CJ Analysis: Taking Stock of Cinema Stocks

Shares in North American cinema operators have endured a rough ride this summer, with AMC taking a particular battering following a perfect storm of a weak third quarter (Q3), uncertainty in China (especially over financing from its largest shareholder, Wanda)…

CJ Interview: Damola Layonu – Filmhouse Cinemas, Nigeria

Nigeria is the world’s second largest market in terms of films produced and it is now also Africa’s fastest growing cinema market, with multiplexes, IMAX screens and VIP cinemas catering to the prosperous Nigerian middle class. Having first met and…

CJ Cinema Property Update (UK) – Wednesday 2 August 2017

Cineworld 12 screens in Bracknell and Monks Cross in York 2019; The Light new Dundee Wellgate plans; Grantham now five screens only; Havefordwest plans approved; Odeon Merry Hill move plan; Empire Sutton refurb plans; Reel Burnely September opening; Rio £40K grant. New York’s hip Metrograph is the CJ +…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Friday 28 July 2017

Earnings: Regal, Imax, PVR and Inox. Cinepolis India 600 by 2022, Montreal’s Cinéma Impérial loses power, “Battleship Island” on 50 ScreenX, “Okja” 300K admissions, German cine ads up 36.5% 1H’17, Tyneside Cinema CEO steps down, Rieu record redux, Hammer House of Horror…

CJ China Cinema News – Thursday 27 July 2017

China 45K screens, Dadi goes Tier 3-5, Alibaba increase Tao Piao Piao stake, ticket platforms battle, no growth Tier 1&2, H1 mixed report, “bottleneck period”, local films under-perform, Imax 7 screens with Bestar, Shengjia International Studios interview, 24h automated private cinema,…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Friday 9 June 2017

Regal, AMC & Imax shares slump, Korean cinemas boycott Netflix film, CJ CGV’s billionth customer, S. Korea attendance down – profits up, are S. Korea’s Big Three hurting indie film, French sing-a-long try, Tunisia boycotts “Wonder Woman”, chaos in Colombia, fracas…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Friday 2 June 2017

Screening Room hype, IMAX & AMC shares down, Indian cinema up, PVR 1,000 screen in 2020, RealD’s Lewis defends 3D, Cineplex thinks outside the box (office), Lebanon boycotts WW, CNN faults 4DX, UK arthouse problems, Barco Escape’s ‘The Recall’ reviewed,…

CJ Cinema Property Update – Thursday 4 May 2017

USA: Marcus Southbridge, Alamo Staten Island, Reading Titan XC San Diego Japan: Sunshine Aira Korea: Megabox Songdo, Ariary Jeongseon China: Suning x2  Australia: Footscray and Perth UK: Perth and Aberdeen’s Blackdog Ireland: Galway arthouse to open this year  Germany: Bergheim cinema…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Friday 28 April 2017

UK sets cinema attendance records in March, Warner Bros. gets real about VR and AR, Vox will open a 4DX auditorium in Qatar, PVR commits to five more IMAX screens, analysis of movie ticket prices and attendance in Poland, CineEurope…

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