Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 6 February 2018

Dear Junkies, Cineworld’s shareholders have approved the USD $3.6 billion merger with Regal, something that was never really in doubt given that the largest voting share (29%) is controlled by the Greidinger family that proposed the merger. In the end…

Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 9 January 2018

2017 US BO off by one animated hit; UK box office record; CEO PVR Bijli settles ‘out-of-court’; CGR now France’s largest circuit; US ‘bomb cyclone’ could freeze BO; Nollywood cracks UK Top 10; bringing food into cinemas in India; Newcastle’s…

Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 5 December 2017

Dear Junkies, Cineworld’s purchase of Regal is a bit like a python swallowing a goat – it can be done, but the initial result will be more goat than snake-shaped. Once investors and analysts had time to digest the proposed…

Cinema News Digest – Monday 20 November 2017

Paramount VR ‘cinema’; Bloomberg’s Q3 summary; CGR buys Cap’Cinema; Cinefamily to close after scandals; first cinema to boycott ‘Star Wars VIII‘; PVR expands VKAAO; re-birth of community cinemas in UK; single screens cling on in UAE; Bernadette McCabe joins MoviePass;…

Cinema News Digest – Thursday 2 November 2017

Dear Junkies, Strikes at UCI and Picturehouse makes us wonder what employees think of working at cinemas. Rather than putting that awkward question to the teen serving you popcorn before the next showing of “Thor Ragnarok”, you can find out…

Asia Cinema Property Update – October 2017

China/HK: luxury Central cinema; India: L&T’s Hyderabad Next multiplexes, Mukta Arts in TN, PVR Chanakya, Cinépolis Guwahati; Japan: Tokyo Midtown Hibiya Toho, Aeon Chofu; Kazakhstan: Astana; Malaysia: GSC Megawati Mall; Pakistan: Cinepax in Silakot; Singapore: Golden Village Paya Lebar; UAE: City Centre Sharjah Vox….

CJ Cinema News Digest – Friday 27 October 2017

Dear Junkies, The month before the Harvey Weinstein scandal exploded in Hollywood, the cinema industry was grappling with its own mini-Weinsteins. There was the Los Angels theatre Cinefamily sexual misconduct allegations, there was Alamo Drafthouse’s re-hiring of sexual harasser Devin…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 17 October 2017

Dear Junkies, VR is a poor fit for cinema. So why is everyone from AMC and IMAX to Paris art-house exhibitor MK2 leaping into the virtual reality business? Hype and fear of being seen to be overtaken by new technology/content…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Friday 13 October 2017

Dear Junkies, Cinemas are increasingly catering to the deaf and blind, but what about patrons who are both? A US court has just ruled that cinemas have an obligation to such customers as well. This all stems from an incident…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 10 October 2017

Dear Junkies, We are still catching up on the backlog of news from September, so there is both old and new items in this issue, but hopefully something of interest: Cinemex buys Cobb; Kiwis have faith in cinema; Emagine launches…

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