UK’s Odeon For Sale Again – Third Time the Charm?

Private equity group Terra Firma has announced that UK/European cinema chain Odeon & UCI Cinema Group (Odeon for short) is for sale. The merged exhibition operation failed to attract bidders willing to match the asking price in both 2011 and…

Daily Cinema Digest – Wednesday 23 July 2014

Poland – An interesting cross-promotion movie pass and subscription pass for satellite and cinema consumption of movies. Polish satellite platform nc+ introduces a special offer for its subscribers who are cinema lovers. It offers a card Multikino Unlimited, which allows…

Daily Cinema Digest – Wednesday 4 June 2014

File under ‘Keep Calm & Carry On’ – online film distribution revenue will overtake cinema box office in 2017, according to a new report by PwC. But box office is actually predicted to keep rising, while the real loser will…

Daily Cinema Digest – Tuesday 3 June 2014

The fact that China’s box office is booming is taken as a given, but depending on how you look at the figures, some more troubling aspects shine through. Grace, vice president of Arts and Consulting Research told the “First Financial…

Daily Cinema Digest – Monday 14 April 2014

The Wrap takes a look at the growth of ‘4D’ offered by the likes of D-Box, CJ 4DPlex and MediaMation and whether there is a business case for it. Not if it shakes the popcorn out of the tub, it seems….

Daily Cinema Digest – Tuesday 4 March 2014

“A grocery store and a cinema are two things that are a foundation for good downtowns.” – David Gordon, professor at School of Urban and Regional Planning at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada We don’t normally cover home cinema here…

Daily Cinema Digest – Tuesday 21 January 2014

Planning issues for Odeon in London and Vue in Brighton… a cinema rebuilt from the wreckage of Hurricane Katrina… Happy (Feet) ending for one cinema in Australia but not for 2nd… autism-friendly screenings and Empire worried about its loans… Giselle…

Daily Cinema Digest – Saturday 18 January 2014

Cinema Opening/Closings UK: The fight is on to save on of the most historic cinemas in London’s West End. “Leading heritage groups are making last-minute protests against plans to tear down one of Leicester Square’s oldest cinemas. The Art Deco…

Daily Cinema Digest – Friday 17 January 2014

UK: The head of Odeon-UCI, europe’s largest cinema group is stepping down. “Sky News understands that Rupert Gavin, who has run the privately-owned group for eight years, is to leave a year after its owner abandoned its latest attempt to…

Cineworld’s Me-Too Eastern Expansion Comes At A Price

UK’s publicly listed exhibitor Cineworld is expanding into Central Europe through £503 cash and equity deal for Warsaw-listed Cinema City International (CCI), which will make it the second largest chain in Europe after Odeon UCI. The deal signals a strategic…

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