Cinema News Digest – Thursday 15 February 2018

Dear Junkies, Today is the start of the Berlin Film Festival (aka Berlinale to locals) and CJ will be taking part in various panels, forums, presentations, meetings, receptions and, who knows, we might even be able to fit in a…

Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 6 February 2018

Dear Junkies, Cineworld’s shareholders have approved the USD $3.6 billion merger with Regal, something that was never really in doubt given that the largest voting share (29%) is controlled by the Greidinger family that proposed the merger. In the end…

Cinema News Digest – Thursday 18 January 2018

Dear Junkies, Average ticket price in the US went up 3.69% to USD $8.97 in 2017. Cue usual hysterical headlines (THR: ‘Average Price of a Movie Ticket Soars to $8.97 in 2017‘ – really, “soars”?), particularly when coupled with the…

Korean Cinema Operators Look Abroad for Growth

South Koreas largest cinema operators are looking abroad for growth as the number of overseas cinema admissions overtakes that of Korea this year for the largest operator CJ CGV. Both CGV and Lotte have already a significant presence in several…

Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 7 November 2017

Dear Junkies, Tomorrow Wednesday we will attempt a LIVE streaming on Celluloid Junkie’s Facebook page: ‘Like’ Celluloid Junkie on Facebook to watch me give a presentation at 10:15 AM CET on ‘Global Cinema 2017 – from AMC to Zuckerberg‘ at the…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 17 October 2017

Dear Junkies, VR is a poor fit for cinema. So why is everyone from AMC and IMAX to Paris art-house exhibitor MK2 leaping into the virtual reality business? Hype and fear of being seen to be overtaken by new technology/content…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 5 September 2017

Lotte to enter Indonesia and gets Cinema LED; CGV 50th cinema in Vietnam; Australia ticket price war; Everyman revenue up 55%; Timeplay funding; interview Cinemaxx past and present head; India GST strain; Russia cinema van attack; Utah beer and cinema…

Asia-Pac Cinema Property Update – Wednesday 23 August 2017

Korea first Cine Q, CGV in Bulsan; China new Cinker, oval dome IMAX; Japan Aeon in Nagano; India PVR Icon & regular multiplex in Pune; Singapore: Cathay in Parkway; Australia Event Cinema Sunshine Coast Closing: Lotte Jeju.  Korea (Republic of, South) – New…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 18 July 2017

CGV and Megabox fight back against Lotte, CGV Q2 results buoyed by overseas, Vue for sale, Mk2 3rd biggest in Spain, Odeon’s ‘blockbuster tax’, Chennai GST ticket sales drop, Abirami drops ‘convenience fee’,  Indian cinema ad grows 20%, France cinema…

First Reviews Are In For Samsung’s Cinema LED Screen

Samsung Electronics unveiled the first installation of its Cinema LED technology on 13 July in Seoul’s Lotte Cinemas World Tower 13 multiplex auditorium dubbed ‘Super S’. Samsung first demonstrated the technology at the CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas in March this year…

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