Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 22 May 2018

Dear Junkies, Hold the front page: Netflix is NOT killing cinema! This is one of the conclusion of two independent pieces of research that have just been released in German and Ireland. Both studies found that heavy users of subscription…

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…

40 Under 40 EUR: Jolyon Spurling of Showtime Analytics

This story first appeared in a special CineEurope 2016 issue of BoxOffice magazine. To subscribe to the magazine click here. Name: Jolyon (Joe) Spurling Company: Showtime Analytics Title: Chief Data Officer Country: Republic of Ireland Jolyon Spurling was born with cinema…

Daily Cinema Digest – Friday 25 July 2014

Much has been made of the success of Transformers 4 in China (biggest hit of all time, etc. etc.). But at the risk of coming across all Cassandra, it should be noted that before Transformers 4 and the local hit…

Daily Cinema Digest – Monday 24 February 2014

A pop-up cinema in a former laundromat in New Orleans? We are intrigued. “Because films can be transferred through cloud drives and a presentation can be programmed on a basic computer program, almost anyone can show a movie now. And…

Daily Cinema Digest – Monday 17 February 2014

  The sale of the Cineworld cinema in central Dublin reveals some interesting things about the exhibition market in the Irish Republic. The deal itself is straightforward enough. “The country’s busiest movie theatre – Dublin’s 17-screen 3,360-seat Cineworld on Parnell…

Private Equity Firm Acquires U.K.’s Vue

Late last week Vue Entertainment, the United Kingdom’s third largest movie theatre chain, was sold to a private equity firm. Doughty Hanson & Co. will reportedly cough up GBP £450 million (USD $730 million) to take over the circuit. The…

Arts Alliance Lands Cineworld and €50 Million Funding

With the start of Cinema Expo International only a week away Arts Alliance Media wasted no time in throwing down the gauntlet for major announcements at this year’s event. Earlier today AAM, one of Europe’s leading digital cinema deployment entities,…

Daily Cinema Roundup – Wednesday 6 May

– Irish cinema advertisisers want to point out that you can’t fast forward through a cinema ad, the way you can with your PVR/DVR at home. From Ireland’s Independent.ie “The FAME research also debunks the widely-held myth about cinema advertising…

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