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'Bad' Breastfeeding Moms Asked to Leave Bad Moms

Theater says kids 6 and under not allowed into R-rated movies

(Newser) - Bad Moms is doing…just OK on Rotten Tomatoes , but moms going to see the Mila Kunis flick went a little meta in Fort Myers, Fla. More than 50 moms who organized through Facebook to see the movie gained their own "bad mom" rep at a Regal Cinemas when... More »

Moviegoer Pulls Gun After Kid Kicks His Seat

Man kicked out of 'Star Trek Beyond' will face charges

(Newser) - Many of us have been annoyed by kids kicking the back of our seats during a movie—but not many have ended up pulling out guns because of it, like an irate moviegoer in Kentucky did. Police say that at a Saturday screening of Star Trek Beyond in Paducah, a... More »

Jury Rules Aurora Theater Didn't Need Armed Guards

Cinemark won't have to pay victims of the 2012 mass shooting

(Newser) - One of the nation's largest movie chains will not have to pay the victims of the 2012 Colorado movie theater shooting after a jury ruled in its favor Thursday, CBS Denver reports. According to the Denver Post , 28 plaintiffs comprised of victims wounded in the shooting and the families... More »

Is the Movie Funny? Test of the Air Might Reveal All

Chemical we exhale may correspond to fear, humor, say researchers

(Newser) - Ever wondered if dogs can actually smell when you are afraid? New research published in the journal Scientific Reports suggests that humans emit certain chemical signatures that might be predictive of our emotions "by broadcasting scene specific emissions on breath." To test this, they studied the air in... More »

Ryan Reynolds Gives Theater $5K in Fight Over Booze and Sex

Brewvies Cinema Pub was cited last week

(Newser) - A Utah movie theater is in trouble for showing Deadpool while serving booze, and actor Ryan Reynolds—or a person using his name—has added $5,000 to the theater's legal defense fund, the Salt Lake City Tribune reports. Salt Lake City's Brewvies Cinema Pub was cited last... More »

AMC Quickly Backtracks on Ill-Advised Texting Plan

No texting in theaters, at least not in the 'foreseeable future'

(Newser) - Well, that didn't take long: Less than two days after AMC's CEO gave an interview in which he suggested the theater chain might allow texting in its theaters , he's put out a statement backtracking. "NO TEXTING AT AMC. Won't happen. You spoke. We listened. Quickly,... More »

Biggest Theater Chain May Allow Texting

As a way to bring in millennials, says AMC CEO

(Newser) - Prepare to be thrilled or peeved, depending on your age. The newly appointed CEO of AMC Entertainment says he's considering allowing mobile phone use, including texting, in theaters as a way to attract millennials to see a show. It's actually one of many new strategies being discussed—including... More »

Country's Biggest Theater Chain Now Checking Bags

Regal says it has to ensure safety of guests, workers

(Newser) - The country's biggest theater chain has announced that all moviegoers can expect to have their bags searched on entry—and it isn't looking for illicit snacks. Instead, Regal Cinemas says on its website that since "security issues have become a daily part of our lives in America,... More »

Leaf Blower 'Prank' Causes Theater Stampede

Suspects revved what people thought was chainsaw during showing of The Gift

(Newser) - California police are looking for two or three males who terrified moviegoers during a showing of The Gift in Newport Beach on Saturday. At least one man in Edwards Big Newport 6 opened an emergency exit to let in another man carrying what viewers thought was a chainsaw. He hoisted... More »

Tennessee Theater Assailant Had Pellet Gun, Hatchet

3 moviegoers suffer minor injuries, including a hatchet wound

(Newser) - Details are emerging in today's theater attack in Tennessee: Police say a 29-year-old man armed with a pellet gun and a hatchet attacked people this afternoon at a theater in Antioch, near Nashville. Three people were injured, including two women suffering the effects of pepper spray—apparently from the... More »

Baghdad's Only Cinema Yanks American Sniper

Despite sellout crowds, some audiences fume over portrayal of Iraqis

(Newser) - Baghdad's only cinema has stopped showing American Sniper. The movie was bringing in money, says the theater's owner—many screenings were in fact sold out, GlobalPost notes—but its portrayal of Iraqis was met with anger, including from the government, the Washington Post reports. "The film makes... More »

Google Glass Now Banned at Theaters

MPAA, theater owners' association ban wearable tech

(Newser) - It's official: If you want to see a movie while it's still in the theaters, you'll have to take off your Google Glass or smartwatch first. The MPAA and the National Association of Theatre Owners yesterday banned all wearable tech, meaning you'll need to turn such... More »

Noah Screening Canceled ... Due to Flood

Theater blames ice machine, not angry deity

(Newser) - No giant boats were needed but there was plenty of mopping up to do after a flood forced a British theater to call off a screening of Noah. It's not clear how biblical the scale of the flood, but it forced the Vue Cinema to call off its afternoon... More »

Movie Prices May Drop One Day a Week

As fewer Americans head to the cinema

(Newser) - Got a free weeknight? Going to the movies may soon become a more affordable option. Last year, US movie theaters sold 1.34 billion tickets, down 1.5% from the year before. And ticket sales dropped 11% between 2004 and 2013, the Motion Picture Association of America reported yesterday. To... More »

Movie Theater Victim's Wife: 'My Whole World Shattered'

Nicole Oulson says couple were on rare date night when shooting occurred

(Newser) - Nicole Oulson spoke out yesterday about the shooting death of her husband, Chad, over the small matter of texting in a movie theater. The couple had been on a rare "date night" away from their 22-month-old daughter, "so I was just so excited and looking forward to spending... More »

Feds Yank Google Glass User From Theater

He was brought in for 'voluntary interview'

(Newser) - Can Google Glass—which includes a camera—be worn in movie theaters? One theater in Columbus, Ohio, decided not and had federal agents pull a a Glass-wearer from his seat. The agent confiscated the Glass, told the unnamed man he had been busted illegally taping the movie, and took him... More »

Man Shot Dead for Texting at Movie

Suspect is a retired Tampa police captain

(Newser) - An argument over texting in a Florida movie theater today triggered a retired Tampa police captain to fatally shoot a man sitting in front of him, as about 25 horrified moviegoers looked on, sheriff's officials said. "Somebody throws popcorn. I'm not sure who threw the popcorn,"... More »

Revealed: Best Seats in a Movie Theater

It's all about the sound

(Newser) - With stadium seating in many theaters, these days you can get a good view from pretty much anywhere. So how do you choose where to sit? You may want to make your decision based on sound, says Holly Frey in a BrainStuff video . The best spot, according to Frey: in... More »

Theater Bans Madonna After Texting Incident

She's not welcome at the Alamo Drafthouse

(Newser) - Madonna made headlines last week for texting while watching the premiere of 12 Years a Slave at the New York Film Festival. And as a result, she's not welcome ... at a theater chain based in Texas. The CEO of the Alamo Drafthouse chain, known for its awesome no-talking-no-texting rules... More »

New Movie Strategy: Buy Ticket, Get Video

Canadian deal inspires Hollywood

(Newser) - Some Canadians who went to see Pacific Rim this summer shelled out twice the standard price for a ticket—and got a digital download of the movie, too. The $19.99 SuperTicket was offered by Cineplex, a company that dominates the Canadian cinema market, and the idea has inspired the... More »

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