CJ Cinema Digest – Friday 22 April 2016

Spanish cinema tragedy, CinemaCon updates (teens, texting, ticket prices & DCDC), Inox limit, 28 Days review, Toyota cinema seats, Live Cinema cons, blind cinema patron in Germany, Imax subtitling for deaf, new cinema plans and Scottish cinema Wurlitzer. …

Film Festival for Blind Highlights France’s Accessibility Gap

Paris is currently hosting its 6th annual film festival blind and visually impaired people at the UGC Gobelins cinema. The event is arranged by l’Association Valentin Haüy (AVH) and this year sponsored by Luc Besson, whose films “Lucy” and “Taken 3” are…

Daily Cinema Digest – Wednesday 7 January 2015

The two last episodes of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” plus a new trailer for the upcoming season will screen in Imax. The show previously screened pre-release episodes theatrically, but that was ‘only’ George R.R. Martin’s own Cocteau Cinema in Arizona….

Swedish Subtitling of Swedish Films Causes Controversy

From today all Swedish film screened by Sweden’s largest cinema chain SF Bio will be subtitled in Swedish. Yes, all. While foreign films have always been subtitled rather than dubbed in Sweden (except animation for children), the decision to introduce…

China Cinema Digest – Wednesday 5 November 20

Not a month seems to go by without China breaking a new box office record. The Mainland box office is now on course to hit USD $5 billion (30 billion yuan) by the end of this year according to the Chinese…

Daily Cinema Digest – Monday 3 November 2014

Mexican/international chain Cinepolis is mentioned as one of the potential bidders for Regal, according to the LA Times. Other potential buyers mentioned include No. 3 US chain Cinemark, Shanghai Film Group Corp., Chinese e-commerce major Alibaba, or South Korea’s CJ Group. It…

Daily Cinema Digest – Tuesday 9 September 2014

‘AMC Is A Ticking Time Bomb’, Seeking Alpha’s article headline yells. Not quite as dire, but it does raise some pertinent questions about AMC’s long term financing. No mention of the summer slate of 2015 but just a penetrating look…

Daily Cinema Digest – Wednesday 27 August 2014

The Netherlands – 4K will be a major topic at the upcoming IBC (show – not ice bucket challenge), with awards just announced for the 4K transmissions by the Vienna State Opera and the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Be sure not…

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