Private Cinema Rentals: Innovation In A Time of Crisis

Given the struggle facing international cinema exhibition it’s a real challenge to find a silver lining, especially amongst the latest spate of films decamping to 2021 or heading straight to streaming. Operators are going through a time of crisis and…

Cinemas Lack Movies, Not Audiences

Letter to the Editor Cinemas lack movies, not audiences The Danish movie industry has shown that the turning point is not far away and that few factors are making the difference for recovery. In Denmark, the past weeks have demonstrated…

French Cinemas Are Closing (Again)

It has sadly not been uncommon for re-opened cinema to be forced to shutter their doors again in many part of the world. China was first with the brief re-opening in the spring quickly ending and cinemas in Dalian also…

Fragmentation Hampers German Cinema Reopenings

In Germany, most cinemas have opened their doors again after the three-month COVID-19 lockdown. “The dates for the reopening have been set,” says Christine Berg, Chairperson of the Hauptverband Deutscher Filmtheater (HDF). “Unlike other European countries, it was not possible…

CJ Interviews: Steve Knibbs, COO for Vue International

The global COVID-19 pandemic, and resulting government-enforced lockdowns, has pushed the international cinema industry to its limits. But throughout this time, innovation and a strong sense of community has surfaced, with exhibitors around the world using the downtime to plan…

How Cinemas Are Programming for Re-Opening

Celluloid Junkie’s ‘Re-Opening & Re-Imagining Cinemas‘ is a series of articles that tracks how cinemas around the world resume operations and seek to build a better cinema experience. We thank everyone who has contributed to this effort.  It seems like…

On-Demand Cinema Proves a Hit in Sweden and South Korea

Cinema-on-demand in an actual cinema is a wow, who knew? This ‘private cinema show of your own’ proves that the moviegoing tradition can stay alive even when there’s no new product to show. Despite having run out of audience for…

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