List of US movie theaters showing ‘The Interview’ on Christmas Day

The controversial movie comedy, The Interview will now be shown in selected theaters after all.  MovieGlu has just published a list of theaters showing the movie.  We’ve listed a summary of the theaters at the end of this post.

MovieGlu is a new search engine that displays movie showtimes just like your TV Guide.

168413h2After cancelling the planned release on Christmas Day following threats of terrorism, Sony earlier announced that the movie, directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, would now be showing in selected theaters across the United States.

The threats surrounding the movie are thought by the FBI to have originated from North Korea, whose leader Kim Jong-un is a key character in the plot.  In the movie, two journalists, played by James Franco and Seth Rogen, are approached by the CIA to assasinate the North Korean leader after securing a rare in-person interview.

168413h3Rarely has a movie, especially a comedy, caused such diplomatic tension, and drawn in international leaders including the US President, Barack Obama, causing the White House to issue unspecified threats against another country.

The Interview showing at the following theaters:

Alabama
Continental Cinemas Troy, Troy, AL

Arizona
Harkins Valley Art, Tempe, AZ
UltraStar Lake Havasu 10, Lake Havasu City, AZ
UltraStar Ak-Chin Cinemas, Maricopa, AZ

California
Regency Westminster 10, Westminster, CA
Camera 3, San Jose, CA
CineLux Scotts Valley Cinema, Scotts Valley, CA
Rialto Cinemas Elmwood, Berkeley, CA
Contra Costa Stadium Cinemas, Martinez, CA
Vintage Los Feliz Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Regency Sterling Cinema 6, San Bernardino, CA
Regency Perris 10, Perris, CA
Mission Grove Theaters, Riverside, CA
Metropolitan Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara, CA
Fortuna 6 Theatres, Fortuna, CA
Regency Santa Paula 7, Santa Paula, CA
Regency Foothill Cinema 10, Azusa, CA
Jurupa Cinemas, Riverside, CA
Central Coast Cinemas – Osio Plaza, Monterey, CA
Angels 6 Theatres, Angels Camp, CA
Cinémas Palme D’Or, Palm Desert, CA
Boulevard 14 Cinemas, Petaluma, CA
Livermore 13 Cinemas, Livermore, CA
Regency Agoura Hills 8, Agoura Hills, CA
Regency Granada Hills 9, Granada Hills, CA
Palladio 16 Cinemas, Folsom, CA
Regency East Hills Mall, Bakersfield, CA
UltraLuxe Anaheim Cinemas at GardenWalk, Anaheim, CA
Regency Commerce 14, Commerce, CA
Regency Plant 16, Van Nuys, CA
Regency Fontana 8, Fontana, CA
Regency Janss Marketplace 9, Thousand Oaks, CA
Regency University Village 10, Riverside, CA
Mary Pickford 14, Cathedral City, CA
Sundance Sunset Cinema, Los Angeles, CA
Civic Plaza 12, Hesperia, CA
The New Parkway Theater, Oakland, CA

District of Columbia
DWest End Cinema, Washington, DC

Delaware
Movies at Midway – Rehoboth Beach, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Penn Cinema Riverfront & IMAX, Wilmington, DE

Florida
Edison Park 8, Fort Myers, FL
Tree House Cinema, Gulf Breeze, FL
Tropic Cinema, Key West, FL

Georgia
Plaza Theatre, Atlanta, GA
Aurora Cineplex, Roswell, GA

Idaho
Magic Valley Cinema 13, Twin Falls, ID

Illinois
Landmark Cinemas, Peoria, IL

Kansas
Cinetopia Overland Park 18, Overland Park, KS

Kentucky
Theatres of Georgetown, Georgetown, KY

Louisiana
Chalmette Movies, Chalmette, LA
Robinson Film Center, Shreveport, LA

Massachusetts
Hollywood Hits Theatre, Danvers, MA

Maryland
Eastpoint Movies 10, Baltimore, MD
Leitersburg Cinemas, Hagerstown, MD

Maine
Hollywood Cinemas, Bangor, ME

Michigan
Phoenix Theatres State-Wayne, Wayne, MI
Bijou by the Bay, Traverse City, MI

