CJ Talks to Jean Mizrahi, CEO Ymagis, at FNCF

I bump into Ymagis’ CEO Jean Mizrahi as we walk in opposite directions on Rue Eugene Colas that connects the centre of Deauville with the convention building on the beach. It was the first day of the annual French cinema…

French Cinema Convention Kicks Off With Heated VPF Debate

The 72nd annual FNCF convention of French cinemas launched today with a heated discussion about the benefits of digitisation and virtual print fees (VPFs). The Congres de la Federation Nationale des Cinemas Francais (FNCF) held in the seaside town of…

Tech Potential and Promise of CinemaCon 2017 – Part 1.5

CinemaCon is a NATO construct built on the pillars of The Exhibitor’s movie palaces, The Studio’s mix of movies, and The Techniques and Technology that brings them to life. The pillars sit on a wild and nuanced history which reflects…

CJ Cinema Property Update – Wednesday 5 April 2017

China: Meteor cinema Norway: SF Kino Oslo UK: Bishop Auckland, Empire Ipswich & The Light Nottingham  Korea: Megabox Namchuncheon France: Les Sires du Faucigny & Mennecy India: PVR & Inox – two new cinemas each Refurbs: San Diego’s Pacific and Reading, Munich’s…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Friday 17 March 2017

Vista conference, OurScreen+Odeon, Credit Suisse ‘Underperforms’ AMC, record Mexican BO, Indian $3 ticket cap, Korea voucher expiry worry, Carmike turns to AMC, Ian Shepherd to leave Odeon, Movio Sarah promoted, André Rieu takes event cinema in-house, EclairColor CinemaCon demo, first 4DX…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Friday 3 March 2017

UKCA conference highlights, Top 100 films = 94% BO, P&A costs falling, Multikino responsive web design, EclairColor white paper, German take on 3D ‘failure’, Picturehouse workers strike, Korea cinema evacuation, The Light’s not-so-autistic-friendly screening, Shepperton autistic-friendly, Glasgow dog-friendly, Rio’s brilliant…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Friday 17 February 2017

CGV’s bed cinema banned, Malaysian state allows cinemas, CGV & Lotte escape fines, Fithian says cinema is not dead, EclairColor cinema reviewed, AMC goes alcoholic for “Fifty Shades”, Secret Cinema “Moulin Rouge”, pop-up Tarantino cinema & bar, Glastonbury luxury drive-in…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Wednesday 25 January 2017

Weed-related stabbing in Dutch cinema, exhibitor shares up in US, INOQ Q3 profits fall, bed cinema in Japan, Lincoln’s ban on multiplexes stays, “La La Land” in EclairColor, fire in cinema that was cannabis farm, “word’s oldest cinema” celebrates 109th birthday….

CJ Cinema News Digest – Wednesday 11 January 2017

Carol Welch new MD of Odeon UK, Döllerer and Overkämping up at Yorck, evolution of digital cinema, India Q4 stalls, Kerala cinemas shut, Lincoln NE restricts cinemas, Nitehawk programmers interviewed, Cinemanext installs 16th EclairColor, AMC opens 50th Dolby Cinema screen and Iowa has “the world’s oldest continuously operating movie theater in a town of 7,000 people.” …

CJ Cinema Digest – Monday 17 October 2016

Anti-trust fine for CGV, EclairColor goes LA, SPI goes Mumbai, Lotte evacuation in dark, Mukta wants to double, new NEC projector, India to enforce MRP, Korean art-house, lots of German cinemas, restoring Birmingham’s art-deco cinema and “Save Our Butts 2″….

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