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…

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…

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