Movie Theater Plays Wrong Guardians Movie Three Times In a Row

Fans eager to see Guardians of the Galaxy got a disappointing surprise at a Regal Cinemas this week. The debut-seeking crowd watched in horror as the screen before them played the open scene not of the badass comic-based movie, but of 2012's Dreamworks kids flick, Rise of the Guardians. Not the same! » 8/02/14 9:00am 8/02/14 9:00am

This Was the 3D-TV Theater of the Future Before TV Even Existed

Futurist-minded weirdos were dreaming up 3D movies as early as the 1910s, back when feature-length films were still in their infancy. But in 1928 the hot new techno-hype was all about television: specifically, 3D TV that people could watch in a theater. Complete with that newfangled sync-sound! » 6/04/14 6:11pm 6/04/14 6:11pm

Photos of Movie Theaters Show the Former Grandeur of Cinema

Your garden-variety multiplex probably resembles a concrete box with interiors sporting giant movie ads and sterile seating areas. But there are still a number of surviving theaters that show off the glamour and scope of cinema in its heyday. Photographer Franck Bohbot's recent series documents just that. » 2/05/14 10:39am 2/05/14 10:39am

Venture Capitalist Dreams of Movie Theaters with Wi-Fi and Lights

There is a tech bubble because the people making the things are unable to relate to the people who should be using the things. Judgment is run through a series of prisms, mufflers, and tubes filled with iced coffee—and the people who invest the big money think something like this is a good idea: » 8/05/13 11:58am 8/05/13 11:58am

Major Studios Helping to Pay For Huge Digital Projector Upgrade in…

Next year, you can expect your local theater to get a bunch more digital projectors, upgrading from the trusty old film-based projectors of old. They'll be doing this thanks in part to the major studios, who are helping foot the bill for several thousand $70,000 digital projectors in Regal, AMC and Cinemark theaters.… » 10/01/08 1:25pm 10/01/08 1:25pm

Regal Cinemas Begins Program to Nab Cellphone Users

Getting in a quick word during a movie will no longer be safe if Regal has anything to do with it. They have begun a program at 25 different locations where frequent movie goers, who are more mature (not 14-year-old kids), will receive a pager-like device. From the pager you can push a button if there is a disruption… » 12/01/06 2:03pm 12/01/06 2:03pm