Jim Patterson RIP, CGV increases Blitz stake, Carnival buys Bombay Talkies, Spain BO up, German BO down, UK’s cheapest cinema tickets, Beth Figge joins QSC, SF Norway’s Supersalen PLF, German CineApp, popcorn by weight in India,smuggling watermelons into cinema, popcorn fire in Sydney, sex assault in Vue, Germany ‘self defence’ gun in cinema, French outdoor cinema cancelled over security, Wildwood grows, first new cinema in Congo in 25 years and stop-motion Lego marriage proposal in cinema….
Alibaba goes cinema, Vox goes Saudi, CGV charged, Brazil cinemas need banks, Alamo grows, NCM bonds, Profits@Dundrum, trailer trauma, Guzzo baby surrender, UFO sues cinemas, deaf man sues Celebration Cinemas, laser survey, Sunshine bomb hoax, Reel goes luxury at Palm, Vue facelift, Pathé and Gaumont documentary….
Helios to grow, pensioner Vue woes, Mumbai multiplexes overtaxed, Inox to grow, PVR scam files missing, Horsham multiplex plan ‘ill conceived’, Le Havre Sirius re-opens, cinematic marriage proposal….
Celluloid Junkie interviews Julian Pinn about the IBC 2016 Big Screen Experience, including Ang Lee’s 120fps HDR 4K “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” keynote and more. …
Brexit hits Cineworld, Cineplex Q2 down, Inox down, Odeon questions, Rialto yard sale, Cineworld carbon monoxide scare, NCMI Q2 down, India censor leakage, Optishell anti-piracy, Everyman opening, Nord-Sud refurb and gas-lit cinema in Leeds….
RealD’s Ultimate Screen, AMC accelerates Dolby Cinema, Cinepolis India price hike OK, Harkness India growth, walking distance Picturehouse, Russian BO up, weekly immersive live Little Cinema, Cineplex bedbugs, Germna cinema lock-in, CGV bed cinema success, Imax Pasching #1, Kate Scherping NCM CFO, new Tokyo Cinema Sunshine and cinema ‘ghost’….
Carnival promises 700 screens, PVR ‘over-valued’, UK Exhibition Innovation award, Mood Glove for cinema, Caribbean Cinema in Dominican Rep., Kinepolis Breda, Regal Hampshire and Everyman couches too much like home. …
Imax & Wanda expand, Everyman profile, Bad (breast-feeding) Mothers in Regal, Rio’s Cinema Know how, Carmike shareholder pro-AMC deal, Anschutz sells Regal state, Art House Theatre Day films, Major Cineplex fined for fire safety, German cinema food smuggling legality, Regal and 4DX expand, Marcio Fraccaroli feted at ShowEast, Odeon’s Imagination Apprentice, new Yorck cinema in Berlin, PVR in Palava, muslims clerics block Nigerian film centre and high altitude outdoor cinema in Korea….
The introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in India looks set to add 4%-5% to the EBITDA of multiplex operators like PVR and Inox in a major boost for the sector. …
Korea’s CJ CGV and Lotte Cinemas between them control 65% of the cinema market in Vietnam, a lesson for other exhibitors of smart growth abroad….