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CINEMA ADVERTISING COUNCIL ELECTS NEW OFFICER on November 07, 2012

NEW YORK -- The Cinema Advertising Council (CAC), a national non-profit trade association which serves cinema advertising sellers, the theatrical exhibition community and the advertising community, announced that Cliff Marks has been elected president and chairman of the industry association, and Suzanne La Forgia executive director. Effective immediately, they join Bob Brouillette and Laura Adler, returning as treasurer and secretary, respectively.

"With the box office showing 5.1 percent growth year-to-date compared with last year, and some of the year's most anticipated films set to premiere in the coming weeks, cinema remains a powerful platform for advertisers looking to attract hard-to-reach consumers," said Mr. Marks. "I look forward to continuing to work with the CAC in order to evangelize cinema and bring more attention to the unique opportunities it offers brands in all top categories."

The CAC also announced that Steve Ochs (SVP marketing, NCM) will take over as chair of the Marketing committee and Lauren Zweifler (VP, research and strategy, Screenvision) will take over as chair of the Research committee. Laura Adler will remain chair of the Public Relations committee.
Mr. Marks is the president of sales and marketing at National CineMedia (NCM), a position he has held since 2002. Prior to joining NCM, he was SVP national sales for ESPN/ABC Sports from 1989-2002, and a network TV buyer at BBDO Advertising from 1984-1987. In 2010, Mr. Marks was identified as #17 on the "Mediaweek 50" which lists top executives in the advertising and media industry who "advanced innovation, revenue and influence for their companies."

Ms. La Forgia is the SVP, national & regional sales, at Screenvision. With nearly 20 years of experience in creating and driving revenue growth., La Forgia has previously served as EVP, advertising sales, for RMG Networks and was president of the Digital Place-based Advertising Association. She began her career selling for Home & Garden Television as part of the network's early launch team. La Forgia has also held positions at The Hotel Networks and Hallmark Channel.

Mr. Brouillette has been a CAC officer since 2004. He is also NCM's senior vice president of business development, where he forges new business partnerships with other entertainment and media companies and creates new media solutions for undeveloped NCM client categories. Prior to his time at NCM, Mr. Brouillette held several senior level positions throughout his 17 years in the media industry, including executive VP, marketing and business development at Fanfare Media Works from 2000-2002; senior VP, marketing and business and at News America Marketing from 1997-2000; and senior VP, sales and marketing for SPAR Marketing Force from 1993-1997. Mr. Brouillette holds a BS from Iowa State University.

Ms. Adler is president of A&G Marketing Group, Inc., and serves clients in both the for-profit and not-for profit sectors, including the CAC which she's managed since its inception in 2003. Ms. Adler worked at National Cinema Network for more than 18 years, where she started her career as an account executive in 1986. She was promoted in 1996 to vice president of marketing and public relations. Ms. Adler graduated with a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. She also serves on the Board of Advisors for Brainy Camps Association of Children's National Medical Center.

 

Cinemark Holdings, Inc. Reports Adjusted EBITDA of $148.4 Million on Revenues of $633.6 Million on November 06, 2012

PLANO, Texas -- Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK), one of the largest motion picture exhibitors in the world, today reported results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012. Cinemark Holdings, Inc.'s revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2012 were $633.6 million compared to $640.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2011. For the three months ended September 30, 2012, admissions revenues were $402.4 million and concession revenues were $200.1 million. Attendance was 69.7 million patrons for the three months ended September 30, 2012, a slight increase over the three months ended September 30, 2011.

Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended September 30, 2012 was $148.4 million compared to $154.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2011. Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures are provided in the financial schedules accompanying this press release.

Net income attributable to Cinemark Holdings, Inc. for the three months ended September 30, 2012 was $47.4 million compared to $46.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2011.

"The geographic diversity of our U.S. and Latin American footprint with 5,207 screens in 39 U.S. states and 13 Latin American countries led to an all-time Cinemark record for worldwide attendance, entertaining 69.7 million patrons during the quarter," stated Tim Warner, Cinemark's Chief Executive Officer. "As our results consistently demonstrate, Cinemark has designed a company with a strong and stable domestic base, which supports our substantial quarterly dividend, accompanied by our international circuit, which represents a long-running growth engine and differentiates us from all of our industry peers worldwide."

