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…

Celluloid Junkie’s 2018 Cinema Predictions

2017 was an eventful year for the film and cinema business and 2018 promises to be even more so. So the Celluloid Junkie editorial team has gazed into the crystal ball to see what’s ahead. Here is a list of…

Cinema News Digest – Monday 20 November 2017

Paramount VR ‘cinema’; Bloomberg’s Q3 summary; CGR buys Cap’Cinema; Cinefamily to close after scandals; first cinema to boycott ‘Star Wars VIII‘; PVR expands VKAAO; re-birth of community cinemas in UK; single screens cling on in UAE; Bernadette McCabe joins MoviePass;…

What’s The Deal With the New MoviePass Annual Plan?

MoviePass, the movie theater subscription service that’s been stirring up the cinema industry over the past few months, announced they would be offering an annual plan for USD $89.95. That works out to USD $6.95 per month, or a 30%…

Cinema News Digest – Thursday 2 November 2017

Dear Junkies, Strikes at UCI and Picturehouse makes us wonder what employees think of working at cinemas. Rather than putting that awkward question to the teen serving you popcorn before the next showing of “Thor Ragnarok”, you can find out…

Some Advice For Regal Cinemas On Dynamic Movie Ticket Pricing

During Regal Entertainment Group’s third quarter earnings call last week, while financial analysts grilled the company’s senior management on box office projections, EBITDA and the ROI of reseating multiplexes, CEO Amy Miles addressed two tangential subjects which received their fair…

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…

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 10 October 2017

Dear Junkies, We are still catching up on the backlog of news from September, so there is both old and new items in this issue, but hopefully something of interest: Cinemex buys Cobb; Kiwis have faith in cinema; Emagine launches…

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