Entertainment venue operation

December 16, 2019 - 5:55 am
LONDON (AP) — British-based Cineworld says it will buy Canada's Cineplex for about $1.7 billion to create North America's largest chain of movie theaters and better compete with AMC Entertainment. The management of both companies have approved the deal, which is banking on the continued appeal of...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 file photo, Kid Rock performs in Pontiac, Mich. The owners of the Detroit sports arena housing Kid Rock's restaurant say the musician recently filmed delivering a vulgarity-laced rant against Oprah Winfrey won't renew his licensing agreement for the eatery. An Ilitch Holdings official said Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, Kid Rock “voluntarily decided” not to renew the deal coming up in April inside Little Caesars Arena (AP Photo/Paul Sancya File)
December 04, 2019 - 11:25 am
DETROIT (AP) — Kid Rock won't renew his licensing agreement for Kid Rock's Made in Detroit restaurant, the owners of the sports arena in which it's housed said Wednesday. The news comes after the singer and musician was recently filmed delivering a vulgarity-laced rant against Oprah Winfrey. Chris...
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July 06, 2019 - 2:31 pm
Good afternoon! Here's a look at how AP's news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 3, 2019, file photo, creator/executive producers David Benioff, left, and D. B. Weiss attend HBO's "Game of Thrones" final season premiere at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger said Tuesday, May 14, 2019, that “Game of Thrones” showrunners Benioff and Weiss are working on the new “Star Wars” film expected in theaters in December 2022. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
May 14, 2019 - 5:16 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A piece of the "Star Wars" puzzle has just fallen into place. Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger says Tuesday that "Game of Thrones" showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are working on the new "Star Wars" film expected in theaters in December 2022. Iger revealed the information at...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2019, file photo, Liz Adeola sings a song at Heart & Seoul Karaoke in Salt Lake City. The state liquor commission said Tuesday, April 30 that beer will not be allowed at the Salt Lake City karaoke business or an Ogden ax-throwing venue because neither fits the definition of a "recreational amenity," under a law that takes effect in mid-May. (Trent Nelson/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)
May 02, 2019 - 6:55 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — At least one lawmaker thinks people should have beer with their karaoke — even in conservative Utah. A new liquor law in the state has come under scrutiny by legislators and business owners after beer licenses were denied to a karaoke lounge and an ax-throwing venue...
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Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, from left, poses with members of the cast of "Avengers: End Game," Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo at a hand and footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
April 28, 2019 - 2:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The universe belongs to Marvel. "Avengers: Endgame" shattered the record for biggest opening weekend with an estimated $350 million in ticket sales domestically and $1.2 billion globally, reaching a new pinnacle in the blockbuster era that the comic-book studio has come to dominate...
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April 27, 2019 - 10:28 am
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Officials in Georgia's oldest city have awarded a contract to manage a new arena despite claims from the second-place bidder that it was treated unfairly. New outlets report the Savannah City Council voted 5-3 to pay the venue management company Oak View Group $87,500 to help...
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FILE - This Aug. 23, 2018, file photo shows Movie Pass debit cards and used movie tickets in New York. Sinemia says it's discontinuing operations in the U.S., just months after it started a movie-a-day plan to fill a void left by last summer's fall of MoviePass. Both services were financially unsustainable as they paid theaters full prices for tickets, while charging customers as little as $10 a month. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 26, 2019 - 8:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — There's another casualty among companies offering movies in theaters for a set monthly fee. Sinemia says it's discontinuing operations in the U.S., just months after it started a movie-a-day plan to fill a void left by the fall of MoviePass. Sinemia representatives had no comment on...
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April 21, 2019 - 12:37 pm
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia city's plan to hire a management firm to operate its planned arena is being challenged by a competitor. The Savannah Morning News reports that Los Angeles-based Oak View Group was recently recommended for the job after it scored the highest among three proposals...
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Halle Berry, a cast member in the upcoming film "John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum," discusses the film during the Lionsgate presentation at CinemaCon 2019, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) at Caesars Palace, Thursday, April 4, 2019, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
April 04, 2019 - 7:39 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Lionsgate's motion picture group chairman Joe Drake says the sky is not falling in Hollywood and the feature film business is not dead. It's certainly a message that the audience of movie theater owners and exhibitors wanted to hear at the final Hollywood studio presentation at...
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