It's coming....

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Wed, 7 Mar 2001 09:14:03 -0800 (PST)

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>MOVIE CHAIN INVESTOR PLANNING TO GO DIGITAL, ADD LIVE EVENTS
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>Investor Philip Anschutz, who has quickly been grabbing control of major
>movie exhibitors, is planning to be the first to convert multiplexes to
>digital projection and add sports, theater and rock concerts to movie fare,
>according to the current issue of Newsweek magazine. ING Barings analyst
>Andrew Lipman told Newsweek that Anschutz apparently plans to lure audiences
>to megaplexes between Mondays and Thursdays, when business is slow. "Right
>now the exhibitors are stuck," Lipman remarked. "They can only show movies,
>and the distributors of movies know it. The balance of power changes when
>the exhibitor can show other forms of entertainment."
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>Danny Lee Ladely/Director
>Mary Riepma Ross Film Theater/Great Plains Film Festival
>Hixson-Lied College of Fine & Performing Arts/University of Nebraska-Lincoln
>P.O. Box 880302; Lincoln, NE 68588-0302; Tel: (402) 472-9100; Fax: (402)
>472-2576; Cell: (402) 540-9161; Web Site: http://www.rossfilmtheater.org/
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