Cinema News Digest – Thursday 18 January 2018

Dear Junkies, Average ticket price in the US went up 3.69% to USD $8.97 in 2017. Cue usual hysterical headlines (THR: ‘Average Price of a Movie Ticket Soars to $8.97 in 2017‘ – really, “soars”?), particularly when coupled with the…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Wednesday 22 February 2017

“1984” US cinema protest, Landmark <3 recliners, not VR & laser, CNC flexible on windows, Lotte in missile trouble and launches VIP coupons, UCI Italy ‘blind date’ ticket, Secret Cinema oyster poisoning, iPic $250 champagne, man eats trout in cinema,…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Monday 12 December 2016

Alibaba invests in Showtime, GIC pumps $260m into Cinema XXI, Atom Tickets profiled Redux, cinema stocks fall, Odeon-AMC Manchester conflict, Showtime Taipei is Christie Vive’s 400th, Korean cinemas’ variable pricing, Canada cinema hack, Indian cinema national anthem arrests, Inox plans, MK2 VR venue plans, Dutch supply Chinese VR, Malick’s UltraWidescreen, DepthQ US patent, PVR to install 10x4DX, Sawhney is Carnival COO, DCM signs Everyman, NCM signs Bow Tie, MK2’s Music Cinema Club, ECA Russian chapter, Sherlock IV in cinemas, raunchy mom in cinema pilloried. …

Weekly Cinema Digest – Friday 15 January 2016

Europe – 2016 was a pretty good year at the European box office, with the feel good of “Star Wars: the Force Awakens” at the end of the year masking some spectacular flops (remember “Fant4stic 4”?), some troubling attendance figures…

Weekly Cinema Digest – Friday 28 August 2015

UK – Odeon & UCI group has released its first half-year result. It looks like rather than just cruising on the blockbuster wave of the first six months there are signs of a genuine turnaround – just as the group…

Weekly Cinema Digest – Friday 14 August 2015

USA (CO) – The Aurora mass killer James Holmes was spared the death penalty after the jury could not unanimously agree for him to be executed. He will now spend the rest of his life in prison instead. Holmes never…

Daily Cinema Digest – Monday 2 March 2015

3D equipment maker Volfoni is looking to capitalise on many of RealD’s 3D lease contracts coming to an end in the next 12-24 months by ramping up production capacity in China and France. After just 15 months since its launch…

Daily Cinema Digest – Thursday 18 December 2014

“The Interview” may have been pulled from cinemas, but that won’t stop this freedom-loving Texan cinema chain from showing a Hollywood film making fun of North Korea’s leaders. The Alamo Drafthouse in Texas was one independent cinema willing to brave…

Daily Cinema Digest – Wednesday 26 November 2014

While Secret Cinema has been getting lots of publicity, it is only now that there is recognition for Experience Cinema, which hosted 280 sold-out Rooftop Film Club events in London this summer, as well as 70 drive-in screenings and now also…

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