Celluloid Junkie’s 2018 Cinema Predictions

2017 was an eventful year for the film and cinema business and 2018 promises to be even more so. So the Celluloid Junkie editorial team has gazed into the crystal ball to see what’s ahead. Here is a list of…

Cineworld In Negotiations to Acquire Regal – BREAKING NEWS

Regal Entertainment Group has confirmed that it is in negotiations to be acquired by European cinema major Cineworld in an all-cash deal. The proposed merger would value Regal at USD $23 per share, while the company’s share closed on NYSE…

India’s PVR Acquires Strategic Stake in iPic

Indian multiplex major PVR has acquired a two percent stake in upmarket US movie chain iPic for USD $4 million. This is the first time PVR has bought into a cinema chain outside of India. The move is aimed to…

mm2 Buys Singapore’s Cathay Cineplex for $169 Million

Media company mm2 has agreed to buy Singapore cinema chain Cathay Cineplex for S$ 230 million (USD $169 million). The move come less than a month after it failed to buy half of rival Golden Village. Cathay operates eight cinemas…

AMC Q1 Lifts Lid on Carmike, Odeon & NCG Integration

AMC has published its Q1 2017 figures and profits are down but revenue is up at the world’s biggest cinema chain. The 67.5% growth in turnover had a lot to do with including Carmike, Odeon and (four days of) NCG…

BREAKING NEWS: Korea Multiplex sells 20% Stake in Megabox

Korea Multiplex is selling 19.5% of its 50% stake in South Korean cinema chain Megabox to institutional investors for KWN 110 billion (USD $97.3 million). KB Asset Management and Shinhan BNP Paribas are buying 157,410 shares in South Korea’s third-largest cinema…

EXCLUSIVE: CJ Interviews Paul Donovan, former CEO of Odeon & UCI

Having turned around the fortunes of Odeon & UCI, the company’s CEO Paul Donovan stunned the cinema industry by announcing that he was stepping down shortly after the exhibitors’ sale to Wanda-owned AMC. After a period of well-deserved holiday, decompression and…

Which Cinema Chain Will AMC Buy Next?

With three one billion-dollar acquisitions in Europe in the timeframe of just ten months, AMC is by no means done with achieving Wanda’s goal of controlling 20% of global screen count. AMC’s Adam Aron has openly said that the world’s…

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