Minnesota
The Film Society at St. Anthony Main Theatre, Minneapolis, MN

Missouri
Chase Park Plaza Cinemas, St. Louis, MO
Galleria 6 Cinemas, St. Louis, MO
The Screenland Armour, North Kansas City, MO
Branson Meadows Cinemas, Branson, MO
Warrenton 8 Cinema, Warrenton, MO
Blue Springs 8 Theatre, Blue Springs, MO

Montana
Pharaohplex Theatre, Hamilton, MT

North Dakota
Grand Theatre – Williston, Williston, ND

New Jersey
Hudson Cinemas, Jersey City, NJ
CityPlex 12, Newark, NJ
Fabian 8, Paterson, NJ
Allwood Cinemas, Clifton, NJ
CineGrand Middlebrook Cinemas, Ocean, NJ
Big Cinemas Edison Cinema 8, Edison, NJ
Columbia Park 12, North Bergen, NJ

New Mexico
Starmax Deming, Deming, NM

Nevada
Ironwood Stadium Cinema 8, Minden, NV
Megaplex Theatres – Stadium 6, Mesquite, NV
Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington, NY

New York
Merrick Cinemas, Merrick, NY
Island Cinemas, Mastic, NY
Williamsburg Cinemas, Brooklyn, NY

Ohio
Esquire Theatre, Cincinnati, OH
Grandview Theatre, Columbus, OH
Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH

Oklahoma
RiverWalk Movies, Jenks, OK

Oregon
Hollywood Theatre – Portland, Portland, OR
Forest Theatre – Forest Grove, Forest Grove, OR
Cinetopia Progress Ridge 14, Beaverton, OR

Pennsylvania
MoviE-Town, Elizabethtown, PA

Puerto Rico
Caribbean Cinemas – San Patricio, Guaynabo, PR
Caribbean Cinemas – Arecibo, Arecibo, PR
Caribbean Cinemas – Montehiedra, San Juan, PR
Caribbean Cinemas – Plaza Escorial, Carolina, PR
Caribbean Cinemas – Las Catalinas, Caguas, PR
Caribbean Cinemas – Rio Hondo 2, Bayamon, PR

South Carolina
Terrace Theater, Charleston, SC

Texas
Mt. Pleasant Cinema 6, Mount Pleasant, TX
Santikos Rialto, San Antonio, TX
Santikos Silverado IMAX-Tomball, Tomball, TX
Santikos Mayan Palace 14, San Antonio, TX
The Texas Theatre, Dallas, TX
Venetian Cinemas Movie Bar and Grill, Carrollton, TX
LOOK Cinemas Prestonwood, Dallas, TX
LOOK Cinemas Prestonwood, Dallas, TX

Utah
Brewvies Cinema Pub, Salt Lake City, UT
CinePointe 6, Ogden, UT
Megaplex Theatres – The District, South Jordan, UT
Megaplex Theatres – St. George Main Street, St. George, UT

Washingon
Grand Cinema – Tacoma, Tacoma, WA
Olympic Cinemas – Bremerton, Bremerton, WA
Bainbridge Cinemas at the Pavilion, Bainbridge Island, WA
Stanwood Cinemas at the Pavilion, Stanwood, WA
Oak Harbor Cinemas, Oak Harbor, WA
Yelm Cinemas @ Prairie Park, Yelm, WA
Ark Lodge Cinemas, Seattle, WA
Cinetopia Mill Plain 8, Vancouver, WA

Wisconsin
Wildwood – Luxury 10 Cinemas, Beloit, WI
Sparta Cinema 6, Sparta, WI
Wildwood – Movies 16, Janesville, WI

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The Top 5 Most Profitable Low Budget Movies

We all like movies that contain explosions, car chases, fantastic scenery and scenes shot on luxury yachts, but sometimes a movie doesn’t need all of that to be successful and turn a profit. With ticket prices rising and production budgets always increasing, we thought we would share with you some of the most profitable movies that were shot with low, almost no, budgets. Here are our top 5 picks:

The top spot goes to Paranormal Activity which had a budget of only $15,000 and ended up bringing in a worldwide gross of almost $197 million. The movie originally opened in just 13 college towns and the producers weren’t expecting it to take off like it did. It just goes to show what you can do with less, much less.

