In 1999, Disney recalled 3.4 million copies of videotapes of β€œThe Rescuers”, since a hidden image of a nude woman was in the film, and had been reportedly included since its theatrical run in 1977. independent.co.uk/news/di…
The 1993 Super Mario Bros. movie did not profit from its theatrical run, as it had a budget of between $42 and $48 million, but is estimated to have only earned around $35 million at the box office en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sup…
When quirky theatrical producer David Merrick got bad reviews for his 1961 musical, he found 7 random denizens of New York with names identical to those of 7 top theatre critics. He asked the civilians to talk ecstatically of the musical, then published an ad with their praises and names. masterworksbroadway.com/a…
When Mel Brooks was 16 years old, he worked for a theatrical producer who raised funds by sleeping with his investors, most of whom were elderly women. He also knew two showmen who created flop after flop, but still profited. They inspired him to make the 1967 film, β€œThe Producers”. mentalfloss.com/article/8…
Hayao Miyazaki's Porco Rosso was shown as an in-flight film on Japan Airlines planes well before its official theatrical release. JAL originally wanted to produce a short promo but as time went on it was developed into a feature length film. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Por…
Before electricity, theatrical groups would heat up calcium oxide, also known as quicklime, for stage lighting. This is where the expression β€œin the limelight” originates from. People use to literally be in the limelight. britannica.com/art/limeli…
There was a Trigun movie released in 2010 as a follow-up to the anime series. It made less than $1 million USD throughout its theatrical run on ten screens. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri…
For the theatrical release of "Lilo & Stitch", Disney produced a series of trailers in which Stitch crashes previous Disney movies. youtube.com/watch?v=HCIn3…
The Boondock Saints made $30,471 in its theatrical run which was at only 5 theaters for 1 week. It became a cult hit after its home release grossing about $50 million in domestic video sales but its writer/director Troy Duffy didn't see profits because he signed away DVD rights in his contract. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
In 2008, Minnesotsa passed a state ban on smoking in restaurants and other nightspots, there was an exception for performers in theatrical productions. Some bars got around the ban by printing up playbills, encouraging customers to come in costume, and pronouncing them "actors." foxnews.com/story/minneso…
Since the 1970’s, the NYPL’s Theatre on Film and Tape Archive has preserved live theatrical productions of Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regional theatre productions. nypl.org/about/divisions/…
During the initial theatrical run of E.T. Steven Spielberg earned $500,000 a day from his share of the profits. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E.T…
Disney cut a post-credits 'casting couch' reference scene (between the Prospector and two Barbie dolls) from Toy Story 2 when they re-released the DVD in 2019 alongside the theatrical release of Toy Story 4. variety.com/2019/film/new…
It's impossible to get an original theatrical cut of Star Wars. Every single release that can be obtained has been altered in some way. Even some of the later theatrical releases in the 70's had changes done to them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is the longest running theatrical release in film history. It has been in a limited release for 4 decades as 20th Century Fox has never pulled it from its original 1975 release, and it continues to play in theaters today. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Lee Choon-jae, the serial killer that Memories of Murder was based on, was discovered last year while in prison from an unrelated murder. Side fact, he also confessed to being the murderer 3 days before Parasite's theatrical debut en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee…
Today I learned about Horace De Vere Cole, an eccentric prankster who once gave out tickets to a theatrical performance to bald people so that when the light shone on their heads it would spell out "bollocks" wikipedia.org/wiki/Horace…
A 25-year-old from the Czech Republic spearheaded the restoration and digital release of the Star Wars trilogy -- in its original theatrical form -- by using material from Blu-rays, DVDs and HDTV broadcasts as well as donated photographs, 35mm prints and 16mm prints. theatlantic.com/technolog…
Toy Story 2 was originally intended to be a direct to DVD release, but upon completion of some early test footage, it was upgraded to a full theatrical release. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toy…
All of the Christmas themes in "Miracle on 34th Street" (1947) were hidden during its promotion because the head of 20th Century-Fox insisted it be released in May. The theatrical trailer went through great lengths to not mention anything about the plot, only using non-descriptive adjectives. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mir…
In the theatrical release of Bruce Almighty, God pages Bruce using a real phone number. The owners of the number (which included a church in North Carolina) got hundreds of phone calls from people wanting to talk to God. The TV/video versions were edited to show the fictional 555 exchange. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bru…
Zeppo, the youngest Marx Brother, invented a wristwatch that monitored the pulse rate of cardiac patients and gave off an alarm if the heartbeat became irregular. He was a friend of Frank Sinatra, with whom his wife Barbara had an affair and later married. He became a theatrical agent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zep…
