Lindsay Lohan has caught something of a break. The young actress will be released from jail on August 1 or 2, which means that her actual time in prison could only be 13 days. She still has to complete 30 days of rehab after the sentence.
Lohan will next be seen in Robert Rodriquez's Machete alongside Danny Trejo, Robert De Niro and Jessica Alba. The film hits theaters on September 3.
A new survey conducted by J.P. Morgan reveals that the 3D upcharge in ten major metropolitan markets for Despicable Me was $3.55. That figure is 4% lower for adults and children than what a similar survey showed for Toy Story 3, but it is in line with premium for Shrek Forever After. Austin, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York and San Francisco are the ten markets that were used. The prices were surveyed at around 7:30 pm on Friday, July 23rd and they were taken from Fandango.com.
Despicable Me has turned into a healthy performer for Universal with nearly $120 million in domestic receipts since opening on July 9.
ATLANTA -- Allure Global Solutions, Inc. (Allure Global) recently installed a wide array of its digital signage products at four locations for Southern Theatres. These locations include Amstar 14 located in Anderson, S.C., The Theatres at Canal Place in New Orleans, La., Amstar 16 in Macon, Ga. and The Grand 16 in Lafayette, La. All locations utilize multiple digital media products from Allure Global.
The digital media solutions for Southern Theatres were designed to draw consumers' attention, to increase concession purchases and to enhance the consumer's experience. Digital Menu Boards with enticing motion video of appealing food items are used to direct customers to the concession stands. Allure Global's Digital Box Office, integrated with the theater's POS system, uses real time data to promote movies, movie times and other key information at the box office.
Also included in these installations are Allure Global's Digital Movie Posters (DMPs). The DMP's are designed to attract attention for upcoming movies and promote frequency of visit, as well as the company's digital directional signage.
"We are very excited about the possibilities these digital media products offer us," states George Solomon, CEO for Southern Theatres. "Not only do they provide us with full motion and animated graphics, but it also allows us the flexibility to change prices, time sensitive promotions and have a real ‘show business look' in our lobbies and box offices. We could not be more pleased."
"Our products are designed specifically for the theater market," states Rodrick Glass, EVP ofSales and Business Development for Allure Global. "We have worked with theater circuits both large and small and understand their challenges. Southern Theatres has allowed us to install a full suite of our products and they will see not only operational efficiencies, but increased sales as well. For example, we have typically seen increases from 6-10% for products digital animated and promoted versus a static control."