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…

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…

AMC Q1 Lifts Lid on Carmike, Odeon & NCG Integration

AMC has published its Q1 2017 figures and profits are down but revenue is up at the world’s biggest cinema chain. The 67.5% growth in turnover had a lot to do with including Carmike, Odeon and (four days of) NCG…

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