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Motion Picture Distribution
and Exhibition

stacks of film cans          books on the subject

previews / trailers

distribution

exhibition

equipment

links


“Don't give the people what they want, give them something better.”
— movie exhibitor Samuel 'Roxy' Rothafel [1882-1936]

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  • Converting a motion picture theater (each 'screen') to digital projection costs $100,000; adding 3-D
    is another $25,000. As-of mid-2009, only 5,000 of the 30,000 total U.S. screens are converted
    for digital, and only 2,200 are converted for 3-D.
  • Shooting a film in 3-D currently adds roughly 20% to the production budget.
  • DVD vending companies currently have 19 percent of the DVD rental market, with 36 percent to
    rent-by-mail services, and 45 percent to traditional stores. – per New York Times, September 2009

  • 122 million movie tickets were sold each month in the U.S.A. in 2009
  • Total movie theater box office revenue in May 2010 was down 11 percent from same month
    prior year, and attendance was down 19 percent. – per Time Magazine

  • There are now over 6,000 screens in Communist China; they brought in over $1.5 billion in
    box office revenue in 2010, an increase of more than 60 percent over the prior year.

  • U.S. domestic movie attendance dropped to a 17-year low in Summer 2011, and more viewers chose 2-D
    tickets over 3-D for expected blockbusters "Pirates of The Caribbean" #4, "Harry Potter" #8,
    "Green Lantern", and "Kung Fu Panda 2".

    International movie box office revenue has grown 38 percent in the last five years.
    – news item June 2012

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    Books & Videos

    One Hundred Years of Motion Picture Exhibition book by Barbara Stones  "America Goes To The Movies: 100 Years of Motion Picture Exhibition"
    [1993] by Barbara Stones

    National Assn. of Theatre Owners hardcover [10/93] out of print/used
    Moviegoing In America / History of Film Exhibition book edited by Gregory A. Waller  "Moviegoing In America: A Sourcebook In The History of Film Exhibition"
    [2001] Edited by Gregory A. Waller

    Wiley-Blackwell 9½x6¾ pb [12/2001] for $46.95
    Wiley-Blackwell 10¾x7½ hardcover [12/2001] for $124.95
    Cinerama Adventure   "Cinerama Adventure" documentary feature [indep Sept 2003]
    Written, directed & narrated by David Strohmaier; featuring experts Rudy Behlmer, John Belton, Kevin Brownlow, Thomas Erffmeyer, Leonard Maltin & Howard Rust
    video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDbofficial website
    Independent Film Distribution End Run book by Phil Hall  "Independent Film Distribution: How To Make A Successful End Run Around The Big Guys" [2006]
    by Phil Hall

    Michael Wiese Prodns 2nd edition 9x6½ pb [1/2011] for $16.47
    Michael Wiese Prodns 8¾x6 pb [11/2006] out of print/used
    Insider's Guide to Independent Film Distribution book by Stacey Parks  "The Insider's Guide To Independent Film Distribution" [2007 bestseller]
    by Stacey Parks

    Focal Press 6x9 pb [5/2007] for $16.47
    publisher's bookpage


    animated Coming Soon!
    Previews / Trailers
    From the beginning of cinema, short preview ads were shipped out on standard movie releases.
    The clips were spliced onto the tail end of one or more reels within a shipment, and thus the term 'trailer'.
    Projectionists were and are expected to unsplice the trailer for any movie booked for showing by his/her employer.

    Film Trailer entry at Wikipedia
    'Coming Soon' website
    Trailers From Hell blog & podcast site [est. May 2011]
    Trailer Park at MySpace
    Trailer Addict website
    Movie Trailer Dept. at The Movie Box website
    Movie Trailer Gallery at Fandango
    Yahoo! Movies: Coming Soon To Theaters

    The Trailer Festival [2012 = #3]

    “Man I love these three minute films. Saves time and money.”
    — YouTube reviewer Murph

    Festival of 3-D Movie Trailers on DVD from SabuCat Productions  "Festival of 3-D Movie Trailers" on DVD [2003]
    SabuCat Prodns 105-minute DVD [10/2003] for $29.95
    45 trailers for 3-D movies, including 12 minutes of anaglyphic 3-D footage (red/blue glasses are included!): trailers in real 3-D for "The Maze" [1953] and "It Came From Outer Space" [1953], and the famous "Train Arriving" footage shot in 3-D by Louis Lumière in 1934; extras include background & history of 3-D, posters, stills & other advertising
    more info on Magic Lantern's Stereoscopic {3-D} Cinema Page
    Coming Attractions History of The Movie Trailer docufilm  "Coming Attractions: A History of The Movie Trailer" [indep April 2006]
    128-minute documentary on the nearly 100 years of the movie trailer. • Directed by Michael J. Shapiro & Jeff Werner; written by Frederick L. Greene & Scott McIsaac; narrated by T.M.C.'s Robert Osborne
    video/DVD not available • Kuehn Foundation official movie pagefull credits from IMDb

    Horror and Sci-Fi Coming Attractions on DVD  "Horror and Sci-Fi Coming Attractions!: A Collection of Classic Movie Trailers" [2009]
    120-minute compilation of trailers for dozens of horror and sci-fi movies: "Bride of The Gorilla" [1951]; "The Brides of Dracula" [1960]; "The Crawling Hand" [1963]; "Curse of The Werewolf" [1961]; "The Deadly Mantis" [1957]; "The Death Curse of Tartu" [1966]; "The Devil's Own" [1997] starring Harrison Ford & Brad Pitt; Alfred Hitchcock's "Dial M For Murder" [1954]; Abel Ferrara's "Driller Killer" [1979]; "Drive-In Massacre" [1976]; "The Face of Terror" [Spain 1962]; "First Space-ship On Venus" [Germany 1960]; "The Flying Saucer" [1950]; "Frenzy" [which one?]; "Horror Castle" [Italy 1963]; "Horror Hotel" aka "The City of The Dead" [1961]; William Castle's "House On Haunted Hill" [1959]; "Invasion of The Body Snatchers" [1956]; "The Invisible Boy" [1957]; "Kill Baby Kill" [Italy 1966]; "Night of The Blood Monster" aka "The Bloody Judge" [1970]; "Prehistoric Women" [which one?]; "Robot Monster" [1953]; "Satan's Satellites" [1958]; "Scream and Scream Again"
    [1970]; "Terror In The Haunted House" aka "My World Dies Screaming" [1958]; "20 Million Miles To Earth" [1957]; William Castle's "Zotz" [1962] – and more!

    P.R. Studios DVD [8/2009] for $13.99

    Trailers From Hell compilation Volume 1  "Trailers From Hell, Volume 1" [March 2010]
    Commentary by five movie directors on four trailers each; the directors are Joe Dante, Mick Garris, John Landis, Eli Roth, and Edgar Wright; the movies/trailers are: Alfred Hitchcock "The Birds" [1963]; Roger Vadim's "Blood and Roses" [France 1960]; "Corruption" [1968]; "The Curse of Frankenstein" [1957]; "Curse of The Were-wolf" [1961]; "Earth vs. The Flying Saucers" [1956]; classic "Forbidden Planet" [1956] starring Robby the Robot; "Green Slime" [Toei Japan 1968]; "Horrors of The Black Museum" [color 1959]; "Mighty Joe Young" [1949]; Brian De Palma's "Phantom of The Paradise" [1974]; "Private Parts" [1972]; "Rabid" [1977]; "Scream and Scream Again" [1970]; "The Sentinel" [1977]; "Silent Running" [1972] starring Bruce Dern; "Squirm" [1976]; "Three On A Meathook" [1973]; "The Tingler" [1959]; and "The Valley of Gwangi" [1969] with SFX by Ray Harryhausen – extras include 1933 feature film "The Vampire Bat" and two cartoon shorts
    Trailers From Hell b&w/color DVD [3/2010] out of prodn / SOLD OUT!
    production company official website

    'Classic Horror Movie Trailers' on DVD  "Classic Horror Movie Trailers" on DVD [2010]
    Nearly 2½ hours of classic horror & sci-fi movie trailers and coming attractions from the 1930s through the 1980s: Robert Bloch's "Asylum" [1972]; Roger Corman's "Battle Beyond The Sun" [1980]; "The Beast Must Die" [1974]; "The Being" [1983]; "The Black Cat" [which one?]; "The Blood Drinkers" [2000 spoof]; "Evilspeak"
    [1981]; "Don't Go Near The Park" [1981]; "Don't Open The Door" [1975]; "The Horror of Party Beach" [1964]; "Horror of The Blood Monsters" [1970]; "House of Whipcord" [1974]; "Invasion of The Star Creatures" [1962]; "Just Before Dawn" [which one?]; "Mad Love" [which one?]; "Master of Horror" [1965]; "Mission Stardust" [Italy 1967]; "The Monolith Monsters" [1957]; "Monster From Green Hell" [1957]; "Monster On Campus" [1958]; Roger Corman's "Night of The Blood Beast" [1958]; "One Dark Night" [which one?]; "The Plague of The Zombies" [1966]; "Planet of Vampires" [Italy 1965]; Robert Heinlein's "Project Moon Base"
    [1953]; "She Demons" [1958]; "Shock Waves" [1977]; "Son of Dracula" [which one?] – and many more!

    P.R. Studios color DVD [6/2010] for $13.99

    Classic Drive-In Intermission Ads on DVD  
    "Classic Drive-In Intermission Ads" on DVD [2010]
    intermission ads from the heyday of drive-in movie theaters for
    drive-in snacks such as hot dogs, hamburgers, soft drinks, pizza,
    candy, popcorn, ice cream, snow cones, and more!