Cinemark Holdings, Inc.'s revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 increased 6.8% to $1,862.0 million from $1,743.7 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2011. During the nine months ended September 30, 2012, admissions revenues increased 5.3% to $1,194.3 million and concession revenues increased 9.5% to $581.3 million. The increases were primarily related to a 5.7% increase in attendance and a 3.9% increase in concession revenues per patron.

Adjusted EBITDA for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 increased 9.6% to $445.7 million from $406.8 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2011. Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures are provided in the financial schedules accompanying this press release.

Net income attributable to Cinemark Holdings, Inc. for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 was $141.1 million compared to $112.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2011. Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2011 included a loss on early retirement of debt of approximately $4.9 million, before income taxes.

On September 30, 2012, the Company's aggregate screen count was 5,207. As of September 30, 2012, the Company had signed commitments to open eight new theatres with 72 screens by the end of 2012 and open 28 new theatres and 284 screens subsequent to 2012.

 

Regal & Cineplex Announce Preliminary High Frame Rate Locations for 'The Hobbit' on November 05, 2012

Update: Regal has announced that the following theaters will begin selling tickets on November 7 for the HFR 3D version of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey:

TIKAHTNU STADIUM 16 IMAX & RPX (ANCHORAGE, AK)
MCCAIN MALL STADIUM 12 & RPX NORTH (LITTLE ROCK, AR)
ALHAMBRA RENAISSANCE STADIUM 14 & IMAX (ALHAMBRA, CA)
ALISO VIEJO STADIUM 20 & IMAX (ALISO VIEJO, CA)
BAKERSFIELD STADIUM 14 (BAKERSFIELD, CA)
BREA STADIUM EAST 12 (BREA, CA)
HACIENDA CROSSINGS STADIUM 20 & IMAX (DUBLIN, CA)
PARKWAY PLAZA STADIUM 18 & IMAX EL (CAJON, CA)
FAIRFIELD STADIUM 16 & IMAX (FAIRFIELD, CA)
FOOTHILL TOWNE CENTER STADIUM 22 (FOOTHILL RANCH, CA)
FRESNO STADIUM 22 & IMAX (FRESNO, CA)
IRVINE SPECTRUM 21 IMAX & RPX (IRVINE, CA)
LONG BEACH STADIUM 26 & IMAX (LONG BEACH, CA)
LA LIVE STADIUM 14 (LOS ANGELES, CA)
ONTARIO PALACE STADIUM 22 & IMAX (ONTARIO, CA)
LAGUNA VILLAGE 12 (SACRAMENTO, CA)
NATOMAS MARKETPLACE STADIUM 16 (SACRAMENTO, CA)
SAN BERNARDINO STADIUM 14 & RPX (SAN BERNARDINO, CA)
HORTON PLAZA 14 (SAN DIEGO, CA)
MIRA MESA STADIUM 18 IMAX & RPX (SAN DIEGO, CA)
SAN MARCOS STADIUM 18 (SAN MARCOS, CA)
VALENCIA STADIUM 12 & IMAX (SANTA CLARITA, CA)
SOUTH GATE STADIUM 20 & IMAX (SOUTH GATE, CA)
TEMECULA STADIUM 15 & IMAX (TEMECULA, CA)
WEST COVINA STADIUM 18 (WEST COVINA, CA)
COLORADO CENTER STADIUM 9 & IMAX (DENVER, CO)
CONTINENTAL STADIUM 10 & RPX (DENVER, CO)
