CJ Green: UNIC and Europe’s Green Agenda

During the last year of existential challenges to cinemas the world over, sustainability hasn’t been a top priority for exhibitors, focused as they have been on straightforward survival. But now that cinemas are enjoying a “reopening boom”, particularly after the…

By The Numbers: Predicting Cinema’s Post-COVID Recovery

At the end of last year the Celluloid Junkie editorial team began discussing its annual predictions piece for 2021. However, most expert forecasts for 2020 crumbled like volcanic lava sliding into the ocean. We stared into the 2021 crystal ball…

Record Breaking Year for European Cinema Attendance

European cinema attendance last year not only recovered from the slight slump of 2018, but went on to break records as the highest this century. Preliminary 2019 statistics from cinema trade body UNIC shows that more than 1.34 billion admissions…

CineEurope 2018 Keynote Delivered by UNIC President Phil Clapp

This is the keynote address delivered by Phil Clapp, the President of the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC), at the opening of the CineEurope 2018 convention on Monday 11 June in Barcelona’s CCIB. Included are excerpts from the audio-visual presentation…

European Cinema Figures and More by UNIC

Definitive cinema attendance figures for Europe in 2014 have been published by cinema trade body UNIC, as part of its 2014-2015 General Report. Preliminary figures were released by UNIC back in February and are largely the same, so the report…

Ymagis FY’14 Results Reflect European Cinema Market

The pan-European cinema integrator and service provider has released financial results for the fiscal year 2014. While the company merged with Belgian-based digital cinema operator dcinex in October, the results are for Ymagis’ operation alone, with the joint results published…

UNIC 2014 European Cinema Statistics – It’s a Funny Thing

The legendary Speaker of the US House of Representative Tip O’Neil famously said that “all politics is local.” The same can be said for European cinema statistics. With US in the doldrums and China booming in 2014, the just released UNIC…

Europe’s Cinema Attendance Decline is Greatly Exagerated

It is appropriate that the European Audiovisual Observatory (EAO) should release its cinema admissions report at the Berlin Film Festival rather than Cannes, because it appeared not to make for sunny or cheerful reading. The headline figure of 4.1 per…

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