    PR Studios 136-minute color DVD [12/2010] for $14.99

    Trailers From Hell compilation Volume 2   "Trailers From Hell, Volume Two" [July 2011]
    88-minute compilation with commentary by Roger Corman, Joe Dante, Guillermo Del Toro, Ernest Dickerson, Mick Garris, Jack Hill, Larry Karaszewski, Mary Lambert, John Landis, Josh Olson, and Michael Peyser; the 20 movies/trailers are: "The Creeping Unknown" aka "The Quatermass Experiment" [1955]; Dario Argento's "Deep Red" [Italy 1975]; "The Devil-Ship Pirates" [1964]; "Donovan's Brain" [1953] with Nancy Davis Reagan; "Fire Maidens From Outer Space"
    [1956]; "Flesh Gordon" [1974]; Ishirô Honda's "Godzilla vs. Mothra" [1964]; "Gorgo" [1961]; "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" [1956] starring Anthony Quinn; "The Invisible Ghost" [1941] starring Bela Lugosi; Steven Spielberg's blockbuster "Jaws" [1975]; Frank & Eleanor Perry's "Last Summer" [1969]; Don Siegel's noir "The Lineup" [1958]; Roger Corman’s classic "Little Shop of Horrors" [1960]; "Pit Stop" [1969]; Roger Corman’s "Premature Burial" [1962]; "Seven Days In May" [1964]; Roger Corman’s "Ski Troop Attack" [1960]; "Stranglers of Bombay" [1959]; and Roman Polanski's "The Tenant" [1976] – extras include 1960 "Little Shop of Horrors" in its entirety
    production company official website
    Shout! Factory widescreen color DVD [7/2011] for $13.85

    Trailer War compilation film  "Trailer War" [Drafthouse Films Dec 2012]
    Curators Lars Nilsen & Zack Carlson of American Genre Film Archive put together this feature-length compilation of rare, vintage 35mm exploitation trailers in HD; Drafthouse set up a 35mm theatrical tour in December 2012, with DVD/Blu-ray packs available that month. Trailers shown include "Black Samurai" [1977]; Charles Band's "The Dungeonmaster" [1984]; "Girls Nite Out" [1982]; "Infra Man" [China 1975]; "Maniac Cop" [1988]; "Stunt Rock" [1980]; "Thunder Cop"
    [Hong Kong 1996]; "Voyage of The Rock Aliens" [1984], many others, and 'two hours of bonus material'

    Drafthouse Films color Blu-ray [12/2012] out of prodn/used
    Drafthouse Films color DVD [12/2012] for $22.99
    bare credits at IMDbofficial movie websitewatch 9/2012 official trailer [1:23] online at YouTube

    logo for 'Trailers From Hell' short films by Joe Dante  "Trailers From Hell!" [Dec 2015]
    Film director Joe Dante edited the highlights of twenty feature films into 2-minute mini-movies - the films are: "Black Sabbath" [Italy 1963] with Boris Karloff; "Black Sunday" [Italy 1960]; "Carnival of Souls" [1962]; "City of The Living Dead" [Italy 1980]; George Romero's "Day of The Dead" [1985]; "Dead and Buried"
    [1981]; Dario Argento's "Deep Red" [Italy 1975]; "Eaten Alive" [1976]; "Horror Express" [Spain 1973]; "How To Make A Monster" [1958]; "Lisa and The Devil"
    [Spain 1973]; "Maniac" [1980]; "Mother's Day" [1980]; George Romero's classic "Night of The Living Dead" [1965]; "Spider Baby" [1967]; Wes Craven's "The Hills Have Eyes" [1977]; "Horror of Party Beach" [1964]; "The Stuff" [1985]; "Werewolves On Wheels" [1971]; and "White Zombie" [1932] starring Bela Lugosi

    DVD/Blu-ray not available • Amazon Instant Video [12/2015] available only on Shudder - signup at $4.99/month

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    Coming Attractions Horror Trailers on DVD  "Coming Attractions: Horror Trailers" [2012]
    82-minute compilation of trailers for 48 b&w horror & scifi feature films made from 1955 to 1989: "The Alligator People" [1959] starring Lon Chaney, Jr.; Edgar G. Ulmer's "The Amazing Transparent Man" [1960]; "The Astounding She-Monster" [1957]; "Atom Age Vampire" [Italy 1960]; Roger Corman's "Beast From Haunted Cave" [1959] directed by Monte Hellman; "The Beast of Yucca Flats" [1961] starring Tor Johnson; Roger Corman's "The Beast With A Million Eyes" [1955]; "Beauty and The Beast" [1962]; Edgar G. Ulmer's "Beyond The Time Barrier" [1960]; Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" [1963]; "Blacula" [1972] srtarring William Marshall; "The Blob" [1958] starring Steve McQueen; "The Bride and The Beast" [1958]; "Chamber of Horrors" [1966]; "The Crawling Hand" [1963]; "Curse of The Voodoo" aka "Voodoo Blood Death" [1965]; "The Curse of The Werewolf" [1961]; "The Devil's Messenger" [1961] starring Lon Chaney, Jr.; "Doctor Blood's Coffin"
    [1961]; "Dracula Has Risen From The Grave" [1968]; "The Fabulous World of Jules Verne" aka "The Deadly Invention" [Czechia 1958]; "Frankenstein 1970" [1958] starring Boris Karloff; "Fright Night" [1985]; Ishirô Honda's "Half Human" [1958]; "Hands of The Ripper" [1971]; "The Headless Ghost" [1959]; "The Horror Chamber of Dr. Faustus" aka "Eyes Without A Face" [France 1960]; "Horror of Dracula" [1958]; Sherlock Holmes in "The Hound of The Baskervilles" [1959]; "House of Dark Shadows" [color 1970]; "House of Fright" aka "The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll" [1960]; "The Lost Boys" [color 1987]; "Love At First Bite" comedy [color 1979]; "The Manster" [Japan 1959]; Werner Herzog's "Nosferatu The Vampyre" [1979] starring Klaus Kinski; Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" [1960]; "Psycho-Circus" aka "Circus of Fear" [1966]; "The Revenge of Frankenstein" [color 1958]; "She Devil" [1957]; "The Snake Woman" [1961]; "Sssssss" [color 1973]; "Tales From The Crypt" [color 1972]; Roger Corman's "The Twilight People" [color 1973]; "The Unknown Terror" [1957]; "Vampire's Kiss" comedy [color 1989]; "Voodoo Woman" [1957]; Roger Corman's "The Wasp Woman" [1959]; and "Werewolf In A Girls' Dormitory" [Italy 1961]

    Grapevine Video b&w/color DVD [11/2012] for $9.95
    Coming Attractions Classic Cliffhangers on DVD  "Coming Attractions: Classic Cliffhangers, Volume 1" [2013]
    86-minute compilation of trailers for 22 b&w movie serials made from 1935 to 1946: "Adventures of The Flying Cadets" [1943]; "Don Winslow of The Navy"
    [1942]; "Gang Busters" [1942]; "The Great Alaskan Mystery" [1944]; "The Green Archer" [1940]; "Jungle Queen" [1945]; "Junior G-Men of The Air" [1942]; "The Lost City" [1935]; "The Lost City of The Jungle" [1946]; "The Master Key" [1945]; "The Miracle Rider" [1935]; "The Mysterious Mr. M" [1946]; "Mystery of The River Boat" [1944]; "The Oregon Trail" [1939]; "The Phantom Creeps" [1939]; "Raiders of Ghost City" [1944]; "Riders of Death Valley" [1941]; "The Royal Mounted Rides Again" [1945]; "Scouts To The Rescue" [1939]; "Sea Raiders" [1941]; "Sky Raiders" [1941]; and "Winners of The West" [1940]

    Alpha Video b&w DVD [10/2013] for $4.99
    Coming Attractions Classic Westerns on DVD  Coming Attractions: Classic Western Trailers [2013]
    73-minute compilation of trailers for 41 b&w B-movie Western films made from 1932 to 1947: "A Thunder River Feud" [1942]; "Ambush Trail" [1946]; "Bulldog Courage" [1935]; "Courage of The North" [1935]; "Dead or Alive" [1944]; "Fighting Mad" [1939]; "Forbidden Valley" [1938]; "Gun Justice" [1933]; "The Lone Rider Crosses The Rio" [1941]; "Man's Country" [1938]; "The Navajo Kid" [1945]; "Outlawed Guns" [1935]; "Outlaws of Boulder Pass" [1942]; "Outlaws' Paradise"
    [1939]; "Overland Riders" [1946]; "Pony Post" [1940]; "Raiders of The West" [1942]; "The Range Busters" [1940]; "Renfrew of The Royal Mounted" [1937]; "Riders of The Desert" [1932]; "Riding The Trail" [1940]; "Rock River Renegades" [1942]; "Rocky Rhodes" [1934]; "Roll On Texas Moon" [1946]; "Rolling Down The Great Divide" [1942]; "Secret Valley" [1937]; "Sheriff of Sage Valley" [1942]; "Smoking Guns" [1934]; "Springtime In The Sierras" [1947]; "Stick To Your Guns" [1941]; "Texas Manhunt" [1945]; "Thunder Over Texas" [1934]; "Thunder Town" [1946]; "Timber Terrors" [1935]; "Tracy Rides" [1936]; "Trapped" [1942]; "Tumbleweed Trail" [1942]; "Valley of Terror" [1937]; "Wanted" [1944]; "Western Mail" [1942]; and "The Whispering Skull" [1944]

