I don’t live in the Twin Cities metro area. The Uptown Theatre and Edina Cinema weren’t my go to places to see movies, mainly since I live a four hours drive north of them.
Despite not being a frequent visitor to these two locations, though, the nearly 20 times I did watch a film at either theater were very memorable. Plus, many of the films were quite good.
That’s what makes their closure hard to stomach.
Continue reading “Assessing the loss of Uptown and Edina”
The new broke Wednesday that the Marvel film “Black Widow” has been delayed again, pushing back the studio’s whole superhero line up in the process.
The news is obviously a hit to theaters and Hollywood. There’s no doubt that Marvel and its all powerful umbrella company want their movies to hit theaters for the immediate success they bring.
This is true of course with all other movie studios that have had to make delays, too. Warner Bros. has had to consistently push back “Wonder Woman,” which has moved from mid-summer to Christmas. Universal, meanwhile, has shoved the next “Fast and Furious” film back a whole year to 2021.
Continue reading “Taking a year off may be good for audiences”
The movie theater in Breckenridge, Minn., had just six screens. It wasn’t a megaplex. It didn’t have stadium seating. It didn’t have recliner seats. It didn’t even have a huge concessions selection.
What it did have, though, was a dedicated staff and a small town charm. For a town with a population of 3,199, bordering the city of Wahpeton, N.D., with a 7,753 population count, it was a serviceable cinema.
Continue reading “A Theater Going Dark: Remembering Breckenridge’s Cinema 6”
After having a rather busy month of May that limited my time dedicated to MLOF, I’m back to provide Monday Movie Reports again.
With the return, it’s time to take a look at what has been rescheduled in terms of cinema because of the coronavirus pandemic. As of now, here are the movies that have been moved and their tentative dates, according to Vulture.
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With thousands of screening auditoriums remaining dark throughout the country, theaters in the United States are hoping for some relief via a bill in Congress.
According to Deadline, the National Association of Theatre Owners has requested a set of measures to be included in a stimulus package. The legislation is currently in a negotiation phase.
Deadline reports NATO is looking to acquire “guarantees to ease a liquidity squeeze, tax benefits to support employees, recovery of remaining costs and other tax breaks to help recoup losses.
Continue reading “Monday Movie Report: Theater owners seek legislative assistance as movies go online”