Regal Switches to Pepsi and Sparks Social Media Backlash

The announcement that Regal Cinemas is switching from Coke to Pepsi has not gone down well with most people on social media. The announcement came after a flirty Twitter campaign between the official @RegalMovies and @Pepsi accounts, proclaiming their mutual…

Cinema 2019 – Who Had a Good Year And Who Didn’t?

Before 2019 vanishes in the rearview mirror, let’s take a last look at who was king and queen of the multiplex over the past 12 months, as well as who ended up in the bin with the popcorn sweepings. Remember,…

GDC Sells 36% Stake to Cinionic’s Chinese Co-Owner

Chinese media report that GDC Technology is selling a 36% stake in GDC Technology Limited (British Virgin Islands) currently held by GDC Technology Limited (Cayman Islands) to Appotronics for USD $18.2 million. Appotronics is one of the four join venture…

INOX Megaplex Launched With All Cinema Formats

This week Indian multiplex major INOX inaugurated its first Megaplex, promising the “World’s First Cinema with Maximum Formats, Maximum Experiences” – and delivered on that claim. It was hard not to be impressed by the number of formats the multiplex…

Australia’s Small Cinemas Hope to Emulate… Sweden?

Australia’s small and independent cinemas are bandying together to improve their situation and they are looking half-way across the world for inspiration – to Sweden. The Australian Content for Australian Communities (ACAC) initiative by the Small Cinema Owners (SCO) is…

Huayi Bros To Sell Entire 90.5% Stake in GDC Technology

Chinese-language media reports that Huayi Brothers is selling its 90.5% stake in GDC Technology, the leading Asian cinema server and equipment vendor [PDF link to financial filing here]. Huayi announced on 3 September that it’s wholly-owned subsidiary Huayi International Investment…

How Kino za Rogiem Reinvented the Neighbourhood Cinema

Poland has long been the fastest growing cinema market in Central Europe, if not the whole of Europe. Yet in the shadow of the multiplex majors Cinema City, Helios and Multikino a small cinema chain is carving out a different…

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