Daily Cinema Digest – Thursday 4 September

IBC is less than a week away and the IBC Big Screen Experience (free for all attendees!) will hear an urgent appeal for digital cinema manufacturers, exhibitors and others to resolve the vexing issue of software upgrades. John Hurst, co-founder…

Daily Cinema Digest – Tuesday 2 September 2014

Is Vue ditching RealD? The exhibitor is switching almost 400 of its screens across the UK, Ireland, Germany and Denmark to Sony Digital Cinema 3D projectors. While the press release doesn’t say it, this is a significant departure for Vue,…

Future of Cinema Advertising on Show at SAWA Cannes Lions 2014

The Screen Advertising World Association (SAWA) held its annual showcase of Cinema Advertising innovation at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity 2014 on Monday 16 June. For those of you unable to attend (perhaps understandably, as CineEurope kicked off the…

Daily Cinema Digest – Wednesday 6 August 2014

Often the overlooked cinema major in Asia, the Japanese cinema market is still dynamic, as witnessed by this $100m acquisition of United Cinemas, with its 36 cinema complexes. Convenience store operator Lawson Inc. announced Wednesday it will acquire United Cinemas Co.,…

Daily Cinema Digest – Friday 1 August 2014

Great Scott, they did it in the end! Secret Cinema’s delayed Back to the Future event went off yesterday without a problem. The company’s founder had a few words of contrition before the start of the film, as reported in…

Daily Cinema Digest – Wednesday 30 July 2014

Guidelines have now been published for what American cinema need to do to comply with disabilities and access regulation, or, ‘Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Under Title III of the ADA to Require Movie Theaters to Provide Closed Movie Captioning and Audio…

Daily Cinema Digest – Tuesday 29 July 2014

The cancellation of the opening week of Secret Cinema’s ambitious Back to the Future event has spilled over from the trades into mainstream press. Though not the first cancellation (both Brazil and its Australian opening were delayed) this is bigger…

Daily Cinema Digest – Friday 25 July 2014

Much has been made of the success of Transformers 4 in China (biggest hit of all time, etc. etc.). But at the risk of coming across all Cassandra, it should be noted that before Transformers 4 and the local hit…

Daily Cinema Digest – Thursday 24 July 2014

The summer isn’t over but already it seems that last rites and post-mortem are being performed on what has been a disappointing box office season, at least in the US. Thank goodness there is China and other emerging markets to…

Daily Cinema Digest – Wednesday 11 June 2014

Carmike Cinemas’ share price is up 166% in the last two year, but that’s not necessarily a good thing, according to research analyst Gary Bourgeault. This long article looks at Carmike’s rollup and acquisition strategy, whether it will be bought by…

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