CJ Opinion: (Re)Opening the Cinema Doors to a Wider Audience

Cinema is taking some time to emerge out from the shadow of the pandemic. Some have predicted that globally, things won’t start to return to normal when it comes to matching pre-pandemic audience volumes until 2022 at the earliest. This…

100 Years of Everyman

The Everyman Cinema in London’s Hampstead (known as “Everyman Hampstead”) has joined many of us this year in having a lockdown-restricted birthday. One hundred years after opening its doors for the first time in 1920 as a theatre, the company…

Private Cinema Rentals: Innovation In A Time of Crisis

Given the struggle facing international cinema exhibition it’s a real challenge to find a silver lining, especially amongst the latest spate of films decamping to 2021 or heading straight to streaming. Operators are going through a time of crisis and…

What Cinemas Do To Stay in Touch With Patrons While Dark

If you were to run a poll amongst cinema-goers worldwide asking them why they go to the movies, the result would overwhelmingly be a combination of escapism from the real world and the social experience. As a sector that can…

Like to Stream and Cinema Keen

If you’re reading this the chances are that you are well versed in the “is Netflix Killing Cinema” notion, as you may well have been for “is VHS killing Cinema” iteration decades previously. Whilst external commentators band around assumptions based…

Crystal Palace Opening Is Everyman’s Triumphant 25th

Yesterday saw the opening of and launch party for the Everyman Crystal Palace in south London, the 25th location in the fast growing boutique cinema chain’s network. It was a particularly poignant moment for both Everyman and the locals attending…

Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 26 June 2018

IPO plans for CGV Vietnam; PVR’s Bijli in Panama Papers 2; Samsung Onyx coming to India; Ajay Devgn to open 100 cinema in one year (sic); Oh Kino/Cine Q/HappyCinema challenge incumbents in Korea/Poland/Romania; UCI Kinowelt Potsdam first to get recliner treatment;…

Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 20 March 2018

C&E Europe under-screened; Cineworld year-end results; Everyman profits triple; Curzon find Living Wage pays; Springtime for Cinema in France; NCM shares “undervalued” & Teperberg joins board; camcording piracy declines (except Russia); cinema returns to Ivory Coast; man suffers serious injury…

UK & IE Cinema Property Update – Wednesday 28 February 2018

Cineworld: Dolphin Sqare and Dover open, Merseyside July/Aug, York in 2019, Hounslow in 2020; Curzon: Goldsmith College single-screen open but no interest in Wilmslow Rex; Empire: Imax confirmed for Seaway and seats delayed opening of Sutton; Everyman: brings cinema to…

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