GALLERY PLACE STADIUM 14 (WASHINGTON, DC)
PEOPLES PLAZA STADIUM 17 (NEWARK, DE)
BRANDYWINE TOWN CENTER 16 (WILMINGTON, DE)
BELLTOWER STADIUM 20 (FT MYERS, FL)
GAINESVILLE CINEMA STADIUM 14 (GAINESVILLE, FL)
THE LOOP STADIUM 16 & RPX (KISSIMMEE, FL)
KENDALL VILLAGE STADIUM 16 & RPX (MIAMI, FL)
SOUTH BEACH STADIUM 18 (MIAMI BEACH, FL)
WATERFORD LAKES STADIUM 20 & IMAX (ORLANDO, FL)
PARK PLACE STADIUM 16 & RPX (PINELLAS PARK, FL)
ROYAL PALM BEACH STADIUM 18 & RPX ROYAL (PALM BEACH, FL)
SAWGRASS STADIUM 23 & IMAX (SUNRISE, FL)
ATLANTIC STATION STADIUM 16 & IMAX (ATLANTA, GA)
AUGUSTA EXCHANGE STADIUM 20 & IMAX (AUGUSTA, GA)
MALL OF GEORGIA STADIUM 20 & IMAX (BUFORD, GA)
HOLLYWOOD STADIUM 24 @ NORTH I-85 (CHAMBLEE, GA)
TOWN CENTER STADIUM 16 & RPX (KENNESAW, GA)
DOLE CANNERY STADIUM 18 IMAX & RPX (HONOLULU, HI)
FENWAY STADIUM 13 & RPX (BOSTON, MA)
INDEPENDENCE MALL 14 (KINGSTON, MA)
WESTVIEW STADIUM 16 & IMAX (FREDERICK, MD)
SALISBURY STADIUM 16 & RPX (SALISBURY, MD)
MAJESTIC STADIUM 20 & IMAX (SILVER SPRING, MD)
BILTMORE GRANDE STADIUM 15 & RPX (ASHEVILLE, NC)
STONECREST AT PIPER GLEN STADIUM 22 (CHARLOTTE, NC)
MAYFAIRE STADIUM 16 & IMAX (WILMINGTON, NC)
FOX RUN STADIUM 15 & RPX (NEWINGTON, NH)
RED ROCK STADIUM 16 & IMAX (LAS VEGAS, NV)
COLONIE CENTER STADIUM 13 (ALBANY, NY)
CROSSGATES STADIUM 18 & IMAX (ALBANY, NY)
COURT STREET STADIUM 12 & RPX (BROOKLYN, NY)
SHEEPSHEAD BAY STADIUM 14 & IMAX (BROOKLYN, NY)
CLIFTON PARK STADIUM 10 & RPX (CLIFTON PARK, NY)
DEER PARK STADIUM 16 & IMAX (DEER PARK. NY)
DEER PARK STADIUM 16 & IMAX (DEER PARK, NY)
ATLAS PARK STADIUM 8 (GLENDALE, NY)
KAUFMAN ASTORIA STADIUM 14 (LONG ISLAND CITY, NY)
NEW ROC STADIUM 18 & IMAX (NEW ROCHELLE, NY)
E-WALK STADIUM 13 & RPX (NEW YORK, NY)
STATEN ISLAND STADIUM 16 & RPX (STATEN ISLAND, NY)
WESTBURY STADIUM 12 & IMAX (WESTBURY, NY)
FAIRFIELD COMMONS STADIUM 20 (BEAVERCREEK, OH)
BRIDGEPORT VILLAGE STADIUM 18 & IMAX (TIGARD, OR)
KING OF PRUSSIA STADIUM 16 & IMAX (KING OF PRUSSIA, PA)
RIVERVIEW PLAZA STADIUM 17 (PHILADELPHIA, PA)
WARRINGTON CROSSING STADIUM 22 & IMAX (WARRINGTON, PA)
HOLLYWOOD STADIUM 20 & RPX (GREENVILLE, SC)
CHARLES TOWNE SQUARE STADIUM 18 (NORTH CHARLESTON, SC)
PINNACLE STADIUM 18 & IMAX (KNOXVILLE, TN)
AMARILLO STAR STADIUM 14 & IMAX (AMARILLO, TX)
GATEWAY STADIUM 16 & IMAX (AUSTIN, TX)
GREENWAY GRAND PALACE STADIUM 24 & RPX (HOUSTON, TX)
HOUSTON MARQ'E STADIUM 23 & IMAX (HOUSTON, TX)
LIVE OAK STADIUM 18 & RPX (LIVE OAK, TX)
ALAMO QUARRY STADIUM 16 (SAN ANTONIO, TX)
CIELO VISTA STADIUM 18 & RPX (SAN ANTONIO, TX)
HUEBNER OAKS STADIUM 14 & RPX (SAN ANTONIO, TX)
POTOMAC YARD STADIUM 16 (ALEXANDRIA, VA)
KINGSTOWNE STADIUM 16 (ALEXANDRIA, VA)
MANASSAS STADIUM 14 & IMAX (MANASSAS, VA)
VALLEY VIEW GRANDE STADIUM 16 (ROANOKE, VA)
EVERETT STADIUM 16 & RPX (EVERETT, WA)
LAKEWOOD STADIUM 15 & RPX (LAKEWOOD, WA)
THE LANDING STADIUM 14 & RPX (RENTON, WA)

