“So, What Happens Now?” How UK Cinemas Keep Going

It’s been a long old year, this week. It’s a sobering thought that our industry, like many others, temporarily doesn’t exist. In a little more than a week we at Celluloid Junkie have gone from tracking and reporting on the…

How Will Cinemas Treat Their Staff While Closed?

In less than 24 hours two starkly different approaches emerged as to how cinemas in the UK will treat their staff while they are closed because of the Coronavirus outbreak. This was also one of the hot topics at yesterday’s…

Selective Closure of Cinemas in Poland Due To Coronavirus

With cinemas ordered closed in six countries, including neighbouring Slovak Republic, local authorities in Poland have begun closing cinemas in some cities. The closures are part of an effort to contain the cpread of the Coronavirus responsible for the Covid-19…

Coronavirus Cinema Update – Tuesday 10 March 2020

As Bond is followed by the bunny in getting its release date shifted, with SPE’s “Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway” moved from March 27 (Easter) to August (five month later), we look at the latest news from around the world…

Cineworld Tops Online Engagement Review by Gruvi

Cineworld has come out top in an analysis of which UK cinema chain’s website in was best “in terms of their effective engagement with online audiences.” The study was part of an annual review conducted by online marketing specialists Gruvi. The…

All-Out Cinema Ticket Price War Erupts in Poland

Located at the geographic crossroads of Europe and Eurasia, Poland is no stranger to conflict, having suffered numerous wars and invasions during it tumultuous history. Today it again finds itself in a three-way battle, only this time it is over…

COVID-19 Cinema Update – 2 March 2020

Here is a roundup of the latest news in the global cinema market as it relates to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. China – Beijing Municipal Government held its 34th coronavirus press conference, stating that the local cinema industry is not…

CJ Green: Pathé’s Plastic Problem (and Solution)

Europe, along with the rest of the world, has a plastic waste issue in that there’s a lot (too much) of it in everyday circulation. In particular for Pathé NL, the Netherlands’ largest cinema company, 0.5L drink bottles were a…

CJ Analysis: Rollercoaster for Global Cinema Shares in 2019

2019 was an eventful year for cinema. Worldwide box office grew to a record $42.5 billion, the Guardian announced that the growth in pre-show advertising would overtake growth in internet advertising for the first time in 20 years, and Moviepass…

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