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…

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…

Weekly Cinema Digest – Friday 30 October 2015

UK – The Financial times has a special ‘The Business of Film’ supplement that looks at cinema and finds – surprise, surprise – that it is still surviving and thriving in the age of streaming and lauded TV shows. Rentrak’s Paul…

Daily Cinema Digest – Thursday 7 August 2014

The City Council of Bristol, Tenn, recently voted 3-2 in favour of allowing beer sales in the local cinema, clearing a first hurdle and in line with a larger national trend. National Association of Theatre Owners Director of Media and…

NATO Responds To ‘Twilight’ Pirate’s Lawsuit

Less than 24-hours after we posted a story on the lawsuit filed against Muvico by a 22-year-old for being arrested for filming inside a movie theatre an email arrived from Patrick Corcoran, the National Association of Theatre Owners’ Director of…

NATO To Transform ShoWest Into CinemaCon

On the first day of this year’s ShoWest, the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) has made it known that when they take back the event next year it will undergo a name change to CinemaCon. The logo being used…

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