In France, there is a law that movies cannot appear on streaming services until 3 YEARS after they've been shown in cinemas france24.com/en/20181117-…
Toilets (toilets being flushed) almost never were seen in American cinema in the 1960s. In his "Psycho" Alfred Hitchcock masterfully used a scene of a toilet being flushed, which had an additional shocking effect on the viewers of that day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psy…
A group of embittered singles reserved all the odd-numbered seats at a cinema's primetime screening on Valentine's Day so that couples would be forced to sit apart theguardian.com/lifeandst…
A group of embittered singles in Shanghai purchased all odd-numbered cinema seats forcing couples to sit apart on Valentine's Day theguardian.com/lifeandst…
The LumiΓ¨re brothers, the inventors of motion picture, once said that "the cinema is an invention without any future" and gave up on the technology to go back to focusing on photography, so their involvement in the early history of film was quite brief en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aug…
New Line Cinema gambled their entire company on the success of the Lord of The Rings franchise, by committing to all three films for > $270M up front. nytimes.com/2001/12/12/mo…
The Italian government is offering all 18 year olds a €500 'culture bonus,' which can be spent on books, concert tickets, theatre tickets, cinema tickets, museum visits and even trips to the country’s national parks. thelocal.it/20160823/ital…
The Italian government is offering all 18 year olds a €500 'culture bonus,' which can be spent on books, concert tickets, theatre tickets, cinema tickets, museum visits and even trips to the country’s national parks. thelocal.it/20160823/ital…
Our vision of Ancient Rome does not come from academic or architectural truth but Hollywood cinema epics designed on the paintings of a Victorian nominated "The Worst Artist Who Ever Lived." englishmanlovesamerica.co…
Mexico City's Torre Latinoamericana was inaugurated in 1956 and it surprised the world with its great height of 188 m. Today, two museums are found within the tower, with a buffet on the 41st floor and 4D cinema attraction dinktravelers.com/america…
Karamay was the site of one of the worst disasters in modern Chinese history, the 1994 Karamay fire, when 324 people, including 288 school children, lost their lives in a cinema fire on 8 December 1994 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kar…
On October 22, 1988, an integrist Catholic group set fire to the Saint Michel cinema in Paris while it was showing the film The Last Temptation of Christ. A little after midnight, an incendiary device ignited under a seat in the underground room, where a different film was being shown. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sai…
In 1958 CIA reported that subliminal messaging can make people act abnormally, based on James Vicary's reported claims of his subliminal cinema ads test increasing sales. In 1962, Vicary admitted his report was a fake gimmick, and 30 years later, the cinema owner said they never had such a test. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
The producer of the James Bond movies is a woman. She casts Bond, his girls and decides on the stories. Barbara Broccoli is in business for 30 years leading the most successful cinema franchise. mi6-hq.com/sections/artic…
Today I learned of Digital Cinema Files, a type of digital file that is now used in movie theaters to display films, and comes with both encrypted content and an encrypted password that can only be decoded by a piece of secure hardware on the playback system. Not even employees have direct access to the film. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dig…
Regal, AMC, Cinemark and Carmike Cinemas are refusing to show the Crouching Tiger Hidden Tiger sequel because its being released on Netflix on day 1 latimes.com/entertainment…
The deadliest rocket attack during WW2 occurred when the Cine Rex cinema in Antwerp, Belgium was hit by a V-2 rocket on 16 December 1944. 567 people were killed and 11 buildings were destroyed by the explosion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cin…
Dirty Dancing was expected to flop on release. The film was poorly tested with audiences and it was originally scheduled to show in cinemas for one weekend before going straight to VHS. vox.com/culture/2017/8/19…
Stephen Spielberg directed his first feature film, Firelight (1964), which was released at his local cinema. It was shot on a budget of $500, and took $501 at the box office, giving the film an official profit of $1 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fir…
Because of difficulties understanding different dialects, many Danish cinemas show Danish subtitles on Danish films. washingtonpost.com/news/w…
In the more remote Highlands and Islands of Scotland, there isn't enough people to justify a full time cinema, so we have a portable one on the back of a lorry, which gos on tour. screenmachine.co.uk