    Alpha Video b&w DVD [11/2013] for $4.99
    Coming Attractions Classic Cliffhangers, Volume 2 on DVD  "Coming Attractions: Classic Cliffhangers, Volume 2" [2016]
    90-minute compilation of trailers for 32 movie serials made from 1932 to 1955: "Adventures of Captain Marvel" [1941]; "Dangers of The Canadian Mounted"
    [1948]; "Darkest Africa" [1936]; "Desperadoes of The West" [1950]; "Dick Tracy's G-Men" [1939]; "Don Daredevil Rides Again" [1951]; "Federal Operator 99" [1945]; "The Fighting Marines" [1935]; "G-Men vs. The Black Dragon" [1943]; "The Hurricane Express" [1932]; "The James Brothers of Missouri" [1949]; "Jesse James Rides Again" [1947]; "King of The Carnival" [1955]; "King of The Rocket Men" [1949]; "The Lost Jungle" [1934]; "Man With The Steel Whip"
    [1954]; "Manhunt In The African Jungle" [1943]; "Manhunt On Mystery Island" [1945]; "Nyoka and The Tigermen" [1942]; "The Painted Stallion" [1937]; "Panther Girl of The Congo" [1955]; "The Phantom Empire" [1935]; "Radar Men From The Moon" [1952]; "The Royal Mounted Rides Again" [duplicate]; "The Shadow of The Eagle" [1932]; "S.O.S. Coast Guard" [1937]; "The Tiger Woman" [1944]; "Undersea Kingdom" [1936]; "The Vigilantes Are Coming" [1936]; "Zorro Rides Again" [1937]; "Zorro's Black Whip" [1944]; and "Zorro's Fighting Legion" [1939]

    Alpha Video b&w/color DVD [11/2016] for $4.99


    Buster Keaton still photo from "Sherlock, Jr." - tangled up in film
    Distribution
    Domestic [U.S. & Canada] boxoffice revenue for 2009 was up 10 percent to $10.6 billion,
    while foreign boxoffice revenue climbed 6 percent to $19.3 billion. {per M.P.A.A. 3/2010}

    Movies released in stereoscopic 3-D accounted for 11 percent of domestic boxoffice revenue
    in 2009, up from just 2 percent in 2008. A total of 20 films were released in 3-D in 2009,
    compared with 8 the previous year. {per M.P.A.A. 3/2010}

    Twentieth Century Fox officially announced in a letter to exhibitors prior to the N.A.T.O. conference in April 2012
    that it will distribute all of its films domestically in a digital format within the next year or two, bringing an end to 35mm
    film prints. Overseas, Fox has already ceased distributing 35mm prints in Hong Kong, effective January 1.

    U.S. consumers spent $4.5 billion on home entertainment in the first quarter of 2012, an increase of 2.5 percent
    over the same frame a year ago. — per Digital Entertainment Group, 4/2012

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    A24 Films [est. 8/2012] in New York City
    A24 Films was founded in mid-2012 in time to lease office space at 601 West 26th Street (the Starrett-Lehigh Building) in New York City
    and then grab several major films at the Toronto Film Festival. The three principals are David Fenkel (ex-THINKfilm, ex-Oscilloscope Labs),
    Daniel Katz (ex-THINKfilm), and producer John Hodges.

    official website • no entry at Wikipedia


    Acorn Media [est. 1984] based in Silver Spring, Maryland        Acorn TV [est. 2011]
    Acorn Media was founded in Silver Spring, Maryland in 1984 to sell British television fare on video & DVD; they expanded to U.K. in 1997, and to Australia in 2007. The company sells online and thru Acorn Catalog mailings. The sub-brand Acacia (yoga, organic lifestyle videos) launched in 2006; the sub-brand Athena (longer learning curricula on DVD) launched in 2009. Acorn TV online streaming launched in July 2011; free access is limited (registration required) and Premium Access to all Acorn TV content is $24.99 per year. The company was purchased in April 2012 by Robert L. Johnson's R.L.J. Entertainment, Inc. (based in Hollywood, California) in a cash & stock deal.

    official Acorn Media North America website • no entry at Wikipedia
    official Acorn Media U.K. websiteentry at Wikipedia
    official Acorn Australia website • no entry at Wikipedia
    official Acorn TV website • no entry at Wikipedia


    Alpha Video / Alpha Home Entertainment [est. 2001]        Oldies.com [est. 1980]        Collectables Records [est. 1980]
    Alpha Video (also known as Alpha Home Entertainment) was founded in 2001 and is still owned by the Greene family. The company is based near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and specializes in the replication & marketing of public domain movies & TV shows on DVD. Alpha Video releases over 20 new DVD titles monthly and has over 2,200 DVDs in their active catalog, including hundreds of rare films and TV shows from Hollywood's past (and a lot of 'schlock' movie
    product for the cinematically tolerant).

    Alpha Video: official websiteentry at Wikipedia
    sister company Oldies.com [est. 1980]: official websiteentry at Wikipedia
    sister company Collectables Records [est. 1980]: official websiteentry at Wikipedia


    Atom.com [est. 1998]
    AtomFilms was founded in 1998 as a broadband online venue, then was purchased by MTV Networks
    and renamed & re-launched in June 2008 as a comedy venue; by 2009, AtomFilms 'closed up shop' and set up redirects to
    Comedy Central Studios, which they comedically describe as 'moving in with their parents'.

    official websiteentry at Wikipedia


    Blockbuster retail video stores chain [1985-2014]
    The first Blockbuster retail video store was opened in 1985 in Dallas, Texas. The still-small chain was purchased by John Melk & Wayne Huizenga (both connected with Waste Management, Inc.), and rapidly expanded; the company sold for $8.4 billion to Viacom in 1994, and was split off in 2004. Blockbuster had over 9,000 stores in 25 countries worldwide (3,750 U.S. stores), and recently began closing stores and replacing them with Blockbuster Express kiosks. In August 2010, Blockbuster announced plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy; the company has already shuttered 1,000 stores. Attempts to reorganize failed, so the chain was put up for auction, with results from the judge due in April 2011; eager takeover investor Carl Icahn lost out, Dish Network's bid of $320 million was accepted. Dish closed the Blockbuster retail and DVD-by-mail operations in January 2014, retaining the brand and the film library.

    official websiteentry at Wikipedia


    Boulevard Movies - for hard-to-find horror movies, cult classics, sci-fi, exploitation & arthouse films
    Boulevard Movies self-promotes as a distributor of "hard-to-find horror movies, cult classics, sci-fi,
    exploitation & arthouse films" and their online catalog covers all those genres & more; the company
    is based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

    official website • no entry at Wikipedia


    Cinedigm
    Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. is based in New Jersey, with offices in California, Minnesota & New York City; divisions include AccessIT, CineLive™, Trailer Xpress & UniqueScreen Media. The company was founded in 2000 by Bud Mayo, who retired in 2010. Cinedigm’s services include a digital movie delivery network, pre-show in-theater advertising, distribution platform for live events & independent movies, and digital theater conversion (Cinedigm has converted over 4500 movie theaters to digital, as-of May 2010).
    Announced in July 2011: Cinedigm is selling its physical & electronic distribution business to Technicolor, so that Cinedigm can 'concentrate on content creation'. In September, Cinedigm sold Unique Screen Media to Screenvision (below).

    Cinedigm: official website • no entry at Wikipedia
    UniqueScreen Media: official website • no entry at Wikipedia
    AccessIT: official websiteentry at Wikipedia

    Announced 1/2012: A new partnership between digital exhibitor Cinedigm Entertainment Group and veteran indie
    distributor New Video offers independent directors cross-platform theatrical release as well as digital & physical distribution; the partnership will acquire & distribute independent films theatrically in North America, followed by platform release across cable, VOD, digital, and DVD/Blu-ray. Announced 4/2012: Cinedigm Digital Cinema has acquired New Video Group as part of plans to become a new full service studio; Cinedigm will pay $14 million in a deal that could swell to $20 million in three years, if Cinedigm financial goals are met.


    Cinema Libre Studio [est. 2005]
    Cinema Libre Studio was founded in 2005 for production & distribution of foreign & independent films, especially
    for antiwar, pro-environment & liberal-progressive causes; based in Los Angeles. Cinema Libre's film library
    includes works by directors Philippe Diaz, Robert Greenwald, Danny Schechter & Oliver Stone.

    Cinema Libre Studio: official website • no entry at Wikipedia • Cinema Libre Store


    Cohen Media Group [est. 2008]
    Cohen Media Group was founded in 2008 for the production & distribution of independent films, and is based on New York City & Los Angeles.
    Chairman/CEO Charles Cohen recently hired British film executive Daniel Battsek (ex-Miramax, ex-National Geographic Films) as president.
    The 'Cohen Film Collection' includes The Rohauer Library of 700 sound & silent titles.

    official website • no entry at Wikipedia


    The Criterion Collection [est. 1984]
distributes consumer versions of important classic and contemporary films        Eclipse is a brand of The Criterion Collection that began releases of budget-priced DVD box sets in March 2007
    The Criterion Collection was founded in 1984 as a joint venture of Janus Films and Voyager Company, starting with
    laserdisks, moving to DVDs and Blu-ray, and recently adding online downloads. After many changes, the company
    is still privately held. The Eclipse brand/division began releases of budget-priced DVD box sets in March 2007.
    Announced March 2011: Criterion made a deal to add their library of classic & recent foreign & independent films
    to the online Hulu service {below}, starting with 150 titles and adding more each month.

