Weekly Cinema Digest – Monday 14 December 2015

UK – It is not just cinemas in the US taking security precautions during the new “Star Wars” film, with UK cinemas also asking patrons to refrain from wearing Darth Vader masks and bringing light sabres. Odeon has sold 500,000…

Weekly Cinema Digest – Friday 4 December 2015

Sweden – A Swedish cinema chain has stopped accepting cash payments in all of its venues after disturbances involving gangs of youth. Björnbiografer AB no longer accept cash for its cinemas in Falun, Gagnef, Ludvika, Rättvik, Sandviken, Tierp and Vansbro. In one incident…

Weekly Cinema Digest – Friday 20 November 2015

Belgium – A riot broke out at the Kinepolis cinema in Brussels screening the gang-themed film “Black” last week. Under-aged patrons entered the sold-out screening and refused to leave. The movie has attracted controversy, not so much for its Romeo-and-Juliet…

Weekly Cinema Digest – Friday 13 November 2015

Luxembourg – The largest cinema chain in Luxembourg – make that the ONLY cinema chain in Luxembourg – is being absorbed by Kinepolis, after the acquisition of Utopolis was recently approved. There is a long interview with Utoplis former head…

Weekly Cinema Digest – Friday 9 October 2015

USA – With the stocks of the three largest exhibitors off their one-year high by between a fifth and a third, Seeking Alpha contributor Johannes Salim looks at whether there is a buying opportunity. He starts off with Wanda-controlled AMC….

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