Cinema News Digest – Thursday 2 November 2017

Dear Junkies, Strikes at UCI and Picturehouse makes us wonder what employees think of working at cinemas. Rather than putting that awkward question to the teen serving you popcorn before the next showing of “Thor Ragnarok”, you can find out…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 30 May 2017

Worst Memorial BO weekend in 18 years, but cinema stocks up-ish, Screening Room patents, Bollywood looks outside metros, grown films for ‘baby’ screenings in UK, Vox Ramadan afternoon opening and Ramadan food restrictions in Dubai cinemas, pricey Imax VR still…

CJ China Cinema News – Monday 22 May 2017

Wanda gets Bona cinemas, yet isn’t China’s largest circuit; Dadi launches event cinema; Dangal surprise Bollywood blockbuster; BesTV signs private cinema agreement; Times United Cinema IPO; no summer blackout for Hollywood; The Great Wall earnings; Shanghai DFC Baoshan Studios loyalty push; King…

CJ @ CineEurope 2016: 10 Years of Event Cinema

ECA’s Melissa Cogavin reflected on 10 years of event cinema, followed by a panel with James Dobbin, Marc Allenby, Monica Törnblom, Franco di Sarro, Simon Tandy, Nicole Heim, Lucy Barclay…

Fathom Events and US Cinemas Find the Faith(ful)

One if the fastest growing genres of event cinema (a.k.a. alternative content) is the uniquely US-focused rise of faith-based events in cinemas. Fathom Events has been a driving force behind this, with three faith-based events this past autumn. Fathom attributes its…

IHS Technology: Event Cinema Develops Into a Global Sector

 IHS and Rentrak provide analysis of Event Cinema revenues in eight territories. The Event Cinema sector has been around for many years, with experiments taking place as soon as digital projection was a workable reality. Digital conversion has acted as…

CineEurope: Event Cinema – Taking Stock and Looking Forward

This post is a transcription composed in real-time during one of the many seminars at CineEurope 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. As such we often paraphrase the presentations being given. The record box office movie summer has far from eclipsed event…

ECA Handbook: Live Delivery Via Satellite (Part II)

Earlier this year The Event Cinema Association (ECA) published its “Technical Delivery Handbook”, a step-by-step guide to live delivery of event cinema, written by ECA members for the benefit of the industry. With satellite delivery the preferred mode of delivering live opera,…

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