    Criterion: official websiteentry at Wikipedia
    Eclipse: official websiteentry at Wikipedia


    D Street Media Group / D Street Releasing of New York City
    D Street Media Group is based in New York City; their D Street Releasing existed in 2007, then shut down,
    but was reopened in April 2011. The website is a mess, maybe the movies are not.

    official website • no entry at Wikipedia


    logo for Dish Network satellite television of Colorado        logo for Dish Latino         logo for Dish México [est. 2008]
    Dish Network satellite television provider was founded in 1996 and is based in Meridian & Englewood, Colorado; The company has just over fourteen million subscribers (11/2013); it has 25,000 U.S. employees and 9,000 foreign employees. Dish also offers divisions Dish Latino, and Dish México, plus a new Dish Worldwide service [launched 12/2012] for rural customers. Dish Network's bought the bankrupt Blockbuster retail chain for $320 million in 2012 and closed operations in January 2014, retaining the brand and the film library.

    In late December 2014, Fox News Channel decided to play hardball and not negotiate for renewed carriage on the Dish Satellite Network, so when the contract expired, Dish removed Fox from its scheduling. Fox's audience dropped 45% (1.65 million in 2013 versus 939,000 same week in 2014). By year's end, Fox had promoted 20,000 telephone calls threatening to cancel their Dish subscription. But Dish doesn't much care about that, since the satellite service has 14 million subscribers (and 25,000 U.S. employees).

    official websiteentry at Wikipedia
    Dish Latino: official website • no entry at Wikipedia
    Dish México [est. 2008]: official websiteentry at Wikipedia


    The Film Detective [est. 1999] restores & distributes classic silent & sound films
    The Film Detective [est. 1999] restores & distributes classic silent & sound films of many genres.

    official website • no entry at Wikipedia


    Film Movement online movie club & catalog [est. 2003]
    Film Movement was founded in 2003 and describes itself as "a full service North American distributor of
    award-winning independent & foreign film"; company is based in New York City. There are two main functions:
    the DVD of The Month Club distributes new releases to subscribers only; after a time, all such DVDs are
    available to anyone for purchase from their online general catalog.

    official websiteentry at Wikipedia


    Filmbaby [est. 2005] online distribution of Oregon
    FilmBaby was founded in 2005 to distribute the work of independent filmmakers,
    and the catalog now exceeds 2,000 films; based in Portland Oregon.

    official website • no entry at Wikipedia


    Filmbay [est. 2007] online distribution of Canada
    The Filmbay 'global independent film community and shop' was founded in 2007 and is based in Oakville, Ontario, Canada; they will distribute your music or art or film material on CD or DVD; the free registration gets you on board (profile, etc.), then you can upgrade to for-fee services that include protected on-demand download via the internet.

    official website • no entry at Wikipedia


    First Run Features [est. 1979]
    First Run Features was founded in 1979, and is an independent film distribution company based
    in New York City. Their library includes U.S. & foreign independent drama & documentary films,
    with an emphasis on gender issues & other human rights.

    official websiteentry at Wikipedia


    FlixChip [est. 2012] produces the muvichip™ & muvifi™ devices for delivery of motion picture content to consumers        muvichip™ is a product of the FlixChip company [est. 2012]
    FlixChip was founded in 2012 with an I.P.O. already pending. With the size of the 'thumb drive' slash 'flash drive' hardware shrinking, this company has created
    a muvichip package the size of a credit card that comes preloaded with a movie (and extras) and can be plugged into any USB port. A separate device called muvifi
    will be available to deliver the same content to devices without USB, using existing wi-fi systems. FlixChip has already made a deal with UltraViolet for content.

    official website • no entry at Wikipedia


    Gigapix Studios of Chatsworth, California
    Chatsworth, California-based Gigapix Studios was formed to develop, produce & distribute CGI family-oriented film & television. Divisions include Recess Films (children's fare), Gigapix Animation, Gigapix Films, Gigapix Television, and Gigapix Releasing [est. 10/2010]. The latter is a joint venture with longtime print & advertising fund source partner New Legacy Media.

    official website • no entry at Wikipedia


    G.M.X. (Global Market Exchange) [est. 4/2008]
    The G.M.X. website provides contact between filmmakers and professional disributors, much like live film markets (without the travel and-or expense). Website created April 2008 requires vetting of participants; plans include online streaming of movies in full, and cross-indexing of content to market/territory availability. G.M.X. is a subsidiary of Ascent Media Group [est. 1999; spinoff 9/2008] formerly part of Discovery Holdings, which is connected to John C. Malone's Liberty Media.

    G.M.X.: official website • no entry at Wikipedia
    Ascent Media [est. 1999]: official websiteentry at Wikipedia


    Guangzhou Beauty Culture Communication Company, Ltd. [est. 1993]
    Guangzhou Beauty Culture Communication Company, Ltd. was founded in 1993, and seems to have a hand in every facet
    of China's entertainment business, from live performance to animation to video distribution; headquartered
    in Guangzhou City (formerly Canton), with many branches in China and a USA branch in the Los Angeles area.
    Their library consists of over two thousand new and old Chinese movies and TV dramas, most of which have been
    subtitled in English.

    official website • no entry at Wikipedia


    HungryFlix [est. 2006] online video downloads for iPod, iPhone, PPSP, Apple & PCs
    official website • no entry at Wikipedia


    Icarus Films [est. 1978] 'distributing innovative documentary films from independent producers around the world'             Fanlight Films             dGenerate Films
    Icarus Films was founded in 1978 for 'distributing innovative and productive documentary films from independent producers around the world'. Icarus moved to Brooklyn, New York in 2000; their online home video sales operation bagan in September 2008; they acquired Fanlight Films, a distributor of healthcare educational content, in October 2009; they acquired Program Development Associates, another distributor of healthcare educational content, in September 2011; and in July 2012, Icarus announced obtaining distribution rights to dGenerate Films's catalog of independently-produced Chinese films {independent as in made using digital media and without the sanction of the Chinese government}.

    Icarus Films: main websitehome video website • no entry at Wikipedia
    Fanlight Films official websiteP.D.A. official websitedGenerate Films official website


    I.F.C. Films [est. 19??]
    The Independent Film Channel [est. 1994] launched its independent theatrical distribution arm in 1999.

    official websiteentry at Wikipedia


    Image Entertainment, Inc. [est. 1981] the dominant distributor of movies and comedy shows and music videos on the DVD format
    Founded in 1981 as a public company, Image Entertainment, Inc. began as a distributor of laserdiscs, secured
    exclusive contracts for VHS & DVD with major studios, and grew to become the dominant distributor of the
    DVD format; the company merged with Nyx Acquisitions in November 2008, in a stock deal worth $100 million
    (at $2.74 per share); headquarters in Chatsworth, California. The company was purchased in April 2012 by Robert L. Johnson's
    R.L.J. Entertainment, Inc. (based in Hollywood, California) in a cash & stock deal.

    official websiteentry at Wikipedia


    IndieFlix [est. 2005] markets independent films as DVDs as well as for-fee webstreams
    IndieFlix was founded in 2005 to market independent films. Membership of around $8 brings online access to
    the 2,500 shorts & features in the library; films are also available in DVD format and as a webstream download
    (typically with a 30-day limit for a couple bucks). Company is based in Seattle, Washington.

    official website • no entry at Wikipedia


    indie film incubator platform IndieGoGo [2008]        indie film incubator platform IndieGoGo [2008]
    IndieGoGo is an incubator platform for independent film, music and other artisitic and community projects,
    founded in 2008. Artists who join can then seek funding, collaboration, distribution – whatever is needed to realize
    the project. In March 2010, IndieGoGo acquired the online distributor Distribber [est. 2009] which will add
    your video content to the iTunes and-or Amazon Video-On-Demand and-or Netflix Watch Instantly streaming sites.
    (The service requires an up-front fee and pays royalties.)

    IndieGoGo official websiteDistribber official website


    E1 / Entertainment One [renamed 1/2009] independent distributor of music, fesature films, television        Kino International [est. 1977] distributes art-house films & silent movies        Koch Lorber Films [est. 2/2003] independent distributor to theatrical & video markets
    Kino International was founded in 1977 in New York City, specializing in distribution of art house and early silent films, and most of the Janus film library. Most releases are digitally-restored and include many extras such as interviews, trailers, etc. Richard Lorber launched Koch-Lorber Films in February 2003 to distribute independent & foreign films for theatrical & video markets; Lorber serves as president with Michael Koch as CEO; the company's name was changed to E1 / Entertainment One in January 2009. Lorber purchased Kino in December 2009; Richard Lorber serves as co-president of Kino Lorber, Inc. with Kino founder Donald Krim.

    Toronto-based eOne is now the largest wholesaler of DVDs, CDs & music games in Canada, and the largest independent distributor of video & music in the U.S.A. In May 2012, the company confirmed plans to acquire rival Alliance Films.

