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…

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…

Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 14 November 2017

Dear Junkies, MoviePass has paid AMC USD $11.88 on average for each cinema ticket sold, AMC data shows. Not a bad deal for customers paying USD $9.95 per month, but not a business model that is sustainable in the long…

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