AMC Backs Off Premium-VOD Talks With Studios

With some of technology’s biggest players in Las Vegas last week for CES, Citigroup thought it would be a good idea to wrangle some of them into an investor conference taking place at the Bellagio Hotel. Among those in attendance…

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…

CJ Analysis: Taking Stock of Cinema Stocks

Shares in North American cinema operators have endured a rough ride this summer, with AMC taking a particular battering following a perfect storm of a weak third quarter (Q3), uncertainty in China (especially over financing from its largest shareholder, Wanda)…

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….

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