Korea’s CJ CGV to Become “World’s Largest Cinema Chain”

South Korea’s CJ CGV has gone public about its ambition to become the world’s largest cinema chain through “aggressive expansion” in the United States, couple with growth in emerging markets like India and Latin America. The aim is to have 10,000 screens…

China Cinema Digest – Thursday 27 August 2015

Online ticket sales through Baidu now account for half of all tickets sold at some cinemas, with particularly strong showings during special promotions on Tanabata Day (Chinese Valentine’s Day). Out of 6.8 million tickets sold across China that day, Baidu…

China Cinema Growth Slows Dramatically

New data released by Ent Group shows that while the growth of cinemas in China continued in the first half of 2015, the pace of growth is slowing significantly. According to Ent Group the first six months of 2015 saw…

Daily Cinema Digest – Monday 15 December 2014

Perhaps the biggest news announced at CineAsia was Arts Alliance Media partnership with Wanda Cinemas. It would be good, however, to have a bit more specifics on what exactly the deal entails for both parties. The partnership will see AAM…

China Cinema Digest – Thursday 4 December 2014

Wanda Cinemas has been given the OK for an IPO in China in its second attempt. So much for all of our conspiracy theories that it would list elsewhere. Wanda Cinema Line Co. Ltd., a movie theater company controlled by…

Questions Raised About Wanda Cinema’s IPO

Sina Finance carries a long and excellent analysis of Wanda Cinema’s re-submitted IPO document, written by Enterprise Observer newspaper reporter Zhu Lin. The article raises several pertinent question about the IPO of the world’ largest cinema chain, which also controls AMC…

China Cinema Digest – Tuesday 28 October 2014

Beginning in November, China will start reporting box office number and info using social media in an effort to improve transparency. The move is good news for Hollywood studios, but will also provide a better picture of the exhibition market…

Daily Cinema Digest – Friday 9 May 2014

This small-single screen is one of the last in its area to make the switch to digital. So why aren’t we filing it away further down? Because the area is Rochester, home of Eastman Kodak, aka the Company That Digital…

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