New York’s Last Movie Clerk Knows More Than You Do

Will Malitek owns and operates Film Noir Cinema. If you’ve never heard of it, fine with him.

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For the Jacob Burns Film Center, a Season of Off Screen Turmoil

The Jacob Burns Film Center in Westchester, a celebrated venue that enjoys backing from cinema’s A-list, has been roiled by the dismissal of one of its original leaders who was accused of bullying behavior.

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Most of Broadway Ends Vaccine Checks as Cases Rise in New York

While for-profit theater owners and operators agreed to stop checking proof of vaccination this week, several nonprofit Broadway theaters continue to require it.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #lincoln-center-theater, #masks, #roundabout-theater-co, #shubert-organization, #theater, #theaters-buildings, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

Will the Virus Cooperate With Broadway’s Spring Rebound?

It will be the busiest April for Broadway openings in more than a decade. But some of its biggest stars have been sidelined by positive tests.

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How Film Forum Became the Best Little Movie House in New York

With its rigorous schedule of features and events, the theater has created a devoted community of cinephiles over the last five decades.

#content-type-personal-profile, #cooper-karen, #documentary-films-and-programs, #film-forum, #greenwich-village-manhattan-ny, #movies, #theaters-buildings

As Other Arab States Falter, Saudi Arabia Seeks to Become a Cultural Hub

While conflicts and crises have battered Arab cultural capitals, Saudi Arabia is hosting film festivals and bankrolling new movies.

#actors-and-actresses, #arabic-language, #arabs, #censorship, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #movies, #politics-and-government, #saudi-arabia, #television, #theaters-buildings, #web-original-programming

Sardi’s Is Back After 648 Days, Its Fortunes Tied to Broadway

The caricatures are back up. But many shows are canceling performances just as Sardi’s reopens, a hurdle for a restaurant catering to the theater crowd.

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Two More Broadway Shows Close as Omicron Takes a Toll on Theater

“Thoughts of a Colored Man” and “Waitress” became the latest productions to end their runs because of coronavirus cases among their cast or crew.

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Broadway Is Canceling Shows Due to Positive Covid Tests

Broadway, where cancellations were once vanishingly rare, has seen a raft of them as positive coronavirus tests among cast and crew members have upended productions.

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Broadway Play “Clyde’s” Will Be Livestreamed

The digital experimentation born of the pandemic shutdown is continuing: the final 16 performances of Lynn Nottage’s “Clyde’s” will be streamed, for $59.

#broadwayhd, #clydes-play, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #nonprofit-organizations, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #second-stage-theater, #theater, #theaters-buildings, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

AMC to Add Onscreen Captions at Some Locations

The move was lauded by advocates for the deaf and the hard of hearing, but theater owners worry audiences don’t want captions.

#amc-entertainment-holding-inc, #deafness, #disabilities, #movies, #theaters-buildings, #united-states

No Mask Required: The Joys and Fears of Seeing U.K. Theater Now

With mask wearing and proof of vaccination not legally required, it’s up to venues and audience members to make their own decisions about coronavirus safety.

#coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #great-britain, #london-england, #masks, #theater, #theaters-buildings

Live Performance Is Back, With New Rituals Joining the Old Ones

Seeing theater these days can involve waiting in lines to show proof of vaccination and getting rapid coronavirus tests for young children. Many fans seem undeterred.

#broadway-league, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disney-walt-theatrical-productions, #hamilton-play, #the-lion-king-play, #the-nutcracker-ballet, #theater, #theaters-buildings, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny, #tkts-booth-nyc, #vaccination-and-immunization

Can Hollywood Adapt to Streaming?

More of us are watching movies at home. Will Hollywood ever adapt?

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James Bond Saved the World, but Can He Rescue U.K. Movie Theaters?

The 25th installment of the Bond franchise has brought record-breaking numbers of people back to British movie theaters, but pressures on the industry continue.

#box-office-sales, #coronavirus-reopenings, #craig-daniel, #great-britain, #london-england, #movies, #no-time-to-die-movie, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #theaters-buildings, #vue-cinemas

Hollywood’s Recovery, Live Events in the Covid Era and Microsoft

The entertainment industry is still grappling with the digital future.

