Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 23 January 2018

Dear Junkies, How much is MoviePass worth and what are its business prospects? Predicting this currently is a fool’s errand, because there are simply too many unknowns. The unknowns include how fast it will burn through its cash reserves, what…

Cinema News Digest – Thursday 18 January 2018

Dear Junkies, Average ticket price in the US went up 3.69% to USD $8.97 in 2017. Cue usual hysterical headlines (THR: ‘Average Price of a Movie Ticket Soars to $8.97 in 2017‘ – really, “soars”?), particularly when coupled with the…

Cinema News Digest – Friday 12 January 2018

Indian national anthem not compulsory for cinemas; best Dutch film year since 1978/1965; good BO year for Ireland but bad for Italy; positive coverage of dynamic pricing announcement in Germany; cinema “better investment proposition” than restaurants in UK; Rec Room…

Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 9 January 2018

2017 US BO off by one animated hit; UK box office record; CEO PVR Bijli settles ‘out-of-court’; CGR now France’s largest circuit; US ‘bomb cyclone’ could freeze BO; Nollywood cracks UK Top 10; bringing food into cinemas in India; Newcastle’s…

Cinema News Digest – Thursday 4 January 2018

Dear Junkies, As we start the new year, we can look back on an eventful 2017 that had everything from AMC’s nosediving share-price and Saudi Arabia lifting the ban on cinemas to the Mouse-devours-Fox stunner that ended the year. If…

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Dear CJ Fans and Readers, We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and thank you for all the support in the past year. It was an eventful year for the global exhibition business and no doubt…

Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 5 December 2017

Dear Junkies, Cineworld’s purchase of Regal is a bit like a python swallowing a goat – it can be done, but the initial result will be more goat than snake-shaped. Once investors and analysts had time to digest the proposed…

Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 28 November 2017

Samsung LED Cinema in Switzerland; young people cinema attendance surprise; DECIPRO’s Jean-Marc Couffignal dead; IMAX VR in Odeon Trafford Centre; Cineworld revenue up; Vue heart attack help; sex in cinema couple arrested; Curly Wurly or dog poo; cinema attack;  Twavox…

Cinema News Digest – Monday 20 November 2017

Paramount VR ‘cinema’; Bloomberg’s Q3 summary; CGR buys Cap’Cinema; Cinefamily to close after scandals; first cinema to boycott ‘Star Wars VIII‘; PVR expands VKAAO; re-birth of community cinemas in UK; single screens cling on in UAE; Bernadette McCabe joins MoviePass;…

Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 14 November 2017

Dear Junkies, MoviePass has paid AMC USD $11.88 on average for each cinema ticket sold, AMC data shows. Not a bad deal for customers paying USD $9.95 per month, but not a business model that is sustainable in the long…

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