Kansas City, Mo. -- AMC Theatres (AMC), a leading theatrical exhibition and entertainment company, is proud to partner with Paramount Pictures to offer guests the chance to see the box office smash TOP GUN for a limited time, exclusively in more than 150 theatres spanning 52 markets.
Together with Paramount Pictures, AMC will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the film that gave everyone the "need for speed" and captured the imagination of a generation, ultimately earning more than $350 million at the worldwide box office.
"TOP GUN is a wild ride from start to finish," said Robert J. Lenihan, president of programming at AMC. "We're excited to partner with Paramount to offer guests the opportunity to watch the high-flying action on the big screen one more time and celebrate the 25th anniversary of this fast-paced movie with a new generation of moviegoers."
"Paramount is thrilled to be partnering with AMC in this unique opportunity to celebrate an iconic film returning to the big screen with a stunning digital presentation," said Jerry Pokorski, senior vice president, Paramount Motion Picture Distribution.
Showings will be at 12:30 p.m. local time on Saturday, April 30 and 7 p.m. local time on Monday, May 2. Guests who attend these showings will receive a free, full-sized, 25th anniversary TOP GUN poster to commemorate the event (while supplies last). Plus, each theatre playing the movie will give away one
TOP GUN Blu-ray Disc, which includes extensive bonus features and a digital copy of the film, and will be available exclusively at the theatres prior to its Tuesday, May 10 debut in stores nationwide.
For participating markets and theatres and to buy tickets for this limited-time, special event please visit www.AMCTheatres.com/TopGun.
Hollywood, CA -- Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp.(NASDAQ: CIDM), the global leader in digital cinema, today announced a long-term virtual print fee deployment agreement with Clearview Cinemas, one of the New York metropolitan area's largest movie exhibitors. The agreement enables the continued conversion of Clearview's theatres to digital cinema, under the terms of Cinedigm's long-term agreements with all the major studios.
"Clearview Cinemas is dedicated to offering moviegoers the best entertainment experience possible and digital cinema is an integral part of that experience," said Doug Oines, senior vice president and general manager, Clearview Cinemas. "That's why we've chosen Cinedigm, one of the clear leaders in digital cinema integration. Not only will we ensure moviegoers get a high-quality visual presentation, but we will also enhance Clearview's digital entertainment options through even more alternate content choices for our customers."
"Clearview Cinemas is a marquee circuit in the #1 market in the country," said Chuck Goldwater, president, Media Services Group. "Their thoughtful approach to digital cinema will be beneficial in serving both their business needs and the needs of their customers. We are delighted to be working with the Clearview team to help them continue to provide a high-quality entertainment experience."
"Given their strong presence in the New York metro area we are especially proud to add Clearview Cinemas as one of our most prominent exhibitor partners," said Gary Loffredo, Senior Vice President, Business Affairs, and General Counsel for Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. "Cinedigm is well positioned throughout all our divisions to help create many opportunities for synergies between our two companies and particularly with software and content initiatives."
Cinedigm offers a new business model to exhibitors like Clearview Cinemas by enabling theaters to present engaging alternative programming including live 2-D and 3-D sporting events and concerts, shorts, cartoons, live Q&A's, as well as branded entertainment. Recent releases by Cinedigm include the groundbreaking, worldwide LIVE 3D broadcast of the FIFA World Cup Championship, the BCS Championship in LIVE 3D, the Dave Matthews Band 3D concerts, and the sold out 3D PHISH concerts. Cinedigm has also released the KIDTOONS series for the past six years, a weekly family friendly matinee series that runs in over 165 theatres across the country.
Since the beginning of digital conversions, Cinedigm has been the leader in digital cinema. In Phase 1, Cinedigm deployed 3,724 screens at 348 sites for 18 exhibitors in the United States. In the current Phase 2, Cinedigm has signed contracts with 85 exhibitors to deploy 3,960 Screens. All theatres are fully networked with turnkey systems - simple and cost-efficient to operate.