    Kino Video: official websiteentry at Wikipedia
    Koch Lorber Films official website
    E1 / Entertainment: eOne official websiteentry at Wikipedia
    KinoLorber, Inc.: official websiteentry at Wikipedia

    Alive Mind Cinema has been around since 2007, as a distributor of 'documentary programming in the areas of
    enlightened consciousness & cultural transformation', and at some point became a division of KinoLorber.

    official website • no entry at Wikipedia


    Legend Films [est. 2001] colorization, restoration and 2D-to-3D image conversion and distribution
    Legend Films [est. 2001] specializes in colorization, restoration, and 2D-to-3D image conversion, which
    they then distribute; their retail catalog includes U.S. & foreign films on DVD & Blu-ray; headquarters in
    San Diego, California, with technical operations is Patna, India.

    official websiteentry at Wikipedia
    Legend 3D [est. 2000] 2D-to-3D conversion in San Diego, California


    LoveFilm International [est. 2004] online & mail-order movie rental service in Europe
    Founded in 2004, LoveFilm International is the largest online & mail-order movie rental service in Europe,
    with operations in the U.K., Germany, Sweden, Norway & Denmark; merged with rival Video Island in April 2006;
    based in London, U.K.; ads on the Amazon UK website say "Amazon's choice for DVD rental".
    LoveFilm was purchased by Amazon, Inc. in 2011.

    official websiteentry at Wikipedia


    Milestone Films [est. 1990] of New Jersey
    Milestone Films was founded in 1990 to distribute films of the Silent Era and modern independent works;
    website is confusing, but the offerings are often restored prints not available elsewhere; headquartered
    in Harrington Park, New Jersey.

    official websiteentry at Wikipedia


    Mill Creek Entertainment [est. 2002] of Minnesota
    Mill Creek Entertainment was founded in 2002 to distribute public domain and recent independent genre films; headquartered outside Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE: Mill Creek product is known for bargain-level quality, i.e. four color movies squoze down onto a single disk; the 'bargain' part is very popular, however: their DVD collections of 100 films sell for roughly 25 cents per film. ALSO: Their website treats visitors badly, taking 5 minutes for each and every page to load and displaying search results in random patterns across the page {April 2017}.

    terrible official websiteentry at Wikipedia


    Monarch Films [est. 2009]
    Monarch Films, Inc. was founded in 2004 in New Jersey. Their services include syndication & online distribution of 'reality series and
    documentary programming', some of which are "Tankboy", "X-Treme Girl Games", "Scary and Deadly Incidents In Space", and the like.

    official website • no entry at Wikipedia


    Movie Gallery, Inc. retail video stores chain [1985-2010] of Wilsonville, Oregon        Hollywood Video retail video stores chain [1988-2010] of Wilsonville, Oregon        Game Crazy retail stores chain [1999-2010] of Wilsonville, Oregon
    Movie Gallery, Inc. was founded in 1985; expansion included an I.P.O. in 1994, purchase of Blowout Entertainment in 1999 and Video Update in 2001, and merger
    with Hollywood Entertainment in 2005, making Movie Gallery the second-largest video store chain in the U.S.A. (behind Blockbuster) with 4,700 stores. Movie Gallery began
    having financial problems in 2007; sold the MovieBeam division in June 2008, filed bankruptcy in February 2010, and announced closing of all Movie Gallery, Hollywood
    Video & Game Crazy stores effective May 2010.

    Movie Gallery [1985-2010]: official website {now a 'movie news curator' site}entry at Wikipedia
    Hollywood Video [1988-2010]: official website {now an 'entertainment news curator' site}entry at Wikipedia
    Game Crazy [1999-2010]: official website {now a 'game news curator' site}entry at Wikipedia


    Movielink was bought by Blockbuster in August 2008


    MovieMart in India is 'India's first online DVD rental & online movies store'
    MovieMart is India's first online DVD rental and online movies store.

    official website • no entry at Wikipedia


    Movies Unlimited [est. 1981] the dominant distributor of movies and comedy shows and music videos on the DVD format
    Founded in 1978, Movies Unlimited is a Philadelphia-based mail order DVD and video distributor;
    made a deal to distribute for Turner Classic Movies in February 2007.

    official website • no entry at Wikipedia


    Music Box Films [est. 2007] of Chicago, Illinois
    Music Box Films was founded in Chicago, Illinois in 2007 and is one of the leading independent distributors of
    arthouse feature films in the U.S. in theaters, on DVD & Blu-ray, and via video-on-demand.

    official websiteentry at Wikipedia


    Netflix, Inc. [est. 1997] no distributes streaming videos          cancelled Qwikster spinoff of Netflix [9/2011]
    Netflix, Inc. is the online & mail-order movie rental service; founded in 1997; headquartered in Los Gatos, California. Signed a non-exclusive 2-year contract with CBS-TV for their library in February 2011. Raised their rates to big uproar in November 2010, then increased package rate by 60% in mid-2011: $7.99 for disks and $7.99 for streaming. Announced 9/2011: Per CEO Reed Hastings, Netflix is splitting in two, keeping its name for streaming-only services and separating the DVD rentals into a new separate company called Qwikster; after a media and public uproar, the Qwikster division was cancelled in October. In Spring 2013, Netflix concluded contractual access to the Warner Bros. pre-1986 library (including M.G.M. & United Artists titles) which are now available exclusively on Warner Archive Instant. As-of mid-2013, Netflix became the dominant streaming platform, accounting for one-third of all U.S. video streaming - double the activity on YouTube.

    official websiteentry at Wikipedia

    Announced 9/2015: As protection against the ever-changing environment in Hollywood television production, Netflix has signed a deal for their own TV content
    production facility, with plans for an early 2017 move-in; Netflix is leasing 200,000 square feet of office and pre-production space in a tower at Sunset Bronson
    Studios (owned by Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc.), with the possibility of adding another 120,000 square feet for sound stages.


    New Day Films [est. 1971] distributor of documentaries to educational institutions
    New Day Films is a coöperative, established in 1971 for the distribution of independent documentaries and other
    films to educational institutions, especially on topics like feminism, human rights, and LGBT issues. The company
    is based just north of New York City. The present catalog is available to institutions on license, to website visitors
    on DVD, and 86 films can be streamed online.

    official websiteentry at Wikipedia


    New Video Group  of New York City        Docurama Films of New York City {division of New Video Group}
    New Video Group was founded in 1991, and is based in New York City; the company distributes movie & TV
    content in all markets and all formats, including online streaming. New Video created Docurama Films in 1999
    specifically for the distribution of documentary shorts & feature films. Other brands & partners include
    A&E Networks, China Lion Film Distribution & Flatiron Film Company.

    New Video Group official websiteentry at Wikipedia {empty}
    Docurama Films official website

    Announced 1/2012: A new partnership between digital exhibitor Cinedigm Entertainment Group and veteran indie distributor New Video offers independent directors cross-platform theatrical release as well as digital & physical distribution; the partnership will acquire & distribute independent films theatrically in North America, followed by platform release across cable, VOD, digital & DVD/Blu-ray.
    Announced 4/2012: Cinedigm Digital Cinema has acquired New Video Group as part of plans to become a new full service studio; Cinedigm will pay $14 million in a deal that could swell to $20 million in three years, if Cinedigm financial goals are met.


    New Yorker Films [est. 1965] distributor of mostly-foreign art-house cinema
    Old-timer New Yorker Films was founded in 1965 by Daniel Talbot, owner of the New Yorker Theatre in Manhattan.
    Sold to Madstone Films in 2002, which went bankrupt in February 2009. A year later, the library of more than 400 titles
    was purchased by Aladdin Distribution, LLC [est. 2009], based in Marina del Rey, California. As planned, they reopened
    for business from New York City in March 2010.

    official websiteentry at Wikipedia


    Open Road Films [est. 3/2011] distribution joint venture of Regal Cinemas & A.M.C. Theaters
    As mergers and acquisitions reduced the number of U.S & Canada theatrical distributors, number one U.S. exhibitor Regal Cinemas
    and number two U.S. exhibitor A.M.C. decided to form a new distributor. Open Road Films was announced in March 2011, with Tom Ortenberg
    as head of the company; company is based in West Los Angeles, California.

    official websiteentry at Wikipedia


    Oscilloscope Laboratories [est. 2008] distributor of mostly-foreign art-house cinema
    Oscilloscope Laboratories was founded in 2008 by Adam Yauch of the rock band Beastie Boys and David Fenkel of THINKfilm;
    Yauch died at age 47 in May 2012. The company has distributed ten or so films each year, of many genres including concert films,
    documentaries, and dramatic feature films.

    official (godawful) websiteentry at Wikipedia


    Redbox [est. 2003] specializes in local distribution of DVDs thru charge card-operated kiosks
    Founded in 2003, Redbox Automated Retail was funded by McDonald's Ventures. CoinStar bought 47% in 2005,
    and the rest in February 2009. The company now has 22,400 kiosks around the world, and in 2010 negotiated
    with the movie studios for the policy of starting kiosk sales 28 days after the official retail DVD release.
    Redbox added Blu-ray disks to kiosk inventory (same price) in Summer 2010. The company confirmed in
    February 2011 plans to launch an online streaming subscription service similar to that of Netflix.

    official websiteentry at Wikipedia


    Rialto Pictures [est. 1997] specializes in distributing reissues of foreign & domestic independent films
    Founded in 1997, Rialto Pictures very successfully specializes in restoring & distributing
    reissues of foreign & domestic films.

    official websiteentry at Wikipedia

    Ten Years of Rialto Pictures DVD box set  "10 Years of Rialto Pictures" Anniversary DVD Box Set [2008]
    Criterion Collection widescreen b&w/color DVD set [10/2008] 10 disks for $129.99
    contains "Army of Shadows" [France 1969, USA 2006] written & directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, starring Lino Ventura, Simone Signoret & Paul Meurisse; "Au Hasard Balthazar" [France 1966] directed by Robert Bresson; "Band of Outsiders" [France 1964, USA 1966] directed by Jean-Luc Godard, starring Anna Karina, Sami Frey & Claude Brasseur; "Billy Liar" [U.K. 1963] directed by John Schlesinger, starring Tom Courtenay & Julie Christie; "The Discreet Charm of The Bourgeoisie" [France 1972] directed by Luis Buñuel, starring Fernando Rey, Delphine Seyrig, Bulle Ogier & Jean-Pierre Cassel {won the Academy Award for Best Foreign-Language Film}; "Mafioso" [Italy 1962, USA 1964] directed by Alberto Lattuada, starring Alberto Sordi; "Rififi" [France 1955, USA 1956] co-written & directed by [blacklistee] Jules Dassin, starring Jean Servais, Carl Möhner & Robert Manuel; "The Third Man" [U.K. 1949, USA 1950] directed by Carol Reed, starring Joseph Cotten, Orson Welles & Alida Valli; and "Touchez Pas au Grisbi" [France 1954, USA 1959] co-written & directed by Jacques Becker, starring Jean Gabin, Jeanne Moreau & Lino Ventura


    Screenvision [est. 1995] produces & delivers on-screen advertising and other services in cinemas around the world
    Screenvision was founded in 1995 as a joint venture/merger of Thompson SA & Britain's I.T.V., and is presently the world’s leading cinema advertising company, operating at 2,400+ U.S. theatre locations (15,000+ screens) and nearly 400 U.S. universities, plus locations in Europe. The company provides cinema advertising sales & media management; production services; high definition digital network installation & management; digital entertainment preshow production; live special events production & distribution; and alternative content services. Announced in September 2010: I.T.V. is selling its entire 50% stake. Thomson/Technicolor will retain a minority stake; Carmike Cinemas will take on a 20% stake; and the majority owner is now Los Angeles-based Shamrock Capital Holdings, which was founded by Roy E. Disney in 1978. In September 2011, Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. sold its Unique Screen Media direct distribution subsidiary to Screenvision.

