What Will Film Critics Do, Now That Cinemas Have Closed?

“Lose our jobs and starve, most likely.” The Vulture critic Bilge Ebiri’s response to the question, “What will film critics do if all cinemas close for several months” was pithy and to the point. In a profession that had already…

How Will Cinemas Treat Their Staff While Closed?

In less than 24 hours two starkly different approaches emerged as to how cinemas in the UK will treat their staff while they are closed because of the Coronavirus outbreak. This was also one of the hot topics at yesterday’s…

Shifting Your Blockbuster Release Date? Head to Gower Street

When should you release your USD $1 billion+ Blockbuster? Given the number of releases that have radically shifted release dates (Bond in November, “Fast & Furious 9” next year), the question is more crucial than ever to box office success….

Coronavirus Cinema Update – Monday 16 March 2020

This post will be updated throughout today. Please check back for updates.  It is sadly becoming easier to track which countries haven’t closed their cinemas, than keeping track of all the ones where they have closed. Germany, Sweden, UK and…

2020 For Women in Cinema

The first ever spacewalk made by an all female team. The European Commission’s first woman President and the most gender-balanced college in history. Finland’s all female government coalition led by the youngest head of state in the world – these…

Coronavirus Cinema Update – Friday 13 March 2020

This post will be updated throughout the day (13 March 2020) as news emerges and things change at a fast pace. Thank you also to all those who have sent in news and kept us informed. Please send updates you…

Selective Closure of Cinemas in Poland Due To Coronavirus

With cinemas ordered closed in six countries, including neighbouring Slovak Republic, local authorities in Poland have begun closing cinemas in some cities. The closures are part of an effort to contain the cpread of the Coronavirus responsible for the Covid-19…

Coronavirus Cinema Update – Tuesday 10 March 2020

As Bond is followed by the bunny in getting its release date shifted, with SPE’s “Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway” moved from March 27 (Easter) to August (five month later), we look at the latest news from around the world…

Cineworld Tops Online Engagement Review by Gruvi

Cineworld has come out top in an analysis of which UK cinema chain’s website in was best “in terms of their effective engagement with online audiences.” The study was part of an annual review conducted by online marketing specialists Gruvi. The…

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