In the early twentieth century, film reels were often destroyed after their theatrical release, either by accident due to the use of flammable silver nitrate or on purpose in order to recover the silver contained in the film. As a result, an estimated 75-90% of all silent films are lost. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The infamous "Not the Bees!" scene was not in the theatrical release of the Wicker Man (2006), it only came to light when the unrated-cut was released on DVD. outlawvern.com/2007/05/18…
Classical and heavy metal music attract listeners with similar personalities but dissimilar ages. Younger people of the personality type like metal, older counterparts like classical. Both share their motivation: to hear something dramatic and theatrical, a β€œlove of the grandiose." psychcentral.com/lib/pref…
The term 'winging it' was originally a theatrical slang term for actors who didn't know their lines, and reviewed scripts in between scenes or received prompts from off stage in the 'wings'. phrases.org.uk/meanings/w…
The Rocky Horror Picture Show has had the longest-running theatrical release in film history (Since 1975) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lim…
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is still in limited theatrical release nearly four decades after its premiere, making it the longest-running theatrical release in film history. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
During WWII, over 400,000 German POWs were sent to the United States. In the POW camps, they often held theatrical and musical performances, were allowed to leave the camps without guards on the honor system, and were able to work on farms, mills, and other places for fair wages. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ger…
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is still in limited theatrical release, making it the longest running in movie history. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Sylvester Stallone hated the first 3.5 hour cut of "Rambo: First Blood Part I" so much, that it made him and his agent sick. He wanted to buy the movie and destroy it thinking it was a career killer. Ultimately, a heavily re-edited 93 minute cut was sent for theatrical release. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fir…
The Rocky Horror Picture Show holds the record for the longest theatrical release, having shown in at least one American cinema, once a week, in the US from 1975 to the present day tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwik…
Because of its popularity as a midnight movie, The Rocky Horror Picture Show has the longest theatrical run in history (almost 38 years and counting). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc…
Today I learned about the "Theorica". This festival fund in ancient Greece was established to provide enough money for poorer Athenian citizens to be able to purchase tickets for yearly festivals of public worship and theatrical productions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The first time Boba Fett's name was said on the theatrical screen was in E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial bobafettfanclub.com/fettp…
Rupert Holmes, the musician behind *Escape (The PiΓ±a Colada Song)*, later became the first person in theatrical history to win simultaneous, un-shared Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Original Score popmatters.com/rupert-hol…
Michael Jackson's "Thriller" was shown alongside the Dec. 1983 theatrical re-release of Disney's "Fantasia" in hopes of recieving a short subject Academy Award nomination, but failed to do so. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
Today I learned of Aeschylus, an Ancient Greek playwright described as the father of tragedy since knowledge of the genre begins with his work. However, his gravestone makes no mention of his theatrical renown, commemorating only his military achievements en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aes…
Scream 2 started production while Scream was still in its theatrical run with script pages being rewritten day of filming due the identity of the killers being leaked online. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scr…
The original theatrical version of Hotel Transylvania 2 contained a diabetes joke that was removed after the mother of a diabetic boy complained to Sony sacramento.cbslocal.com/2…
Smoking in Minnesota restaurants and nightspots is banned, unless the smoker is acting in a theatrical production. The Rock bar got around the law by declaring its patrons as actors playing themselves before the ban. tucsoncitizen.com/morgue/…
The origin of the term 'limelight.' When quicklime (CaO) is heated to 2,400 Β°C (4,350 Β°F), it emits an intense glow. This form of illumination is known as a limelight, and was used broadly in theatrical productions prior to the invention of electric lighting. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal…
In the original theatrical release of "Alexander," the filmmakers avoided using BC dates because test screening audiences did not understand that 356 BC was earlier than 323 BC en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
The Boondock Saints was written & directed by a bartender from Connecticut. There was no wide theatrical release, thus the film only gained popularity through VHS & DVD sales. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tro…
There are 3 Roger Rabbit shorts that were released after the movie and attached to the theatrical releases of several Disney and Amblin films (youtube.com) youtube.com/watch?v=xFlB3…
Star Wars was one of the first films to be preserved by the newly established National Film Registry in 1989. However the registry does not have the 1977 theatrical copy as mandated, instead Lucas Film offered the Special Edition version from 1997. savestarwars.info/lucas-n…
