Terminator makes way for Doctor Sleep

Ewan Gordon McGregor starring in Doctor Sleep

The legendary, Terminator came to Palace Amusements’ cinema houses just over a week ago Friday with guns blazing and opening in 8 showings at the start but jumping to thirteen per day the next day, until Tuesday.
The popular series dropped to back to eight shows as of Wednesday, but by Friday the movie was in just three houses for four shows per day.
Doctor Sleep starring Rebecca Ferguson and Ewan McGregor takes over the lead position on Friday, with eight showings per day in all cinemas.
On Wednesday, Harriet entered the Jamaican cinemas with four shows per day. Motherless Brooklyn started on Wednesday with four shows daily and is up to five as of Friday and Countd Wn opened on the same day with three showings.
Black and Blue starring Naomie Harris and Tyrese Gibson, opening with seven daily shows in all cinemas on Wednesday, October 23, continued with 6 on Wednesday, October 30. On Friday, November 2, it fell to five showings, and is back to six shows in three cinemas on Wednesday last and fell to three shows as of Friday.
Gemini Man now in its fifth week at the cinemas, is now down to just two shows per day.  with Angelina Jolie is having just one regular showing and two early shows at Cineplex and Sunshine Palace, in the 2-2:30 pm time slot.

Terminator blazes to 13 shows daily

The legendary, Terminator in which Sarah Connor and a hybrid cyborg human must protect a young girl from a newly modified liquid Terminator from the future came to Palace Amusements’ four cinema houses on Friday with guns blazing.
Opening on Friday in all the four cinemas with two showings per day for a total of eight, the popular movie has since jumped to thirteen per day on Saturday with the recently opened Sunshine Palace having four per day. Schedules for Wednesday were not available but the odds favour the popular actioned packed movie continuing to dominate the screens well beyond this week. Based on recent popular movies, the hike in showings suggest that Terminator will last for about 6 weeks, taking it well into December when the popular Star Wars series come to town, with The Rise of Skywalker in mid-December.
This is only the second time since the Will Smith starring Gemini Man debuted on October 9 that a movie opened with 8 shows daily. Only Fast and Furious that started showing in July had more than 13 showings per day with opening with 15 and then moving to 17 in August. Gemini Man now in its fourth week is down to five shows per day and is one of the movies that have made space for this week’s leading movie. Also making way is Maleficent Mistress of Evil with Angelina Jolie that is now down to just three regular showings from six on Wednesday and the long-running Jokers that is down from two per day to just one starting Friday. Maleficent Mistress of Evil also has two early shows in the 2-2:30 pm time slot.

Gemini Man still holding the audience for 4 weeks

New at the movies last week were Black and Blue starring Naomie Harris and Tyrese Gibson, opening with seven daily shows in all cinemas and continues with 6 on Wednesday but fell to five showings from Friday to Tuesday this week.
Continuing with four daily shows in all cinemas are Downton Abbey the continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century, on Saturday the movie is now down to three showings in regular slot but on Sunday there was a special early show at Cineplex.  Mary, the tale of a family looking to start a charter-boat business, buying a ship that holds terrifying secrets once out on isolated waters opened on Wednesday with four shows but that gave way to the increased demand for Terminator on Saturday.
On Wednesday Harriet enters the Jamaican cinemas as the sole newcomer. Based on the story of iconic freedom fighter Harriet Tubman, ‘Harriet’ follows Tubman (Cynthia Erivo) on her escape from slavery and subsequent missions to free dozens of slaves through the Underground Railroad in the face of growing pre-Civil War adversity.

Gemini Man tapering off

Gemini Man starring Will Smith continues to pull in patrons at Palace Amusements’ four cinema houses this week, with 8 shows daily until Thursday, tapering off to 5 starting Friday.
The movie that also features Mary Elizabeth Winstead is enjoying its fourth week in all cinema houses twice per day but will drop to 5 showings per day commencing Friday this week. Maleficent Mistress of Evil with Angelina Jolie which opened on Friday, October 18 with 4 shows in all cinemas and was up to 7 showings last week Wednesday, is now down to 6 and will decrease on Friday to just three. Jokers which has had great success overseas started with 8 shows on October 4 and declined to 5 from October 9 to October 16 but was down to just 2 daily showings last week and continues with two shows on Wednesday and one show this Friday.
New at the movies last week were Black and Blue starring Naomie Harris and Tyrese Gibson, opening with seven daily shows in all cinemas and continuing with 6 on Wednesday but will be back to seven showings on Friday. The Informer featuring Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike and Clive Owen that opened last week with six daily showings in 3 cinemas ended after just one week.
Joining the Palace Amusement line up on Wednesday, with 4 shows per day in the four cinemas houses, are – Downton Abbey the continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century, and Mary, the tale of a family looking to start a charter-boat business, buying a ship that holds terrifying secrets once out on isolated waters.
The legendary, Terminator in which Sarah Connor and a hybrid cyborg human must protect a young girl from a newly modified liquid Terminator from the future opens on Friday with two shows per day in each cinema.

