CJ China Cinema News – Thursday 16 February 2017

“La La Land” can’t save Spring Festival BO, January BO up but fraud returns, Nomura analyst bullish (again), pessimism about Tier 2&3 cities, Wanda’s Shimao deal shrinks as January smiles, Jinyi and Imax to launch VR halls, summer season out…

CJ Cinema Property Update – Tuesday 24 January 2017

Australia: New Hoyts in Stockland. Poland: Warsaw’s Blue City gets Helios, Kepnie gets OH Kino. USA: Studio Movie Grill in Texas. UK: The Light in Hanley, Merlin 4-screen in Bodmin, Montrose’s pool plan. Qatar: Vox in Doha Festival City. India: Rajhans in Panchkula. Malaysia: MBO flagship in KL’s Starling. Law: Vue loses York 13th screen case. Reopening/Refurb: Dublin’s Stella coming back, Majestic Cinema in Ashton-under-Lyne campaign, East London’s Rex, Christchurch’s Arts Centre. Outdoor cinema: China luxury car drive-in. Closing: Brighton’s Cinemark Movies 10, Mumbai’s Eros….

Weekly Cinema Digest – Friday 7 August 2014

USA – Kurt Hall is retiring and stepping down as President and CEO of National CineMedia (NCM Inc.), parent company of the largest cinema advertising operator in the US. He was instrumental in building up NCM and reinvigorating the cinema…

Daily Cinema Digest – Tuesday 4 November 2014

RealD has rebuffed the takeover offer from hedge fund Starboard Value, having posted better-than-expected quarterly financial figures. The company says that its board has “unanimously determined not to pursue” a $600 million unsolicited offer from Jeffrey Smith’s activist hedge fund…

China Cinema Digest – Tuesday 28 October 2014

Beginning in November, China will start reporting box office number and info using social media in an effort to improve transparency. The move is good news for Hollywood studios, but will also provide a better picture of the exhibition market…

Daily Cinema Digest – Monday 2 June 2014

“Farewell My Concubine” had its global premiere yesterday at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles; the first ever Chinese 3D opera in Atmos to be shown in cinemas. Yesterday, appears on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles of…

Daily Cinema Digest – Wednesday 14 May 2014

An in-depth interview with Tim League, founder and CEO of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, a true pioneer in the American exhibition industry. Very disarming and insightful. How did the dining experience while watching a movie come about? There was a theater in…

Daily Cinema Digest – Thursday 8 May 2014

RealD and Wanda Cinemas have launched a 3D Brightness certification scheme that will ensure that participating screens will be displaying at least 6footLamberts (6FL) of brightness. There is a fear that dim 3D images could soon lead to a similar…

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