Daily Cinema Digest – Friday 8 August 2014

Wondering about the above picture? That’s no less than ten (10!) different ticketing machines in the lobby of a cinema in Beijing. Online ticketing has exploded in China along with the growth of multiplexes, Imax screens and attendance. But it…

Daily Cinema Digest – Thursday 29 May 2014

Next week is ShowCanada, so what could be more appropriate than a long profile of the CEO of Canada’s largest cinema company, Cineplex Entertainment’s CEO Ellis Jacob. Lots of interesting information here, like the fact that close to 40% of revenues come…

Daily Cinema Digest – Tuesday 29 April 2014

Canada: With shopping malls falling out of favour with US consumers, an interesting example from Canada Washington state of how to successfully convert underutilized shopping real estate to a successful multiplex. For example, in 2012, mall officials replaced a two-story Mervyn’s…

Daily Cinema Digest – Wednesday 23 April 2014

Is China undergoing a 3D backlash? Speakers at the recent Beijing International Film Festival seemed to go to great lengths to condemn poor 3D. Prominent members of industry like Yang Buting, chairman of China Film Distribution and Exhibition Association and China…

Daily Cinema Digest – Thursday 17 April 2014

USA (TN): Discount tickets was a hot topic at CinemaCon. No update on that, but Regal will be showing older films for just USD $1 this summer, as it has for the past 22 years. Parent rejoice. Regal Entertainment Group…

Daily Cinema Digest – Monday 24 February 2014

A pop-up cinema in a former laundromat in New Orleans? We are intrigued. “Because films can be transferred through cloud drives and a presentation can be programmed on a basic computer program, almost anyone can show a movie now. And…

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