Daily Cinema Digest – Monday 25 May 2015

USA (CA) – Disney’s “Tomorrowland” is the first film to have screened to the public in Dolby Vision HDR (high dynamic range). Cnet is impressed. “In the Dolby Cinema presentation of Disney’s “Tomorrowland,” fiber-optic-fed laser light engines, 4K resolution, HDR…

Daily Cinema Digest – Monday 10 November 2014

Variety reports that Australian exhibitor Hoyts’ IPO has been called off. The flotation had been expected to value the company at up to A$900 million ($773 million) in a pre-Christmas sale handled by investment bank UBS. The sale process was…

Daily Cinema Digest – Friday 31 October 2014 (Halloween)

An apparent arson attack has destroyed the oldest cinema in Ukraine’s capital. While nobody was injured, this appears to be a despicable hate crime attack that could have had even more tragic consequences. The oldest movie theater in the Ukrainian…

Daily Cinema Digest – Monday 27 October 2014

Regal has escaped a major anti-trust lawsuit brought on by a small chain complaining about unfair film booking practices that favour larger cinema chains. Major implications in an age when 35mm scarcity is no longer a reason for denying smaller…

Small fire in UK cinema – no one died

A small fire in Showcase cinema near Bristol, UK broke out this afternoon. The BBC has a short article about it: About 50 people were in the Showcase Cinema in the St Phillips area, near the A4, when the fire…

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