 

Previously: Cineplex has announced that while a final screen count has yet to be decided, the theater chain will be showing the high frame rate (HFR) version of December's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on 30 to 50 screens across Canada.

Cineplex operates over 1,438 screens in 133 theaters across Canada.

Sunday Update: Only Three AMC Locations Still Closed Due To Superstorm Sandy on November 04, 2012

Sunday Update: Only three AMC theaters in New Jersey remain closed:

Freehold 14
Monmouth Mall 15
Seacourt 10

Friday Update #2: Deadline.com reports that less than 100 theaters remain closed on the East Coast. 

Friday Update: AMC has released a new list of theaters that are still closed because of Hurricane Sandy's impact:

Manhattan/Long Island

19th Street 6
Fantasy 5
Kips Bay 15
Shore 8
Village 7

New Jersey

Clifton Commons 16
East Hanover 12
Freehold 14
Jersey Gardens 20
Menlo Park 12
Monmouth Mall 15
New Brunswick 18
Newport Centre 11
Seacourt 10

Philadelphia

Hamilton 24

Thursday Update #2: Rentrak reports that more than 300 theaters on the East Coast are still closed.

Thursday Update: AMC's list of theaters that are still closed because of Hurricane Sandy decreases each day. Here's the latest:

Manhattan/Long Island

19th Street 6
Fantasy 5
Fresh Meadows 7
Kips Bay 15
Roosevelt Field 8
Shore 8
Stony Brook 17
Village 7

New Jersey

Aviation 12
Clifton Commons 16
East Hanover 12
Freehold 14
Jersey Gardens 20
Menlo Park 12
Monmouth Mall 15
New Brunswick 18
Newport Centre 11
Palisades Center 21
Seacourt 10
Wayne 14

Philadelphia

Hamilton 24

Boston

Liberty Tree Mall

Wednesday Update #3: MovieTickets.com reports via Twitter that Rave in Center Valley, PA will re-open at 1pm local time today. The Digiplex Destinations venue in Cranford, NJ is also now open.

The theater in Ambler, PA will remain closed tonight.

Wednesday Update #2: AMC has updated their full list of theaters still closed due to Sandy:

Manhattan/Long Island

19th Street 6
34th Street 14
84th Street 6
Bay Plaza 13
Bay Terrace 6
Fantasy 5
Fresh Meadows 7
Kips Bay 15
MJ Harlem 9
Orpheum 7
Roosevelt Field 8
Shore 8
Stony Brook 17
Village 7

New Jersey

Aviation 12
Bridgewater 7
Clifton Commons 16
East Hanover 12
Essex Green 9
Freehold 14
Garden State 16
Jersey Gardens 20
Menlo Park 12
Monmouth Mall 15
Mountainside 10
New Brunswick 18
Newport Centre 11
Palisades Center 21
Ridgefield Park 12
Seacourt 10
Wayne 14

Philadelphia

309 Cinema 9
Granite Run 8
Hamilton 24

Boston

Liberty Tree Mall

Wednesday Update: The Twitter feed for MovieTickets.com reports that the Ambler Theater in Ambler, PA is still without power. The County Theater in Doylesville, PA re-opens at 1pm local time today.