Fast & Furious top summer movie

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Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs & Shaw starring Dwyane Johnson, Jason Statham and Idris Elba was the top-performing movie at Palace Amusement cinema circuit in Kingston, Portmore and Montego Bay from July to October according to data extracted by IC Insider from weekly movie listings and confirmed by Palace’s Managing director Douglas Graham.
Fast & Furious started showings on July 3 for 15 times per day and climbed to 17 the following week and moved to 12 on August 7. The movie totaled 73 showings ending on October 4th with just one showing. The Lion King featuring the voices of James Earl Jones and Beyonce, had 58 showings for the number two spot,  followed by The Hustlers with 34 showings and Angel Has Fallen with 31. Together, these top movies accounted for 216 showings or 58 percent of regular shows during the period that includes the new Portmore cinema, Sunshine Palace that opened at the end of July. Lion King ran non-stop to the week starting September 3 with 5 shows, had a break and returned with 2 shows on the week ending September 28.
Managing Director of Palace Amusement, Douglas Graham says the performance of Fast and Furious was expected because “Jamaicans love movies with motor cars”.  He explained that the Fast and Furious series tends to do better in Jamaica than anywhere else relatively speaking. Popular British actor and DJ Idris Elba, one of the leads in the film was also a big drawing card, as Jamaicans positively identify with the high-grossing star, a relatable and renowned black man, who has visited, filmed and partied in the island on many occasions.

Recliners box seats exclusively for cinema 4.

Graham says he was also pleased with The Lion King, a musical produced by Walt Disney Pictures and a computer-animated remake of Disney’s 1994 traditionally animated film of the same name. Just in time for summer, the movie was a big hit with families driven no doubt by the timeless tale and the star-studded cast of voices.
According to Graham, Sunshine Palace did well in August- “We have seen what it can do. However, the State of Emergency is problematic for movie-goers in the area as that audience are late movies patronisers. We had the same problem in Montego Bay but they overcame it, we hope this will happen in Portmore as well”.
The current crop of movies includes Gemini Man starring Will Smith having three weeks in all cinema houses twice per day for 8 shows daily, graham feels that this will continue for another week from next week Wednesday. Maleficent Mistress of Evil with Angelina Jolie opened of Friday, October 18 with 4 shows in all cinemas and is now up to 7 on Wednesday. Jokers started with 8 shows on October 4 and declined to 5 from October 9 to October 16 but is now having just 2 daily showings at the Carib. Rambo started on September 28 with 7 shows for two weeks then was down to 5 and just 2 for the week commencing October 16 and is now ended, leaving Maleficent Mistress of Evil that started last week Friday, Gemini Man and Jokers as the only carryovers.
New at the movies this week are Black and Blue starring Naomie Harris and Tyrese Gibson, opening with seven daily shows in all cinemas and The Informer featuring Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike and Clive Owen with six daily showings in 3 cinemas.

 

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood– The Golden Age

Leonardo DiCaprio tries to achieve fame and success in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a comedy-drama written and directed by Academy Award® winner Quentin Tarantino. The film stars Academy Award® winners Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Al Pacino,  Academy Award® nominees Margot Robbie and Bruce Dern, alongside Emile Hirsch, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Austin Butler and Dakota Fanning.
The Art of Racing in the Rain– Navigating the journey of life
Through his bond with his owner, aspiring Formula One race car driver Denny, golden retriever Enzo learns that the techniques needed on the race track can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life.

Cats is a Chinese animated film directed by Gary Wong and produced by Viva Pictures Release.

The Art of Racing in the Rain is a comedy-drama directed by Simon Curtis and written by Mark Bomback, based on the 2008 novel of the same name by author Garth Stein. The film stars Milo Ventimiglia (NCB’s This is Us), Amanda Seyfried (Mean Girls/Mama Mia!) and Academy Award® winner Kevin Costner as the voice of Enzo.
Cats – Escape to Paradise
A cat named Blanket has long been living in a high-rise apartment in the city with his son, Cape.

A golden retriever learns from his owner Milo Ventimiglia The Art of Racing in the Rain.

One day, curious about the outside world, Cape decides to leave home and embarks on an adventure to find the legendary cat’s paradise. To find his son, Blanket must overcome his fear and reconcile with his past, with the help of a female Macaw.
These movies are now featured at Palace Amusement Company’s cinemas in Kingston, Montego Bay and now at their newest movie house in Portmore, the Sunshine Palace.

