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A Few Notes + Quick Updates from FirstShowing Heading into 2019

Hackers Mainframe

Welcome to the future. It's now 2019 - the year that Blade Runner, Running Man, and Akira all take place. FirstShowing.net has been in operation for 13 years now, and we're still going strong. But things are a bit different since we first started as a little movie blog back in 2006. I wanted to write a brief post with some updates about the site, the server, and info on our regular coverage. As you've probably noticed, we are no longer writing about movie news or rumors or casting - mostly just trailers, short films, reviews, film festival coverage, and other important updates from the world of cinema. This is easier for us nowadays and allows us to focus on bringing even more attention to the movies we love and discover throughout the year. We also regularly update the Release Schedule and still keep active on Twitter and Facebook. More details below.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from FirstShowing's Movie Geeks

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

Joyeux Noel! Gledelig Jul! Fröhliche Weihnachten! Mele Kalikimaka! From all of us at FirstShowing.net, we want to wish every one our readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays! Whether you're with your family or with friends or whether it's snowing or sunny, we hope you have a wonderful week. For those that follow the tradition of seeing a movie on Christmas Day, we hope you enjoy your selection this year with a very diverse sets of movies - plenty of comedies, superhero stories, dramas, satires, and a new Transformers (of course). Reviews and trailers always slow down during the holidays, but we'll be back at it again by 2019. We wish everyone a lovely holiday and a nice, quiet break from all the chaos of everyday life.

Brief Tech Update - We're Now More Secure / Site Upgrade Complete

Website Update

Good news, everyone! We've just finished a technical update and FirstShowing is now a fully armed and operational battle station. Nah, but seriously we've made a few major backend tech changes to strengthen the server and keep everything up to date. The site is now secure through SSL, meaning it's https:// for the domain, not http:// anymore. All the cool kids are doing it. The server is setup to automate everything and send everyone to the right URL, so don't worry. We're also trying to keep it running fast and efficient. If you notice any errors or something wrong, please contact us and include a screenshot as well. And if you notice any bad ads, please send a message here. A complete redesign is still too costly, but this one should keep us going for now. Always want to keep the server updated to the current web standards and running at its best.

 Posted November 4 in General | Comments

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from FirstShowing's Movie Geeks

Happy Holidays

Joyeux Noel! Gledelig Jul! Fröhliche Weihnachten! Mele Kalikimaka! From all of us at FirstShowing.net, we want to wish every one our readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays! Whether you're with your family or with friends or whether it's snowing or sunny, we hope you have a wonderful week. For those that follow the tradition of seeing a movie on Christmas Day, we hope you enjoy your selection this year with a very diverse sets of films - sci-fi, comedies, a musical, another video game movie, Star Wars, and plenty others. News and trailers always slow down during the holidays, but we'll be back at it again by 2018.

It's Time to Watch More Great Films - The Fall Festival Season is Here

Film Festival

Yep, it's already that time of year again. The summer is over, the leaves are starting to change. You know what that means right? It's the fall film festival season! And also the beginning of the awards season. The Venice Film Festival and Telluride Film Festival both kick off this week, and as always, we're in for a treat with all the new films coming up this fall (it seriously looks like a stacked season). Just a few weeks later in September, the Toronto Film Festival continues festival mania with hundreds of films showing. And the month ends with the beloved Fantastic Fest in Austin, showing the best genre films from around the world. I'll be covering the Venice Film Festival this year, and watching for reports from the other fests.

Spring Break Vacation Posting Update - We'll Return Again Next Week

Athens Sunset

It's time for a brief pause in the usual excitement. I'm currently on a vacation, taking a spring break holiday for the week. We'll return to normal next week with regular updates again. Last year I took a life-long-dream trip to Nepal in March and stopped writing anything for the entire month, this time it's just a week. It's also my birthday this week, and I'm looking forward to just relaxing and taking my mind off of everything. The big new releases opening on March 24th, this weekend, are CHIPS, the Power Rangers movie, and the sci-fi space thriller Life. We'll be catching up with any trailers as they arrive, but in the meantime, there's nothing major going on. Thank you for understanding, and for your continued support. We'll be back soon.

