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One Man’s Gain Is Another’s Man’s Loss

by Pete Putman

Two news stories crossed my desk recently that perfectly illustrate the old saw “One Man’s Gain Is Another’s Man’s Loss”. The first was a summary in Media Play News of a report from Digital …

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What Bob Saw on the Net 07/03/2019

by Bob Raikes

Most days, our editor, Bob, spends some time looking around the net for news. Here are some articles and links that he thought worth sharing… (note that registration or subscriptions may be required!) Samsung …

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MoviePass Plays a Dangerous Game to Increase Subscriber Count

by Andrew Fenn

A struggling MoviePass has made a move that is being seen as questionable in its efforts to boost its subscriber base, automatically enrolling lapsed subscribers in yet another new variation of its monthly plan, …

Tags:Cinema| Cinema going| Large Display Monitor| USA| Vol 25 - Issue 38

Reel Cinemas Launches 26-Screen Luxury Cinema at The Dubai Mall

by Andrew Fenn

Reel Cinemas has launched what it calls “the most luxurious cinema experience in the world” at The Dubai Mall. The 26-screen multiplex features Dolby Cinema technology, Barco laser projectors, MX4D Motion EFX Theatre and …

Tags:Cinema| Cinema going| Large Display Monitor| MEA (Middle East & Africa)| Vol 25 - Issue 38

AMC Launches $20-a-Month Movie Subscription Plan in the US

by Andrew Fenn

AMC Theatres in the US has announced “A-List”, a new tier to its AMC Stubs rewards programme, which rewards guests with up to three movies per week, along with all the current benefits of …

Tags:Cinema going| Large Display Monitor| USA| Vol 25 - Issue 24

MoviePass Brings Back “Movie-a-Day” Monthly Subscription

by Andrew Fenn

MoviePass has reverted back to its “movie-a-day” monthly subscription package, having replaced it with an alternative promotion three weeks ago. Since April 13th, new customers have only been able to purchase a $29.95 pass …

Tags:Cinema going| Large Display Monitor| USA| Vol 25 - Issue 17

Samsung’s LED Demo at CinemaCon

by Chris Chinnock

Much of the same messaging and information we saw in Los Angeles on our visits to Roundabout and the Winnetka theater (Samsung Launches First U.S. LED Cinema Screen along with Post Production Facility) was …

Tags:Active Shutter 3D| Cinema going| CinemaCon 2018| HDR - High Dynamic Range| Large Display Monitor| LED Cinema| Vol 25 - Issue 17

Barco/Appotronics J/V Has a New Name

by Bob Raikes

Barco, China Film Co, Appotronics and CITICPE said that they will call their new joint venture “Cinionic”. (Barco Looks to Joint Venture for Digital Cinema)

Tags:Barco| Cinema going| Large Display Monitor| Vol 25 - Issue 15

EU Cinema Records Second-Highest Admissions Since 2004

by Andrew Fenn

The European Audiovisual Observatory released its first estimates for European cinema attendance in 2017 at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival. The Observatory estimates that total admissions in the EU decreased by 0.7% to …

Tags:Cinema going| Europe| Large Display Monitor| Market Data| Vol 25 - Issue 10

2017 Was Highest-Earning Year in Worldwide Box Office History

by Andrew Fenn

ComScore has announced that this year’s worldwide theatrical box office revenues are up 3% over 2016 and set a new record of $39.92 billion, making 2017 the highest-earning year in global movie history, powered …

Tags:Cinema going| Large Display Monitor| Market Data| Vol 25 - Issue 01

MoviePass Sees Boom with Price Cut

by Bob Raikes

In the US, movie theatres are clearly seeing the pressure. The Moviepass ‘all you can eat’ monthly pass for film viewing, which was originally launched in 2011, has seen its subscription base jump from …

Tags:Cinema| Cinema going| Large Display Monitor| USA| Vol 24 - Issue 31

Movie Industry Flat for 2016

by Chris Chinnock

Based on studio presentations at CinemaCon and the release of statistics from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), there were 718 films released in 2016 and the global box office reached $38.6B, an …

Tags:Cinema| Cinema going| Vol 24 - Issue 14