Cinema News Digest – Friday 26 January 2018

Dear Junkies, Two types of projections happen in the cinema. The first is the light, colours and shapes thrown onto the screen by the projector. The second is the dreams, hopes, joy, fear, prejudice and more that we as an…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Wednesday 25 January 2017

Weed-related stabbing in Dutch cinema, exhibitor shares up in US, INOQ Q3 profits fall, bed cinema in Japan, Lincoln’s ban on multiplexes stays, “La La Land” in EclairColor, fire in cinema that was cannabis farm, “word’s oldest cinema” celebrates 109th birthday….

CJ Cinema Digest – Friday 18 March 2016

No 6 After 6 in US cinemas, home cinema food delivery, Japan VIP cine dining, child sex assault in Oz cinema (again), US cinema advertising, Grand Action founder dead, MK2 expanding in Canada, Helios in Warsaw and great PA cinemas. …

Daily Cinema Digest – Friday 22 May 2015

UK – An event cinema record has been set in the UK with the live transmission of the Mike Leigh’s staging of of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance” at the English National Opera (ENO). “Pirates, in Mike Leigh’s production, took…

Daily Cinema Digest – Wednesday 6 August 2014

Often the overlooked cinema major in Asia, the Japanese cinema market is still dynamic, as witnessed by this $100m acquisition of United Cinemas, with its 36 cinema complexes. Convenience store operator Lawson Inc. announced Wednesday it will acquire United Cinemas Co.,…

Daily Cinema Digest – Monday 31 March 2014

We’re back! With CinemaCon over, we resume normal service for the Daily. It was definitely an interesting show and in case anyone was wondering, yes, *we* saw 12 Years a Slave in the cinema. Apologies for those who were expecting to…

Daily Cinema Digest – Tuesday 11 February 2014

USA: In the trial of the Colorado cinema shooter James Holmes, the prosecutor has uncovered some macabre evidence of the pre-mediated nature of the killing spree on the defendant’s camera phone. “EERIE self-portraits that Colorado cinema shooting defendant James Holmes…

Daily Cinema Digest – Wednesday 22 January 2014

Japan: How to tackle piracy? With action figures! “It’s a well-known fact that, when faced with public relations or marketing dilemmas, 99.99% of Japanese companies create a cute mascot to solve the problem. So naturally, this is how the Japan…

Homegrown Movies Help Asian Box Office Surge To Record Levels

I wonder if senior management at the big three Detroit automakers during the late 1970s and early 1980s experienced the same sense of pending anxiety that many Hollywood studio executives must presently feel. You see, as the media and certain…

Japanese Earthquake May Not Impact The D-Cinema Supply Chain

Shortly after the 8.9-magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of Japan on March 11th numerous rumors and speculation have swirled around the exhibition industry over its impact on the availability of digital cinema equipment. In part, this was spurred on…

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