CJ Cinema News Digest – Monday 5 December 2016

Insights from This Way Up, Cinema evolution, CGV to buyMalaysia’s GSC, Fandango buys Cinepapaya, Indian mandates patriotism in cinemas, India multiplex consolidation, Event Cinema racism, S. Korea attendance drop, Ymagis+Open Sky, Smart Pricer partners Compeso, Mark Schubin on “Billy Lynn”, pro and con eating in cinema, Indian MRP water fight, NCM promotes Lupo & Tursi, DCM upfront, Cinemaxx VIP seating, #MannequinChallenge….

Testing Odeon’s Facebook Messenger Chatbot

Odeon has with the help of Gruvi launched a chatbot for finding films and booking cinema tickets. The platform shows great promise, though bots inevitably have limitations….

Movie Marketers Get the Message With Latest Apple iOS Upgrade

When Apple released the latest version of its mobile operating system last month they added features and functionality in their messaging app that can be utilized by both distributors and exhibitors to market their offerings. The enhancements in iOS 10…

Weekly Cinema Digest – Friday 19 February 2016

Fandango buys Flixster and Rotten Tomatoes, Spain roof collapse, Indonesian competition, Film & Kino cuts, Paris scent cinema, CineEurope 25, TED Cinema, Canadian centenarian porn cinema…

Weekly Cinema Digest – Friday 20 November 2015

Belgium – A riot broke out at the Kinepolis cinema in Brussels screening the gang-themed film “Black” last week. Under-aged patrons entered the sold-out screening and refused to leave. The movie has attracted controversy, not so much for its Romeo-and-Juliet…

Catch-up Cinema Digest – Wednesday 13 May 2015

A catch-up of cinema news from mainly Anglophone countries from the last few weeks, plus one very big piece of news from Scandinavia. Scandinavia – The majority stake in Nordic Cinema Group, the regions largest cinema operator, has been sold…

Daily Cinema Digest – Friday 16 May 2014

USA (NY) – National CineMedia has announced the details of its partnership with Shazam, to create audio-embedded links in its adverts for enhanced content. There are further partnerships with Disney’s Maker Studios and Idea United. National CineMedia revealed intriguing partnerships with…

Disney To Release Sing-Along Version of “Frozen” In Theatres

Walt Disney Studios may have struck upon an inventive way to squeeze more revenue from moviegoers who have already seen their latest animated feature, “Frozen”. Hoping to get fans of “Frozen” back into theatres for some repeat business, Disney is…

Fandango To Donate “Karate Kid” Ticket Revenue To Starlight

North America’s largest movie ticket website is feeling quite charitable lately. In fact, over the next two weeks (June 7th through June 20th) Fandango will be donating $1 to the Starlight Children’s Foundation for every ticket they sell to “The…

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