CJ Cinema Digest – Thursday 24 November 2016

Marcus buys Wehrenberg, Spain ticket price questioned, Wanda “monopolises”, CineStar roach case dropped, India’s Tier II & III cities tempt cinemas, Demonetisation hurts Indian cinemas (or not), LA cinema ad convention reviewed, renewed Rieu record, Fathom’s sensory-friendly Nutcracker and more “Billy Lynn” musings….

Why North American Movie Ticket Prices Rose In 2014

A week after the investment firm PricewaterhouseCooper released a survey in which found 53% of its 1,000 respondents felt movie tickets cost too much, the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) reports that the average cost of a movie ticket…

Daily Cinema Digest – Friday 6 June 2014

“Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it,” Mark Twain once said. Is the same true for declining cinema youth attendance? Not in France, which is making sure that the next generation values and keeps the ‘7th…

Daily Cinema Digest – Tuesday 20 May 2014

UK – Is cinema becoming a luxury? By that we mean unaffordable to the average income family? This study makes for worrying reading. A night out at the cinema is becoming increasingly unaffordable because of rising ticket prices, experts are…

Daily Cinema Digest – Friday 9 May 2014

This small-single screen is one of the last in its area to make the switch to digital. So why aren’t we filing it away further down? Because the area is Rochester, home of Eastman Kodak, aka the Company That Digital…

Daily Cinema Digest – Friday 4 April 2014

We have written a lot about the cinemas in Fargo, North Dakota in the Daily before (here, here, here and here), but it is an interesting microcosm of the evolution that the US exhibition industry as a whole is going…

Daily Cinema Digest – Monday 31 March 2014

We’re back! With CinemaCon over, we resume normal service for the Daily. It was definitely an interesting show and in case anyone was wondering, yes, *we* saw 12 Years a Slave in the cinema. Apologies for those who were expecting to…

Daily Cinema Digest – Friday 7 February 2014

 Are cinema ticket prices too expensive? The question that’s probably been around since the Lumiere brothers screened their first shorts at the Grand Cafe, Paris in 1895 is tackled by SampoMedia. Unlike the MPAA Head in his annual CineCon speech,…

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