#internal-sub-only, #movies, #nadella-satya, #netflix-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #television, #theaters-buildings, #vaccination-and-immunization, #williams-michelle-a

A Broadway Show Comes Back to Life

One theater production’s journey back to the stage after the longest and costliest shutdown in New York theater’s history.

#audio-positive-happy, #broadway-manhattan-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #henry-viii-king-of-england, #new-york-state, #theater, #theaters-buildings

Curtains Up! How Broadway Is Coming Back From Its Longest Shutdown.

Determined to reopen, crews are dusting off spotlights, dancers are relearning steps, and everyone is testing, testing, testing as theater seeks to rebound from the devastating pandemic.

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Without Box Office or Streaming Numbers, Hollywood Finds It Tough to Plan

With box office numbers way down in the pandemic and streaming numbers hard to come by, the film industry is often unable to determine whether a movie is a hit or a miss.

#box-office-sales, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disney-plus, #hbo-max, #marvel-entertainment, #movies, #netflix-inc, #paramount-pictures, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #theaters-buildings, #universal-pictures, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Broadway Power Brokers Pledge Diversity Changes as Theaters Reopen

To address Black artists’ concerns, the pact calls for forgoing all-white creative teams, renaming theaters for Black artists and establishing diversity rules for the Tonys.

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Yes, the Owner of a Movie Theater Chain Feels Bad for Me

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy during the pandemic, but its founder, Tim League, is still bullish on the future of moviegoing.

#alamo-drafthouse-cinema, #amazon-com-inc, #apple-inc, #audio-neutral-informative, #league-tim, #movies, #netflix-inc, #theaters-buildings

‘The Opposite of Airlines’: When Larger Audiences Require Fewer Seats

Yes, the comfy chair. The War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco put in roomier seats just in time to try to lure audiences back from the couches they got used to during the shutdown.

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Anthony Barajas of TikTok Dies After Shooting at Movie Theater

Anthony Barajas, who was popular on TikTok, and Rylee Goodrich were each shot in the head at a theater in Corona, Calif., in what the district attorney said was an unprovoked attack.

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Broadway, Awaiting Crowds’ Return, Will Get More Wheelchair Access

Jujamcyn Theaters, which operates five theaters on Broadway, had been accused by federal prosecutors in Manhattan of violating the Americans With Disabilities Act.

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Sorry, We Aren’t Going Back to the Movies

The pandemic forced Hollywood to fully embrace the home-theater experience, leaving struggling cine in the dust.

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Strong Opening for ‘Fast & Furious’ Film Suggests Movie Crowd Is Back

“F9: The Fast Saga,” the ninth installment of the franchise, is expected to earn $68 million this weekend, a respectable box-office result even by prepandemic standards.

#box-office-sales, #diesel-vin, #marvel-entertainment, #movies, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #theaters-buildings

‘We’re Not Back to Normal,’ but New Yorkers Savor Reopening Weekend

With virus restrictions lifted, New Yorkers had mixed reactions to ending the precautions they’d grown used to.

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Hit Hard by Pandemic, Philadelphia Orchestra and Kimmel Center to Merge

By joining forces, the two institutions hope to bounce back from the severe losses brought by the coronavirus.

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No Broadway Shows? No Problem. Walking Tours Fill a Void.

Tim Dolan of Broadway Up Close and his crew of tour guides are back on the sidewalks, catering to a growing number of visitors.

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Can the Summer Box Office Save Movie Theaters?

A return to cinemas isn’t a sure thing.

#box-office-sales, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #movies, #theaters-buildings, #walt-disney-company

New York’s Concert Scene Gets a Lavish New Addition: Brooklyn Made

The 500-capacity live venue in Bushwick will offer unique perks to musicians who play there, including a private pool and use of a loft apartment.

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‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Onstage. A Nightmare Off It.

Shakespeare’s Globe survived Elizabethan plagues. Today’s version got through the coronavirus pandemic, but tough times lie ahead.

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For West End’s Return, Cleansing Spirits and an Aching for Change

On May 17, after two failed tries, London’s theaters hope to reopen for good. Meet a director, a producer, an actor and a costumer, nervously raring to go.

