‘Encanto’ Hits #1, But Cinema Audiences Are Hard to Pull Back

Hollywood has stopped escaping the pandemic: For the first time since March 2020, movie theaters had a huge selection of new movies for special screening over the holiday weekend. And the studios didn’t risk their bets by offering simultaneous streaming options. To see it gloriously revised “encanto“camp crime drama”Gucci’s HouseThe latest installment in ” or …

‘This Is Broadway’ Campaign Aims at Attracting Mindful Theater Audiences

Marketing material directs consumers to a new website, thisisbroadway.org, which includes, describes, and links to sales sites for every Broadway show that will be on stage this season; Two shows, “Springsteen on Broadway” and “Pass Over,” are already underway, and 15 more shows are scheduled to begin in September. The site also includes recommendations based …

‘Reverse Airlines’: When Larger Audiences Need Fewer Seats

SAN FRANCISCO – Wagner was the worst. Five hours—sometimes more—here squirming in 1932-era seats in the War Memorial Opera House, sunk into lumpy, dusty cushions, suffering from the bulge of springs and the squeezing of wide armrests, dying to catch a glimpse of the surrounding scene. The tall person’s head is one row ahead. “Especially …