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The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

Changing tastes, new futures: The state of the domestic box office in 2023

Changing tastes, new futures: The state of the domestic box office in 2023

Zachary Klein, Contributing Writer January 21, 2024

The Christmas season tends to be the busiest time of the year for movie theaters. With the cold weather preventing outdoor activities and the holidays allowing many people breaks from work & school,...

FILE - The currently closed AMC Burbank 16 movie theatres complex is pictured on April 29, 2020, in Burbank, Calif. After several false starts, the film industry is hoping to bring new releases back into movie theaters in late August. But for blockbusters, it may mean rethinking opening weekend and returning to a more gradual rollout through international and U.S. territories. Gone for now are the days of massive global openings. And theater owners say if they dont get new films soon, they may not make it to 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Movie theatres look to bounce back after drastic 2020

Bailey Donovan, Contributing Writer May 9, 2021

Buttery popcorn, dimmed lights and supposedly silenced cell phones: These are all key elements of the movie theater experience, and trying to recreate the experience at home just doesn’t compare, no...

FILE- The Music Box Theatre, located in Lakeview.

COLUMN: Movie theaters must adapt or die

Logan Peterson September 2, 2020

I can remember the first time a film moved me. I can remember the first time a film truly terrified me. I can even remember the first time a film gave me a character I loved, and then quickly betrayed...

FILE - The currently closed AMC Burbank 16 movie theatres complex is pictured on April 29, 2020, in Burbank, Calif. After several false starts, the film industry is hoping to bring new releases back into movie theaters in late August. But for blockbusters, it may mean rethinking opening weekend and returning to a more gradual rollout through international and U.S. territories. Gone for now are the days of massive global openings. And theater owners say if they dont get new films soon, they may not make it to 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Are movie theaters doomed?

John Cotter July 25, 2020

Back in March, I was genuinely attempting to make bets with friends as to whether Disney’s heavily-marketed “Mulan” live-action film was to be released as planned, or pushed back due to COVID-19,...

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