Film Screenings with Robert Shaye, Founder of New Line Cinema

I just found out ImageNation Abu Dhabi is hosting a series of talks and film screenings with Robert Shaye, founder of New Line Cinema. It’s already underway and a couple more are happening in the next two days.

Here’s the line up:

October 28, 7.00 pm
Vox Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Peter Jackson, 2003) 

October 29 at 7.00 pm
Vox Cinemas, Nation Towers, Abu Dhabi
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Peter Jackson, 2003)

October 30, 8.00 pm
Al Ain Oasis
The Mask (Chuck Russell, 1994)

October 31, 7.00 pm
Vox Cinemas, Nation Towers, Abu Dhabi
A Nightmare on Elm Street (Wes Craven, 1984)

All the screenings are free to attend and you can register by sending an email to


It is unfortunate that an event like this was hardly promoted or publicised, by ImageNation Abu Dhabi themselves, or Vox Cinemas where the films are shown.

I found out by seeing a tweet posted today by Image Nation. After trying to find more information online (nothing is posted on ImageNation’s website or listed on Vox Cinema’s website), I found this article that was published yesterday on The National. This too, didn’t list all the events.

If you are not familiar with Robert Shaye, here’s a quick introduction

With 42 years in distribution and production, during which time New Line grew to become one of the most successful mini-majors of the era, Shaye knows more than his fair share about making it in movies.

His studio’s successes include Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street series, the Austin Powers trilogy and, more recently, Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings. (via The National)

Was this a last minute organised event? I can’t image it is. It’s not like Robert Shaye happened to be in the neighbourhood and decided to give us a talk and present 3 films.

Organisations and venues not promoting their events isn’t new here, but this level of poor publicity for Robert Shaye is quite abysmal.