Cinema News Digest – Thursday 15 February 2018

Dear Junkies, Today is the start of the Berlin Film Festival (aka Berlinale to locals) and CJ will be taking part in various panels, forums, presentations, meetings, receptions and, who knows, we might even be able to fit in a…

Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 6 February 2018

Dear Junkies, Cineworld’s shareholders have approved the USD $3.6 billion merger with Regal, something that was never really in doubt given that the largest voting share (29%) is controlled by the Greidinger family that proposed the merger. In the end…

Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 30 January 2018

Google Maps’ cinema ticket functionality; Inox acquires Swanston; Carnival’s $150m+/1,000 screens ambitions; Standard General up NCM stake; is box office growing or falling; “Padmaavat” losses; Island Sunday cinema protests; AudioMovie access app and Odeon Leicester Sq. plans revealed. USA (CA)…

Cinema News Digest – Friday 26 January 2018

Dear Junkies, Two types of projections happen in the cinema. The first is the light, colours and shapes thrown onto the screen by the projector. The second is the dreams, hopes, joy, fear, prejudice and more that we as an…

Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 23 January 2018

Dear Junkies, How much is MoviePass worth and what are its business prospects? Predicting this currently is a fool’s errand, because there are simply too many unknowns. The unknowns include how fast it will burn through its cash reserves, what…

Cinema News Digest – Thursday 18 January 2018

Dear Junkies, Average ticket price in the US went up 3.69% to USD $8.97 in 2017. Cue usual hysterical headlines (THR: ‘Average Price of a Movie Ticket Soars to $8.97 in 2017‘ – really, “soars”?), particularly when coupled with the…

Cinema News Digest – Friday 12 January 2018

Indian national anthem not compulsory for cinemas; best Dutch film year since 1978/1965; good BO year for Ireland but bad for Italy; positive coverage of dynamic pricing announcement in Germany; cinema “better investment proposition” than restaurants in UK; Rec Room…

Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 9 January 2018

2017 US BO off by one animated hit; UK box office record; CEO PVR Bijli settles ‘out-of-court’; CGR now France’s largest circuit; US ‘bomb cyclone’ could freeze BO; Nollywood cracks UK Top 10; bringing food into cinemas in India; Newcastle’s…

Cinema News Digest – Thursday 4 January 2018

Dear Junkies, As we start the new year, we can look back on an eventful 2017 that had everything from AMC’s nosediving share-price and Saudi Arabia lifting the ban on cinemas to the Mouse-devours-Fox stunner that ended the year. If…

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Dear CJ Fans and Readers, We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and thank you for all the support in the past year. It was an eventful year for the global exhibition business and no doubt…

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