Cinema News Digest – Friday 9 March 2018

Saudia Arabia issues cinema licences; Lotte to spin off cinemas; US $1bn BO February; Samsung Cinema LED insights; Cinemark Movie Club 120K member; Vue’s Tim Richards interviewed; Indian cinema growth; VPF revolt in south India; Côté Cinema becomes BoxOfficeFrance; MoviePass CPO…

Vue Makes Plans to Open 30 Cinemas in Saudi Arabia

It’s official. The Saudi Arabian cinema land rush has officially begun. A mere two months after the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia officially allowed for the opening and operation of new commercial cinemas for the first time since the 1970s, the…

Cinema is Coming to Saudi Arabia – Winners and Losers

Saudi Arabia is to allow cinema after 35 years of absence. The first cinemas could open as soon as March of 2018, with several operators vying for prime position. The aim is to have 2,000 screens in over 300 cinemas…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Friday 25 August 2017

Vista and Kinepolis results are good; UK passes 100m admissions; BO summer actually not bad; Carnival buy Singapore cinemas and Umrothkar new CEO; Star Wars fan brawl in cinema; Cineworld evacuation, IBC session on cinema innovation and “Dunkirk” aspect ratio rant….

Vue West End Flagship Reopens To Impress

On Monday, July 10th, the Vue West End cinema in London’s Leicester Square reopened after having been closed for four months to complete extensive refurbishing. “We want to set a new standard for what is possible in the West End,” declared Kevin…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Monday 9 January 2017

Qatar-Novo 7-star partnership, UK/IE BO up 1.45%, SRS Cinema for sale, Richard’s Vue keynote, Tim says not to iPhone “Theater Mode”, Saudia Arabia’s cinema “enemies”, Regal-Imax 11-screen deal, India crackdown on F&B cinema overcharging, drunk cop drops gun in cinemas and triggers evacuation, Hagener CineStar cleanliness questioned and history of Dalston’s Rio revealed. …

Daily Cinema Digest – Friday 4 December 2014

With Hoyt having called off an IPO of its exhibition business earlier this year, there is now speculation that it could be sold to a private equity investor instead. Sydney-based Pacific Equity Partners is negotiating to sell the Hoyts chain…

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