Korean Cinema Operators Look Abroad for Growth

South Koreas largest cinema operators are looking abroad for growth as the number of overseas cinema admissions overtakes that of Korea this year for the largest operator CJ CGV. Both CGV and Lotte have already a significant presence in several…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Friday 9 June 2017

Regal, AMC & Imax shares slump, Korean cinemas boycott Netflix film, CJ CGV’s billionth customer, S. Korea attendance down – profits up, are S. Korea’s Big Three hurting indie film, French sing-a-long try, Tunisia boycotts “Wonder Woman”, chaos in Colombia, fracas…

Korean Cinema Price Hike Leads to Youth Backlash

Korea’s three major cinema chain introduced variable pricing last year and a recent poll by the Film Promotion Committee has found significant resentment to increased ticket and concession prices. The “2016 Theater Consumer Survey” polled 2,089 people aged 15-59. Of these 78.1%…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Friday 10 February 2017

Cinepolis in popcorn stand-off over Trump, cinema shares fall, CGV sees overseas growth, over-45 audience grows in Korea, Goleby buys out Picturehouse Entertainment, Reading fight continues, Switzerland’s 5 Franc cinema week permanent, Greta comes to Switzerland and Alamo Lego Batman…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Monday 23 January 2017

“Lost in London” finds success, PVR launches Vkaao, US cinema ticket price up in 2016, Korea’s cinema attendance down, KinoNor becomes first environmentally certified cinema chain, UK indie cinemas are doing just fine, QSC certifies three cinemas, AMC expands Imax partnership, French kids can watch sex in cinema again, Indian national anthem fracas, bed cinema in Belarus (indoor) and Australia (outdoor), Barco’s Wim Buyens is AIS chairman, Marcus cinema fire scare and International Popcorn Day….

CJ Cinema News Digest – Friday 13 January 2017

Cineworld revenue up, record Korean BO year, good Dutch BO too, quotas urged for Thai films, Danish cinema misbehaviour, SF flagship cinema closed by leak, ECA Award nominations announced, “Call of Duty” at Cineplex cinemas, Stockholm’s Bio Capitol hits 4000% Kickstarter goal. …

CJ Cinema News Digest – Monday 5 December 2016

Insights from This Way Up, Cinema evolution, CGV to buyMalaysia’s GSC, Fandango buys Cinepapaya, Indian mandates patriotism in cinemas, India multiplex consolidation, Event Cinema racism, S. Korea attendance drop, Ymagis+Open Sky, Smart Pricer partners Compeso, Mark Schubin on “Billy Lynn”, pro and con eating in cinema, Indian MRP water fight, NCM promotes Lupo & Tursi, DCM upfront, Cinemaxx VIP seating, #MannequinChallenge….

CJ Cinema Digest – Wednesday 26 October 2016

BFI cinema stats out, pricey Diwali film, South India ticket cap up, Korea’s culture days, Spain’s Cinema Feast, Japan’s 10th year of baby friendly screenings, ECA advisory committee, Hannover’s nosebleed cinema refurb, Palace Cinemas in Perth, Mockingbird Cinema in Birmingham, bijou cinema in Poland, fine dining multiplex in North Carolina and Germany’s top cinemas….

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