Cinedigm's Digital Cinema division is the industry-leading deployment program for Digital Cinema. It facilitates the funding, installation support and administration for the company's studio-supported Digital Cinema rollout plans. Cinedigm is also the digital cinema integrator of choice for the CBG, a buying program of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) for small and independent theatre operators in United States and Canada.
San Jose, CA -- Consumers remain enamored with cinema even as they incorporate new forms of entertainment into their consumption patterns. Worldwide cinema industry has experienced drastic growth over the past decade both in terms of box office revenues and admissions. In spite of frugal economic scenario, worldwide movie ticket sales reached $32 billion in 2010, up from nearly $30 billion recorded in the year 2009. Patrons have also witnessed dramatic changes in the form of expansion of theaters chains, creation of multiplexes and megaplexes that accommodate more screens. The box office growth has been mainly fuelled by the rollout of 3D screens, as theater owners charge more for a 3D film, thereby increasing overall box office revenues. Also, more movies are being released now than ever before, giving consumers greater choices and reasons for frequent viewing. Movie theaters are no longer restricted to a place to sit and watch a movie, and have evolved in function to become a complete entertainment center for consumers. The increasing adoption of a digitally based lifestyle by majority of consumers, created a new genre of audience called 'net generation' that will pump plenty of demand into online and mobile ticketing formats. And the rise of alternative delivery channels, will indisputably ensure that movie watching remain a phenomenally popular entertainment option for the consumers for years to come.
Today, online movie booking has become an international trend driven by the fact that more people globally are increasingly familiar with booking their movie tickets online. The online movie ticketing services market has, over the years, revolutionized the concept of traditional ticketing booking, and has today entwined itself with modern culture, influencing ticket purchasing habits of consumers. Movies are widespread across the globe, and hands-on access to movie and showtime info, closest theater locations and direction, and purchase of tickets that allow on-the-go movie planning make online channel more exciting. Several theaters worldwide have made available the whole block of their inventory of theater seats to online merchants such as MovieTickets.com, Fandango, and Moviefone, while few others presently reserve some tickets for walk-up customers at the box office. Rising penetration of broadband combined with wireless phones with online capabilities, have groomed the modern online movie ticketing industry into a multi-billion dollar market.
Despite the dampener cast by the economic recession, cinema was less affected by the financial market conditions because it is one of the cheapest forms of out-of-home entertainment option. Also, the value offered by entertainment during weak economic times is typically higher, since people tend to seek out diversion as an option to ease the pressures of an increasingly tough economy on their lives. The willingness of regular and loyal moviebuffs to watch new movie releases even in the teeth of recession, fuelled the fortunes of movie ticket industry, giving it a better chance of success than any other business relying on discretionary spending vulnerable to the recession. The year 2009 has already been ranked as a successful year for movie industry, with a great selection of movies, appealing to mass audiences. Some of this success can also be attributed to the new experiences offered by a launch of spectacular 3D films.
Online booking is a predominant trend for acquiring movie tickets in the US and Europe. As stated by the new market research report, United States and Europe account for a major share of the global Online movie ticketing services market. While online sales for movie tickets are increasing, they are yet pretty minimal in comparison to the standard walk-up box office, so online market has plenty of room for growth in the next five years, and much of that growth will come from beyond the developed nations where the number of home PC penetration, Internet cafes, and Internet usage are all on the rise. While Europe, and the US have long dominated the online movie ticketing services market, Asia-Pacific has been turbo-charging global growth in recent years, primarily due to factors such as strong economic growth and prosperity, shift towards Western oriented lifestyles, rising broadband penetration, and launch of swanky multiplexes, among others.
Major players in the global marketplace include AOL MovieFone Inc, BIG Cinemas, BookMyShow, Cinemark Holdings Inc, Cineplex Entertainment LP, CineStar Cinemas, Fandango Inc, Inox Leisure Limited, KyaZoonga, MovieTickets.com, among others.
The research report titled "Online Movie Ticketing Services: A Global Strategic Business Report" announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, issues, drivers, company profiles, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities. The single-segment report provides market estimates and projections (in US$ Millions) for major geographic markets including the United States, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World.
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