The Force of Dolby Cinema

CJ Flynn goes behind the scenes at the AMC Dolby Cinema in Burbank to bring us his unparalleled analysis of the next generation movie-going experience….

Weekly Cinema Digest – Friday 15 January 2016

Europe – 2016 was a pretty good year at the European box office, with the feel good of “Star Wars: the Force Awakens” at the end of the year masking some spectacular flops (remember “Fant4stic 4”?), some troubling attendance figures…

Weekly Cinema Digest – Monday 28 December 2015

USA (CA) – Quentin Tarantino is angry, very angry, that Disney has booked up Los Angele’s ArcLight Cinerama Dome for “Star Wars: the Force Awakens” and blocked “The Hateful Eight” from screening there in 70mm. Appearing on The Howard Stern Show,…

Weekly Cinema Digest – Monday 14 December 2015

UK – It is not just cinemas in the US taking security precautions during the new “Star Wars” film, with UK cinemas also asking patrons to refrain from wearing Darth Vader masks and bringing light sabres. Odeon has sold 500,000…

Weekly Cinema Digest – Friday 4 December 2015

Sweden – A Swedish cinema chain has stopped accepting cash payments in all of its venues after disturbances involving gangs of youth. Björnbiografer AB no longer accept cash for its cinemas in Falun, Gagnef, Ludvika, Rättvik, Sandviken, Tierp and Vansbro. In one incident…

Weekly Cinema Digest – Friday 6 November 2015

France – Gaumont-Pathé is today opening a new cinema in Paris that is exclusively programming old and restored films. The former Gaumont Gobelins is now a beautifully refurbished five-screen cinema located opposite the Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé – Monsieur Seydoux was himself the driving…

German Cinemas Threaten “Star Wars” Boycott

Small and independent cinemas in Germany are threatening to boycott Disney/Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: the Force Awakens” over unfavourable screening terms. Amongst many points of contention Disney is said to be enforcing a minimum ticket price that is seen as too high for…

Regal Cinemas Causes A Disturbance In The Force

A few days ago you may have felt a great disturbance in the force, as if millions of PR managers suddenly cried out in terror, and a theatre chain was suddenly silenced. Translation: Regal Cinemas learned the hard (and often…

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