CJ Cinema Digest – Monday 25 April 2016

CGV mulls divests, VPF transparency call, Helios expansion, Prince in cinema, Saudi Arabia cinema, Marathi films mandated, “Deadpool” alcohol raid, Japan’s 1st dine-in cinema and more…

Paris Terrorist Attacks Impact French Cinemas

Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris led to the closure of Gaumont, Pathé, UGC and MK2 cinemas in the French capital on the Saturday, as well as affecting several film events scheduled for the coming week. The terrorist attacks are likely to…

Millenials and the Future of Cinema

The following editorial has been adapted from a post written by Irina Kobzeva-Pavlovic, Director of Marketing and Business Development at TK Architects International which was published on the company’s blog. One of the common themes at the CinemaCon in Las Vegas this…

CineEurope 2015 – Day 1

The first day of CineEurope saw a focus on mobile and social media challenges as well as the opening keynotes….

Alibaba Buys China Cinema Ticketing Company for $134m

The biggest financial cinema news of the week was not at the CinemaCon trade show in Las Vegas. Demonstrating instead the importance of China to the cinema business, e-commerce giant Alibaba paid 840 million yuan (USD $134 million) for cinema…

CinemaCon: Interview With Ymagis/DCNA’s Barry Rebo

In the run-up to and during CinemaCon 2015 CJ is interviewing and profiling several leading companies, trade bodies and people to capture the mood of the cinema industry as it enters its post-digital era. Today we talk to Barry Rebo, newly…

CinemaCon: Dave Hollis Delivers International Keynote Address

This is a live transcript of presentations at CinemaCon. As such it is likely to contain errors, spelling misstakes and misheard quotes. You have been warned. It is a strange dicotomy that international cinema now represents 72% of Hollywood’s box…