Fragmentation Hampers German Cinema Reopenings

In Germany, most cinemas have opened their doors again after the three-month COVID-19 lockdown. “The dates for the reopening have been set,” says Christine Berg, Chairperson of the Hauptverband Deutscher Filmtheater (HDF). “Unlike other European countries, it was not possible…

The First Post-COVID Blockbuster Hit Isn’t a Hollywood Film

With cinemas re-opening all over the world, but major Hollywood tentpoles either repeatedly postponed or going straight-to-VoD, returning moviegoers have had to make do with holdover titles (“1917,” “Little Women”) and older re-releases (“Jaws” and “Jurassic Park” topped North American…

Worried About Face Masks in Cinemas? Ask About HVAC Instead

As cinemas re-open, people have been understandably concerned about the issue of wearing masks within cinema interiors. But are we missing a bigger factor in potential transmission of the Coronavirus, that is the HVAC or heating, ventilation and air conditioning…

CJ Interviews: Steve Knibbs, COO for Vue International

The global COVID-19 pandemic, and resulting government-enforced lockdowns, has pushed the international cinema industry to its limits. But throughout this time, innovation and a strong sense of community has surfaced, with exhibitors around the world using the downtime to plan…

How Cinemas Are Programming for Re-Opening

Celluloid Junkie’s ‘Re-Opening & Re-Imagining Cinemas‘ is a series of articles that tracks how cinemas around the world resume operations and seek to build a better cinema experience. We thank everyone who has contributed to this effort.  It seems like…

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