Cinema News Digest – Friday 24 August 2018

Dear Junkies, We are back after the summer break and look forward to an exciting autumn of cinema news, analysis and releases. As always, thank you to those of our readers writing in and keeping us informed. Regards, Patrick Banner…

Cinema News Digest – Thursday 5 April 2018

Dear Junkies, Seriously – did someone decree that 5 April should officially be “Everything Newsworthy in Cinema Happening At Once Day?” Because if so, then we didn’t get the memo. But we got the press releases – all of them!…

Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 13 March 2018

Dear Junkies, Disney/Marvel’s “Black Panther” is a billion dollar global phenomenon, having just taken USD $66.5 million China. The only part of the world where audiences aren’t flocking to cinemas by the millions to see this take on all-black cast…

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…

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