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Whatever Happened to PG-13 Movies?

Something weird has happened at the multiplex, and you won’t need parental guidance to understand why.

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★ Ready Bumper First Day First Show Multiplex Figures! @BeingSalmanKhan's #Ready stormed the multiplexes this morning!...

Friday 3rd June 2011

Ready stormed the multiplexes this morning and below are some numbers from multiplexes around India.

Big Ghatkopar Mumbai -10.05 74%

Big Vashi Mumbai - 10.00 am 90%

Ahmedabad Wide Angle - 9.00am 430 footfalls 98%

Ahmedabad City Pulse - 9.00am 277footfalls 96%

E Square Pune - 11.15am 16,140 100%

M2K Pitampura Delhi -10.30am 20,480 100%

Wave Raja Garden Delhi - 10.30am 20,270 98%

Spice Noida

10.00am 16,140 100%

10.30am 16,140 100%

11.30am 100% in Advance

Wave Noida - 10.00am 38,200 100%

Big Gurgaon - 10.30am 18,420 100%

Fun Chandigarh - 10.30am 16,210 99%

Wave Ludhiana - 10.00am 40,800 95%

Prasads Hyderabad

09.15am 39,200 100%

9.30am 39,200 100%

10.15am  39,200 100%


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T.O.P - Tazza 2 release North American Premiere dates!

ATLANTA - AMC Sugarloaf Mills (Discover Mills)
5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Release: 09/26/14

CHICAGO - AMC Showplace Niles
301 Golf Mill Ctr, Niles, IL 60714
Release: 09/26/14

DC - Regal Fairfax Towne Center
4110 W Ox Rd, Fairfax, VA 22033
Release: 09/26/14

FULLERTON - Regal La Habra
1351 W Imperial Hwy, La Habra, CA 90631
Release: 09/26/14

HONOLULU - Consolid. Pearlridge Center
98-1005 Moanalua Rd #231, Aiea, HI 96701
Release: 09/26/14

621 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90005
Release: 09/19/14

NEW JERSEY - Edgewater Multiplex Cinemas
339 River Rd, Edgewater, NJ 07020
Release: 09/26/14

NEW YORK - AMC Loews Bay Terrace
211-01 26th Ave, Flushing, NY 11360
Release: 09/26/14

SAN FRANCISCO - AMC Cupertino Square
10123 N Wolfe Rd, Suite 3000, Cupertino, CA 95014
Release: 09/26/14

TORONTO - Empress Walk
5095 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M2N 6Y7
Release: 09/26/14

VANCOUVER - SilverCity Coquitlam
170 Schoolhouse Street, Coquitlam, BC V3K 4X9
Release: 09/26/14

Source: CJ Ent


Thrift Store Find

All we can say is “wow” when listening to the warm rich sound coming from the quad speakers of this ultra-stylish 1973 Panasonic Stereo Multiplex Model RE-7300 with solid walnut top. It’s even got phono inputs in the back that you can use with your iPod! No modifications needed here.

Not bad for $34!

Before you sleep...

Ibn al-Qayyim said, ‘Avoid those things that necessitate the punishment of the grave.

And from the most beneficial of them is that when a man wants to sleep, he sits for an hour, for the Sake of Allaah, calling himself to account over the things that he has lost and gained during that day of his. Then, between him and his Lord, he renews his sincere repentance over those things that he lost, and sleeps on that repentance, firmly resolving not to return to the sin when he wakes up–and he does this every night.

So if he dies on that night of his, he would have died upon repentance and if he wakes up, he will wake up going towards action, pleased with the postponement of his appointed time so that he can turn to his Lord and set right what he missed out on.

And there is nothing more beneficial for the servant than this sleep, especially when he follows that [i.e., his resolve to renew his repentance] up with the remembrance of Allaah, performing those sunnahs which have been reported from the Prophet of Allaah when going to bed, [doing so] until sleep overtakes him.

So whoever Allaah wishes good for, He will grant him the success to do that. And there is neither movement, nor power except through Allaah.”

Ar-Rooh, p. 79.


