Private Cinema Rentals: Innovation In A Time of Crisis

Given the struggle facing international cinema exhibition it’s a real challenge to find a silver lining, especially amongst the latest spate of films decamping to 2021 or heading straight to streaming. Operators are going through a time of crisis and…

CJ Interviews: Steve Knibbs, COO for Vue International

The global COVID-19 pandemic, and resulting government-enforced lockdowns, has pushed the international cinema industry to its limits. But throughout this time, innovation and a strong sense of community has surfaced, with exhibitors around the world using the downtime to plan…

Cineworld Tops Online Engagement Review by Gruvi

Cineworld has come out top in an analysis of which UK cinema chain’s website in was best “in terms of their effective engagement with online audiences.” The study was part of an annual review conducted by online marketing specialists Gruvi. The…

All-Out Cinema Ticket Price War Erupts in Poland

Located at the geographic crossroads of Europe and Eurasia, Poland is no stranger to conflict, having suffered numerous wars and invasions during it tumultuous history. Today it again finds itself in a three-way battle, only this time it is over…

Vue Catches Falling CineStar in €200m+ Deal

The announcement earlier this morning that Vue International is acquiring Germany’s CineStar chain from Australia’s Event Hospitality & Entertainment (Event or EVT) caught the European cinema industry by surprise. It shouldn’t have. Not because all parties had not done a…

Cinema News Digest – Friday 24 August 2018

Dear Junkies, We are back after the summer break and look forward to an exciting autumn of cinema news, analysis and releases. As always, thank you to those of our readers writing in and keeping us informed. Regards, Patrick Banner…

Cinema News Digest – Friday 25 May 2018

Dear Junkies, Happy GDPR day! In 2015 Odeon UK & Ireland abolished the online ticket booking fee. Not penalising customers for booking tickets in advance, instead of paying cash on the day at the box office, was trumpeted as a…

Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 20 March 2018

C&E Europe under-screened; Cineworld year-end results; Everyman profits triple; Curzon find Living Wage pays; Springtime for Cinema in France; NCM shares “undervalued” & Teperberg joins board; camcording piracy declines (except Russia); cinema returns to Ivory Coast; man suffers serious injury…

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