By The Numbers: Predicting Cinema’s Post-COVID Recovery

At the end of last year the Celluloid Junkie editorial team began discussing its annual predictions piece for 2021. However, most expert forecasts for 2020 crumbled like volcanic lava sliding into the ocean. We stared into the 2021 crystal ball…

Global Cinema Opening/Closure Overview (UPDATED)

Thursday 26 November 2020 Top – Study by Berlin’s Hermann-Rietschel -Institut finds spread of aerosol particles (i.e. potential Covid-19 infection risk) almost negligible in cinema auditoriums and far below that of offices, as long as people are not talking, only breathing….

CJ Research: Understanding India’s VPF Conundrum

Cinema has transcended many a barrier, from the analogue era to the digital cinema evolution. India despite being one of the largest cinema markets has been a very complex one. This has been evident in the adoption of digital cinema…

Celluloid Junkie’s 2019 Cinema Predictions

“It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future,” Yogi Berra famously quipped. This did not stop the editorial team at Celluloid Junkie from bravely sticking their necks out a year ago to read the tea leaves on what 2018…

Cinema News Digest – Monday 26 January 2018

Miles & Co. exit Regal; “Black Panther” augers well for 2018; 10 Saudi cinemas to open in March; Samsung Cinema LED screen coming to LA; Russian cinema fined for “Death of Stalin”; Aussies protest tax money for cinema; more films…

Cinema News Digest – Friday 12 January 2018

Indian national anthem not compulsory for cinemas; best Dutch film year since 1978/1965; good BO year for Ireland but bad for Italy; positive coverage of dynamic pricing announcement in Germany; cinema “better investment proposition” than restaurants in UK; Rec Room…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 23 May 2017

Screenvision for sale, mm2 wants to buy GV, Cineworld results, Picturehouse strike talks, Korea P2P cinema investment, India’s GST for cinema set for 28%, Kerala cinema boycott, “un-islamic” Malaysian cinemas, Met Opera big in Germany, Vue Romford stabbing, Hyderabad 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…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Monday 12 December 2016

Alibaba invests in Showtime, GIC pumps $260m into Cinema XXI, Atom Tickets profiled Redux, cinema stocks fall, Odeon-AMC Manchester conflict, Showtime Taipei is Christie Vive’s 400th, Korean cinemas’ variable pricing, Canada cinema hack, Indian cinema national anthem arrests, Inox plans, MK2 VR venue plans, Dutch supply Chinese VR, Malick’s UltraWidescreen, DepthQ US patent, PVR to install 10x4DX, Sawhney is Carnival COO, DCM signs Everyman, NCM signs Bow Tie, MK2’s Music Cinema Club, ECA Russian chapter, Sherlock IV in cinemas, raunchy mom in cinema pilloried. …

CJ Cinema News Digest – Monday 5 December 2016

Insights from This Way Up, Cinema evolution, CGV to buyMalaysia’s GSC, Fandango buys Cinepapaya, Indian mandates patriotism in cinemas, India multiplex consolidation, Event Cinema racism, S. Korea attendance drop, Ymagis+Open Sky, Smart Pricer partners Compeso, Mark Schubin on “Billy Lynn”, pro and con eating in cinema, Indian MRP water fight, NCM promotes Lupo & Tursi, DCM upfront, Cinemaxx VIP seating, #MannequinChallenge….

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