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…

Cinema News Digest – Monday 16 April 2018

Dear Junkies, No time for introductory words of wisdom as we prepare for CinemaCon. Hope to see you in Las Vegas next week. Drop us a line (tips[at]celluloidjunkie.com) to arrange a meeting or just have a chat over coffee (or…

Cinema News Digest – Thursday 5 April 2018

Dear Junkies, Seriously – did someone decree that 5 April should officially be “Everything Newsworthy in Cinema Happening At Once Day?” Because if so, then we didn’t get the memo. But we got the press releases – all of them!…

Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 27 March 2018

Dear Junkies, This week children burnt to death in a cinema where they had gone to watch “Sherlock Gnomes”. 11-year old Viktoria Pochankina called her aunt to tell her that her school-class was trapped in the cinema auditorium and everything…

Cinema News Digest – Friday 23 March 2018

Samsung Cinema LED 3D opens in Switzerland; man dies following Vue recliner accident; Odeon Oslo opens and ends 100 year old monopoly; new Odeon HQ in Manchester; Nigeria needs 774 cinemas; 3D Pursuit bring movie magic to Uganda; best Springtime for…

Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 20 March 2018

C&E Europe under-screened; Cineworld year-end results; Everyman profits triple; Curzon find Living Wage pays; Springtime for Cinema in France; NCM shares “undervalued” & Teperberg joins board; camcording piracy declines (except Russia); cinema returns to Ivory Coast; man suffers serious injury…

Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 13 March 2018

Dear Junkies, Disney/Marvel’s “Black Panther” is a billion dollar global phenomenon, having just taken USD $66.5 million China. The only part of the world where audiences aren’t flocking to cinemas by the millions to see this take on all-black cast…

Cinema News Digest – Friday 9 March 2018

Saudia Arabia issues cinema licences; Lotte to spin off cinemas; US $1bn BO February; Samsung Cinema LED insights; Cinemark Movie Club 120K member; Vue’s Tim Richards interviewed; Indian cinema growth; VPF revolt in south India; Côté Cinema becomes BoxOfficeFrance; MoviePass CPO…

Cinema News Digest – Monday 26 January 2018

Miles & Co. exit Regal; “Black Panther” augers well for 2018; 10 Saudi cinemas to open in March; Samsung Cinema LED screen coming to LA; Russian cinema fined for “Death of Stalin”; Aussies protest tax money for cinema; more films…

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