The Palace Theatre in London keeps two seats bolted open at all times to reserve seating for theater ghosts, because there's a theatrical supersition that all theaters have a ghost. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gho…
There is a lexicon of profanity in Russian called "mat." There are poems, jokes, and entire plays written using mat. As of 2014, mat has been banned from all movies, theatrical productions, and concerts by the government en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mat…
Scrappy-Doo has not appeared in any Scooby-related spin-offs since the made-for-television movie Scooby-Doo and the Reluctant Werewolf in 1988, save for the first live-action theatrical film Scooby-Doo, where Scrappy played a decidedly negative role as the film's main antagonist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scr…
MTV ran a contest in 1993 to marry Pauly Shore in Las Vegas as promotion for the theatrical release of the film β€œSon in Law.” Tanya Cinotti of Salisbury, Massachusetts, won the honor and the wedding was set for July 2, 1993. The ceremony was later cancelled. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Son…
Today I learned of the Footlights club an amateur theatrical club in Cambridge, whose alumni include: Steven Fry, Hugh Laurie, John Oliver, Richard Ayoade, Douglas Adams , Multiple members of Monty Python, And David Mitchell, and Robert Webb. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The opening lyrics in 'Aladdin' were changed following accusations of racism during its theatrical run. They were changed to "Oh I come from a land...Where it's flat and immense and the heat is intense" from the original "Where they cut off your ear if they don't like your face" variety.com/article/VR108…
The fim epic Gettysburg was supposed to be a TV miniseries but in editing they decided that it was better suited for theatrical release. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Get…
The original theatrical cut of Highlander II: The Quickening has never been released on DVD. All releases past the initial VHS release have been of the edited "Renegade" cut that, among other things, removed any reference to the Immortals being aliens from another world. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hig…
Actor Jason Wingreen, who voiced Boba Fett in the original theatrical version of "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back," was also Dr. Brody of the Mayo Clinic in "Airplane!" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jas…
The originial theatrical trailer for Disneys "The Tigger Movie" was recalled by the studio because parents complained that the background music was "Semi-charmed life" by Third Eye Blind, a song about chrystal meth addiction. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The first theatrical film by Marvel was Howard the Duck en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/L…
The last time Jim Henson voiced Kermit in a theatrical release was "Follow that Bird" (1985) youtu.be/t3SuzbKWjvc
"Corpsing" is a British theatrical slang term used to describe when an actor unintentionally breaks character during a scene by laughing or by causing another cast member to laugh. fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
The world record for the longest theatrical run with the same cast is held by the croatian adaptation of Excercises in Style. It has been on for 46 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exe…
Today I learned that the Mortal Kombat Franchise had a theatrical stage show from 1995-96 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mor…
Boba Fett's name was first spoken on the theatrical screen in 'E.T. the Extra Terrestrial' bobafettfanclub.com/fettp…
When Mad Max waa shown in the USA during 1980, the original Australian dialogue was redubbed by an American crew The original Australian dialogue track was finally released in North America in 2000 in a limited theatrical reissue by MGM wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad_Ma…
George Lucas refused to cooperate with the National Film Registry who want to preserve the theatrical versions of Star Wars and the Empire Strikes Back savestarwars.com/lucas-nf…
The Phantom of the Opera is the highest-grossing entertainment event of all time and the most financially successful theatrical show in history en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The all-time best selling theatrical movie is Gone With The Wind, grossing $198M in 1939. Ticket prices were just $0.23 and they sold 202 million tickets, more than Avatar and The Dark Knight combined. boxofficemojo.com/alltime…
When pianist, AndrΓ© TchaΓ­kowsky died of cancer in 1982, he wanted his skull to be used by Royal Shakespeare Company for theatrical performance. No actor dared to use it until Doctor Who's David Tennant used the skull in 22 performances of Hamlet in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2008. telegraph.co.uk/news/news…
The novel The Ring by Koji Suzuki has been adapted as a Japanese TV movie, a Japanese TV show, a Japanese theatrical film, two different Japanese Ring franchises spawning from that film, a Korean remake, and an American remake which has also spawned two sequels. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rin…
'Dirty Dancing' was the first movie to sell a million copies on video. It was one of the top theatrical releases of 1987, bringing in $170 million, and it was the top rental of 1988. Many moviegoers liked it so much that they bought a second ticket immediately after leaving the theatre. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dir…
There is a scene edited out of the theatrical release of LotR that provides the backstory to Boromir and why he wanted the ring. m.youtube.com/watch?v=02o…
If you hit refresh on an image on FaceBook, it gets rid of that new annoying black theatrical display...