TOP’s movie “Tazza: The Hidden Card" will premiere on September 26, 2014 at the following theaters:

AMC Bay Terrace 6 (Flushing, NY)
Edgewater Multiplex (Edgewater, NJ)

CGV Cinemas (Los Angeles, CA)
Regal La Habra (La Habra, CA)
AMC Cupertino (Cupertino, CA)

AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville, GA)

AMC Showplace 12 Niles (Niles, IL)

Regal Fairfax Towne Center 10 (Fairfax, VA)

Pearlridge West 16  (Aiea, HI)

Empress Walk (Toronto, ON)

SilverCity Coquitlam 20 (Coquitlam, BC)

If it’s coming near you, please go and support his new movie :)

Spacewalking astronauts replace dead computer on Space Station

A pair of NASA astronauts replaced a dead backup computer on the International Space Station during a short spacewalk Wednesday (April 23) to restore a critical computer system back to full strength.

NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Steve Swanson made quick work of their repair during the spacewalk, removing the faulty station computer and installing a spare less than an hour after floating outside the orbiting laboratory at 9:56 a.m. EDT (1356 GMT).

"It looks like a good day for you guys to take a walk in space," Mission Control radioed the astronauts as the spacewalk began. The spacewalk was slated to last only 2.5 hours.

Mastracchio and Swanson replaced a computer known in NASA parlance as a Multiplexer-Demultiplexer, or MDM. The device is a backup computer for routing commands to systems supporting the space station’s solar arrays, robotic arm rail car and other critical systems along the station’s backbone-like main truss.

The 10-year-old MDM computer failed on April 11 during a standard test. The primary computer in the system is working fine, but NASA station flight controllers ordered today’s repair spacewalk to restore redundancy in the system.

Image credit: NASA TV

There Are Now Just 357 American Drive-In Theaters

Drive-ins, you may have heard, are in trouble. Their decline has been distinct—and distinctly lamented—for more than 40 years, and yet they somehow never quite die off. Like newspaper comics, they are one of those beleaguered swatches of Americana that never quite give up. And yet there is a new crisis. Those some 360 or so drive-ins remaining, having weathered the rise of the television and the multiplex, declining attendance, and rising suburban real estate costs, face a new dire threat yet—digital projection.

Distributors are about to stop shipping 35 millimeter film and shift to entirely digital distribution. This is little hazard to commercial cinemas, but a clear peril to drive-ins. Their intrinsically being a bit behind the times is the source of much of their charm; in this instance it is a distinct hazard. As of January, the Los Angeles Times estimated that 90% of the fewer than 400 remaining drive-ins had not converted to digital.

Keep reading: There Are Now Just 357 American Drive-In Theaters - The Awl…

★ @BeingSalmanKhan's #Bodyguard Has Historic Opening: Biggest Ever At Multiplexes beating the likes of 3 Idiots, Dabangg...!

Wednesday 31st August 2011

Bodyguard has opened to a historic response at multiplexes all over the country. From North to West to East to South the response is the same all over. With multiplexes smashing all opening records it is a certainty that single screens will follow when they get going from noon onwards smashing all records in terms of collections.

The opening of Bodyguard is the biggest ever in the multiplex era beating likes of Dhoom 2, Ghajini, Three Idiots and Dabangg.

A city like Mumbai which is over saturated with multiplexes saw full houses in the morning and this is a rarity especially as releases keep getting bigger and bigger.

The first day is heading towards being the biggest ever although there is a major cricket match featuring India tonight so collections of the last few shows may be affected a little bit but even here looking at the momentum the film has at the box office, the affect may be minimal. 


As an Air sign, Librans have a generous flow of ideas and leave others behind in their thinking. They constantly drift in and out of consciousness to dance in thought reverie. Libras think in relative instead of the absolute, and become easily overwhelmed by the multiplex of choices life offers us

Scientists Twist Radio Beams to Send Data at 32 Gigabits Per Second, 30 Times Faster than 4G LTE

Scientists from three international universities have succeeded in twisting radio beams in order to transfer data at the speed of 32 gigabits per second, which is 30 times faster than 4G LTE wireless technology in use today.

The researchers, led by Alan Willner, an electrical engineering professor with the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering, successfully demonstrated data transmission rates of 32 gigabits per second across 2.5m of free space in a basement laboratory.

"Not only is this a way to transmit multiple spatially collocated radio data streams through a single aperture, it is also one of the fastest data transmission via radio waves that has been demonstrated," said Willner.

