Private Cinema Rentals: Innovation In A Time of Crisis

Given the struggle facing international cinema exhibition it’s a real challenge to find a silver lining, especially amongst the latest spate of films decamping to 2021 or heading straight to streaming. Operators are going through a time of crisis and…

Cretors: “Honouring The Past, Engineering The Future”

When you sit down for a (phone) chat with Beth Cretors and Shelly Olesen of C. Cretors & Company it becomes apparent very quickly that the company responsible for the creation of the first ever popcorn machine is steeped in…

We Are Parable: Experience Over Everything

Their first-ever event at East London’s Stratford Picturehouse completely sold out in 2013. In 2017, directing legend Spike Lee collaborated on a central London event with them. In early 2020, they were recipients of a Lodestar award from Film London….

MediCinema’s Marvellous Movie Medicine

During a long stint in hospital, patients – and their families/carers – often have no respite or distractions from their (often serious) illnesses or upcoming treatment. UK charity MediCinema aimed to change exactly this when it was founded in 1999…

CJ Interviews: Steve Knibbs, COO for Vue International

The global COVID-19 pandemic, and resulting government-enforced lockdowns, has pushed the international cinema industry to its limits. But throughout this time, innovation and a strong sense of community has surfaced, with exhibitors around the world using the downtime to plan…

CJ Green: An Eco-Friendly HOME in Manchester

As the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic continues, some (happier, and perhaps unintentional) consequences of the international shutdown of human activity have been the temporary drop in carbon emissions and thriving wildlife enjoying homo sapiens respite. And so in the spirit of…

The CinemaCon Award That Would Have Been

Many disruptions brought about by the coronavirus pandemic have devastated the global cinema industry, with one such example being the cancellation of the annual, much-anticipated CinemaCon. During this year’s Las Vegas conference a host of awards were due to be…

CJ Green: Pathé’s Plastic Problem (and Solution)

Europe, along with the rest of the world, has a plastic waste issue in that there’s a lot (too much) of it in everyday circulation. In particular for Pathé NL, the Netherlands’ largest cinema company, 0.5L drink bottles were a…

CJ Green: RBGreen Laser Focus, Part Two

After our pre-Christmas look at Barco’s efforts towards operating more sustainably we now turn our attention to fellow digital cinema projector manufacturers Christie and NEC. We also take a look into the wider issue of corporate environmental responsibility and action…

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