CJ Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 9 May 2017

Constantin take-over try, Korean cine vote perks, Spain’s €2.90 cinema feast, Reading share buy-back, Malaysian cinema bullish, MaCaO 25th anniversary, India fantasy figure expansion, Vox cine ad withdrawn, Pocono burglary redux, Scotland’s free cinema for homeless. Germany/Switzerland– A take-over attempt in…

Cinema Going Was Up in Europe in 2016

While the film screened there don’t contribute significantly to the European box office, the just concluded Berlin Film Festival is the occasion for publishing provisional statistics on the past year’s cinema attendance across Europe. No less than three trade bodies issued…

Which Cinema Chain Will AMC Buy Next?

With three one billion-dollar acquisitions in Europe in the timeframe of just ten months, AMC is by no means done with achieving Wanda’s goal of controlling 20% of global screen count. AMC’s Adam Aron has openly said that the world’s…

CJ Cinema Property Update – Wednesday 21 December 2016

JAPAN: Cocomaru Theatre & Cafe; UK: Tramshed BA seats, Everyman Chelmsford, Stafford 3-screen for sale, Picturehouse Ealing work starts, Odeon Norwich; USA: Elizabethtown (KY) Crowne Point Theatre; GERMANY: UCI Nordhorn, CineStar Freising; FRANCE: Pathe Paris Vill’Up, Nice’s Hotel Riviera; POLAND: OH Kino; ROMANIA: Happycinema; SERBIA & KOSOVO: Cinemaxx two cinemas; RE-OPENINGS: Paderborn (DE) Cineplex is now Pollux, Gaumont Plaze in Flint (UK); CLOSINGS: Dortmund’s oldest cinema, Fukuoka Imax and ABC in Bournemouth. …

CJ Cinema Digest – Friday 1 July 2016

Regal AMC AT&T make Twosday, #BoycottCinemark, Indian cinema 24/7, la Fete du Cinema up 5%, Canada toddler tickets, Pathe allocated seating, Japan rugby event cinema, Spain diabetes kids cinema ban, laser battle, Cinema Next & Cineplexx TMS deal, Pakistan cinema Ramadan violation, cinema stabbing in Santa Rosa, Cineplexx’s 2nd Dolby Cinema, Finking Scape, CGV Blitz 21st, Imax in Ashford, Barden Peru laser 1st and Polish 360-degree cinema….

CJ Cinema Digest – Wednesday 4 May 2016

Re-seating is key for Regal and AMC, cheap Spanish cinema, Secret Cinema secrets revealed, Cineplex’s Langhammer is Exhibitor of the Year, Reel’s VIP cinemas, #Cinnovate in Cannes, Cineworld 4DX x10, Jakarta cinema for blind, Indian cinema F&B feast, Lotte in Hong Kong and burn in hell movie pirates. …

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…

CineEurope: Cinema Retail – Tips & Tricks for Revenue Growth

This post is a transcription composed in real-time during one of the many seminars at CineEurope 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. As such we often paraphrase the presentations being given. The Coca-Cola Company’s retail seminars tends to be one of the…

Austrian Exhibitor Cineplexx Launched VoD Service

The boundaries between cinema and video-on-demand (VoD) in Europe are blurring further, with the parent company of Austria’s Cineplexx exhibitor announcing its Cineplexx2Go VoD service. While VoD services are already offered by exhibitors such as UK’s Curzon Cinemas (Curzon on…

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