MadMaxMad Max makes it to our list for two reasons, it was low budget, only $200,000 and it is from Australia. The world doesn’t get the chance to see many movies from down under as most are made about Australia but not filmed there by Australian production companies. Mad Max brought in almost $100 million making it an excellent return on the film company’s investment. It might have made even more if it wasn’t for being banned in a number of countries around the world. Still, for a futuristic, dystopian motorbike action movie, we think Mad Max did very well.

One of the most gruesome movies of its time, Night of the Living Dead was shot on a very low budget of only $114,000. A true classic, the movie has been analyzed as a reaction to the Cold War, a diatribe against consumer culture and a warning about the horrors of disease, alongside many other interpretations. Night of the Living Dead brought in over $30 million dollars which was unheard of when it was released.

RockyThe movie, Rocky was filmed with a bit larger budget, almost $1 million but it didn’t fail to bring in a return of over 11,000%! Worldwide gross sales were in excess of $225 million and Rocky was launched into pop culture fame and is considered a true classic. The original led to many sequels, none of which could compare, and it is still watched by people all over the world for its uplifting message of hard work and determination.

Napoleon Dynamite is a coming-of-age comedy that quickly gained a cult following. It followed the story of an awkward teen in small town USA and was shot on a budget that is low, but surprising if you had watched the movie. For the $400,000 that the movie producers shelled out, they took in a very respectable $46 million! It looks like most of that budget went to the actors.

If this article tell you anything about movie-goers around the world, it’s that they don’t need all of the explosions and expensive cars, just a well written story that they can relate to.

Halloween movies

The MovieGlu team have been busy creating a speical pumpkin ready for Halloween.  This one took almost five hours because even though it looks simple on a screen, our logo is actually a pretty complicated design to carve. Thanks to Steve and Rachel for creating this masterpiece!

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Which brings us nicely on to this week’s Halloween movie choices:

Ouija is the story of a group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board.

Nightcrawler is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling

Daniel Radcliffe stars in the supernatural thriller, Horns. The film follows Radcliffe’s character, Ig Perrish, who hungover from a night of hard drinking, awakens to find horns starting to grow from his own head and soon realizes their power drives people to confess their sins.

HornsAnd finally, Annabelle, the scary story of a pigtailed doll possessed by a demon threatens a young couple with a newborn baby.

Whatever you go and watch this week, remember, don’t have nightmares!

A history of closing film credits

We have all seen the closing credits at the end of a movie and, unless they include some comedic outtakes, many of us ignore them and leave the theater. Did you know that these very same closing credits that we have been ignoring for decades also appear on television programming and video games as well as motion pictures?

imgThese closing, or end, credits are important as they list the cast and crew that was involved in the production. In the UK, the credits scroll right-to-left, whereas in the US, the credits can be seen scrolling bottom-to-top. Either way they appear as a list of names and positons usually in type so small that you can’t read it anyway.

Where and how did credits get their start? Originally, credits were printed on a roll of paper and wound past the camera lense and it wasn’t until the 1950’s that closing credits were more elaborate and began listing more than just the starring cast. This would be the end of the ever popular opening credits reel that used to be added to almost every motion picture before this date. Even as the closing credit grew in popularity, the use of closing credits in a motion picture wasn’t very widespread, even to the point of being sporadic.

It wasn’t until the early 1970’s when American film firmly established a standard where every movie was to use closing credits. This gave many filmmakers a chance to show off their comedic talents and add some entertainment to the usually dull and boring closing credit reel. Some filmmakers would even opt for closing credit sequences that were up to 8 minutes in length. Try sitting through those!