I dunno, i just find the new display for images is just annoying, it could just be me...

The website for the film 'Hackers' was actually hacked during its theatrical run web.archive.org/web/20000…
Film, tv and theatre 'props' is actually short for 'Theatrical Property' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Tom and Jerry has won seven Academy Awards, tying with Walt Disney's Silly Symphonies as the theatrical animated series with the most Oscars. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
George Lucas wanted a short film to be played before the theatrical release of Empire Strikes Back in the UK, so he asked his art director Roger Christian to come up with something and Black Angel was created. wired.com/2012/12/20-12-p…
Before directing the last four Harry Potter movies, David Yates had never directed a theatrical film before. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
The Mystery Science Theater 3000 theatrical film, is shorter than an average episode of the actual show, which is twenty two minutes longer. imdb.com/title/tt0117128/
During WWII, the U.S. Army formed a top-secret military unit to use artistic and theatrical skills to confuse the enemy. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
The rock group Genesis provided $1 million to the lighting company Verilight to develop automated lights for concerts, effectively making the light shows we enjoy today in concerts and theatrical performances. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Var…
There was an alternate ending to The Legend of Zorro, where a grown-up Joaquin puts on his father's Zorro costume and rides off into the sunset, as the elderly Alejandro and ElΓ©na watch proudly. This was changed to the theatrical ending in order to allow for future sequels. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
German prisoners of war held in US camps put on theatrical and musical performances and movies were shown as often as four nights a week; if the camp did not have a projector, prisoners often pooled their savings to purchase one. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ger…
After its original theatrical release, Disney's Sleeping Beauty was considered a commercial failure. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sle…
...Peter Jackson Didn’t See the Completed Theatrical Version of the Return of the King Until Watching the Premiere in New Zealand todayifoundout.com/index.…
The original 1980 theatrical poster for Star Wars Empire Strikes Back was inspired by the 1967 re-release poster for Gone With the Wind, featuring Han and Leia standing in for Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara theforce.net/collecting/p…
The American theatrical release of Blade Runner used leftover aerial footage from Stanley Kubrick's The Shining and that the American broadcast version was edit by CBS to tone down the violence, profanity, and nudity to meet broadcasting restrictions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ver…
The "Howard The Duck" movie was the first attempt at a theatrical release for a Marvel character since the Captain America serial of 1944. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How…
The ancient Greeks, in addition to being the god of nature, also considered Pan to be the god of theatrical criticism. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
The meaning and origin of the phrase "Break a Leg" when given to theatrical people. phrases.org.uk/meanings/b…
A "showboat" was a floating theater. A flamboyantly theatrical steamboat, especially along the Mississippi and Ohio rivers, starting in 1831 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sho…
'Walt Disney's Bambi' has had 7 US theatrical releases, also 'The Wizard of Oz' has had 5. imdb.com/title/tt0034492/…
Today I Learned that "Corpsing" is British theatrical slang to describe an actor breaking character or cracking up on stage laughing en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
"prop" (as in a physical prop in a presentation) is short for Theatrical Property.

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