Russia Is Now Europe’s Largest Cinema Territory

Russia overtook France in 2017 to become Europe’s biggest cinema territory in terms of admissions according to provisional data on cinema attendance published by European cinema trade body UNIC. Around 213.6 million tickets were sold in the Russian Federation, compared…

Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 23 January 2018

Dear Junkies, How much is MoviePass worth and what are its business prospects? Predicting this currently is a fool’s errand, because there are simply too many unknowns. The unknowns include how fast it will burn through its cash reserves, what…

CJ CGV to Open 33 Cinema in Moscow by 2020

Korean cinema major CJ CGV will become the first major foreign exhibitor to expand into Russia, with plans to build 33 cinemas with 160 screens in Moscow by 2020. CJ CGV signed a deal with Russian real estate company ADG…

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 – Wednesday 18 January 2017

CGV Blits is now CGV Cinemas, Curzon wins BAFTA, VIP screens in UAE, 50+ screen in Qatar next six months, Mizrahi talks Ymagis at Oddo, Russian BO up in 2016, Art House Convergence underway & Ira Deutchman wins award, man falls form Cinema De Lux roof, PVR heart attack death during “Dangal”, hatchet man arrested in Glasgow, KY cinema and why bad films release in January. …

CJ Cinema Digest – Wednesday 10 August 2016

RealD’s Ultimate Screen, AMC accelerates Dolby Cinema, Cinepolis India price hike OK, Harkness India growth, walking distance Picturehouse, Russian BO up, weekly immersive live Little Cinema, Cineplex bedbugs, Germna cinema lock-in, CGV bed cinema success, Imax Pasching #1, Kate Scherping NCM CFO, new Tokyo Cinema Sunshine and cinema ‘ghost’….

CJ Cinema Digest – Monday 1 August 2016

Golem’s Moreno dead, Villette outdoor cinemas held indoors, Cameron on cinema, Ukraine & Russia cinema laws, Cinemedia insolvent, Secret Cinema “Dirty” BO haul, André Rieu record, Cinemark gun incident, Regal robbery, MIT glasses-free 3D, AMC to teach Odeon concessions, Argentina concessions smuggling, Barco Escape “Star Trek”, Epic seating, Cineworld opening and chicken in cinema. …

Weekly Cinema Digest – Friday 9 October 2015

USA – With the stocks of the three largest exhibitors off their one-year high by between a fifth and a third, Seeking Alpha contributor Johannes Salim looks at whether there is a buying opportunity. He starts off with Wanda-controlled AMC….

UPDATED: MasterImage Wins Patent Fight With RealD In Russia

The Russian Patent office has invalidated RealD’s ‘light doubler’ patent within the country, handing a victory to rival 3D firm MasterImage, which had challenged RealD’s utility model patent. With Russia one of the major growth markets for 3D and premium…

Daily Cinema Digest – Friday 10 April 2015

Cinema data and campaign firm Movio has launched a product that tracks and analyses cinema-goer behaviour, aimed at giving studios and distributors greater consumer insights.   Movio, the global leader in marketing data, analysis, insights, and campaign creation and management for…

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