Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 9 January 2018

2017 US BO off by one animated hit; UK box office record; CEO PVR Bijli settles ‘out-of-court’; CGR now France’s largest circuit; US ‘bomb cyclone’ could freeze BO; Nollywood cracks UK Top 10; bringing food into cinemas in India; Newcastle’s…

Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 14 November 2017

Dear Junkies, MoviePass has paid AMC USD $11.88 on average for each cinema ticket sold, AMC data shows. Not a bad deal for customers paying USD $9.95 per month, but not a business model that is sustainable in the long…

Europe Cinema Property Update – October 2017

Germany: Yorck open delphi Lux in Berlin, Cine K Korback work starts, Cineplex Meitingen delayed; France: Pathe Massey is France’s first Dolby Cinema, Cinevillage go-ahead; Poland: Oh Kino and Cinema City open in Wroclaw; Romania: first all-VIP cinema and first…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Friday 20 October 2017

Dear Junkies, How much does the Samsung Cinema LED screen cost? Samsung hasn’t told us, but according to Kris Hesson of Cinema Lasers LLC it is a cool USD $700,000. Yowza! At around twice the cost of a RGB laser…

Kinepolis Makes A Landmark Deal In Canada

The Belgian-based Kinepolis has announced the purchase of yet another cinema chain as the company continues its expansion via strategic acquisitions. This time around Kinepolis hopped across the Atlantic Ocean to scoop up Canada’s second largest exhibitor, Landmark Cinemas. News…

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 Cinema News Digest – Friday 25 August 2017

Vista and Kinepolis results are good; UK passes 100m admissions; BO summer actually not bad; Carnival buy Singapore cinemas and Umrothkar new CEO; Star Wars fan brawl in cinema; Cineworld evacuation, IBC session on cinema innovation and “Dunkirk” aspect ratio rant….

CJ Cinema Property Update – Wednesday 12 April 2017

Russia: Polish design in Mori South Africa: New NuMetro  UK: Kingston boutique, Grimsby 9-screen, Aberdeen, Glasgow Everyman, Sheffield The Light, Scarborough cinema war, Peterborough uncertainty, Wellgate The Light delayed, Reel in Kirby Holland: Kinepolis Den Bosch Germany: Berlin cinema revival, Meiningen…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Friday 7 April 2017

Jan Runge leaving UNIC, Tour des Cinemas report in English, Ster-Kinekor hacked, South Korean cinema “wage theft”, actors protest Picturehouse, CGV’s siesta cinema, Lotte chairman denies corruption, UK indies and cinema, Senegal cinema revival, Shia LaBouef film has just one viewer…

Which Cinema Chain Will AMC Buy Next?

With three one billion-dollar acquisitions in Europe in the timeframe of just ten months, AMC is by no means done with achieving Wanda’s goal of controlling 20% of global screen count. AMC’s Adam Aron has openly said that the world’s…

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