Tuesday Update #5: All AMC Theaters in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland and Virginia are now re-opened, according to the exhibitor via Twitter.

Tuesday Update #4: MovieTickets.com reports that the IFC Center in New York City will remain closed until power is restored.

Tuesday Update #3: MovieTickets.com reports that BAMcinematek will re-open theaters in Brooklyn today starting at 4pm.

In addition, the County Theater in Doylesville, PA and the Ambler Theater in Ambler, PA will remain closed today due to power outages. Both will re-open on Wednesday, according to MovieTickets.com

The Rave Movies cinema in Hazlet, NJ will remain closed on Tuesday. No planned re-open date has been announced yet.

Tuesday Update #2: AMC has updated the list of theaters that will remain closed on Tuesday due to Sandy, including all theaters in Manhattan/Long Island. The remaining list of theaters are assessing damage and could potentially re-open today.

Manhattan/Long Island (Closed Tues.)

19th Street 6
34th Street 14
84th Street 6
Bay Plaza 13
Bay Terrace 6
Fantasy 5
Fresh Meadows 7
Kips Bay 15
Lincoln Square 13
MJ Harlem 9
Nassau Metroplex 10
Orpheum 7
Port Chester 14
Raceway 10
Roosevelt Field 8
Shore 8
Stony Brook 17
Vestal Town Square 9
Village 7

New Jersey

Aviation 12
Brick Plaza 10
Bridgewater 7
Clifton Commons 16
East Hanover 12
Essex Green 9
Freehold 14
Garden State 16
Jersey Gardens 20
Menlo Park 12
Monmouth Mall 15
Mountainside 10
New Brunswick 18
Newport Centre 11
Palisades Center 21
Ridgefield Park 12
Rockaway 16
Seacourt 10
Wayne 14

Philadelphia

309 Cinema 9
Cherry Hill 24
Deptford 8
Deptford 6
Franklin Mills 14
Granite Run 8
Hamilton 24
Marlton 8
Marple 10
Neshaminy 24
Painters Crossing 9
Plymouth Meeting 12
Tilghman 8
Woodhaven 10

DC/Baltimore

Center Park 8
Columbia 14
Courthouse 8
Georgetown 14
Hoffman 22
Lexington Park 6
Mazza Gallerie 7
MJ Capital Center 12
Owings Mills 17
Rio 18
Security Square 8
Shirlington 7
St. Charles 9
Tysons Corner 16
Uptown 1
White Flint 5
White Marsh 16

Boston

Boston Common 19
Braintree 10
Chestnut Hill 5
Dartmouth Mall 12
Framingham 16
Liberty Tree 20
Methuen 20
Tyngsboro 12

Connecticut

Danbury 16
Plainville 20

 

Tuesday Update: Clearview Cinemas locations in NY, NJ & PA will be closed again today, according to a tweet from MovieTickets.com   

Monday Update #2:
AMC has an updated list of theaters that are closed because of Sandy:

Manhattan/Long Island

19th Street 6
34th Street 14
84th Street 6
Bay Plaza 13
Bay Terrace 6
Fantasy 5
Fresh Meadows 7
Kips Bay 15
Lincoln Square 13
MJ Harlem 9
Nassau Metroplex 10
Orpheum 7
Port Chester 14
Raceway 10
Roosevelt Field 8
Shore 8
Stony Brook 17
Village 7

New Jersey

Aviation 12
Brick Plaza 10
Bridgewater 7
Clifton Commons 16
East Hanover 12
Essex Green 9
Freehold 14
Galleria 16
Garden State 16
Jersey Gardens 20
Menlo Park 12
Monmouth Mall 15
Mountainside 10
New Brunswick 18
Newport Centre 11
Palisades Center 21
Ridgefield Park 12
Rockaway 16
Seacourt 10
Wayne 14