The more creative filmmakers would use the closing credits as a sort of recap of the motion picture itself as was the case with Around the World in 80 Days (1956) which had one of the longest and most elaborate closing credit sequences of any film ever produced up until then.

tv_spooks_logo_0Closing credits were not a direct requirement for filmmakers back then or even today as is evident with the British television series Spooks. This show does not feature any credits at all, as a result of a decision made by the producers to add to the anonymity of the show’s content.

The next time you sit down to your favorite TV show or go out to see a movie, sit just a minute or so longer and read the closing credits. These are the people that made the motion picture you just watched and gave you the hour or two of quality entertainment.

Ghostbusters returning to UK cinemas for 30th anniversary re-release

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If you missed Ghostbusters on the big screen when it was released in 1984, you now have a second chance! To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the entire film has been digitally re-mastered in 4K and will be shown in cinemas all over the UK on Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th October.

We’ve compiled a useful list of where it’s showing in the UK.  Visit MovieGlu and search showtimes for the above dates.

Don’t keep it to yourself, SHARE the nostalgia!   #halloween  #nostalgia

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Ivan Reitman’s film starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, and Rick Moranis was an instant hit, and has to be one of the cult movies of the 1980s.

It was nominated for two Oscars at the 57th Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects and Best Original Song.  When it was originally release, the film was number one at the US box office for five consecutive weeks, grossing $99.8 million.

Anyone born before the 1990s will no doubt remember the theme song “Ghostbusters,” written and performed by Ray Parker, Jr., which sparked the catchphrases “Who you gonna call?” and “I ain’t afraid of no ghost.”

To make you feel a bit more nostalgic, here’s a reminder of some more of the countless classic quotes from the movie ……

Egon Spengler: Don’t cross the streams.
Peter Venkman: Why?
Egon Spengler: It would be bad.
Peter Venkman: I’m fuzzy on the whole good/bad thing. What do you mean, “bad”?
Egon Spengler: Try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light.
Ray Stantz: Total protonic reversal.
Peter Venkman: Right. That’s bad. Okay. All right. Important safety tip. Thanks, Egon.

Ray Stantz: You know, it just occurred to me that we really haven’t had a successful test of this equipment.
Egon Spengler: I blame myself.
Peter Venkman: So do I.
Ray Stantz: Well, no sense in worrying about it now.
Peter Venkman: Why worry? Each one of us is carrying an unlicensed nuclear accelerator on his back.

Ray Stantz: Your girlfriend lives in the corner penthouse… of Spook Central.
Peter Venkman: She’s not my girlfriend. I find her interesting because she’s a client and because she sleeps above her covers… *four feet* above her covers. She barks, she drools, she claws!

Sigourney Weaver in Ghostbusters, hovering above sheets

Gozer: Are you a god?
Ray Stantz: No.
Gozer: Then… DIE!
Winston Zeddemore: Ray, when someone asks you if you’re a god, you say “YES”!

Go see it next week, and let us know if it’s still as good as you remember!

MovieGlu has launched

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After a long hard summer of design, development and testing, I’m very pleased to announce that MovieGlu launched today.

It’s available to anyone in the UK or US, totally free to use and no login required.

Thank you to everyone who sent us feedback.  If we haven’t included your feature request yet, don’t worry – it’s on our list, and we’ll get to it as soon as we can!

There’ll be much more from us in the coming days, but in the meantime, enjoy!

Our Beta programme launched today

After many months of planning, design and development, we have launched the MovieGlu Beta programme today.  For those of you who don’t know, a Beta programme is simply a period where a website or other software gets tested by a small group of people who provide feedback, find bugs and make suggestions.

Beta launch screenshotWe’ve already got some great feedback in the first couple of hours since making it availble.  We already know that there’s a lot more work to do before MovieGlu is ready for consumption by the general public – but this is the first big step along that journey.

Right now, MovieGlu only works with desktop browsers and tablets.  We’re busy working away on a version for mobile phones too, and will announce it as soon as it’s ready.

If you would like to take try out MovieGlu for yourself, and take part in the Beta testing, just go to our website and sign-up there.  We’ll then send you a username and password.  Once the Beta testing period is over, anyone will be able to to use MovieGlu without signing in.