EXCLUSIVE: Samsung’s LED Cinema Screen Passes DCI Compliance Test

Samsung Electronic’s LED direct view digital cinema display has passed DCI compliance tests and can thus now be used to screen new Hollywood releases in cinemas. Having first been shown at invitation-only demonstrations at CinemaCon in late March this year, the…

CJ Cinema Digest – Friday 21 October 2016

Great & Unwatchable Billy Lynn, AMC $1.4bn new debt, Helios expansion, THX sold (again), Indian cinema growth, UFO’s theatres, Indian cinema violence threat and paraplegic attack, Unique’s Rosetta Live, Cinépolis <3 4DX, Picturehouse's Goleby out, Schulman goes DTS:X with GDC, The Lot in San Ramon, Alamo in Brooklyn, Odeon Oldham Old Town Hall, Marlow Pop Up cinema, France's second business cinema expanded, Odeon Newcastle to be demolished and London's last sex cinema closed (again)....

Weekly Cinema Digest – Friday 16 October 2015

USA (FL) – Lots of news – well, mostly press releases, out of ShowEast this week. This selection is by no means complete, but gives you a flavour of some of the things being announced at the show, which tends…

Daily Cinema Digest – Monday 8 June 2015

France/Switzerland – A major eSports event cinema deal announced by the Electronic Sports League (ESL), BY Experience and Pathe Live. Today, the manic and sports world enters a new dimension. ESL partners with BY Experience , a global leader alternative…

China Cinema Digest – Thursday 21 May 2015

GDC has been touting the home cinema potential of its DCI system in China. At Beijing Wangjing mansion the company showcased its Jie Terui (JETREEL) brand on 12 May, screening “Avengers: Age of Ultron”. GDC claims to have had 60 titles in…

Daily Cinema Digest – Monday 15 December 2014

Perhaps the biggest news announced at CineAsia was Arts Alliance Media partnership with Wanda Cinemas. It would be good, however, to have a bit more specifics on what exactly the deal entails for both parties. The partnership will see AAM…

Daily Cinema Digest – Friday 4 December 2014

With Hoyt having called off an IPO of its exhibition business earlier this year, there is now speculation that it could be sold to a private equity investor instead. Sydney-based Pacific Equity Partners is negotiating to sell the Hoyts chain…

Daily Cinema Digest – Thursday 28 August 2014

Fox’s The Maze Runner will be the first film released in Barco’s Escape triptych-screen format. The film will be released exclusively in five Cinemark locations, two in California and one each in Florida, Texas and Illinois before it is released…

Daily Cinema Digest – Wednesday 20 August 2014

AMC and Imax have signed a deal to deepen their business ties. What this signifies is that AMC and Wanda Cinemas, while technically different companies (though with shared ownership) are increasingly becoming indistinguishable with regards to cinema business policies. I…

Daily Cinema Digest – Thursday 29 May 2014

Next week is ShowCanada, so what could be more appropriate than a long profile of the CEO of Canada’s largest cinema company, Cineplex Entertainment’s CEO Ellis Jacob. Lots of interesting information here, like the fact that close to 40% of revenues come…

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