Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Back on the Big Screen in Florida

The AMC Loews Universal Cineplex 20 in Orlando is a first run theatre with regular screenings of older films. They have two series, one showing past favorites of recent years, and another with older classics. This is a terrific program and it would be great to see AMC expand it to other theatres.

Unfortunately, AMC is doing a terrible job of promoting these screenings on the internet. There are no listings other than the ones you can find through Fandango (via the link above), which only shows a few titles in the very near future.

The UCF student newspaper has an article about the series, but AMCTheatres.com has nothing at all about the program. (Notice how the UCF story features a film student who didn't know about the series until he arrived at the box office.)

AMCTheatres.com does, however, feature an image of this man:

AMC, how about taking a little effort to promote your classics programs?

Here are some recent and upcoming titles, which a theatre employee read to me over the phone.

- There's Something About Mary
- Citizen Kane
- Jurassic Park
- Some Like it Hot
- Caddyshack
- Goodfellas
- Goonies
- The Simpsons
- Clerks
- Ghostbusters
- West Side Story
- To Catch A Thief
- Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
- All About Eve
- The Maltese Falcon
- The Seven Year Itch

If you're anywhere near Orlando, try to catch a great classic back on the big screen.

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