Philadelphia

309 Cinema 9
Cherry Hill 24
Deptford 8
Deptford 6
Franklin Mills 14
Granite Run 8
Hamilton 24
Marlton 8
Marple 10
Neshaminy 24
Painters Crossing 9
Plymouth Meeting 12
Tilghman 8
Woodhaven 10

DC/Baltimore

Center Park 8
Georgetown 14
MJ Capital Center 12
Uptown 1

Boston

Boston Common 19
Braintree 10
Burlington 10
Chestnut Hill 5
Dartmouth Mall 12
Framingham 16
Liberty Tree 20
Methuen 20
Plainville 20
Tyngsboro 12

 

Monday Update: Digiplex Destinations has announced that they are closing locations in New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut on Monday because of Hurricane Sandy. The theater chain made the announcement on their Facebook page on Monday morning. 

Make sure to follow MovieTickets.com and Fandango on Twitter for updates about specific theaters. 

Sunday Update: AMC closed more than a dozen theaters in New York City and Long Island starting at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday in preparation for the impact of Hurricane Sandy. Regal, which has nine theaters in New York City, will close by 9 p.m. ET. Both chains will keep those locations closed on Monday. Clearview Cinemas, City Cinemas and Angelika Film Center also closed. Public transportation in New York City stopped as of 7 p.m. ET. 

The hurricane is likely to have a huge impact not only on box office grosses in New Yorkthe 2nd largest market in the country after Los Angelesbut also in other lucrative East Coast territories such as Washington D.C., New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. This is not good news for a crop of newcomersCloud Atlas, Silent Hill: RevelationFun Size and Chasing Mavericksthat started off on a bad note during what turned out to be a very lackluster weekend. Argo, the weekend's #1 film, will rebound quickly once theaters open again. Ben Affleck's latest directorial effort is now a must-see that no hurricane can stop. 

The official announcement from AMC is below. Updates can be found here

Hurricane Sandy is slowly moving up the east coast. Meteorologists speculate that the storm will make landfall near the Delaware coast Monday night and then possibly combine with 2 other winter storms creating a hybrid "Superstorm." Theatres along coast are preparing for heavy rain, high winds, and potential snowfall. In advance of the storms, the New York Metro Transit Authority plans to suspend service after 7:00 pm tonight. In the interest of keeping both our guests and our crew members safe, several theatres will be closing early and planning to stay closed through Monday.

Affected AMC Theatres:

The theatres listed below will close after the last showtime before 3 pm to give associates and guests the proper amount of time to get home before the suspension of NYC MTA service. 

19th St East 6
34th Street 14
84th Street 6
Bay Plaza 13
Bay Terrace 6
Fantasy 5
Fresh Meadows 7
Kips Bay 15
MJ Harlem 9
Nassau Metroplex 10
Orpheum 7
Raceway 10
Roosevelt Field 8
Shore 8
Stony Brook 17
Village 7
Empire 25
Lincoln Square 13


'Paranormal Activity 4' Reaches $118.4 Million Worldwide on November 04, 2012

pa4intl.jpgSunday (11/4) Update: Paramount reports that Paramount Activity 4 added another $14.3 million from 4,506 locations in 51 territories. The international cume is now $68.8 million. The fright flick has taken in $118.4 million worldwide.

Sunday (10/28) Update: Paramount reports that Paranormal Activity 4 added another $14.1 million from 4,467 locations in 45 territories. The international cume is now $48.3 million.

Key stats from Paramount:

• The highest opening came from the Netherlands who opened at #2 making a muscular $538k from 45 locations. This is 22% ahead of Paranormal Activity 3 and 35% ahead of Paranormal Activity 2.
• Peru opened at #1 to a strong $528k from 61 locations. Violent riots in Lima have led to a lower estimate than their original of $655k. This result is 9% below Paranormal Activity 3 and 33% above Paranormal Activity 2.
• Singapore's debut made a strong $327k from 26 cinemas. The position in the market is #1. This is 14% higher than Paranormal Activity 3 and 28% higher than Paranormal Activity 2.
• Malaysia is estimated to have opened at #1 to an excellent $239k from 52 locations, 28% above Paranormal Activity 3 and 46% above Paranormal Activity 2.


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