    Screenvision: official websiteentry at Wikipedia
    UniqueScreen Media: official website • no entry at Wikipedia


    Shorts International [est. 1998]
    Shorts International represents over 3,000 short films for showing on their cable channels in USA, U.K.
    & France, and other venues; acquisitions are handled thru their London headquarters.

    Shorts International official websiteShorts TV entry at Wikipedia
    Shorts TV U.K. official website
    Shorts HD [USA] official website
    Shorts TV France [est. 2007] official website


    Shout! Factory [est. 2004] distributor of retro and independent music & television and movies
    Shout! Factory was founded in 2003 by three execs formerly of Rhino Records & Warner Music; the company
    focuses on music reissues, retro TV shows, and independent short & feature films; they have a long-term deal
    with DIC Entertainment, and distribute thru Vivendi & Sony.

    official websiteentry at Wikipedia


    SkyLand Entertainment [est. 2011] logo           Relativity Media logo
    SkyLand Entertainment was formed in August 2011 by Relativity Media as a joint venture to distribute American
    movies in China, as well as to develop, co-produce, and distribute new China-themed motion pictures around the
    world. Partners include China’s Huaxia Film Distribution, SkyLand (Beijing) Film-Television Culture Development,
    the S.A.I.F. Partners private equity firm, and the I.D.G. China Media subsidiary of Boston’s International Data Group.

    Relativity Media • no entry at Wikipedia


    Starz Media [est. ??] division of Liberty Entertainment           Anchor Bay Entertainment [est. 1985] distributes video & DVDs
    Anchor Bay was founded in 1985 as distributor Video Treasures in Troy, Michigan; sold to Handleman Company
    in 1989; changed name to 'Anchor Bay Entertainment' in January 1997; acquired by I.D.T. Entertainment in 2003;
    telecomm giant I.D.T. sold off its U.S. video distribution operation to John Malone's Liberty Media in September 2006,
    which became Starz Media. In January 2011, The Weinstein Co. purchased a 25% stake in Starz Media.

    Starz Media: official websiteentry at Wikipedia
    Anchor Bay: official websiteentry at Wikipedia


    Strand Releasing independent film distributor [est. 1989]
    Strand Releasing - independent film distributor [est. 1989]


    Tai Seng Entertainment [est. 1996] division of U2 Home Entertainment, Inc.
    Tai Seng Entertainment was founded in 1996, and describes itself as 'the leading content provider
    & distributor of Asian motion pictures & television series in the United States'. Tai Seng also operates
    Chinese & Vietnamese video channels on DirecTV in U.S.A.

    official website • no entry at Wikipedia


    Tidepoint Pictures [est. 1996] distributes Asian films to North America
    Tidepoint Pictures was founded in 1996, and bills itself as "a motion picture distribution company
    that bridges the Pacific to bring contemporary and cutting–edge Asian films to North American audiences".
    Tidepoint is based in San Francisco and run by filmmaker Tetsuki Ijichi.

    official website{empty} entry at Wikipedia


    Warner Archive Collection [est. 2009] distributes Warner & M.G.M. & United Artists & Sam Goldwyn titles          Warner Archive Instant [est. 2012] logo on gray
    The Warner Archive began in 2009 as online seller of custom DVDs & Blu-ray from the vast Warner Bros. library, which also includes
    the M.G.M. & United Artists titles obtained with Turner Entertainment in 1996. Warner Archive acquired exclusive distribution rights to the 70-film
    Sam Goldwyn library in March 2012. The agreement with Netflix ended in Spring 2013 at which time the Warner Archive Instant service was launched.

    Warner Archive: official websiteentry at Wikipedia
    Warner Archive Instant: official subsite • no entry at Wikipedia


    Yekra [est. 2012] distribution, marketing & technology company
    Yekra is a "revolutionary, democratic, and DIY film distribution, marketing, and technology company created to digitally deliver movies direct to consumers through socially connected communities". Founded in 2012, Yekra is based in Downtown Los Angeles and provides streaming and download and DVD copies of dramatic and documentary films, from obscure and independent filmmakers to major companies.

    official website • no entry at Wikipedia


    Zeitgeist Films [est. 1988]
    Zeitgeist Films was founded in 1988, and is an independent film distribution company based in New York City. Their library includes U.S. & foreign independent drama & documentary films.

    official websiteentry at Wikipedia


    Zip Canada [est. 2004] online & mail-order movie rental service
    Founded in February 2004, Zip Canada was the largest online & mail-order movie rental service in Canada; the company was privately owned & based in Ottawa, Ontario.
    In August 2014, the company announced on its website that it was closing its doors and was no longer shipping discs to its members.

    official website is shut down • entry at Wikipedia


    Online Channels
    As online delivery of motion pictures morphs into new territory, what were adjunct websites to larger companies
    have now become a major force in distribution of cinema content. The entries included are companies that
    are not a direct part of any movie studio or media conglomerate, but provide users with free or for-fee content directly
    delivered online, or using 'set-top box' devices: instant downloads, streaming video, live channels, and such.

    Magic Lantern's Motion Picture
    Distribution - Online Channels Page



    Buster Keaton still photo from "Sherlock, Jr." - in line at the box office
    Exhibition

    Natl. Assn. of Theatre Owners
    MovieTunes [est. 1992] {website parked?}
    Access Integrated Technologies & PreFlix services
    in-theater advertiser National CineMedia LLC

    list of U.S. movie theater chains at Wikipedia


    Alamo Drafthouse Cinema chain [est. 1996] based in Austin, Texas
    The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema chain was established in 1996 basically so that the student & movie fan crowd
    in Austin, Texas could watch movies on the big screen while drinking beer. Their success has expanded to Houston,
    Katy & San Antonio in Texas, Littleton in Colorado, and two sites in Virginia, with locations soon to open in
    New York City, in San Francisco, in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, and in Kansas City, Missouri.

    official websiteentry at Wikipedia


    Allen Theatres [est. 1912] of New Mexico        new logo for Allen Theatres [est. 1912] of New Mexico

    Allen Theatres of New Mexico [est. 1912] official website


    A.M.C. Theatres
    second-largest U.S. chain, with over 5,000 screens
    Announced 9/2012: Chinese media conglomerate Dalian Wanda has completed its $2.6 billion acquisition of A.M.C. Entertainment;
    Wanda, one of the largest exhibitors in China, said that it would retain A.M.C.’s management team.


    American Cinematheque


    Arclight Cinemas chain [est. 2002] based in Hollywood, California
    The Arclight Cinemas chain was established in 2002 next to the former Cinerama Dome theater in Hollywood, California;
    after opening more locations in California, they expanded to other states, including Illinois, Maryland, and Massachusetts.

    official websiteparent Decurion Corp. entry at Wikipedia

    Arclight Cinemas #1 Hollywood [built 1963, reopened 2002], 6360 W. Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, CA
    Arclight Cinemas #2 Sherman Oaks [built 1980, reopened 11/2007], 15301 Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks, CA
    Arclight Cinemas #3 Pasadena [built 2001, reopened Summer 2010] at Paseo Colorado in Pasadena, CA
    Arclight Cinemas #4 Beach Cities [opened 11/2010], 831 So. Nash Street in El Segundo, CA
    Arclight Cinemas #5 La Jolla [opened 11/2012] in San Diego, CA
    Arclight Cinemas #6 Westfield Montgomery [opened 11/2014] in Potomac/Bethesda, MD
    Arclight Cinemas #7 Glenview [10 screens; opened 5/2015] on Chicago's North Shore
    Arclight Cinemas #8 Culver City [12 screens; built 2003, reopened 5/2015], 9500 Culver Blvd. in Culver City, CA
    Arclight Cinemas #9 Chicago [14 screens; opened 11/2015] at New City Mall in Chicago, IL
    Arclight Cinemas #10 Santa Monica [12 screens; opened 11/2015] on top of Santa Monica Place Mall
    planned ArcLight Cinemas #11 Fourth Street in Santa Monica, CA - hoping to begin construction in 2016 or 2017
    Arclight Cinemas #12 Boston at The Hub on Causeway (15 screens) in Boston, Massachusetts - the grand opening is set for early 2018


    Brenden Theatres
    Brenden Theatres was founded in 1990, and currently operates over 90 screens in Arizona, Southern Nevada,
    and the East Bay Area of Northern California from its headquarters in Las Vegas, Nevada. The owner/president/CEO
    is Johnny Brenden, who is the grandson of movie exhibitor Ted Mann and movie star Rhonda Fleming.

    official website • no entry on Wikipedia


    Brown Paper Tickets service [est. 2000]
    Brown Paper Tickets bills itself as "the fair-trade ticketing company". Founded in 2000, headquartered
    in Seattle, Washington, with operations also in Europe; call center speaks English, French & Spanish.

    official websiteentry at Wikipedia


    Carmike Cinemas


    Cinebarre


    Cinelux Theatres operates 33 screens in 7 cities in California's Bay Area
    Cinelux Theatres is a local chain operating 33 screens in 7 cities
    in California's Bay Area - from east of Oakland southward to Santa Cruz.

    official website • no entry on Wikipedia


    CineMark Theatres Corp. [est. 1984], owners of the CineMark, Century Theatres, CinéArts & Tinseltown chains        logo of CinéArts movie theater sub-chain [est. 2008]
    CineMark Theatres Corp. {now Cinemark Holdings} was founded in 1984, and is third largest in the U.S.
    with 3,842 screens at 296 theatres in 39 states; in Latin America, they operate 1047 screens at 128 theaters in
    13 countries; the corporation operates the CineMark chain, the Century Theatres chain, the CinéArts chain &
    the Tinseltown USA chain.

