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Broadway theater renamed in honor of James Earl Jones

Sep. 13, 2022 09:48 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The newly restored Cort Theatre on Broadway has been renamed after James Earl Jones, becoming the second theater on the Great White Way named after a Black artist. During Monday's ceremony included Norm Lewis singing “Go the Distance,” Brian Stokes Mitchell...

Movie chain Cineworld files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Sep. 07, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

Movie theater operator Cineworld Group LLC has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. as it deals with billions of dollars in debt and lower-than-expected attendance at screenings. “The pandemic was an incredibly difficult time for our business, with the enforced...

On 'National Cinema Day,' movie tickets are just $3

Sep. 03, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “National Cinema Day” on Saturday brought the big screen to moviegoers for a small price — no more than $3 — as American theaters looked to fill seats during the late summer lull. The one-day nationwide promotion was being offered on more than 30,000 screens...

Coming to a theater near you: $3 movie tickets for one day

Aug. 28, 2022 07:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For one day, movie tickets will be just $3 in the vast majority of American theaters as part of a newly launched “National Cinema Day” to lure moviegoers during a quiet spell at the box office. The Cinema Foundation, a non-profit arm of the National Association...

Cineworld considers bankruptcy as cinema struggles continue

Aug. 24, 2022 07:37 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Conditions are dimming at many movie theaters around the world. Cineworld Group PLC, one of the industry's biggest theater operators, confirmed Monday that it's considering filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S., as it contends with billions of...

Thai pub owner charged in connection with deadly blaze

Aug. 08, 2022 04:26 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The owner of a music pub in eastern Thailand where a fire last week killed 15 people and injured more than three dozen others was released on bail when he was brought to court Monday to hear criminal charges against him. Pongsiri Panprasong, owner of the Mountain B...

Gonsolin, Dodgers 4-hit revamped Padres in 8-1 win

Aug. 06, 2022 02:31 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tony Gonsolin pitched five scoreless innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers threw a four-hitter against the San Diego Padres’ supercharged lineup, winning 8-1 Friday night after honoring Vin Scully. Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts led the stadium in a unison call...

Efforts fail to save historic Alaska theater from demolition

Aug. 04, 2022 22:29 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Demolition is scheduled to begin this week on a once-opulent downtown Anchorage movie theater designed by the architect of Hollywood’s famed Pantages Theater. Anchorage entrepreneur Austin “Cap” Lathrop opened the 4th Avenue Theatre, with nearly...

R. Kelly's manager convicted of gunfire threat at theater

Jul. 22, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly’s manager was convicted Friday of making a phone threat that gunfire was about to occur at a crowded Manhattan theater preparing to show a documentary about the singer’s sexual abuse of women and girls. The jury convicted Donnell Russell of threatening...

R. Kelly's manager faces trial over theater-emptying threat

Jul. 20, 2022 22:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The trial of R. Kelly’s manager opened Tuesday on charges that he forced the cancellation of a screening of a documentary about the singer's sexual abuse of women and girls by calling in a threat to the crowded Manhattan theater. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara...