Back with a (Cultural Recovery Fund) Bang: ECA Secures Funding

For a membership-and-events-funded organisation such as the Event Cinema Association (ECA), a consequence of 2020’s cinema-shutting pandemic resulted in, like for so many others, pretty much zero income. So some truly happy news in 2021 is that the ECA has…

Filmgrail: Doubling Cinema Audience Engagement

If you’re a cinema exhibitor then depending on where you are in the world you’ve probably had a year of this COVID-19 “nonsense” (for want of a better swear word) keeping your cinema closed. But there is now light at…

AMC and Alamo Top US Cinema Online Engagement Review by Gruvi

Gruvi has recently conducted an A.U.D.I.T. of the websites of major cinema chains in the UK, Australia and the US, in terms of their effective engagement with online audiences. The following three criteria were used to determine the results: Algorithm The Algorithm…

Event Cinema Tops Australia Cinema engagement Review by Gruvi

Gruvi has recently conducted an A.U.D.I.T. of the websites of major cinema chains in Australia to determine how effectively the websites interact with online audiences. The following three criteria were used to determine the results: Algorithm The Algorithm score is…

COVID Cinema Heroes: Bribie Cinema, Bongaree, Queensland, Australia

With the closure of many cinemas and travel restrictions, it has been challenging to maintain the CJ Cinema of the Month in partnership with Vista. Instead we will be featuring submissions from readers about their favourite cinema, particularly small and independent ones, that…

Cinemas in Spain Remain Open, But…

There is one place only where all European cinema lovers would like to be right now: Spain. The reason for this is obvious: Spain is the only major territory in Western Europe where cinemas and theatres remain open. Although the…

COVID Cinema Heroes: Alamo Drafthouse, South Lamar, Texas, USA

With the closure of many cinemas and travel restrictions, it has been challenging to maintain the CJ Cinema of the Month in partnership with Vista. Instead we will be featuring submissions from readers about their favourite cinema, particularly small and…

100 Years of Everyman

The Everyman Cinema in London’s Hampstead (known as “Everyman Hampstead”) has joined many of us this year in having a lockdown-restricted birthday. One hundred years after opening its doors for the first time in 1920 as a theatre, the company…

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