CJ Cinema News Digest – Friday 20 October 2017

Dear Junkies, How much does the Samsung Cinema LED screen cost? Samsung hasn’t told us, but according to Kris Hesson of Cinema Lasers LLC it is a cool USD $700,000. Yowza! At around twice the cost of a RGB laser…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 17 October 2017

Dear Junkies, VR is a poor fit for cinema. So why is everyone from AMC and IMAX to Paris art-house exhibitor MK2 leaping into the virtual reality business? Hype and fear of being seen to be overtaken by new technology/content…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Friday 13 October 2017

Dear Junkies, Cinemas are increasingly catering to the deaf and blind, but what about patrons who are both? A US court has just ruled that cinemas have an obligation to such customers as well. This all stems from an incident…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 10 October 2017

Dear Junkies, We are still catching up on the backlog of news from September, so there is both old and new items in this issue, but hopefully something of interest: Cinemex buys Cobb; Kiwis have faith in cinema; Emagine launches…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Friday 6 October 2017

Gaumont Pathé ‘unlimited’ add-ons, Golden Village stake sold, Landmark sued, Cineworld protestors, India cinema strike, Dubai invest in Pakistan cinemas, Forbes cinema analysis, German training scheme, Cinemaxx’s Movie4Friends, Saudi Arabia Cinema rumours, German women-only screenings, seating personality hokum, Odeon lectures, Colorado…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 19 September 2017

AMC CEO buys AMC shares; Regal & AMC both set to rise; MoviePass (not) a ‘unicorn’; ‘Burkha’ is Indian PVoD hit for Amazon; Genesis expands to Cameroon; CGV ‘cultural playground’; ‘Matilda’ threats to Russian cinemas; “It” fight in St Petersburg…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Monday 11 September 2017

Irma closes Florida cinemas; Showcase UK makes loss; two analysts weigh in on cinema upgrades; Spain’s 20% cinema VAT won’t be reduced yet; CNC is filthy rich; Bollywood films get shorter; scary clown in cinema auditorium; Val Morgan grows cine…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 5 September 2017

Lotte to enter Indonesia and gets Cinema LED; CGV 50th cinema in Vietnam; Australia ticket price war; Everyman revenue up 55%; Timeplay funding; interview Cinemaxx past and present head; India GST strain; Russia cinema van attack; Utah beer and cinema…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 29 August 2017

CGV to buy Karo? US cinema advertising up; ‘Cine Cool’ in eastern France, Alamo goes clowns-only for ‘It’; Cineville stormed on terrorist fears; “Game of Thrones” in cinemas; LightVibes to foil piracy; Cinepolis Kochi closed; “Gone With the Wind” de-programmed…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Friday 25 August 2017

Vista and Kinepolis results are good; UK passes 100m admissions; BO summer actually not bad; Carnival buy Singapore cinemas and Umrothkar new CEO; Star Wars fan brawl in cinema; Cineworld evacuation, IBC session on cinema innovation and “Dunkirk” aspect ratio rant….

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