Cinema News Digest – Friday 14 September 2018

Dear Junkies, Here at CJ we don’t care to join in the Moviepass bashing, but we are curious how the cinema subscription service is working and what impact it is having on the larger US cinema market. Our musings last…

Cinema News Digest – Wednesday 5 September 2018

Dear Junkies, “Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful,” Warren Buffett once told investors. So what does the Sage of Omaha’s advice tell us about this summer’s domestic (i.e US) box office? Substitute ‘greedy’ for ‘jubilant’ and the answer is…

Cinema News Digest – Friday 24 August 2018

Dear Junkies, We are back after the summer break and look forward to an exciting autumn of cinema news, analysis and releases. As always, thank you to those of our readers writing in and keeping us informed. Regards, Patrick Banner…

Cinema News Digest – Wednesday 25 July 2018

AMC partners Facebook; LED screen sound break-through; UK summer BO down 19% as 1H admissions up but BO down; MoviePass’ parent promises turnaround; CGV partners smallest cinema; Inox profits up by share price down; Miraj eye 200 screens; Teperberg and Galano…

Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 17 July 2018

Dear Junkies, It’s been a year since Samsung launched the first LED Cinema screen in Korea on 13 July. Today the projector-less Onyx screens can be found in eight countries and 12 multiplexes, with the latest in Traumpalast Esslingen in…

Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 3 July 2018

Dear Junkies, Nobody thinks that cinema concessions are cheap, but few of us would physically attack a multiplex staff over the price of popcorn. But that is what has now happened in India, where what was previously a fight in…

Cinema News Digest – Friday 29 June 2018

Dear Junkies, We have come to the half-way point for domestic (US and Chinese) and global box office, with the news being good all around. Ticket sales in North America are up more than 8% with over USD $6 billion…

Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 26 June 2018

IPO plans for CGV Vietnam; PVR’s Bijli in Panama Papers 2; Samsung Onyx coming to India; Ajay Devgn to open 100 cinema in one year (sic); Oh Kino/Cine Q/HappyCinema challenge incumbents in Korea/Poland/Romania; UCI Kinowelt Potsdam first to get recliner treatment;…

Cinema News Digest – Friday 25 May 2018

Dear Junkies, Happy GDPR day! In 2015 Odeon UK & Ireland abolished the online ticket booking fee. Not penalising customers for booking tickets in advance, instead of paying cash on the day at the box office, was trumpeted as a…

Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 22 May 2018

Dear Junkies, Hold the front page: Netflix is NOT killing cinema! This is one of the conclusion of two independent pieces of research that have just been released in German and Ireland. Both studies found that heavy users of subscription…

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