CJ Cinema Digest – Monday 25 April 2016

CGV mulls divests, VPF transparency call, Helios expansion, Prince in cinema, Saudi Arabia cinema, Marathi films mandated, “Deadpool” alcohol raid, Japan’s 1st dine-in cinema and more…

Daily Cinema Digest – Wednesday 25 March 2015

France – It is ‘Cinema Spring’ in France for the 16th year when tickets are sold for just 3.50 euro for every show for three days (Sunday-Tuesday) this past week. France is one of the few European markets where cinema…

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 27 February 2015

US advertising major National CineMedia has published its quarterly and full year results. Q4 was up slightly but the year as a whole was down, in line with box office. Total revenue for the fourth quarter of 2014 increased 0.3%…

Daily Cinema Digest – Wednesday 25 February 2015

Cinemas in North America are on track for a record year, with share prices of the major exhibitors already reflecting this box office optimism. Analysts expect that box-office revenue this year in the United States and Canada will soar past…

Daily Cinema Digest – Monday 23 February 2015

Imax’s quarterly earnings were down slightly, but ahead of Wall Street’s expectations. The company said that it is focusing on international expansion and expects to cross 1,000 screens this year. IMAX Corporation signaled that international markets will be an ongoing…

Daily Cinema Digest – Wednesday 17 February 2015

AMC has published its 2014 Q4 and year-end figures and though admissions and ticket sales were down, F&B revenue was up as the exhibitor continues to focus on the “guest experience.” Highlights for the fourth quarter 2014 include the following:…

Women Behaving Badly at “Fifty Shades” Screenings

Yesterday we reported how cinema patrons’ bags were searched and a man was attacked with a broken bottle (by women!) in relations to screenings of “Fifty Shades of Grey” in Glasgow. It seems that this was only the start of…

Daily Cinema Digest – Monday 16 February 2015

Women attending the opening night screening of “Fifty Shades of Grey” at Cineworld in Glasgow’s Renfrew Street had their bags opened and searched as they were waiting to enter. It is not known what the staff were looking for. Cineworld…

Daily Cinema Digest – Monday 9 February 2015

“No props, please” is the message from the three largest US cinema chains when it comes to patrons enjoying “Fifty Shades of Grey” – but not too much, obviously. [T]hree leading US cinema chains – AMC, Regal Entertainment and Cinemark…

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