Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 27 March 2018

Dear Junkies, This week children burnt to death in a cinema where they had gone to watch “Sherlock Gnomes”. 11-year old Viktoria Pochankina called her aunt to tell her that her school-class was trapped in the cinema auditorium and everything…

Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 13 March 2018

Dear Junkies, Disney/Marvel’s “Black Panther” is a billion dollar global phenomenon, having just taken USD $66.5 million China. The only part of the world where audiences aren’t flocking to cinemas by the millions to see this take on all-black cast…

Cinema News Digest – Friday 9 March 2018

Saudia Arabia issues cinema licences; Lotte to spin off cinemas; US $1bn BO February; Samsung Cinema LED insights; Cinemark Movie Club 120K member; Vue’s Tim Richards interviewed; Indian cinema growth; VPF revolt in south India; Côté Cinema becomes BoxOfficeFrance; MoviePass CPO…

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 – 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 – Friday 6 October 2017

Gaumont Pathé ‘unlimited’ add-ons, Golden Village stake sold, Landmark sued, Cineworld protestors, India cinema strike, Dubai invest in Pakistan cinemas, Forbes cinema analysis, German training scheme, Cinemaxx’s Movie4Friends, Saudi Arabia Cinema rumours, German women-only screenings, seating personality hokum, Odeon lectures, Colorado…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 19 September 2017

AMC CEO buys AMC shares; Regal & AMC both set to rise; MoviePass (not) a ‘unicorn’; ‘Burkha’ is Indian PVoD hit for Amazon; Genesis expands to Cameroon; CGV ‘cultural playground’; ‘Matilda’ threats to Russian cinemas; “It” fight in St Petersburg…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Friday 21 July 2017

AMC denies rumours, Megabox smartens ‘crew’, Deny drops ‘convenience’ charge, PayTM allows cancellation, Inox looks to premium, PVR boosts F&B spend, WB-Cineas spat in Spain, Galway art-house failure liquidated, Joe Masher Historical President, PVR PCI DSS, mother & son punched,…

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…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Friday 26 May 2017

GST 28% upsets Indian cinemas, Korean cinemas convicted, Novo innovation insights, Eye Cinema awarded, Bengaluru cinema plans not welcomes, CGV concession sales grow, popcorn predicted to grow, Empire ‘first full-seat D-Box’ auditorium, Wonder Woman woman-only screening annoys whiny men.  India…

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