The UNIC Women’s Cinema Leadership Programme

Interview with pioneering mentees Grainne Peat, Magdalena Lewicka and Lucie Morvan The UNIC Women’s Cinema Leadership Programme was launched in 2017 as the first cross sector and cross-country mentoring scheme for up-and-coming female talent in cinema exhibition. A year since…

Popcorn: Cinema’s Surprisingly Cheap Snack?

Popcorn: almost as synonymous with cinema as watching the actual film itself, not least because of the sensory ambience created by the freshly popped smell. But popcorn as a cinema snack has a reputation for being pricey and at GBP…

Artistically Combining Products Corporately, or, PLFs at CinemaCon

CinemaCon 2019 was bracketed by two PLF-style announcements, with a third announced the week prior. All three involve high profile manufacturers and industry specialists. Each announcement has enough nuanced information to make the future for all of them …interesting. On…

Beyond Hollywood: How Cinemas Are Creating New Revenue Streams

Until Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” swooped in and boosted the global box office, Hollywood was struggling to kickstart 2019 and an uncertain year stretched ahead. Which is perhaps why, at least in part, two international cinema operators are actively diversifying…

Why Cohen Media Group Is The Right Buyer For Landmark Theatres

In the end it wasn’t Netflix. Nor was it Amazon Studios. Instead, it is the independent film distributor and production company Cohen Media Group that will be acquiring Landmark Theatres from Wagner/Cuban Companies. Put another way, two billionaires, Todd Wagner…

Karo Partners IKEA’s Russian Property Arm Mega For Expansion

Russian cinema operator Karo has partnered IKEA’s Russian shopping mall division Mega to roll out new multiplexes across the country. The initial development will see the opening of ten ‘new generation cinemas’, an unspecified number of which will be in…

Crystal Palace Opening Is Everyman’s Triumphant 25th

Yesterday saw the opening of and launch party for the Everyman Crystal Palace in south London, the 25th location in the fast growing boutique cinema chain’s network. It was a particularly poignant moment for both Everyman and the locals attending…

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