Daily Cinema Digest – Monday 18 May 2015

UK’s Cinema Exhibitors Association is re-branding as the UK Cinema Association. It also has a brand spanking new logo. Supporting UK cinema operators in providing the gold standard film viewing experience, we will continue to deliver for all our members…

Daily Cinema Digest – Wednesday 7 January 2015

The two last episodes of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” plus a new trailer for the upcoming season will screen in Imax. The show previously screened pre-release episodes theatrically, but that was ‘only’ George R.R. Martin’s own Cocteau Cinema in Arizona….

Daily Cinema Digest – Monday 1 December 2014

France – The merger of Ymagis and dcinex is going well, with streamlining already well underway. It seems like with the colocations and regroupings it will fairly rapidly be able to offer an integrated operation. In Germany, where both YMAGIS…

Daily Cinema Digest – Friday 28 November 2014

Yesterday was the one-day Cinema of the Future┬áconference organised by the CEA in London. One of the key talks was a panel with amongst others UK advertising major DCM’s CEO Simon Rees, who argued for need for a new relationship…

Smartphones Are Killing the Cinema Experience

Last week a man got maced in the face for asking a fellow patron in a cinema to turn off their smartphone during the screening of a film. What is shocking is not that the attacker was a woman, or…

Daily Cinema Digest – Friday 24 October 2014

The acquisition of dcinex by Ymagis has finally been approved by shareholders. This is the single largest and most important digital cinema consolidation in Europe as dcinex/Ymagis is without a pan-European competitor of similar size, facing instead competition on the…

Daily Cinema Digest – Tuesday 21 October 2014

Last week’s big news was the announcement that UK/European exhibitor Vue had acquired Italian cinema chain The Space. Having previously expanded into Germany and Poland, this was a vote of confidence in the troubled south European market – though The…

Daily Cinema Digest – Friday 18 July 2014

New Zealand – Ticketing specialist Vista has been valued at $188 million. Not clear if US or NZ dollars, but as it is on the NZX bourse most likely the latter, meaning it is would be worth USD $163.4 million….

CineEurope Grows With Confidence

The third annual CineEurope in Barcelona conclude yesterday on a strong and confidant note, with a clear voice and profile as the must-attend trade show for the Euro-Asia/EMEA cinema exhibition industry. UNIC’s member territories represent almost 30 per cent of…

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