How Kino za Rogiem Reinvented the Neighbourhood Cinema

Poland has long been the fastest growing cinema market in Central Europe, if not the whole of Europe. Yet in the shadow of the multiplex majors Cinema City, Helios and Multikino a small cinema chain is carving out a different…

Daily Cinema Roundup – Tue 21 April

– Despite a proliferation of new multiplexes in the major cities, China still faces a massive cinema shortage reports Xinhuanet. ““Many cities in the western regions still don’t have modern cinemas with multiple screening rooms,” Mao Yu, vice president of…

On-demand films for Brazil’s art-house cinemas

Brazilian e-cinema pioneer Rain Networks is rolling out the movies-on-demand concept to cinemas. The name of the venture, MovieMobz, gives an idea of the potential and challenge that this concept faces – how to get a mob of people to…

Canada opts for e-cinema ghetto for regions

The National Film Board of Canada has launched digital distribution of movies to remote areas of the country, but opted for a lower end e-cinema system over full fledged digital cinema. This means that only local and art house films…

Has Brazil cracked cinema-on-demand concept?

While Tivos and iPod have liberated consumers from the tyranny of fixed TV schedules and pre-set playlist orders of songs, cinemas remain a viewing-by-appointment medium. So could digital technology end this and make it a more show-by-show consumer demand oriented…

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