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…

CJ Cinema Property Update – Thursday 4 May 2017

USA: Marcus Southbridge, Alamo Staten Island, Reading Titan XC San Diego Japan: Sunshine Aira Korea: Megabox Songdo, Ariary Jeongseon China: Suning x2  Australia: Footscray and Perth UK: Perth and Aberdeen’s Blackdog Ireland: Galway arthouse to open this year  Germany: Bergheim cinema…

BREAKING NEWS: Korea Multiplex sells 20% Stake in Megabox

Korea Multiplex is selling 19.5% of its 50% stake in South Korean cinema chain Megabox to institutional investors for KWN 110 billion (USD $97.3 million). KB Asset Management and Shinhan BNP Paribas are buying 157,410 shares in South Korea’s third-largest cinema…

Korean Cinema Price Hike Leads to Youth Backlash

Korea’s three major cinema chain introduced variable pricing last year and a recent poll by the Film Promotion Committee has found significant resentment to increased ticket and concession prices. The “2016 Theater Consumer Survey” polled 2,089 people aged 15-59. Of these 78.1%…

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