CJ @ ECA – Breakout Session: Coca-Cola & eSports

This is a live transcript of the presentations made at last week’s Event Cinema Association conference held in London. As such we sometimes paraphrase what is said on stage and any errors are most likely the fault of the note taking and…

Weekly Cinema Digest – Monday 25 August 2015

Israel – Protests by ultra-Orthodox jews against the opening of the new Yes Planet multiplex in Jerusalem descended into riots. Hundreds of protesters threw stones at police and clashed with troops. The multiplex is said to have been packed on…

Why eSport Is The Next Major Cinema Trend

With the Great Blockbuster Year of ’15 well underway, non-film content in cinemas such as opera, theatre and concerts is seeing its steady rise temporarily eclipsed. But for eSports (electronic sports or pro-gaming) on the big screen this is set to…

Daily Cinema Digest – Monday 17 November 2014

Germany – Cinema majors Cinemaxx and CineStar have formed a joint venture to promote cinema for business use. Not sure how far beyond regular cinema advertising this goes, but there is talk of “360 degree cinema communication.” The company CinemaxX…

China Cinema Digest – Tuesday 28 October 2014

Beginning in November, China will start reporting box office number and info using social media in an effort to improve transparency. The move is good news for Hollywood studios, but will also provide a better picture of the exhibition market…

Daily Cinema Digest – Tuesday 21 October 2014

Last week’s big news was the announcement that UK/European exhibitor Vue had acquired Italian cinema chain The Space. Having previously expanded into Germany and Poland, this was a vote of confidence in the troubled south European market – though The…

Daily Cinema Digest – Monday 12 May 2014

A total of 50 cinemas closed in Spain in last year, representing a drop of 7%, with the total standing at just 695. It is the third year in a row of shrinking cinema numbers. There has also been a…

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