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China-owned AMC seals deal to buy Carmike Cinemas, becomes largest theater chain in US

November 15, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Movies, National

Carmike Cinemas shareholders on Tuesday approved a plan to sell the company to AMC Entertainment for $1.2 billion, including debt, making the Chinese-owned theater chain the largest in the country. Leawood, Kan.-based AMC will pay $33.06 a share for Carmike of Columbus, Ga., meaning the combined company...

AMC plotting a ‘Mad Men’ send-off to remember

AMC plotting a ‘Mad Men’ send-off to remember

March 10, 2015


Filed under Television

By Yvonne Villarreal Los Angeles Times (TNS) It should come as no surprise that “Mad Men,” a drama about a 1960s advertising firm, has designed what it hopes to be an unforgettable send-off campaign. The pioneering AMC series will launch its seventh and final season on April 5 — culminating i...

Wallenda’s Ratings High, But ‘Walking Dead’ Zombies Go Higher

Wallenda’s Ratings High, But ‘Walking Dead’ Zombies Go Higher

November 5, 2014


Filed under Television

By Dahleen Glanton Chicago Tribune (MCT) CHICAGO — At the end of the night, Nik Wallenda’s real-life death-defying walk across a tightrope in Chicago couldn’t loosen the grip of the gory, make-believe zombies that dominated Sunday’s cable TV ratings. The Discovery Channel is calling the Wal...

‘Walking Dead’ Premiere Finds Little Sanctuary Against Despair

‘Walking Dead’ Premiere Finds Little Sanctuary Against Despair

October 10, 2014


Filed under Television

By Patrick Kevin Day Los Angeles Times (MCT) When we last left the heroes of “The Walking Dead,” things looked especially dire. Six-and-a-half months later, things haven’t changed much. Locked in a boxcar with few options, save for waiting to become dinner to a community of non-zombie canniba...

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