Asia Cinema Property Update – October 2017

China/HK: luxury Central cinema; India: L&T’s Hyderabad Next multiplexes, Mukta Arts in TN, PVR Chanakya, Cinépolis Guwahati; Japan: Tokyo Midtown Hibiya Toho, Aeon Chofu; Kazakhstan: Astana; Malaysia: GSC Megawati Mall; Pakistan: Cinepax in Silakot; Singapore: Golden Village Paya Lebar; UAE: City Centre Sharjah Vox….

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 13 November 2015

Luxembourg – The largest cinema chain in Luxembourg – make that the ONLY cinema chain in Luxembourg – is being absorbed by Kinepolis, after the acquisition of Utopolis was recently approved. There is a long interview with Utoplis former head…

Weekly Cinema Digest – Friday 30 October 2015

UK – The Financial times has a special ‘The Business of Film’ supplement that looks at cinema and finds – surprise, surprise – that it is still surviving and thriving in the age of streaming and lauded TV shows. Rentrak’s Paul…

Daily Cinema Digest – Friday 13 March 2015

Japan cinema major Toho is going all out with Christie Vive Audio and Dolby Atmos solutions in several of its flagship cinemas, with particular focus on the Toho Cinemas Extra Large Screen (TCX) premium large format (PLF). Christie®, a world leader…

Daily Cinema Digest – Monday 1 December 2014

France – The merger of Ymagis and dcinex is going well, with streamlining already well underway. It seems like with the colocations and regroupings it will fairly rapidly be able to offer an integrated operation. In Germany, where both YMAGIS…

Japanese all-women theatre via fibre optics in cinemas

Of all the alternative content that has been tried in cinemas, theatrical plays is one of the smallest of sub-categories. With the exception of the recent Swedish Strindberg play beamed in HD to local cinemas, the closest we have come…

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