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…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 11 April 2017

AMC & Cinemark to spend >$1bn on recliner seats and F&B,  US BO year up 5.5% already, Spaniards want lower cinema VAT, Oslo cinema privatisation success, Argentina BO up, AC turned off for Kannada film, Disney captioning protest, Korea cinema…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Friday 17 March 2017

Vista conference, OurScreen+Odeon, Credit Suisse ‘Underperforms’ AMC, record Mexican BO, Indian $3 ticket cap, Korea voucher expiry worry, Carmike turns to AMC, Ian Shepherd to leave Odeon, Movio Sarah promoted, André Rieu takes event cinema in-house, EclairColor CinemaCon demo, first 4DX…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Monday 13 February 2017

50 Shades ‘ban’, Picturehouse strike (DTDC too), US cinema shares down, AMC to sell Manchester multiplex, Skylight outdoor cinema grows, Choovie movie price fixer app, “Trainspotting 2” fight in Scottish cinema and beardie bloke blocked, new Indian cinema fire and…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Monday 12 December 2016

Alibaba invests in Showtime, GIC pumps $260m into Cinema XXI, Atom Tickets profiled Redux, cinema stocks fall, Odeon-AMC Manchester conflict, Showtime Taipei is Christie Vive’s 400th, Korean cinemas’ variable pricing, Canada cinema hack, Indian cinema national anthem arrests, Inox plans, MK2 VR venue plans, Dutch supply Chinese VR, Malick’s UltraWidescreen, DepthQ US patent, PVR to install 10x4DX, Sawhney is Carnival COO, DCM signs Everyman, NCM signs Bow Tie, MK2’s Music Cinema Club, ECA Russian chapter, Sherlock IV in cinemas, raunchy mom in cinema pilloried. …

CJ Cinema Digest – Friday 18 November 2016

AMC’s Carmike and Odeon-UCI buys approved, Anschutz sells, deadly Peru cinema fire, Korea safety report, Imax to show Marvel TV, Philips’ Xenon business sold, Kino.de app reviewed, Regal L.A Live: Brco all-laser, NYC Clearview to become luxury Cinemex, Cinépolis tests your cinema knowledge….

CJ Cinema Digest – Friday 28 October 2016

China BO slowdown, Curzon CEO sees decline, PVR & INOX Q2 down, AMC Q3 up, Cineworld VIP in Glasgow, Celebration re-seating, sleep-in cinema, Coke renews with GSC, VieShow CineAsia award, sensory ‘Alamo For All’, AMC Stubbs election night and “highbrow” pop-up porn cinema in London….

CJ Cinema Digest – Wednesday 10 August 2016

RealD’s Ultimate Screen, AMC accelerates Dolby Cinema, Cinepolis India price hike OK, Harkness India growth, walking distance Picturehouse, Russian BO up, weekly immersive live Little Cinema, Cineplex bedbugs, Germna cinema lock-in, CGV bed cinema success, Imax Pasching #1, Kate Scherping NCM CFO, new Tokyo Cinema Sunshine and cinema ‘ghost’….

CJ Cinema Digest – Friday 1 July 2016

Regal AMC AT&T make Twosday, #BoycottCinemark, Indian cinema 24/7, la Fete du Cinema up 5%, Canada toddler tickets, Pathe allocated seating, Japan rugby event cinema, Spain diabetes kids cinema ban, laser battle, Cinema Next & Cineplexx TMS deal, Pakistan cinema Ramadan violation, cinema stabbing in Santa Rosa, Cineplexx’s 2nd Dolby Cinema, Finking Scape, CGV Blitz 21st, Imax in Ashford, Barden Peru laser 1st and Polish 360-degree cinema….

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