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…

Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 9 January 2018

2017 US BO off by one animated hit; UK box office record; CEO PVR Bijli settles ‘out-of-court’; CGR now France’s largest circuit; US ‘bomb cyclone’ could freeze BO; Nollywood cracks UK Top 10; bringing food into cinemas in India; Newcastle’s…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Friday 2 June 2017

Screening Room hype, IMAX & AMC shares down, Indian cinema up, PVR 1,000 screen in 2020, RealD’s Lewis defends 3D, Cineplex thinks outside the box (office), Lebanon boycotts WW, CNN faults 4DX, UK arthouse problems, Barco Escape’s ‘The Recall’ reviewed,…

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 Digest – Friday 21 October 2016

Great & Unwatchable Billy Lynn, AMC $1.4bn new debt, Helios expansion, THX sold (again), Indian cinema growth, UFO’s theatres, Indian cinema violence threat and paraplegic attack, Unique’s Rosetta Live, Cinépolis <3 4DX, Picturehouse's Goleby out, Schulman goes DTS:X with GDC, The Lot in San Ramon, Alamo in Brooklyn, Odeon Oldham Old Town Hall, Marlow Pop Up cinema, France's second business cinema expanded, Odeon Newcastle to be demolished and London's last sex cinema closed (again)....

CJ Analysis: Taking Stock of AMC’s Acquisition of Carmike

On July 15th Carmike Cinemas Inc. delayed a vote on whether to accept an acquisition offer from AMC Entertainment Holdings of USD $1.1 billion. The original shareholder vote was to take place on June 30th but was rescheduled for the…

CJ Analysis: AMC Acquisition of Carmike In Jeopardy

The acquisition of Carmike Cinemas Inc. by AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. was never going to be entirely easy or uncomplicated. It is safe to say, after the events of the past two weeks, culminating in a delayed shareholder vote earlier…

CJ Cinema Digest – Friday 3 June 2016

Stellar buys ticketing biz, AMC buys Carmike ‘cheap’, Malaysian islamists block cinema, PVR cuts DT price, German cinemas make peace with Disney, Odeon Q1, Secret Cinema’s 28 Days numbers, Euro football in cinemas, live events in 48% of UK cinemas, MediCinema and ‘Eating Healthy’ in Cinema City Jerusalem (for one day)…

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