Boxoffice Podcast

Post-COVID Concessions: New Guidelines, New Trends

Episode 12:

Ready to head back to theaters, but concerned about the sanitary procedures at the concessions?

On this episode of the Boxoffice Podcast, Russ Fischer and Daniel Loria, with guests Rebecca Pahle and Senior Vice President of Malco Theatres, Larry Etter, discuss new food and beverage trends, pricing, and guidelines. 

Listen in to hear how concessions will change post-COVID.

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Hollywood Shutdown: How Covid-19 is Impacting Production Schedules

Episode 11:

How will cinema productions shutdown affect the movie business for the foreseeable future?

On this episode of the Boxoffice Podcast, Russ Fischer and Daniel Loria, with guest Anousha Sakoui of the LA Times, will discuss how Covid-19 has altered the Hollywood production pipeline, anticipated protocols on film sets, and an analysis of release schedule logistics.

Tune in to learn about guidelines for productions during the pandemic!

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Drive-In Movie Theaters: How the Pandemic is Making an Old-Time Tradition New Again

Episode 10:

Did you know that drive-in theaters are finally making a comeback?

In this episode of the Boxoffice Podcast, Russ Fischer and Daniel Loria, with guest Chris Eggertsen, discuss the resurgence of drive-in movie theaters, their history, and modernizing the drive-in experience.

Listen in and head to the drive-in with us!

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The Return to Cinema: Social Distancing and Restrictions

Episode 9:

After weeks of closures how will social distancing affect our return to the cinemas?

In this episode of the Boxoffice Podcast, Russ Fischer and Daniel Loria, with guest Shawn Robbins, discuss some world-wide theaters reopening dates, social distancing procedures that will be applied to movie-going, and the upcoming movie release schedule.

Tune in to be prepared to get back to the cinema experience!

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The Show Must Go On: Lionsgate Live

Episode 8:

Will streaming from home replace the movie going experience?

On this episode of the Boxoffice Podcast, Russ Fischer and Daniel Loria, with Shawn Robbins and special guest Damon Wolf, CMO and Head of Global Distribution of Lionsgate, discuss a few theater’s plans to reopen, the genesis of Lionsgate Live, and how the industry has endured as an important facet of the human experience.

Listen in as we all anticipate the return to theaters!

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A Grand Reopening

Episode 7:

What will it take for movie theaters to be able to return to normal once they reopen?

Today on the Boxoffice Podcast, Russ Fischer and Daniel Loria go over White House guidelines and prospective processes, potential worldwide reopening dates, and what movies might be available at those times.

Tune in to stay in the know of the procedures for cinema reopenings.

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How Are European Theaters Handling the Pandemic?

Episode 6:

How are European theaters handling the pandemic?

On today’s episode of the Boxoffice Podcast, Russ Fischer and Daniel Loria with Rebecca Pahle, expand upon key topics from the Boxoffice Live Sessions webinar with the International Union of Cinemas – such as what the UNIC is, the European stimulus package for cinemas, and promotional campaigns to help moviegoers return to cinemas.

Listen in for more information on Europe’s plans to reopen their cinemas!

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The Pivot to a New Normal: Atom Tickets and Cinemark Theatres

Episode 5:

What is the “new normal” of the cinema industry?

On today’s episode of the Boxoffice Podcast, Russ Fischer and Daniel Loría, along with statements by Matthew Bakal from Atom Tickets and Jeff Rosenfeld from Cinemark, discuss theaters’ newest strategies to generate income, if these strategies will stick around, and what companies are focusing on for the future.

Listen in to learn how to support the recovery of the movie business!

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Bonus Episode: Boxoffice Pro LIVE Sessions with NATO’s John Fithian

Episode 4:

What do the coming months have in store for the movie business?

On today’s episode of the Boxoffice Podcast, Russ Fischer and Daniel Loria, with Rebecca Pahle discuss the LIVE Sessions webinar.

In the webinar, John Fithian and Patrick Corcoran answer important topics and questions on NATO actions, long-term impact, and what recovery will look like. Tune in to stay informed on what’s next for the cinema industry!

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Virtual Theatrical: How Streaming and Theatrical Can Work Together

Episode 3:

Can virtual solutions enable theaters to stay open at this time?On this week’s episode of The Boxoffice Podcast, Russ Fischer and Daniel Loria look at Kino Marquee, the virtual theatrical initiative from Kino Lorber that can help cinemas bring revenue during the COVID-19 crisis. Can virtual solutions enable theaters to stay open at this time?

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The Billion Dollar Stimulus Package For Cinemas

Episode 2:

How can movie theaters stay in touch with their customers during this time?

On today’s episode of the Boxoffice Podcast, Russ Fischer and Daniel Loria along with Rebecca Pahle, discuss the NATO stimulus package, how cinemas are staying in touch with moviegoers, and how theaters can continue to bring in revenue in this uncertain time.

Listen in to learn some tactics for cinemas and consumers to help each other weather the storm!

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The Future of the Cinema Industry in the Midst of Pandemic

Episode 1:

Worried about the future of the cinema industry?

On this premiere episode of the Boxoffice Podcast, Russ Fischer and Daniel Loria go over their thoughts on current events affecting the industry, potential future implications, and what some in the community have done to help the cinema industry.

Tune in to hear how we can support the cinema community in these uncertain times.

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Welcome to the Boxoffice Podcast!

The Boxoffice podcast will be your digestible, go-to resource for the cinema industry.

The Boxoffice Podcast is your #1 resource for news and analysis about movies and the movie business. We’ll be your guide through these evolving and sometimes disruptive times. While breaking down film headlines, exploring box office results, and chatting with studio & cinema executives, we’ll discuss all aspects of movies and entertainment.

By movie lovers for movie lovers!

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