UK Cinema Spending Habits and Intentions Revealed

British polling company YouGov has published a report that details the spending patterns and intentions of UK cinema goers. The findings reveal regional variations and an overall positive outlook, though cost is a factor in some people choosing not to…

Cineworld’s Me-Too Eastern Expansion Comes At A Price

UK’s publicly listed exhibitor Cineworld is expanding into Central Europe through £503 cash and equity deal for Warsaw-listed Cinema City International (CCI), which will make it the second largest chain in Europe after Odeon UCI. The deal signals a strategic…

Fancy Heading Up UK’s Digital Cinema Group?

The UK’s Cinema Exhibitors’ Association (CEA) had previously announced that they are setting up an organization to support small-to-medium sized exhibitors in the switch to digital, along the lines of the semi-hibernating Cinema Buying Group (CBG) of NATO. CEA’s CEO…

Daily Cinema Roundup – Friday 1 May

– UK exhibitor Vue has bold expansion plans for London, announced as part of the tie up with retail property group Westfield and build a total of eight sites by 2011, with two ‘crown jewel’ sites in London. From THR.com,…

Daily Cinema Roundup – Sun 19 April 2009

– UK cinema goers spent GBP 250m in the first quarter of 2009, reports the FT, with “Slumdog Millionaire” leading the way with 6m visitors. “The latest figures, compiled by the Film Distributors’ Association (FDA), support the frequent claim that…

RealD Scores Hat Trick in 3D Deal With UK’s Vue

Digital 3D provider RealD was bagged three of the top three UK exhibitors with the announcement that Vue will be converting 200 screens using RealD’s solution. This follows hot on the heels of #1 exhibitor Odeon/UCI’s deal for 500 screens and…

Dolby Sheds Jobs From UK Cinema Manufacturing Division

As if the recent quarterly earnings reports from Warner Bros, Walt Disney and News Corp were not proof enough that the entertainment industry is far from recession proof, news is out that Dolby Laboratories will be closing down its UK…

Will digitization lead to cine-carnage in UK?

Opinion pieces and leader column in UK media have been alive with the debate about whether the imminent switch to digital cinema (imminent, once the credit crunch is over, that is) will lead to death and carnage amongst the smaller…

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