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New York Is Reopening Sooner Rather Than Later

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo set May 19 as the date for allowing shops, theaters, restaurants and museums to operate at nearly full capacity.

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New York Region to Accelerate Reopening, Raising Hopes and Anxiety

New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are pushing ahead with May 19 reopening plans, and the subway will return to 24-hour service.

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Hollywood Journalist Prepares for a Surreal Oscar Night

A Times journalist gives a sneak preview of the Academy Awards on Sunday and offers insights on a changing film industry.

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Gina Prince-Bythewood: Movies Won’t Be the Same Without the ArcLight

For the director Gina Prince-Bythewood, seeing her movie premiere there or just a poster for it on display was a sign that her work mattered. News of the closure hit hard.

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Cinerama Dome in Hollywood Won’t Reopen After Pandemic

ArcLight Cinemas owned 16 theaters and more than 300 screens, including the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood.

#los-angeles-calif, #movies, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #theaters-buildings

Movie theater chain in Los Angeles, forced to close by the pandemic, will not reopen.

The company owned 16 theaters and more than 300 screens.

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Movie Theaters See Relief in Covid Stimulus Package

The marquee reads: “see you on the other side.” For Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn, the other side may finally be in sight.

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In the Latin Quarter, Paris’s Intellectual Heartbeat Grows Fainter

The closing of beloved bookstores is the latest in a series of blows to the neighborhood’s cultural vibrancy, a long decline accelerated by the pandemic.

#books-and-literature, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gentrification, #paris-france, #shutdowns-institutional, #theaters-buildings

Should the American Theater Take French Lessons?

Arts workers are protesting closings and occupying playhouses all over France. On Broadway, that drama has yet to open.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #france, #labor-and-jobs, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #theater, #theaters-buildings, #united-states

‘Welcome Back!’: Movie Theaters Reopen in New York City

For the first time in almost a year, New Yorkers were allowed in front of the big screen again. There were reminders of the pandemic everywhere, but many moviegoers were undeterred.

#amc-entertainment-holding-inc, #angelika-film-center, #cuomo-andrew-m, #movies, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #regal-cinemas, #theaters-buildings

Lincoln Center Will Head Outside Its Closed Theaters to Perform

Officials announced plans to create 10 outdoor spaces for pandemic-era performances and rehearsals, and to work with blood drives and food banks.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #culture-arts, #dancing, #lincoln-center-for-the-performing-arts, #music, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #theaters-buildings, #timms-henry

New York City’s Arts and Recreation Employment Down 66%, Report Says

The New York State comptroller’s office details the effects of the pandemic’s devastation and says a full recovery would be made only with government assistance.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #culture-arts, #dancing, #dinapoli-thomas-p, #finances, #labor-and-jobs, #museums, #music, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional, #theater, #theaters-buildings, #wages-and-salaries

What’s a Dance Theater Without an Audience?

A food pantry or a place to vote — or a place to make dance with different expectations: “What we’ve taken off the table is the pressure of the result.”

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How New York’s Small Cinemas Are Hanging On

Despite the continued shutdown of the city’s movie houses, indie theaters just may survive: They are less reliant on Hollywood and have a loyal audience.

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New Safety Standards for Moviegoing as U.S. Theaters Reopen

The nation’s major multiplex chains are selling tickets again, and they have announced uniform health protocols to make patrons feel safer.

#amc-entertainment-holding-inc, #cinemark-holdings-inc, #cineworld-group-plc, #imax-corporation, #masks, #movies, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #theaters-buildings

Italy’s Outdoor Summer Movies See Threat From Ailing Film Industry

A longstanding dispute between film distributors and associations that show outdoor films for free comes to a head as the industry reels from a post-coronavirus downturn.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #italy, #milan-italy, #movies, #radiotelevisione-italiana-spa, #rome-italy, #summer-season, #theaters-buildings, #twentieth-century-fox, #universal-pictures, #walt-disney-company, #warner-brothers

With Movie Theaters Closed, Marquees Go Viral

As businesses across the country remain shuttered, movie theater marquees offer jokes and advice to those wandering by.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #movies, #quarantines, #shutdowns-institutional, #theaters-buildings, #united-states