Global Cinema Opening/Closure Overview (UPDATED)

Wednesday 25 November 2020 France – Cinemas will be allowed to re-open 15 December, having closed 30 October, but the 9pm curfew remains. Most major French release have now been pushed back to 2021. LINK Although there will be a…

Is 2020 Now a Write-Off Year for Cinemas?

So what now? That seems to be the common refrain from most cinema industry followers as this past week we watched more high profile films moved back to 2021. As cinemas reopen in some parts of the world, and as…

Larger Than Life – Outdoor Cinema Thrives in the Pandemic

The Coronavirus pandemic has brought a surge of urban cinemas screening anywhere but the movie theatre. Homes around the world have been making outdoor home cinemas with a large screen and some chairs. Real cinemas are selling popcorn outside of…

Consumer Confidence Surveys Find Audiences Want to Return to Cinemas

There are few things that we know for certain these days in the entertainment sphere (besides that everyone we know has watched “Tiger King”). Information divides opinion and headlines now draw polarising conclusions from observers and armchair commentators. Mainstream media…

What Cinemas Do To Stay in Touch With Patrons While Dark

If you were to run a poll amongst cinema-goers worldwide asking them why they go to the movies, the result would overwhelmingly be a combination of escapism from the real world and the social experience. As a sector that can…

How Patrons Are Supporting Cinemas Around the World

The film industry, and exhibition in particular, is in a state of flux. With the US box office reporting $0 for the first time, exhibitors of all sizes around the world are going to find the next few months difficult,…

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