Movie Theaters Near Me

Movie Theaters Near Me

Do you need time to relax? Enjoy some away time? Get away from reality? Well you need to find one of the many movie theaters near me.  Whether it is a local, regional or national movie theater, a nice evening of entertainment is always a way to relax and enjoy.  Some of the large theater companies have a lot of screens and often get the most current movies first. The local ones do not have the same volume and therefore do not always carry the newest shows. See our list of big-name theater companies below.

Finding Movie Theaters Near Me On A Map

Looking for that date night idea or to have some fun? Then once you decide that you want to get out and go see a movie you’ll need to find the closest theater and track down showtimes. Use the web application to find exactly where you might want to go.

Ratings

Does anyone really understand the movie rating system? The ratings for movies have changed a few times over the years. It began in 1922 when William Hayes formed the Motion Pictures Producers and Distributors of America. In 1930 Hayes started to rate the movies based on the Catholic Church opinions and was known as the Hayes code. The ratings at that time were a form of censorship and they controlled most of the movies until the mid 1940s. Some of the new motion picture studios (United Artist and others) were showing pictures without the ratings and were successful and profitable. It wasn’t until 1968 that the newer version of the ratings came online. Jack Valenti became president of the Motion Picture Association of America, and he worked on the new rating system, a version that we have today.

Now we have a system geared toward parents and is used to ensure the children do not view inappropriate movies. Since 1990 the code is as follows:

G – General Audiences
PG – Parental Guidance Suggested
PG – 13 – Parents strongly Cautioned
R – Restricted
NC – 17 – Adults Only

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The largest theater companies in North America are:

Between all of these companies, they have over 21,000 screens across Canada and the United States.

Occasions

There is always a reason to go to the movies. One of the best times to go is to celebrate a special occasion. Most theatres have a room to host parties, like birthdays and fundraisers. We all remember when we were kids and going to the movies for a friend’s birthday or hosting your own party at the theatre. They always had great food and is was so cool to see the movies with your friends. These places are also a good venue to have events to use as a fundraiser. Organizations such as big brothers, big sisters can host parties and auction off movie passes as well as food. Bigs and littles can invite others to come and join the fun.

Popular Movies

So many hits have come and gone but we all remember the blockbuster hits. Listed below are the top ten films of all-time both in total domestic gross as well as those adjusted for inflation. It is no surprise to see these listed below.  Your favorite might not be listed but as long as you were entertained that’s all that matters.

While you likely won’t find any of the following films at movie theaters near me anymore, our friends over at filmsite share the following statistics for us:

Top 10 Films of All Time By Domestic Gross Revenue
(Not adjusted for Inflation)

  1. Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015)
  2. Avatar (2009)
  3. Titanic (1997)
  4. Jurassic World (2015)
  5. Marvel’s The Avengers (2012)
  6. The Dark Knight (2008)
  7. Finding Dory (2016)
  8. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)
  9. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
  10. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Top 10 Films of All Time By Domestic Gross Revenue
(Adjusted for Inflation)

  1. Gone With the Wind (1939)
  2. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
  3. The Sound of Music (1965)
  4. E. T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
  5. Titanic (1997)
  6. The Ten Commandments (1956)
  7. Jaws (1975)
  8. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
  9. The Exorcist (1973)
  10. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

I just want to take a moment and appreciate the fact that there is a movie from 1977 in the “not adjusted for inflation” list. Way to go Star Wars.

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