Paris’ First Hotel-Cinema Hybrid, MK2 Nation’s Hotel Paradiso

In Paris’ 12th arrondissement, a new hotel-cinema hybrid called Hotel Paradiso (a reference to the 1966 film of the same name) welcomes guests to stay in one of 34 rooms or two suites, each of which doubles as a private screening room. Developed by movie theater group MK2 Nation, the hospitality venture includes room service, access to several streaming services and a selection of 2,500 …

Electric Noir Studios’ Innovative, Interactive Storytelling Game, “Dead Man’s Phone”

Using apps and data stored on a "character's phone," the game navigates crime, race and police reform

“A teenage boy falls from a London tower block. A murder investigation is launched,” Dead Man’s Phone—a BAFTA-nominated interactive iOS and Android crime game from Electric Noir Studios—begins. From there, players enter the story, assuming the role of lead detective. With the intention of uncovering how the teenager, Jerome (played by Tafari Golding) died, users engage with his friends and mother, police officers and other …

Downtown Detroit’s New Monroe Street Drive-In Movie Theater

Bedrock and Emagine Entertainment partner on a silver screen for the “Decked Out Detroit” initiative

As the film industry struggled to find its footing last year, drive-in theaters became vehicles for hope, platforms for unmoored movies and outlets for eager audiences. Now, Detroit will welcome back the filmic experience with their forthcoming 63-vehicle Monroe Street Drive-In. Developed in partnership with full-service real estate firm Bedrock and theater owner and operator Emagine Entertainment, the Monroe Street Drive-In will feature an outdoor, state-of-the-art …