 Posted March 20 in General | Comments

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from FirstShowing's Movie Geeks

Merry Christmas Die Hard

Joyeux Noel! Gledelig Jul! Fröhliche Weihnachten! Mele Kalikimaka! From all of us at FirstShowing.net, we want to wish every one our readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays! Whether you're with your family or with friends or whether it's snowing or sunny, we hope you have a wonderful week. For those that follow the tradition of seeing a movie on Christmas Day, we hope you enjoy your selection this year with a very diverse sets of films - sci-fi romance, animation, a video game movie, new Star Wars, and plenty others. News and trailers always slow down during the holidays, but we'll be back at it again in 2017.

Travel Notice: We're Going Offline the Rest of March - Enjoy the Show

Travel Notice - Everest

Well, it's time. We're off. It's time for a break. FirstShowing will be slowing down and going offline for the rest of March. We've been running for nearly 10 years and it's time for a brief pause, a moment of rest and relaxation, as we figure things out going forward. I wish I had more to share about the state of things, but for now, it's a bit rough and the best plan of action is to hold steady. In the meantime, I just want to update everyone regarding our break. I will be traveling to the other side of the world and will be generally out of contact for the rest of the month. We may post a few trailers here and there but that's about it until April 1st.

 Posted March 7 in General, Movie News | Comments

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from FirstShowing's Cinephiles

Merry Christmas 2015

Joyeux Noel! Gledelig Jul! Froehliche Weihnachten! Mele Kalikimaka! From all of us at FirstShowing.net, we want to wish every one our readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays! Whether you're with your family or with friends or whether it's snowing or sunny, we hope you have a wonderful week. For those that follow the tradition of seeing a movie on Christmas Day, we hope you enjoy your selection this year with a very diverse sets of films - a space opera, animation, comedies, powerful dramas, and everything inbetween. News and trailers always slow down during the holidays, but we'll be back at it again in 2016.

 Posted December 25 in General | Comments

Travel Notice - New Content Paused For One Week While Abroad

Gone Fishing

Hello, my friends. After silence today I thought I would post an update to let you know what's going on this week, instead of keeping our readers in the dark. I am currently traveling abroad through June 21st, with very limited access to internet. Over the past few months FirstShowing has undergone a number of major internal changes, including losing our primary day-to-day staff. Our hope is that we can continue to bring you the same news and content daily that you have come to love, but at the moment daily updates are on hold. We have been unable to secure new staff to keep the site updated while I am away, and as much as I hoped to keep it running myself, I'm unable to do so. I will do my best to keep the site updated. We plan to return to regular daily news starting next week, June 22nd. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

 Posted June 15 in General, Movie News | Comments

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from FirstShowing's Cinephiles

Merry Christmas 2014

Joyeux Noel! Gledelig Jul! Froehliche Weihnachten! Mele Kalikimaka! From all of us at FirstShowing.net, we want to wish every one our readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays! Whether you're with your family or with friends or whether it's snowing or sunny, we hope you have a wonderful week. For those that follow the tradition of seeing a movie on Christmas Day, we hope you enjoy your selection this year with a variety of interesting movies to choose from (we suggest Selma, Top Five, PTA's Inherent Vice above all). News and trailers always slow down during the holidays, but we'll be back at full speed for 2015.

 Posted December 25 in Feat, General | Comments

Full 2015 Release Schedule with Over 50 Movies Listed Now Available

2015 Release Schedule

The year of years. One to remember. By all accounts, 2015 looks to be one of the most exciting years in big Hollywood movies in a long time. From the return of Star Wars, to the return of The Avengers, to the return of Jurassic Park, to the return of Terminator, to the (re-)appearances of Ant-Man, Desmond Miles, SpongeBob, Aaron Cross, James Bond, Jason, Ethan Hunt, Ted & Mad Max. In keeping up with the features on FirstShowing, we've (finally) launched our 2015 Release Schedule, with listings that we'll update as time goes on. For now, we wanted to inform everyone that the schedule is up and up-to-date.

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