Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 6 February 2018

Dear Junkies, Cineworld’s shareholders have approved the USD $3.6 billion merger with Regal, something that was never really in doubt given that the largest voting share (29%) is controlled by the Greidinger family that proposed the merger. In the end…

Cinema News Digest – Thursday 18 January 2018

Dear Junkies, Average ticket price in the US went up 3.69% to USD $8.97 in 2017. Cue usual hysterical headlines (THR: ‘Average Price of a Movie Ticket Soars to $8.97 in 2017‘ – really, “soars”?), particularly when coupled with the…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 17 October 2017

Dear Junkies, VR is a poor fit for cinema. So why is everyone from AMC and IMAX to Paris art-house exhibitor MK2 leaping into the virtual reality business? Hype and fear of being seen to be overtaken by new technology/content…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 8 August 2017

Cineworld shares high, Cinemark poor Q2, Picturehouse strike again, Bollywood bottleneck, GST+entertainment tax, Multiline goes VR with Samsung, CineStar heart attack, Adele goes to cinema with Grendel kids. UK – While share prices of US cinema companies continue to be…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Friday 28 April 2017

UK sets cinema attendance records in March, Warner Bros. gets real about VR and AR, Vox will open a 4DX auditorium in Qatar, PVR commits to five more IMAX screens, analysis of movie ticket prices and attendance in Poland, CineEurope…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Monday 12 December 2016

Alibaba invests in Showtime, GIC pumps $260m into Cinema XXI, Atom Tickets profiled Redux, cinema stocks fall, Odeon-AMC Manchester conflict, Showtime Taipei is Christie Vive’s 400th, Korean cinemas’ variable pricing, Canada cinema hack, Indian cinema national anthem arrests, Inox plans, MK2 VR venue plans, Dutch supply Chinese VR, Malick’s UltraWidescreen, DepthQ US patent, PVR to install 10x4DX, Sawhney is Carnival COO, DCM signs Everyman, NCM signs Bow Tie, MK2’s Music Cinema Club, ECA Russian chapter, Sherlock IV in cinemas, raunchy mom in cinema pilloried. …

CJ Cinema Digest – Friday 8 July 2016

Ymagis’ EclairColor, Tarzan VR tickets, Ghostbusters Snapchat, BookMyShow investment,Korea’s Cine Station Q, AlloCiné and Médiamétrie’s Drive In, tickets VAT ruling, FACT’s pirate busters, Wine in a Glass, Star Trek Escape, French “Conjuring 2” troubles, knife robbery Germany, The Light goes ahead in Wellgate, Curzon Colchester OK, 10th Traumpalast, Multiplex in Kiyv and ‘laugh on the inside’ for “Absolutely Fabulous”. …

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