    CineMark USA: official websiteWikipedia
    CinéArts official website
    Century Theatres [est. 1941, sold to Cinemark in 2006]: redirectWikipedia
    Tinseltown Cinemas has no separate website


    Cineplex Entertainment [est. 1979] of Canada
    Cineplex Entertainment is the largest exhibitor in Canada, based in Toronto, Ontario. Famous Players Theatres, a division of Paramount Pictures, was founded in 1920. Odeon Theatres of Canada was founded in 1941, sold to Britian's Rank Organisation in 1946, and merged with the Canadian Theatres chain in 1978, becoming Canadian Odeon Theatres. In April 1979, Nathan (Nat) Taylor and Garth Drabinsky opened the first multiscreen theater, the 18-screen Cineplex complex in the basement of Toronto's Eaton Centre; backed by Bronfman family money, they purchased Canadian Odeon and formed Cineplex Odeon Corp. in 1984. In 1998, Bronfman's Seagram had gained control and merged Cineplex with Loews; Loews Cineplex filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2001. Venture capitalists Onex & Oaktree bought Loews Cineplex in 2002 and sold the U.S. assets to Carlyle Group; the A.M.C. Theaters chain absorbed the U.S. Cineplex theaters in 2005. Two former Cineplex execs formed Galaxy Entertainment in 1999, with backing by Onex and Famous Players; in October 2003, Loews Cineplex merged its Canada operations with Galaxy, forming Cineplex Galaxy Cinemas; in July 2005, they purchased Famous Players from Viacom. The corporation currently operates 1,353 screens at 131 locations in Canada.

    Cineplex: official websiteentry at Wikipedia


    logo of Cobb Theatres [est. 1921] of Alabama         logo of CinéBistro movie theater chain [est. 2008]
    Longtime family-owned Cobb Theatres was founded in Alabama in 1921. They built the first-ever four-plex location in the U.S. in 1971, purchased the General Cinema chain in 1992, and reached 643 screens before a $200 million merger with Regal Entertainment in 1997. Theaters were re-branded and Cobb shrank, but recently expanded to 200+ screens at 18 locations. In 2008, they launched the CinéBistro 'premium movie experience' chain {7 locations}. Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama; the company now operates in AL, CO, FL (11), GA & VA.

    Cobb Theatres: official websiteentry at Wikipedia
    CinéBistro: official website • no separate entry at Wikipedia


    boutique cinema chain Curzon Cinemas [est. 1934] operates 6 locations in the London, England area
    Curzon Cinemas [est. 1934] is London’s leading art-house cinema chain with six venues across the capital (and two outlying). Curzon Cinemas locations include Riverside Kinema [built 1914], Mayfair [built 1934], Soho [built 1959], Renoir / Bloomsbury [built 1972], Chelsea [opened 1983], and HMV Wimbledon, plus outlying venues at Bridport Arts Centre in West Dorset and at Ivybridge in southwest Devon.

    official website • no entry on Wikipedia


    Edwards Theatres


    logo of the Fandango movie tickets service [est. 2000, bought by Comcast in 2007]
    Founded by Regal Entertainment to prevent MovieTickets.com from having a monopoly; acquired by Comcast
    in April 2007; purchased the movies.com website from Disney in June 2008.

    Fandango: official websiteentry at Wikipedia
    Movie Trailer Gallery at Fandango
    Movies.com: official websiteentry at Wikipedia

    NOTE: The search engine function on the Fandango website does not work {4/2012}


    logo of Golden Screen Cinemas [est. 1981] of Malaysia
    Golden Screen Cinemas is the largest movie exhibitor in Malaysia, with 250 screens at 23 locations; variations include Premiere Class,
    Gold Class & G.S.C. Lite halls, three Glitter cafes, and three gift shops. The company began as Golden Communications Circuit in 1981,
    then merged with Cathay Cinemas in 1998 to form G.S.C.

    official websiteentry at Wikipedia


    Hold My Ticket event ticketing & box office solutions service [est. 2000]
    Hold My Ticket LLC, the 'event ticketing & box office solutions' service is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico
    and serves clients there and in nearby Santa Fe & Taos, as well as venues in other states from California to Maine.
    Clients in New Mexico include venues Kimo Theater, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Sunshine Theater, and events
    such as the Albuquerque Film Festival, ¡Globalquerque!, and the annual Zozobra Festival.

    official website • no entry at Wikipedia


    Hollywood Theatres chain of Portland, Oregon

    Hollywood Theatres chain [est. 1991] of Portland, Oregon {48 theaters}


    logo of IMAX Theatres [est. 1967] of Toronto & New York City
    The IMAX {Image Maximum} system originated at Expo 67 in Montreal, Canada; the first permanent IMAX
    theater opened in Toronto in 1971; IMAX 3-D launched at Expo 86 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The system uses
    70mm by 48.5mm frames, projected in various ways to a gigantic screen that is usually 22 metres (72 ft.) wide and
    16.1 metres (53 ft.) high; there are currently 320 IMAX theaters in 42 countries {23 in Canada, 200+ in USA}.

    official websiteentry at Wikipedia


    Kerasotes Theatres


    Laemmle Theatres chain

    Laemmle Theatres chain [est. 1938] official website


    Landmark Theatres chain      Landmark Theatres chain [est. 1974]
    The Landmark Theatres independent 'art house' chain began in 1974 at the Nuart Theatre in
    West Los Angeles, California. The chain expanded and was purchased by The Sam Goldwyn
    Company, circa 1995. Landmark now operates 224 screens at 55 theaters in 15 states,
    and is owned by The Wagner/Cuban Companies (based in Dallas, Texas).

    Landmark Theatres: official websiteentry at Wikipedia


    Live Nation Entertainment [est. 2005]         Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. [1976-2010]
    Ticketmaster was founded in 1976 in Arizona as a ticket sales & distribution company, mostly for live performance & concert venues. Live Nation was spun off from Clear Channel Communications in 2005, quickly becoming the world's largest concert/live performance promoter. In 2010, the two companies merged, with plans to operate the tickets and promotions functions under the Live Nation Entertainment name; there was much concern about antitrust & monopolist practices, but the merger was finally approved.
    Ticketmaster fees are too durn high: tickets purchased online in July 2010 for several movies at an out-of-town festival
    were $2.00 for the actual admission and had $10 in fees added to each ticket.

    Live Nation: official websiteentry at Wikipedia
    Ticketmaster: official websiteentry at Wikipedia


    Mann Theatres chain

    Mann Theatres chain [est. 1973] official website

    Mann Theatres chain in Minnesota [est. 1935]


    Marcus Theatres chain
    The Marcus Theatres chain was founded in 1935 in Ripon, Wisconsin; now part of a larger
    entertainment & lodging concern, the theaters division is based in Milwaukee and operates 684
    screens at 55 locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Ohio.

    Marcus Theatres: official website
    Marcus Corporation: official websiteentry at Wikipedia


    Maya Cinemas mini-chain of California
    The Maya Cinemas North America, Inc. mini-chain was founded in 2005 by Hispanic movie producer
    Moctesuma Esparza; the company operates 30 screens in Salinas and Bakersfield, California
    while searching for financing to expand into Texas & New Mexico.

    official websitesub-entry at Wikipedia


    Mingalar Cinemas Company, the largest film exhibitor in Myanmar (formerly Burma)


    Mitchell Theatres chain of Kansas, New Mexico, Missouri, Arizona, Colorado, and Oklahoma
    Mitchell Theatres is part of a family-owned conglomerate based in Elkhart, Kansas; purchased the Starlight Cinema 10 in Los Lunas, New Mexico
    and the Storyteller 7 in Taos, New Mexico {7/2012} and the Dreamcatcher 10 in Española, New Mexico {2/2013} from the shrinking Storyteller chain.
    In June 2014, Mitchell acquired the Oasis Cinema 9 in Nogales, Arizona. As-of mid-2016, Mitchell operates 102 screens at fourteen locations
    across six states: Arizona (1), Colorado (1), Kansas (6), Missouri (1), New Mexico (3), and Oklahoma (2) – plus two shopping centers.

    official website • no entry at Wikipedia (2016)

    Mitchell Theatres Starlight Cinema 8 in West Los Lunas, New Mexico
    Mitchell Theatres Dreamcatcher 10 in Española, New Mexico
    Mitchell Theatres Storyteller Cinema 7 in Taos, New Mexico
    Mitchell Theatres Oasis Cinema nine-plex theatre in Nogales, Arizona


    MovieTickets.com service


    National Amusements, Inc. [est. 1936]         Showcase Cinemas division of National Amusements         KinoStar de Lux chain [est. 2002] in Russia
    Founded in 1936 as the Northeast Theatre Corporation by Michael Redstone; son Sumner Redstone [b. 1923] holds 80% ownership, and his daughter Shari Redstone owns the remaining 20%. Today's National Amusements Corp. owns major stakes in C.B.S., Viacom, MTV Networks, B.E.T., Paramount Pictures, MovieTickets.com, and DreamWorks SKG. Headquarters is in Dedham, Massachusetts; theater divisions include Showcase Cinemas, Multiplex Cinemas, Cinema de Lux, and KinoStar de Lux in Russia; the company operates over 1,500 screens worldwide.