The research, entitled “High-capacity millimetre-wave communications with orbital angular momentum multiplexing” is published in the latest issue of journal Nature Communications.

Of course this transmission speed is not as fast as what you can achieve if you twist light - Willner did this too, two years ago, and achieved data transmission speeds of 2.56 terabits per second - which is why the world is now moving towards fibre-optic internet networks. However, the scientists say radio is more reliable.

"The advantage of radio is that it uses wider, more robust beams. Wider beams are better able to cope with obstacles between the transmitter and the receiver, and radio is not as affected by atmospheric turbulence as optics," Willner said.

Millimetre waves occupy the 30GHz to 300GHz frequency bands.. They are found in the spectrum between microwaves, which take up the 1GHz to 30GHz bands, and infrared waves, which are sometimes known as extremely high frequency (EHF).

EHF can only be used over short distances such as a few kilometres due to high free space loss and atmospheric absorption.

However, more and more mobile operators are becoming interested in millimetre waves as they seek to create faster 4G LTE networks and beat congestion from too many users accessing the internet on their phones at one time. 

To achieve the high radio transmission speeds, the researchers passed each radio beam, which was carrying its own independent stream of data, through a “spiral phase plate” to twist it.

The radio beam turned into an orthogonal DNA-like helical shape which was untwisted at the other end of the room by the radio receiver.

"This technology could have very important applications in ultra-high-speed links for the wireless ‘backhaul’ that connects base stations of next-generation cellular systems," said Andy Molisch, a wireless systems researcher at USC Viterbi who co-designed and co-supervised the study with Willner.

Next, the researchers will attempt to extend the twisted radio beams’ transmission range and capabilities. The technology could have potential applications in data centres, where large bandwidth links between computer clusters are required.

★ @BeingSalmanKhan's #Ready Has Very Good Advance At Multiplexes!! Fingerz Crossed!

Thursday 2nd June 2011

Ready has taken a very good advance at multiplexes which opened in full yesterday (Wednesday). Due to the amount of shows at multiplexes, very few films take any sort of advance at the box office. Infact before Ready, it was only Dabangg and Tees Maar Khan in the last 12 months.

If we compare with Dabangg, it is lower as Dabangg had sold around 20% tickets for the weekend prior to releases while Ready is looking at nearly 15%. But as Ready has a bigger release with more shows, the amount of tickets sold is nearly the same. The multiplex release is on par with Kites which probably had the biggest multiplex release ever while single screens it is the biggest ever

It is going to be a very interesting weekend at the box office and with good appreciation the Dabangg weekend record can be beaten although a more realistic total would be around 42-43 crore nett.

As far as lifetime business is concerned, the first target will be to become the highest non holiday nett grosser which till date is Raajneeti at 93 crore nett.

The worldwide theatrical rights were sold for 55 crore to the Wave Cinemas group and they have recouped around 37 crore selling everything apart from Mumbai city, Delhi/UP and East Punjab.


We don’t play about #trees in the #NW. Here in #Seattle you’re likely to find one of these signs…with the current valuation of said tree on it. Kinda kewl. I luv the south but the tree cutting has got to stop..along with those weird #multiplexes

★ Dabangg 2 Slows At Multiplexes In Evening !

Friday 21st December 2012 

Dabangg 2 which raced out of the traps in the morning slowed in the afternoon and evening period as many multiplex shows had lower occupancies than the morning. This was always the likely scenario as without a holiday but at some places it slowed considerably. This could also be due to exceessive shows. The North was hit hard with evening occupancies down a lot due to the cold weather which is a norm for this time of the year.


The morning shows suggested a 25 crore nett total was on the cards but looking at it in the evening and late evening shows the all India collections could come in around the 18-19 crore nett range which is still huge but the film has been let down slightly by the multiplex business.


Majority of Vietnamese cinemas to be under S. Korean ownership

South Korean companies will soon own the majority of Vietnam’s cinemas now that CJ-CGV has agreed to pay $73.6 million to acquire a 92% stake in Envoy Media Partners, which owns 80% of leading Vietnamese cinema operator Megastar Media Co. CJ-CGV expects to complete the acquisition within the next two months. The deal follows Lotte Shopping/Lotte Entertainment’s 2008 purchase of DMC, the Korea-owned operator of six multiplexes in Ho Chi Minh City and Danang.