Daily Cinema Digest – Wednesday 29 October 2014

“Psst, wanna buy a cinema?” That seems to be the not-so-subtle message from Regal, the largest cinema chain in the United States, which unexpectedly put a ‘For Sale’ sign on the front door. Speculations immediately focused on Alibab’s Jack Ma,…

Daily Cinema Digest – Monday 27 October 2014

Regal has escaped a major anti-trust lawsuit brought on by a small chain complaining about unfair film booking practices that favour larger cinema chains. Major implications in an age when 35mm scarcity is no longer a reason for denying smaller…

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 5 September 2014

London’s luxury department store Selfridges (star of the ITV drama series about its eponymous American founder) will be one of the first stores in the world to have its own in-house cinema. We like the look of it so much…

Daily Cinema Digest – Monday 4 August 2014

Guardian of the Galaxy earned around USD $94 million in the US alone this weekend. But thanks to the wonders of digital (cinema) technology, one set of cinema goers were in for a big surprise when the Regal cinema started…

Daily Cinema Digest – Monday 7 July 2014

What is the largest cinema screen in the world? According to Guinness World Records it is now in the tallest building in South Korea. So that’s officially official. The screen of the multiplex cinema which will open at the Lotte…

The Cannes Film Festival Overcomes Its Digital Dilemma

As the 67th annual Cannes Film Festival came to a close last week, artistic director Thierry Fremaux scheduled a last minute press conference so that journalists from around the world could speak with filmmaker Quentin Tarantino. The director was visiting…

Daily Cinema Digest – Friday 9 May 2014

This small-single screen is one of the last in its area to make the switch to digital. So why aren’t we filing it away further down? Because the area is Rochester, home of Eastman Kodak, aka the Company That Digital…

CinemaCon 2014: Press Release Roundup

PLEASE NOTE: If we missed any individual press release it was not done purposefully. If you would like us to include a CinemaCon related press announcement in a future roundup, please forward it to tips@celluloidjunkie.com. Historically companies and organizations doing…

Daily Cinema Digest – Wednesday 2 April 2014

The emergence of China as the world’s second largest cinema territory after US comes as news to precisely no one. Interestingly recent Hollywood films like RoboCop and Need for Speed have earned more at the Chinese box office than in…

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