    National Amusements: official websiteentry at Wikipedia
    Showcase Cinemas: official U.S. websiteentry at Wikipedia
    Cinema de Lux: no separate website • entry at Wikipedia


    Premiere Cinema Corp. of Texas
    Premiere Cinema Corp. of Texas operates 256 screens at 22 locations in Texas, New Mexico, Alabama & Florida
    official websiteentry at Wikipedia

    Premiere Cinemas of California [est. 1994]
    operates in Hollister & Los Banos, CA

    Krikorian Premiere Theatres, LLC [est. 1996] of Southern California
    filed for bankruptcy in May 2010


    R/C Theatres


    Rave Motion Pictures theater chain [est. 1999]          The Bridge cinema de lux
    Rave Motion Pictures was founded in 1999; Rave Cinemas LLC acquired the company in 2009, and then bought 35 theaters from National Amusements, including the several sites of The Bridge Cinema De Lux chain. The combined company was the fifth-largest exhibitor in the U.S. market, with 61 theatres and 918 screens; the theaters were being re-branded during the Summer of 2010. Rave sold its Digital Media brand to A.M.C. Theatres in January 2013 and sold most of its theater operations to Carmike Cinemas and Cinemark Theaters in July 2013.

    Rave Motion Pictures: official website {at Cinemark}Rave entry at Wikipedia
    The Bridge Cinema De Lux: official website {given up} • no entry at Wikipedia


    Regal Entertainment Group of Knoxville, TN operates 6,698 screens in 552 theatres in 39 states and DC
    Regal is the second-largest U.S. exhibitor, with over 7,300 screens in 564 theaters {as of June 2016}.
    Regal Cinemas [est. 1989, merger 2001]entry at Wikipedia
    United Artists Theatres [est. 1924, merger 2001]
    Edwards Cinemas [est. 1930, merger 2001]
    Hoyts USA [purch 2004, rebranded]

    Regal Entertainment Crown Club logo
    Regal offers membership in their Regal Crown Club at the box office; each penny spent for admission counts as one point,
    with many other offers & discounts; however, a free admission ticket costs 15,000 points ($150 spent).


    Roush Cinema Group of Atascadero, California
    Roush Cinemas currently operates 27 screens at 3 locations in California.

    Roush Cinema Group: official website • no entry on Wikipedia
    Lemoore Stadium Cinemas 10 in Lemoore, CA
    Park Cinemas 9 in Paso Robles, CA
    Heavenly Village Cinemas 8 in South Lake Tahoe, CA


    SpectiCast Digital Theatre Network™ [est. 5/2011] of Philadelphia, PA
    The SpectiCast Digital Theatre Network™ simulcasts theatrical films and live cultural, performing arts & entertainment special events in digital
    format (with 2-D & 3-D options) to non-theatrical venues, such as retirement homes; they are privately-held & based in Philadelphia, PA.

    official website


    Trans-Lux Theatres Corp. [est. 1923] operated 69 screens in New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado & Wyoming
    Trans-Lux Theatres Corp. was founded in 1923, and operated 69 screens in New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado & Wyoming; the chain
    was sold to venture capitalists Marwit Capital in July 2008, who renamed the company Storyteller Theatres. Storyteller sold off most
    of their locations during 2012; Dreamcatcher 10 in Española, New Mexico was sold to the Mitchell chain {2/2013} and the Desert Sky 6
    in Sahuarita, Arizona was sold to owner-operators High Sierra Theatres {5/2013} – so that Storyteller is now out of business.


    Sundance Cinemas 'art house' chain [est. 2005]
    The Sundance Cinemas 'art house' chain was announced in May 2005,
    a joint venture of Robert Redford and the Landmark Theatres chain.

    Sundance Cinemas: official websiteentry at Wikipedia

    Sundance 608 [opened May 2007] in Madison, Wisconsin
    Sundance Kabuki [re-opened Dec 2007] in San Francisco, California
    eight-screen Sundance Cinemas [to open Spring 2009] in Chicago, Illinois
    six-screen Sundance Cinemas [to open Spring 2010] at Metropolitan Gardens in Denver, Colorado

    Magic Lantern's The Sundance Companies Page


    Tanjong Golden Village / T.G.V. Cinemas theater chain [est. 1995] in Malaysia
    The Tanjong Golden Village cinema chain was founded in 1995; they are the second-largest cinema exhibitor in Malaysia (after Golden Screen Cinemas), and have recently re-branded themselves as T.G.V. Cinemas. T.G.V. operates 185 screens at 20 locations across the country; variations include their first IMAX (opened in December 2011), three Cantina 'lifestyle' cafes, and 'Beaniplex' theaters, with beanbag furniture. Expansion plans (mid-2012) include adding four new multiplex locations, plus another seven IMAX theaters at existing locations.

    official websiteentry at Wikipedia


    Wehrenberg Theatres


    Winchester Theatres



    glass slide from the Silent Era asking patrons to remove their hats
    Movie Exhibition Equipment

    Amazon Buying Guide: What Do You Need To Get 3-D At Home?
    Home Audio & Home Theater Store at Amazon

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    Soundies: The Music Videos of The 1940s
    'Soundies' were three-minute short films produced from 1940 to 1946 and exhibited on coin-operated
    Panoram™ jukebox machines in bars, restaurants, etc. The content was usually music-oriented, and
    ranged across all genres; comedic non-musical content was less popular.

    Soundies entry at Wikipedia
    Soundies U.K. fansite

    The Soundies Book by Scott MacGillivray & Ted Okuda  
    "The Soundies Book: A Revised & Expanded Guide" [2007]
    by Scott MacGillivray & Ted Okuda

    iUniverse 9x5¾ pb [2/2007] for $26.95
    iUniverse 9x6 hardcover [2/2007] for $36.95
    Soundies, A Musical History P.B.S. TV special  "Soundies: A Musical History" [P.B.S. March 2007]
    Co-producd, co-written & directed by Chris Lamson; hosted by Michael Feinstein
    Adrenaline Records DVD [10/2007] for $17.99
    full credits at IMDbofficial movie site {placeholder}
    Jazz Legends, Big Bands, The Soundies on DVD   "Jazz Legends: The Big Bands, Volume 1 - The Soundies" [2007]
    Storyville Films color/b&w DVD [7/2007] for $14.49
    not listed on IMDb
    "Jazz Legends: The Big Bands, Volume 2 - The Soundies" [2007]
    Storyville Films color/b&w DVD [10/2007] for $14.49
    not listed on IMDb


    Da-Lite Screen Co. [est. 1909] "The First Name in Projection Screens"
    Da-Lite Screen Company was founded in 1909 and is today the "leading producer of high-quality
    commercial and residential projection screens worldwide"; headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana.

    Da-Lite Screen Co. official website

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    Epson® Home Theater Projectors
    Epson MovieMate Model 55 Portable Home Theater Projector   Model 25 Projector with built-in DVD/music combo player
    out of prodn/used
    MovieMate® Model 50 Portable Projector with built-in DVD player
    list $800, Amazon price available online
    MovieMate® Model 55 Portable 3 LCD Projector with built-in DVD player   probably the best deal in the category, i.e the one that I would buy
    list $700, Amazon price available online
    MovieMate® Model 72 Projector with built-in DVD/music combo player
    Amazon price $1,088
    MovieMate® Model 72 HD 720 pixel Projector with built-in DVD player  if price is no object, this model has the most features
    list $1200, Amazon price available online
    PowerLite® Model 77c Portable 3 LCD / 2000 lumen Projector
    weighs 6 pounds; Amazon price $1,156
    Model EX30 Portable 3 LCD / 2000 lumen Projector
    weighs 6 pounds; list $550, Amazon price available online
    Model EX50 Portable 3 LCD / 2000 lumen Projector
    weighs 6.2 pounds; list $650, Amazon price available online
    Model EX70 Portable 3 LCD / 2000 lumen Projector
    list $800, Amazon price available online
    Model S5 800x600 pixel Portable 3 LCD / 2000 lumen Projector
    Amazon price $713

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    InFocus® Corporation in Wilsonville, Oregon
    InFocus Corp. [est. 1995] bills itself as "the industry pioneer in digital projection"

    logo of InFocus® Corp. [est. 1995]
    InFocus Corp. official websiteInFocus products at Amazon

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    LightspeeD Design, Inc. [est. 1993] in Bellevue, Washington

    exclusive distributor of DepthQ® Stereoscopic HD 3D Video Projectors

    logo of LightspeeD Design, Inc. [est. 1993]        logo of DepthQ® Stereoscopic Projectors
    LightspeeD Design official website

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    Home Theater Systems Store at Amazon



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