Posts By: Patrick Corcoran

"What we do is go to the movies."

That’s a quote from a wonderful L.A. Times article on this year’s booming box office under the comically generic headline “Box-office revenue up for 2009″. The piece goes somewhat deeper than the headline suggests, considering whether booming box office and increased attendance this year are economically-driven or if something fundamental is underway in the way… Read more »

Charges dismissed in Twilight recording case; Muvico and Summit release statements

In case you haven’t heard, a young woman was arrested for recording a portion of Twilight: New Moon at Muvico’s Rosemont, Illinois theater. After two weeks of the expected misinformed commentary in the press and on the Internet, the charges were dismissed today. A Twilight fan site notes Summit Entertainment’s reaction: In regards to the… Read more »

Another week, another windows story

Sony has stirred up the ire of theater owners with its plans to offer Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs to owners of Internet-enabled Sony brand Bravia TVs a mere 81 days after its theatrical bow. According to the Hollywood Reporter: Exhibition sources said Tuesday that at least four major theater chains were poised to… Read more »