Kinepolis Makes A Landmark Deal In Canada

The Belgian-based Kinepolis has announced the purchase of yet another cinema chain as the company continues its expansion via strategic acquisitions. This time around Kinepolis hopped across the Atlantic Ocean to scoop up Canada’s second largest exhibitor, Landmark Cinemas. News…

CJ Analysis: Taking Stock of Cinema Stocks

Shares in North American cinema operators have endured a rough ride this summer, with AMC taking a particular battering following a perfect storm of a weak third quarter (Q3), uncertainty in China (especially over financing from its largest shareholder, Wanda)…

UK Cinema Property Update – 7 September 2017

Oldham‘s stunning Odeon; Cineworld Warrington, Dover and Ipswich; Odeon Glasgow Quay; Omniplex Ulster; Reel Chorley; Savoy in Doncaster stalled; Scotsman Hotel Edinburgh two-screener; Everyman Newcastle; Merlin Bodmin plans approved; TBC barge objections in Grimsby and Hemel Hempsted 9-screen, Crewe 8-screen. Re-furb/re-opening: Regal goes…

US Cinema Property Update – 6 September 2017

The latest news on cinema properties in the US and Canada – Loeks’ Studio C in Grand Rapids; Bow Tie Albany; Cinemark in Abiline, TX; Maya in Las Vegas; Cinépolis in Glade Park, Dallas, TX. Crowne Pointe delay. Marcus BistroPlex Re-opening: Peninsula Movie Bistro,…

CJ Interview: Damola Layonu – Filmhouse Cinemas, Nigeria

Nigeria is the world’s second largest market in terms of films produced and it is now also Africa’s fastest growing cinema market, with multiplexes, IMAX screens and VIP cinemas catering to the prosperous Nigerian middle class. Having first met and…

CJ Analysis: MoviePass Strategy is a Big Data Gamble

Last week, when MoviePass lowered its “unlimited” moviegoing plan to just USD $9.95 per month, the ensuing news stories and their associated clickbait headlines could have written themselves. Each found it necessary to explain precisely what MoviePass is and remind…

Asia-Pac Cinema Property Update – Wednesday 23 August 2017

Korea first Cine Q, CGV in Bulsan; China new Cinker, oval dome IMAX; Japan Aeon in Nagano; India PVR Icon & regular multiplex in Pune; Singapore: Cathay in Parkway; Australia Event Cinema Sunshine Coast Closing: Lotte Jeju.  Korea (Republic of, South) – New…

EMEA Cinema Property Update – Wednesday 16 August 2017

Kenya’s first 4DX; Germany Manhattan Erlangen, Dortmund Cinestar Brackel, Luxor Filmpalast Heidelberg; France Neufchâteau three-screen; Poland Helios Vivo! and Warsaw Cinema City. Closing: France Ecran 7; Germany Cineplex Dormagen Switzerland Kino City Bern. London’s stunning Picturehouse Central is the CJ + Vista’s Cinema of the…

CJ Opinion: Should Warren Buffett Buy Regal Cinemas?

“Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful,” is one of Warren Buffet’s most famous maxims. It is this strategy combined with shrewd analysis and long-term thinking that has made the ‘Sage of Omaha’ one of…

CJ Cinema Property Update (UK) – Wednesday 2 August 2017

Cineworld 12 screens in Bracknell and Monks Cross in York 2019; The Light new Dundee Wellgate plans; Grantham now five screens only; Havefordwest plans approved; Odeon Merry Hill move plan; Empire Sutton refurb plans; Reel Burnely September opening; Rio £40K grant. New York’s hip Metrograph is the CJ +…

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