AMC Theatres has been an innovator in the movie theater business for more than 50 years. The chain presents one-of-a-kind specials and film offerings in state-of-the-art theater accommodations. Over the years, the chain has acquired numerous other chains, as well as acquired themselves by a large Chinese company, in turn giving the chain more than 663 theaters across the United States and China. Here are 9 interesting facts about AMC Theatres.
Many reviewers, though, found the non-stop tension and horror of Aliens hard to stomach. Roger Ebert, for example, noted: “The movie is so intense that it creates a problem for me as a reviewer: Do I praise its craftsmanship, or do I tell you it left me feeling wrung out and unhappy? It has been a week since I saw it, so the emotions have faded a little, leaving with me an appreciation of the movie's technical qualities. But when I walked out of the theater, there were knots in my stomach from the film's roller-coaster ride of violence.” For most audiences, the film seemed to go by very
Paranormal is the next big thing these days. We are not talking about Harry Potter or Percy Jackson or even Twilight! We have the aliens--a topic that is unique and new! But in here, it fit the part perfectly! In Monsters Due on Maple Street, a typical small town was faced with electricity loss or so they said. Because of that one event, words are spoken and the true color was revealed! In the end, Pete Van Horn has died. Charlie and many other have been hurt. The damages have been made. There are fairy tales like Snow White and Three Little Pigs in which we know who was behind all the crisis but in here only the audience knows. Not only that but that one cliffhanger of the mastermind behind this will lie forever unknown to Maple Street.
The good thing about films is that we not only have the opportunity to choose from a wide selection of different genres, but also compare them and understand their purpose in the world. The Horror genre has used the basic principles throughout time, and as a result, films of this type have not proven to be as timeless as another genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy. At first, these two genres might at times seem similar as they have at several occasions been blended together, but their basic, common theme serves different meanings about humans. I shall compare and contrast these two genres and focus on both classic films and modern films. From the Horror genre perspective I shall discuss Psycho (1960) and The Mist (2007), while in the Science Fiction/Fantasy genre I will examine 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), and Serenity (2005). Although the Science Fiction/Fantasy genre and the Horror Genre share some similarities, the differences lie in their focus on human progress.
Horror is a special kind of genre. While its main goal is to keep people on their toes, the truly spectacular ones will go a step further and truly make them feel something quite horrendous. The movie Alien, directed by Ridley Scott, is one such movie. Not only does it keep the audience tense and ready to jump at every corner, it deeply disturbs and re-imagines feminism in a very effective way. And while many people have criticized this movie for its very heavy sexual imagery, the work has a way of sending a message home with every viewer about the power women hold. Through imagery, bodily violation, and an attack on the audience, this movie truly has a way of getting its message across: and its message shall be delivered. The movie Alien emphasizes
Many responders would believe that this movie is a misleading act based on Mike Moore’s self-promotion. When looking beneath the surface however, we can see
10 Cloverfield lane is a bleak and subdued post apocalyptic thriller which primarily makes the most of it's setting that is guided by smart and composed direction.
During the spring break, I watched Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One at the Balboa Theater, a long-standing independent cinema that first opened its doors in 1926. Given the theater’s decor and screening of Hollywood blockbusters and indie films, I think the viewing of Ready Player One, a delightful mashup of 80’s pop culture, was enhanced quite well by the cinema’s atmosphere. The theatre appears antique, moreso like a theater that holds plays and musicals, but one that appeals to a film buff or younger, hipper generation. This is in part due to its brown floral styled carpet, old arcade games, outdated photobooth, and classic film posters spread on the wall. Everything was fresh and new to me, as I never attend independent theaters.
This movie was very different from most of its predecessors in the sense that it challenged traditional narrative and technical elements of classic Hollywood cinema. One of the ways it bucked tradition was in in the fact that the
This year has seen some of the highest-grossing films of all-time hit theaters (Furious 7, Age of Ultron, Jurassic World), but with millions of fans driving blockbusters to record high grosses, it has never been a worse time to go see a movie. Garbage overflows the aisles, people share pictures of the opening credits, and AT&T actively encourages their customers to watch football DURING the movie (https://twitter.com/drafthouse/status/643612704750600192).
go too, the cost of the movie, and visiting the concession stand, which is over-rated and over-priced, but I do love some theater pop-corn. Assume a family of two (one adult) (one child)
I usually love the service I get from Kalamazoo 10 theater, but this last visit has made me never want to take my business here again. The online website said there was a 10:00 pm showing of The Boy. We should up to find the showing is canceled for another movie. We ask for tickets for the 12:15am showing and are told they can not guarantee us the showing will not be canceled again for Deadpool. I'm very disappointed to wait around late at night just to be told our movie will be canceled for another movie. I should have just taken the extra drive and gone to Celebration Cinema. It's just disappointing to have a whole evening wasted waiting around for a "maybe"
Come down for dinner!” My head snapped up from its position, and I hastily wiped the drool threatening to drip from my chin. I pressed the pause button, hopped down from the bed, and made my way to the dining room—clumsily trying to imitate “cool” moves I saw in the movie with my small stature. This was definitely not the first time a situation like this happened. When I was younger, one of my most prevalent hobbies involved watching movies almost every single day. I genuinely entranced by the heartwarming characters in Toy Story, the exquisite visuals of Harry Potter, and most evidently, the unique and thrilling storyline of Mulan. One of the main reasons why the entertainment industry had been so successful in the past was because of its ability to capture the hearts of many in a powerful, ingenious way. Movies are, essentially, manifestations of imagination. They are full of diverse settings, plots, and characters to indulge in. When a respectable movie is playing, the viewers are agreeing to subject themselves to a few hours of escapism, and it is the movie’s ultimate duty to make that time worthwhile. However, movies require effort, time, and money; when one of these factors receives a cut, the quality of production also diminishes in
Among New American Ghost Cinema, one can witness the re-emergence of an interesting sub-genre: the Found Footage Cinema. We can observe this new fascination in many modern horror films such as 2008’s Cloverfield, 2009's Paranormal Activity, and 2011's Apollo 18. Digging below the surface of a literal reading of some of these movies, one finds a genre that can be far more intelligent than what meets the public eye. For example, within Cloverfield, the screams and images of smoke heaving through the city of Manhattan hint at post-September 11th. To understand the growing popularity of Found Footage Cinema and why we discover these political undertones, this paper will examine The Blair Witch Project (1999, Myrick and Sanchez) in the
There is a broad variety of types of theaters available- conventional theaters, IMAX and drive in’s. Going