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Show to go on at drive-in

AS the weather system which affected the island last weekend moves away, Palace Amusement is looking to a gradual improvement in the patronage at the New Kingston Drive-in Cinema which opened for business on Saturday. Read More

Drive-in test run today
Efforts are under way to complete work for the reopening of the New Kingston drive-in cinema in St Andrew.... Read More

Shopping Sweet Rind: The director's cut
Film-making and Jamaica have been partners from the 1950s thanks to the efforts of the likes of American Errol Flynn and his wife, actress Patrice Wymore, who attracted the Hollywood set to Jamaica for leisure but, in turn, found the island ideal as a location to...... Read More

Sweet success
The current global health crisis may have ostensibly shut down the entertainment industry, but at least one Jamaican film is reaping rewards during these challenging time.... Read More

Dahlia does it again

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter Johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 4 2020    

FOLLOWING the success of her television drama series Ring Games in 2019, actress, playwright and broadcaster Dahlia Harris is returning to the small screen with another production. Read More

Palace reels from curfews

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, October, 1 2020    

PLANS by Palace Amusement Company — Jamaica's lone motion picture exhibitor and distributor — to reopen a drive-in cinema in response to the current pandemic caused by COVID-19 remain on track. Read More

Elgood looks to The Agency

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, September, 22 2020    

FILM-MAKER Rick Elgood premiered the pilot for his series The Agency at CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF) in Toronto last Friday. Read More

Bond ready to rumble

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, September, 9 2020    

WITH its release date readjusted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, No Time to Die is set to hit the US box office on November 20. It was initially scheduled for April 3. Read More

Rawlins takes director's chair

By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, September, 8 2020    

AWARD-WINNING theatre thespian, Nadean Rawlins makes her directorial debut in the short film Traytown, which premieres at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival on Saturday. Read More

Rebecca Williams puts JA on show

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor --- Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, September, 2 2020    

Out Of Many , a short movie by fledgling filmmaker Rebecca Williams, premieres at the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival on September 12. It is one of several Jamaican flicks on show at the virtual fest slated for September 9 to... Read More

Jamaican Sarah Cooper gets Netflix special

Sunday, August, 16 2020    

JAMAICAN-born author and comedian Sarah Cooper has landed herself a varitey special on Netflix, the American technology and media services provider and production company. Read More

Lights, camera, action

Sunday, July, 12 2020    

JAMPRO and Jamaica Film and Television Association (JAFTA) have officially launched the 'Post-COVID-19 Safe Return to Set' industry guidelines that will govern filming during and after the COVID-19 pandemic in Jamaica. Read More

Patrons show up for the movies

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, July, 10 2020    

After being closed for nearly four months the island's cinemas operated by Palace Amusement Company opened their doors on Wednesday to mixed reviews. Read More

New times for cinema reopening

Tuesday, July, 7 2020    

CINEMA operators, Palace Amusement Company has announced new movie times as it prepares for tomorrow's opening of Carib 5 and Palace Cineplex in Kingston, Sunshine Palace in Portmore, and Palace Multiplex in Montego Bay. Read More

Kissing starts again in French films

Wednesday, June, 24 2020    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Actors have started kissing again on French film shoots, the country's culture minister has said. Read More



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