Cinema News Digest – Thursday 15 February 2018

Dear Junkies, Today is the start of the Berlin Film Festival (aka Berlinale to locals) and CJ will be taking part in various panels, forums, presentations, meetings, receptions and, who knows, we might even be able to fit in a…

German Cinema Going in Terminal Decline, Study Finds

A study by Germany’s Federal Film Board (FFA) paints a bleak picture for the future of cinema going in Europe’s largest economy. The report finds that after a strong 2015, cinema attendance is set to decline by one to two…

Daily Cinema Digest – Friday 22 May 2015

UK – An event cinema record has been set in the UK with the live transmission of the Mike Leigh’s staging of of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance” at the English National Opera (ENO). “Pirates, in Mike Leigh’s production, took…

Daily Cinema Digest – Monday 9 March 2015

UK – With a drink called ‘Fifty Shots of Grey Goose’ on the menu, is it any surprise that Manchester’s Odeon takes the crown in most booze sold for the S&M blockbuster? Amazingly there were “barely any incidences of anti-social…

Daily Cinema Digest – Friday 22 August 2014

Cinema advertising is experiencing major growth in China, with a 33% year-on-year increase even as the spot-per-screen-per-play cost has fallen from 16 yuan [USD $2.60] in 2011 to 12 yuan [USD $1.95] this year. As so often we are indebted…

Daily Cinema Digest – Monday 9 June 2014

Event cinema is used to trade accusation between New York’s Metropolitan opera and London’s Royal Opera House, with the former arguing that it is simply cannibalizing existing audiences, while ROH takes a more constructive view. It is a somewhat unedifying…

Cinema Audiences Getting Older, German Study Finds

The German Federal Film Board (FFA – Filmförderungsanstalt) has published its annual reports on cinema attendance and Top 75 films for Germany in 2013. Noting successes for German titles last year, the two reports also record a significant decline in cinema…

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