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,…

Daily Cinema Digest – Wednesday 25 February 2015

Cinemas in North America are on track for a record year, with share prices of the major exhibitors already reflecting this box office optimism. Analysts expect that box-office revenue this year in the United States and Canada will soar past…

Sony Hackers Crossed A Line By Threatening Movie Theatres

Though most of the entertainment industry and business world has been riveted to every breaking development of the Sony Pictures hack, we have purposely refrained from writing anything about it. That was until the perpetrators of the cybercrime threatened movie…

Daily Cinema Digest – Friday 1 August 2014

Great Scott, they did it in the end! Secret Cinema’s delayed Back to the Future event went off yesterday without a problem. The company’s founder had a few words of contrition before the start of the film, as reported in…

Daily Cinema Digest – Tuesday 25 February 2014

Two article’s on the challenger to ROH’s event cinema opera supremacy in the UK. First is The Guardian’s take on ENO’s Peter Grimes showing and decision to hire rock music director Andy Morahan to film it. Overall positive, bar a…

New Terrorist Attack in Pakistani Cinema Kills Dozen

Pakistan has again been hit by a deadly terrorist attack in a cinema, this time killing and injuring even more people than the one ten days ago. “A deadly attack on a cinema came as Pakistani government and Taliban negotiators…

Daily Cinema Roundup – Wed 22 April

– Belgian digital cinema projector manufacturer Barco did not have a stellar first quarter, according to this article by Reuters. Key bullet points were “*Q1 operating loss 6.0 mln euros, vs 4.9 mln loss forecast; * Says cautiously optimistic for…

Bomb in Indian cinema kills six, injures many

There are no ‘good’ places for bombs to go off, but to me there is something particularly despicable about bombings directed against places like temples, schools, nurseries – and cinemas. Six people were killed and 32 maimed and injured in…

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