A few years ago, it felt as though drive-in theaters were fading into oblivion, if they weren't there already. From the 1970s to the '90s, thousands closed, often due to rising land values that were…
Chains are gaining ground in bringing full-service food and drinks to theaters, as Landmark, Muvico, Sundance and Pacific Theater's ArcLight expand further into the premium complex market.
Roy Scheider, who was Oscar nominated for "The French Connection" and for "All That Jazz," but best known for his role as the fearless police chief in "Jaws," died Feb. 10.
Like many entertainment journalists, L.A. Times reporter Mary McNamara has had to find ways to parse the Oscar race from every conceivable angle for an unending stream of kudos stories. One year, she…
The Palm Springs Film Festival wrapped Sunday, with award winners announced at a Sunday brunch. Festival director Darryl Macdonald said the 19th edition was the biggest ever, bringing in more than a…
An eclectic group of film lovers swarms Palm Springs each year, resulting in some 120,000 admissions for the city's 19-year-old fest.
Frank Capra Jr., the producer son of director Frank Capra who helped establish the film business in North Carolina, died Dec. 19 of prostate cancer in Philadelphia. He was 73.
The Palm Springs Film Festival has tagged the cast of "Hairspray" for its ensemble performance award, complemented by a free outdoor sing-along screening of the musical.
This party season, when it comes to catering, green is still the best color to flaunt, and we're not just talkin' spinach.
The Flanders Film Fest has finalized its program of more than 200 features, shorts and docs. Fest unspools Tuesday through Oct. 20 in the Belgian city of Ghent, with Kathleen Turner heading the jury.
Miyoshi Umeki, who took the supporting actress Oscar for "Sayonara" in 1958 to become the first Asian to win a performance Academy Award, died Aug. 28 in Licking, Mo. She was 78.