CJ Cinema News Digest – Friday 17 February 2017

CGV’s bed cinema banned, Malaysian state allows cinemas, CGV & Lotte escape fines, Fithian says cinema is not dead, EclairColor cinema reviewed, AMC goes alcoholic for “Fifty Shades”, Secret Cinema “Moulin Rouge”, pop-up Tarantino cinema & bar, Glastonbury luxury drive-in…

Why North American Movie Ticket Prices Rose In 2014

A week after the investment firm PricewaterhouseCooper released a survey in which found 53% of its 1,000 respondents felt movie tickets cost too much, the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) reports that the average cost of a movie ticket…

Premium VoD Just Killed the Cinema Release Window

One single tweet was the final nail in the coffin of the cinema exclusivity window, given added poignancy by being in French; “100 000 locations en une semaine, rien ne sera plus comme avant” (‘100,000 viewings in a week, nothing…

Cinema’s Dangerous Addiction to Sodas

The past couple of months have not only seen the 50th anniversary of the Beatles appearing on the Ed Sullivan Show and the premier of Stanley Kubrick’s nuclear satire Dr Strangelove: or, How I stopped Worrying And Learned to Love…

First Run Movies Headed Into The Home At Premium Prices

The debate over motion picture release windows heated up again last week as two studios spoke openly about their plans for allowing limited home viewing of movies shortly after their theatrical opening. In addition, news came of a pricey new…

MPAA’s Glickman, NATO’s Fithian Deliver Upbeat Industry Prognosis

[/caption] The National Association of Theatre Owners president, John Fithian, and the outgoing chairman of the Motion Picture Assn. of America, Dan Glickman, trumpeted 2009’s record breaking box office grosses as well as advances in piracy protection during their annual…

NATO To Transform ShoWest Into CinemaCon

On the first day of this year’s ShoWest, the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) has made it known that when they take back the event next year it will undergo a name change to CinemaCon. The logo being used…

Fithian Keynote Kicks Off ICTA Tech Conference

[/caption] Not even a record setting rain storm could keep cinema professionals away from the Universal Hilton in Universal City yesterday where the International Cinema Technology Association was holding it’s annual tech conference. After a Monday evening cocktail reception, the…

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