Cinema News Digest – Friday 14 September 2018

Dear Junkies, Here at CJ we don’t care to join in the Moviepass bashing, but we are curious how the cinema subscription service is working and what impact it is having on the larger US cinema market. Our musings last…

Cinema News Digest – Wednesday 5 September 2018

Dear Junkies, “Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful,” Warren Buffett once told investors. So what does the Sage of Omaha’s advice tell us about this summer’s domestic (i.e US) box office? Substitute ‘greedy’ for ‘jubilant’ and the answer is…

Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 17 July 2018

Dear Junkies, It’s been a year since Samsung launched the first LED Cinema screen in Korea on 13 July. Today the projector-less Onyx screens can be found in eight countries and 12 multiplexes, with the latest in Traumpalast Esslingen in…

Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 3 July 2018

Dear Junkies, Nobody thinks that cinema concessions are cheap, but few of us would physically attack a multiplex staff over the price of popcorn. But that is what has now happened in India, where what was previously a fight in…

Cinema News Digest – Friday 29 June 2018

Dear Junkies, We have come to the half-way point for domestic (US and Chinese) and global box office, with the news being good all around. Ticket sales in North America are up more than 8% with over USD $6 billion…

Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 26 June 2018

IPO plans for CGV Vietnam; PVR’s Bijli in Panama Papers 2; Samsung Onyx coming to India; Ajay Devgn to open 100 cinema in one year (sic); Oh Kino/Cine Q/HappyCinema challenge incumbents in Korea/Poland/Romania; UCI Kinowelt Potsdam first to get recliner treatment;…

Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 27 March 2018

Dear Junkies, This week children burnt to death in a cinema where they had gone to watch “Sherlock Gnomes”. 11-year old Viktoria Pochankina called her aunt to tell her that her school-class was trapped in the cinema auditorium and everything…

Cinema News Digest – Friday 9 March 2018

Saudia Arabia issues cinema licences; Lotte to spin off cinemas; US $1bn BO February; Samsung Cinema LED insights; Cinemark Movie Club 120K member; Vue’s Tim Richards interviewed; Indian cinema growth; VPF revolt in south India; Côté Cinema becomes BoxOfficeFrance; MoviePass CPO…

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…

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