PLF: Investment In The Next Generation of Cinema Exhibition

The following post is a synopsis taken from the recent report on PLF Cinema from IHS Technology, published in June 2015. Premium large format (PLF) is one of the fastest growing and most active areas of cinema exhibition with significant potential…

German Cinema Going in Terminal Decline, Study Finds

A study by Germany’s Federal Film Board (FFA) paints a bleak picture for the future of cinema going in Europe’s largest economy. The report finds that after a strong 2015, cinema attendance is set to decline by one to two…

European Cinema Figures and More by UNIC

Definitive cinema attendance figures for Europe in 2014 have been published by cinema trade body UNIC, as part of its 2014-2015 General Report. Preliminary figures were released by UNIC back in February and are largely the same, so the report…

UK Cinema Spending Habits and Intentions Revealed

British polling company YouGov has published a report that details the spending patterns and intentions of UK cinema goers. The findings reveal regional variations and an overall positive outlook, though cost is a factor in some people choosing not to…

IHS: 72 PLF Brands Compete With Imax (But Only Two Are a Threat)

IHS Technology recently published an Insight Report on “The market for Premium Large Format (PLF) cinema” as part of its Cinema Intelligence Service. Authored by Principal Analyst Charlotte Jones, the report does an excellent job of providing a comprehensive and…

Dissecting Google’s Box Office Prediction Study

Predicting box office receipts for a motion picture release, whether for opening weekend or an entire theatrical run, is anything but an exact science. Leave it to the good folks at Google, those lords of the algorithm, to rely on…

Stop Whining And Be Grateful For Those Cheap Cinema Tickets

The LA Time’s cinema columnist ‘Projector’ has a humorous op-ed piece echoing the NATO/MPAA song that going to the cinema is still the cheapest form of entertainment. Not just compared to going to a sporting event or visiting the opera,…

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