• Movie theaters, shuttered for months, plan July reopening

    Movie theaters, shuttered for months, plan July reopening

    NEW YORK (AP) — After three months of near total blackout of cinemas nationwide, movie theaters are preparing to reopen — even if it means only a few titles on the marquee and showings limited to as little as 25% capacity. AMC Theaters, the world’s largest theater operator, said Tuesday that it expects to have

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  • Get ready for a drive-in movie in Smiths Station

    Get ready for a drive-in movie in Smiths Station

    In 1993, America met Scottie Smalls when he moved to a new neighborhood and made friends with a group of kids who play baseball at the sandlot. The iconic phrase “You’re killing me Smalls” was introduced and is still heard today.  Get ready to hear it again on June 19 when the City of Smiths

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  • Wilson, Rapinoe, Bird to host remote ESPYS feting heroism

    Wilson, Rapinoe, Bird to host remote ESPYS feting heroism

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s a way different kind of year, and so The ESPYs will be, too. For the first time, the show will feature three hosts in remote settings and a changed focus. Instead of honoring the past year’s top athletes and moments in sports, the show is celebrating heroism and humanitarian aid.

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  • Too much TV? Enter HBO Max, the latest streaming wannabe

    Too much TV? Enter HBO Max, the latest streaming wannabe

    Is a pandemic the perfect time to launch a new and relatively expensive streaming service? AT&T sure hopes so. The phone company is investing billions in HBO Max, its first big entertainment venture since it spent $85 billion for Time Warner in 2018. The good news for its timing: millions are stuck at home, watching

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  • Netflix’s ‘The Half of It’ wins Tribeca Film Festival honor

    Netflix’s ‘The Half of It’ wins Tribeca Film Festival honor

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alice Wu’s “The Half of It,” a teenage spin on Cyrano de Bergerac, has won the top award from the Tribeca Film Festival. Organizers announced winners Wednesday for the festival, which had been set to take place from April 15 through April 26 in New York City. The coronavirus pandemic forced

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  • Streaming films eligible for Oscars, but for 1 year only

    Streaming films eligible for Oscars, but for 1 year only

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Movies that debuted on a streaming service without a theatrical run will be eligible for the Oscars, but only for this year. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Tuesday announced the change for the 93rd Academy Awards as a response to how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the

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