Sunshine Palace opens tomorrow

Palace Amusement latest cinema house – Sunshine Palace, opens its doors tomorrow Wednesday, July 24 to moviegoers in the Portmore community.
IC Insider.com was informed, that the opening is highly anticipated by persons in the community. Sunshine Palace is located at 7 Braeton Parkway in the prime commercial district in Portmore area.
Sunshine Palace is said to boast silver screens, improved legroom, reclining seats, VIP service, improved concession stands, and laser projection that creates a brighter light for picture and is also environmentally friendly.
The Disney blockbuster, The Lion King, featuring Beyonce, Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor and James Earl Jones, will be integrally tied to the history of Sunshine Palace as it will be the opening movie that will be the showcase event of the season.
Sunshine Palace comprises 4 movie auditoriums with seating for 674 patrons.

Blowout Avengers US numbers

Avengers Endgame opens island wide in Jamaica on today (Friday) at all Palace Amusement cinemas and expected to be a blockbuster movie.
Report out of the United States quotes AMC Entertainment as saying, Disney’s Avengers: Endgame will show about 58,000 times this weekend at the company’s theaters to blow away the company’s previous weekend screening record by more than 10,000 showings.
AMC has put approximately 10 million seats on sale between Thursday night’s opening and Sunday night. The Avengers movie set an all-time record for Thursday night box office sales.
“With wildly enthusiastic critic and fan reviews, interest in Avengers: Endgame has continued to grow beyond even the most optimistic projections,” notes AMC.
In Jamaica, the movie that opens today will see patrons paying approximately 8 percent more to watch it and other movies than they would earlier in the month as Palace announced increased prices for movies effective April 26. Palace last increased prices around 4 percent effective July last year.

Limited showing of Green Book at Palace

Green Book the story of the unlikely friendship between a bigoted bouncer and a virtuoso black musician, was named the Best Picture of the year at the 91st Academy Awards recently.
The film also copped wins for: Best Original Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor- Mahershala Ali, bringing its total to three wins. This is Ali’s second Oscar win. The movie returns to Palalce Amusement cinemas two days showing only as of Wednesday. Showtime at Palace Cinceplex at Soverign Centre is at 5:05 pm, Carib in Cross Roads at 5:40 pm and Palace Multiplex in Montego Baty at 5:50 pm.

Captain Marvel on Palace screens

Captain Marvel marks the big screen debut of the character, Carol Danvers, played in the Marvel Cinematic Universe by Academy Award® winner Brie Larson.
In the comics, Danvers was a test pilot who gained super strength and the ability to fly after being caught in an explosion with a Kree device.
As her journey unfolds, as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the battle. This is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Mississipi Grind helmers, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck direct from a script written by Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Nicole Perlman and Meg LeFauve. The star studded cast of Captain Marvel includes Academy Award® nominees Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law and Djimon Hounsou, and Golden Globe winner® Annette Bening.
Not only is Captain Marvel preparing to dominate the North American box office when it hits theaters this weekend, but the Brie Larson vehicle is also looking to go binary over in China.
According to a news report, Captain Marvel is expected to make about US$100 million on its opening weekend in China, making it another massive entry in the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe. At this point, the ticket pre-sales have already passed those of Dr. Strange, Thor: Ragnarok, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Ant-Man and the Wasp. The same report suggests that the film’s pre-sales will also top Black Panther, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and possibly even Captain America: Civil War before it is finally released

La Fille du Régiment Sunday at Palace

Tenor Javier Camarena and soprano Pretty Yende team up for a feast of bel canto vocal fireworks—including the show-stopping tenor aria “Ah! Mes amis ..Pour mon âme,” with its nine high Cs. Alessandro Corbelli and Maurizio Muraro trade off as the comic Sergeant Sulpice, with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as the outlandish Marquise of Berkenfield. And in an exciting piece of casting, stage and screen icon Kathleen Turner makes her Met debut in the speaking role of the Duchess of Krakenthorp. Enrique Mazzola conducts.
Gaetano Donizetti’s charming opera La Fille du Régiment plays exclusively at Palace Cineplex, this Sunday, March 10 at 11: 30 am.
The opera had its World Premiere in Paris in 1840. This frothy comedy mixes humour with a rush of buoyant melody and notorious vocal challenges. The story concerns a young orphan girl raised by an army regiment as their mascot and begins at the moment of her first stirrings of love. Complications (and comedy) ensue when her true identity is discovered. The action is startlingly simple and unencumbered by intricate subplots, allowing the full charm of the characters and their virtuosic music to come across in an uninhibited way.