"Day of the Doctor", Doctor Who 50th aniversary special, will be in the Guiness Book for being the most broadcasted TV show: 94 countries, broadcasted it on TV or in cinemas. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
The early comedy cinema joke of slipping on a banana peel was a reference to slipping in horse manure. comedy.co.uk/guide/tv/qi/…
When New Line Cinema tried changing the title of Snakes on a Plane to Pacific Air 121, Sam Jackson replied with, "Are you out of your f*cking minds? That's exactly what you want to do. Nobody wants to see Pacific Air 121. That's like saying Boat to Heaven." mentalfloss.com/article/7…
The film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2 will be simultaneously released in theaters and Netflix on Aug. 28th. In protest, several large cinema chains have stated they will boycott the film, banning it from their theaters. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cro…
The first kiss in cinema happened in an 1896 film called "The Kiss". It provoked a scandalized uproar, caused many critics to rail against the "decadence of modern cinema", and even had citizens calling for police action on places where it was shown. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Will Smith, along with DJ Jazzy Jeff, released a song "A Nightmare on My Street," based around the Nightmare on Elm Street series. They were sued by New Line Cinema for copyright infringement. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_N…
In order to be given the right to show the much anticipated movie "The Other Side of Midnight," Fox demanded that cinemas also screen a sci-fi film that they were worried would be a flop. Star Wars went on to gross over $775 million. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
After Bruce Lee died there was a rush to capitalize on his image. Kung fu cinema production companies introduced a parade of Bruce Lee clones that included Bruce Li, Bruce Le, Dragon Lee, and Bruce Leung. kcet.org/arts/artbound/co…
There is a pedal powered cinema in which one person on a cycle can generate enough power to show a film to an audience of hundreds ... it is used in schools in Africa where they do not have mains electricity electricpedals.com/2011/0…
ODEON cinemas in the UK offer 'Autism Friendly Screenings' for those on the autistic spectrum or those with sensory difficulties. odeon.co.uk/accessibility…
Kim Jong-il loved movies so much that he wrote a treatise in 1973 about them called On the Art of Cinema, which explains how filmmaking works and what films should strive to do en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_…
That in Japan, Adverts for cigarettes are banned in cinemas, on radio, and on the internet. However, It's legal to advertise in print, or by handing out free sample packs of cigarettes at sporting events, smoking areas, bars, etc tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/co…
New Line Cinema had spent $1.5 million developing a film version of the Foundation Trilogy. The failure to develop a new franchise was partly a reason the studio signed on to produce The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fou…
Screenwriter Chris Morgan wrote "47 Ronin" which was one of the biggest Box Office Dissaster in Cinema history. However the next movie based on his script (Furious 7) earned ~$1.5 Billion Worldwide en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
"A Nightmare On Elm Street" extends past cinema to the show "Freddy's Nightmares". It ran for four seasons. imdb.com/rg/an_share/titl…
The American Film Institute listed Darth Vader as the third greatest movie villain in cinema history on 100 Years... 100 Heroes and Villains, behind Hannibal Lecter and Norman Bates. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dar…
Today I learned of Maratha Mandir, a theatre in Mumbai that has been playing the Bollywood blockbuster, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ) since it's premiere in 1995. It completed 900 weeks on 11th January, 2013, making it the longest running film in the history of Indian cinema ibtimes.co.in/articles/42…
Citizens of countries in the European Space Agency pay on average the price of a cinema ticket for its budget every year esa.int/About_Us/Welcome_…
New Line Cinema got its start by distributing Reefer Madness on college campuses. New Line made millions off the anti-drug film, which was in the public domain and essentially free. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ree…
Riding on success of Top Gun, the US Navy set up recruiting booths in the major cinemas to try and catch some of the adrenaline charged guys leaving the screenings. They had the highest applications rate for years as a result imdb.com/title/tt0092099/…
The first on-screen smooch in Indian cinema, in `Karma` (1933), lasted four minutes. zeenews.india.com/enterta…

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