month, and it’s coming with three different subscription tiers. Not unlike the recently changed model for AMC Stubs A-List, the new Regal subscription dictates which theaters you can see movies at based on the price you’re paying. Get the full details on the Regal Unlimited subscription plans below. Read More »

MoviePass Shutting Down

Back in April, we heard that the movie ticket subscription service MoviePass had lost 90% of their subscribers after all the problems they’ve had over the past year or so. The company claimed these numbers were false, but they’ve yet to prove otherwise. However, even though Sinemia has shut down entirely after facing similar business problems, MoviePass still clings to life, but as of now, they won’t be available for several weeks due to maintenance that will reportedly improve the company’s mobile app.

Meanwhile, Regal Cinemas has finally announced their own movie tickets subscription service is coming to life in the form of Regal Unlimited. The service will give unlimited tickets to subscribers, but there are pricing tiers that dictate where customers will be able to see movies.  Read More »

netflix theatrical

Even though Roma ended up with a total of 10 Oscar nominations this morning, including Best Picture, that’s not a good enough reason for AMC Theatres, Regal Cinemas and Cinemark to pack away their grudge with Netflix. Every year, the two movie theater chains host a showcase of all the Best Picture nominees, but since Alfonso Cuarón‘s critically acclaimed Roma is a Netflix movie that didn’t stick to the traditional theatrical release plans, they won’t include the film in their line-up. You know, like a pouting child. Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy Double Feature

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is just over a month away from getting released, and tickets are already on sale right now. However, if you haven’t picked up your tickets to the earliest possible showing yet, you might want to look into a couple other options that will be at our disposal when the movie hits the big screen at the beginning of May.

For those looking to spend a little extra time in the theater, there will be a Guardians of the Galaxy double feature that will allow you to watch the first film before Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. But if you’re looking for a way to see the sequel as many times as you want, there’s an Ultimate Ticket option that you might want to take advantage of, and it comes with quite the collectible piece of memorabilia.

Find out about the Guardians of the Galaxy double feature and Ultimate Ticket after the jump. Read More »

The Interview pulled

Tuesday, the hackers that exposed Sony’s internal workings went a step further and issued a big threat, invoking 9/11 in a statement that promised action against theaters showing The Interview. But the Department of Homeland Security — a group that really doesn’t mess around when it comes to this sort of thing — said there was no credible information to indicate an actual threat. Sony was fairly magnanimous about the situation, saying it would allow theaters to make the decision to show the film or not, even if bookings had already been locked in.

Last night Carmike Cinemas and Bow Tie Cinemas pulled the film, and today in a precedent-setting move, the five major theater chains in the US and Canada all dropped The Interview.

Update: Sony is now considering a VOD release of the film; more info below.

Update #2: Sony has canceled the December theatrical release of The Interview. Full statement below.

Update #3: Sony has now confirmed they have “no further release plans” for the film while American Intelligence has officially linked North Korea to the Sony hack. Details below.

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