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…

Global Cinema Opening/Closure Overview (UPDATED)

Thursday 26 November 2020 Top – Study by Berlin’s Hermann-Rietschel -Institut finds spread of aerosol particles (i.e. potential Covid-19 infection risk) almost negligible in cinema auditoriums and far below that of offices, as long as people are not talking, only breathing….

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…

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