Saturday, May 5, 2012
Chain executives consider teen-friendly policy at some theaters – eventually.
“Watch the screen” seems like an unneeded instruction for moviegoers. But which screen? The topic of texting in theaters sparked lively debate last week at CinemaCon, an industry gathering in Las Vegas. “Several prominent industry figures seemed to endorse the idea that ... it might be time to relax prohibitions against texting in theaters,” the Los Angeles Times reports. Teens are “accustomed to controlling their existence,” notes the head of IMAX Filmed Entertainment, Greg Foster. Cell bans make some “feel a little handcuffed,” he added. Entertainment columnist Patrick Goldstein of the Times, calling himself “a purist” on this issue, worries that “Americans almost never resist technological change." He expects chains eventually will …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Superhero movie based on the hit comic book will open Friday at 12:01 a.m. at Chesterfield Crossing Cinema 16.
The Avengers opens with a lot of hype, and it opens locally Friday at 12:01 a.m. at Chesterfield Crossing Cinema 16. The superhero movie based on the hit comic book stars Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johansson. It opens the summer movie season, and it opens just a day before Free Comic Book Day. The Avengers generally has received good reviews, including a three-star review from Roger Ebert. For more information on movie times at Chesterfield Crossing and other theaters, check the Moviefone widget above.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Annual international event honors a true American art form, and New Baltimore store will take part in the giveaway.
Fanboys and fangirls, take note: Saturday is Free Comic Book Day. Mike Werner, owner of Mike’s Comics in New Baltimore for the last 13 years, says he’ll be one of the shops handing out free comics all day long, from noon-6 p.m. or until they run out. The day, which began in 2002, is held the first Saturday in May each year. Sometimes comic fans can get a bad rap, being labeled geeks, but Werner says these days “(comics) are more celebrated than made fun of.” Case in point: Comic-based adaptations are must-see events for movie-goers, including the May 4 opening of The Avengers, and July 3’s The Amazing Spider-Man. Also TV shows such as CBS’s Big Bang Theory, with its quartet of die-hard fans, has proven to be a huge hit. One can’t …