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…

Cinema News Digest – Thursday 4 January 2018

Dear Junkies, As we start the new year, we can look back on an eventful 2017 that had everything from AMC’s nosediving share-price and Saudi Arabia lifting the ban on cinemas to the Mouse-devours-Fox stunner that ended the year. If…

Cinema is Coming to Saudi Arabia – Winners and Losers

Saudi Arabia is to allow cinema after 35 years of absence. The first cinemas could open as soon as March of 2018, with several operators vying for prime position. The aim is to have 2,000 screens in over 300 cinemas…

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 – Friday 11 August 2017

NATO-FDA ‘sedentary’ fight, PVR sells bowling, Kinopolis renews with RealD, Vue selects Kaseya VSA, Galaxy not for sale, IMC profits rise, UFO’s 3,000 Nova screen plans, girl faints from hunger in cinema, Kochi popcorn crackdown, Linda Stenersen to lead SF Kino…

CineEurope Celebrates Bob Sunshine’s Legacy

As part of its celebration of its Founders, this year CineEurope is presenting a special award to Robert (Bob) Sunshine, for his lifelong contribution to the global cinema industry. Bob’s industry involvement spans many decades and several continents. He has been…

2016 = Four Box Office Quarters = USD $11.372 billion

Guest columnist Patrick Corcoran, Vice President and Chief Communications Officer of cinema trade body NATO, reviews the North American box office year 2016 and finds that for the first time it was a year of four equal quarters, amongst other…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Monday 23 January 2017

“Lost in London” finds success, PVR launches Vkaao, US cinema ticket price up in 2016, Korea’s cinema attendance down, KinoNor becomes first environmentally certified cinema chain, UK indie cinemas are doing just fine, QSC certifies three cinemas, AMC expands Imax partnership, French kids can watch sex in cinema again, Indian national anthem fracas, bed cinema in Belarus (indoor) and Australia (outdoor), Barco’s Wim Buyens is AIS chairman, Marcus cinema fire scare and International Popcorn Day….

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