CJ Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 19 September 2017

AMC CEO buys AMC shares; Regal & AMC both set to rise; MoviePass (not) a ‘unicorn’; ‘Burkha’ is Indian PVoD hit for Amazon; Genesis expands to Cameroon; CGV ‘cultural playground’; ‘Matilda’ threats to Russian cinemas; “It” fight in St Petersburg…

CJ Analysis: MoviePass Strategy is a Big Data Gamble

Last week, when MoviePass lowered its “unlimited” moviegoing plan to just USD $9.95 per month, the ensuing news stories and their associated clickbait headlines could have written themselves. Each found it necessary to explain precisely what MoviePass is and remind…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Friday 4 August 2017

Credit card fraud at Studio Movie Grill, AMC responds to falling share price, Vietnam object to China island cinema, Emoji self pleasuring, Dileep D Cinemaas controversy, “Dunkirk” screening fire, Korea power outage, Picturehouse welcomes pooches. USA (GA) – An alleged…

CJ Opinion: Should Warren Buffett Buy Regal Cinemas?

“Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful,” is one of Warren Buffet’s most famous maxims. It is this strategy combined with shrewd analysis and long-term thinking that has made the ‘Sage of Omaha’ one of…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 1 August 2017

Rotten Tomatoes squashed, AMC keeps Uptown sign, Irish cinema gives ‘F’ rating, Palace domiates Aussie festivals, film poster emotions analysed, what food you can take into UK cinemas, travellers disrupt cinema, Indian clashes over Gandhi film, Sydney’s Event Cinema flooded…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Friday 21 July 2017

AMC denies rumours, Megabox smartens ‘crew’, Deny drops ‘convenience’ charge, PayTM allows cancellation, Inox looks to premium, PVR boosts F&B spend, WB-Cineas spat in Spain, Galway art-house failure liquidated, Joe Masher Historical President, PVR PCI DSS, mother & son punched,…

AMC Q1 Lifts Lid on Carmike, Odeon & NCG Integration

AMC has published its Q1 2017 figures and profits are down but revenue is up at the world’s biggest cinema chain. The 67.5% growth in turnover had a lot to do with including Carmike, Odeon and (four days of) NCG…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Friday 21 April 2017

PVR fires Kapoor, Paytm crosses $62m, ‘Limitless’ Odeon Printworks worries, AMC’s European shopping bill, ICTA awards, Netflix day-and-date policy no-change, WTW and Scott Cinemas merge, HArkness’ Mitchell heads BKSTS’ CTC, NBA and TED in cinemas, Cineplex attack, scanner theft, Furious fight,…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 18 April 2017

Vue to buy Printworks, Odeon-Imax plans, fatal Showcase stabbing, Netflix France cinema pressure, India price cap, Cinepolis India UPI, 21% Germans ‘never’ go to cinema, 700 films banned in German cinemas, INCAA sacking protest, Picturehouse strike, Showcase shooting, another cinema…

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