Cinema News Digest – Friday 25 May 2018

Dear Junkies, Happy GDPR day! In 2015 Odeon UK & Ireland abolished the online ticket booking fee. Not penalising customers for booking tickets in advance, instead of paying cash on the day at the box office, was trumpeted as a…

Women in Global Cinema – Ones to Watch 2018

Compiling the list of the Top 50 Women in Global Cinema became more difficult due to widening the criteria and receiving a record number of nominations this year. The selection committee realized that a large group of talented and hard-working…

CJ Opinion: For Cinema, the Best Defence is Offence

There are many nice things about garden leave, as I have found since leaving Odeon/UCI last year. One is having the time to think and reflect on lessons learned. Another is reconnecting with friends in other industries, which apart from…

Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 23 January 2018

Dear Junkies, How much is MoviePass worth and what are its business prospects? Predicting this currently is a fool’s errand, because there are simply too many unknowns. The unknowns include how fast it will burn through its cash reserves, what…

Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 28 November 2017

Samsung LED Cinema in Switzerland; young people cinema attendance surprise; DECIPRO’s Jean-Marc Couffignal dead; IMAX VR in Odeon Trafford Centre; Cineworld revenue up; Vue heart attack help; sex in cinema couple arrested; Curly Wurly or dog poo; cinema attack;  Twavox…

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 Property Update (UK) – Wednesday 2 August 2017

Cineworld 12 screens in Bracknell and Monks Cross in York 2019; The Light new Dundee Wellgate plans; Grantham now five screens only; Havefordwest plans approved; Odeon Merry Hill move plan; Empire Sutton refurb plans; Reel Burnely September opening; Rio £40K grant. New York’s hip Metrograph is the CJ +…

CJ Cinema (UK) Property Update – Wednesday 19 July 2017

Cineworld: South Ruislip, Colchester, Leeds, Plymouth Curzon: Hoxton (London) Everyman: Newcastle Odeon: Stafford, Leeds The Light: Redhill, Birmingham, Sittingbourne Vue: Glasgow No operator: Northamptonshire, Grimsby, Tunbridge Wells, Forge Island Re-furb/Re-opening: Oxford Phoenix Picture House, Harwich Electric Palace, Cineworld Ipswich, Showtime Coventry, 123-year old Welsh re-opens, Regal…

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