Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 17 July 2018

Dear Junkies, It’s been a year since Samsung launched the first LED Cinema screen in Korea on 13 July. Today the projector-less Onyx screens can be found in eight countries and 12 multiplexes, with the latest in Traumpalast Esslingen in…

Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 3 July 2018

Dear Junkies, Nobody thinks that cinema concessions are cheap, but few of us would physically attack a multiplex staff over the price of popcorn. But that is what has now happened in India, where what was previously a fight in…

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…

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….

CJ Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 30 May 2017

Worst Memorial BO weekend in 18 years, but cinema stocks up-ish, Screening Room patents, Bollywood looks outside metros, grown films for ‘baby’ screenings in UK, Vox Ramadan afternoon opening and Ramadan food restrictions in Dubai cinemas, pricey Imax VR still…

CJ Cinema Property Update – Thursday 10 May 2017

UK: Chester Storyhouse, The Light Aberdeen France: Megarama Toulouse, 7-screen in Cahors’ Place Bessières UAE: Vox City Centre Sharjah Benin: Culture centre cinema. Re-furbs/re-opening: The Light Cambridge Imax, thescreen stortford, Weymouth’s Cameo, Reel’s Astoria in Chippenham and VR tour of The…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 9 May 2017

Constantin take-over try, Korean cine vote perks, Spain’s €2.90 cinema feast, Reading share buy-back, Malaysian cinema bullish, MaCaO 25th anniversary, India fantasy figure expansion, Vox cine ad withdrawn, Pocono burglary redux, Scotland’s free cinema for homeless. Germany/Switzerland– A take-over attempt in…

CJ Cinema Property Update – Thursday 4 May 2017

USA: Marcus Southbridge, Alamo Staten Island, Reading Titan XC San Diego Japan: Sunshine Aira Korea: Megabox Songdo, Ariary Jeongseon China: Suning x2  Australia: Footscray and Perth UK: Perth and Aberdeen’s Blackdog Ireland: Galway arthouse to open this year  Germany: Bergheim cinema…

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