Friday, September 30, 2011

American Express Brings the Tribeca Film Festival to the Digiplex Rialto of Westfield NJ

From October 21–23, enjoy a taste of the Tribeca Film Festival at the Rialto Theater in Westfield. Join us for six amazing indie films and an exclusive after party on opening night. Plus, don't miss the post-screening Q&A sessions with the filmmakers including actress Abigail Breslin (Janie Jones), actor Dennis Farina (The Last Rites of Joe May), and others. All sessions will include at least one filmmaker.*
Opening-night screening and after-party with cocktails: $12.00
Weekend shows: $ 8.00 per screening
Tickets proceeds will benefit the Tribeca Film Institute. Time limit: 8 per screening.
Tickets are not tax deductible. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.
All screenings at the Digiplex Rialto Theater in Westfield, New Jersey. To learn more and buy your tickets today visit:

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ballet Comes This Fall to Your Local Digiplex Theater

Digiplex Theaters in Westfield and Cranford, N.J., and Bloomfield, Conn.
Feature Professional Ballet Performances For Holidays and Beyond

By: Jeff Blumenfeld

  Digiplex Destinations is expanding its schedule of encore ballet performances based upon the popularity of its initial professional dance presentations this summer.  The Moscow Bolshoi Ballet and the Royal Ballet from London’s Royal Opera House will appear over 11 days on its silver screens between now and the holidays.
Offering professional ballet for a popcorn-eating audience is made possible by the conversion of theaters from 35 millimeter film projectors to digital technology that allow either live or encore performances to be beamed directly to local theaters.
The fall 2011 schedule for both the Digiplex Cranford (N.J.) Theater and Digiplex Bloomfield 8 (Conn.) is:
Esmeralda (Bolshoi Ballet), Oct. 16 at 12:30 p.m. and Oct. 25 at 7 p.m.
Sleeping Beauty (Bolshoi Ballet), Nov. 27, at 12:30 p.m., and Dec. 6 at 7 p.m.
The Royal Ballet performance of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker comes to the Digiplex Rialto Westfield theater and the Digiplex Bloomfield 8 theater on the following dates and times:
Dec. 16, 4:30 p.m.
Dec. 17 and 18 at 12:30 p.m.
Dec. 19, 4:30 p.m.
Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 21, 4:30 p.m.
Dec. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Sleeping Beauty
Tickets for $15 are available at the box office or online at
 Doors open 30 minutes in advance.
The schedule continues into 2012 with encore performances of Le Corsaire (Bolshoi Ballet), Romeo & Juliet (Royal Ballet), The Bright Stream (Bolshoi Ballet), La Fille Mal Gardee (Royal Ballet), Raymonda (Bolshoi Ballet), and Sleeping Beauty (Royal Ballet). Check for showtimes.
  According to A Dale  'Bud' Mayo, Digiplex Destinations chairman/CEO, “The response to encore ballet presentations has been particularly gratifying at all our theaters and encouraged us to find a home for ballet well into 2012,”
“Bringing professional performance dance to local communities, especially in time for the holidays, is exactly the kind of entertainment we had in mind when we invested in the digital technology that allows us to expand beyond the latest Hollywood blockbuster movie into a full range of alternative programming.” Said Mr. Mayo.

The Digiplex Cranford Theater is located at 25 North Avenue, Cranford; the Digiplex Rialto Westfield is at 250 East Broad Street. The Digiplex Bloomfield 8 Theater is located at 863 Park Avenue (Wintonbury Mall), Bloomfield, Conn.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Summer 2011 Box Office Breaks Record

Summer Box Office Breaks Record; Admissions Up 1.0%
Fifth summer in a row over $4 billion
By: Patrick Corcoran

The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) today announced summer 2011 box office reached a new record of $4.4 billion. Summer admissions were up an estimated 1.0% over summer 2010 to 546 million. 2011 also marked the fifth consecutive summer in which box office revenues exceeded $4 billion. (Summer is defined as running from the first full weekend in May through Labor Day of each year.)

NATO president and CEO John Fithian stated, “In the midst of 9% unemployment and a continuing weak economy, it is striking that the movie theater industry can continue to grow revenues and admissions. Along with our distribution partners, movie theaters offer compelling entertainment in state-of-the-art facilities at reasonable prices. In a weak economy or strong, the movie theater remains the first and most affordable choice in out-of-home entertainment.”
Both box office and admissions have rebounded strongly since the difficult Q1 comparison with 2010. Second quarter box office outstripped the same quarter in 2010 by 4.4%. Admissions were ahead by 2%. The -21% first quarter gap has been nearly erased, with year-to-date box office behind 2010 by only 4.3% and a likely very strong fall and holiday period ahead.