A Star is Born Isn’t Showing At Vue Cinemas Due to Ongoing “Discussions”

I don't know about you, but if a mainstream film gets released, I expect to be able to see it at whichever cinema chain takes my fancy. And usually, that is very much the case. Providing the film isn't a more obscure title getting a limited release, whether your local cinema is a Cineworld, Vue or Odeon, that latest Hollywood release will undoubtedly be scheduled to show at some point. Apparently that isn't the case for A Star is Born, a film released last week starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. For reasons that remain pretty unclear, it currently isn't being shown in Vue cinemas. Read More >>

Cineworld is Opening Triple-Wall Cinema Screens in Greenwich and Liverpool

Cinemas and film companies have done lots of things to try and make a trip to the local multiplex more exciting, including large IMAX screens, 3D films, and so on. Now the Cineworld at Greenwich's O2 has a new gimmick, and it involves three cinema screens that are designed to expand the field of view and offer a more immersive experience. Read More >>

IMAX VR on the Way to Manchester Cinema Hotspot

The odd concept of VR IMAX is about to land in the UK, thanks to a deal between the IMAX people and the ODEON and UCI Cinema chain to launch a public IMAX VR experience playground in Manchester's Printworks multiplex. Read More >>

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UK Cinemas Prepare Ban on Google Glass Wearers

The piracy implications of Google's £1000 wearable smart-thing are being considered by the UK's cinema chains, with the chief of the Cinema Exhibitors' Association saying all outlets will be asking Glass wearers to stow them away in accordance with Google's instructions about not acting like an unpopular arse. Read More >>

Korean Cinema Chain Now Showing Extra-Wide 270-Degree Films

A South Korean cinema chain is about to start screening films on three walls, thanks to a 270-degree display technology known as Screen X. Film makers have to support it, though, by recording their movies with three cameras, and only one film, a 30-minute thriller known as The X, uses the format right now. So LG and Samsung won't be battling to bring it to the home for a while. [The Verge] Read More >>

Odeon Cinema Chain Wants Multiplayer-Friendly Game Ideas for the Big Screen

Odeon's thinking very hard about ways it can keep customer numbers up now the latest attempt at reviving 3D has fizzled out, and is suggesting that some sort of mass, multiplayer mobile app or game that can be played on cinema screens might be the way forward. Read More >>

Glasgow Gets Dolby Atmos-Enabled

Good news today for our Scottish friends. The future of cinema sound has finally made its way up to you, as the new Vue Glasgow Fort has had Dolby Atmos installed, joining London's Empire Leicester Square as the first Atmos screens in the country. Trust us, it's worth getting ears on if you can. Read More >>

If You Want to See Iron Man 3 in 4D, Hop On a Plane to Japan Now

Iron Man 3 premieres in the UK today -- a day late thanks to the Iron Lady -- and while we're all champing at the bit to see what kind of pain Stark's going to bring unto the Mandarin, the lucky, lucky Japanese will be able to witness the epic badassery in practically-living 4DX. Read More >>

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It’s Probably Safe to Say That No Strip Club, Casino, or Cinema Will Let You In With Google Glass Strapped to Your Face

Yeah, some bars might be grabbing free publicity from pre-emptively banning Google Glass, but that's just silly. Mind you, wherever you're not allowed to take photos, don't bet on being let in with the camera-equipped Google Glass adorning your pretty face. Read More >>

These Incredible Luxury Cinemas Are the Ultimate Way to Watch Films

Recently, I've been conducting a bit of an experiment: rather than going to see lots of films in grimy mulitplexes, I've been shunning the mainstream and going to fewer blockbuster releases, but all of them in awesome, luxury cinemas. "Oh, you dirty hipster" I hear you cry -- but while I might be perilously close to skinny-jeans-and-gratuitous-glasses territory, I can promise you that ditching the mulitplex is totally worth it. Here's why. Read More >>

Nottingham Children Left “Screaming” After Cinema Horror Film Mix-Up

Some poor children who were expecting to see some brightly coloured animals hitting their heads on things in Madagascar 3 were left traumatised and in tears after the cinema accidentally played them horror sequel Paranormal Activity 4 instead. Read More >>

Replacing the World’s Biggest IMAX Screen Is as Difficult as It Sounds

At almost 30m tall and 36m wide, the screen at the Darling Harbour IMAX Theater in Sydney is the largest in the world. And after 16 years of service, it needed to be replaced. Read More >>