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Date: 15-Jan-2021
Cinemark Gets Big Vote Of Confidence From Veteran Analyst, Who Sees “Return To Normalcy” For Movie Theaters
source: Deadline

Veteran exhibition analyst Eric Wold of B. Riley has given Cinemark stock a big shot in the arm, so to speak, upgrading it to “buy” from “neutral” and doubling his price target. In a note to clients, Wold said he held a “fireside chat” with the management of …

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Date: 15-Jan-2021
‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Lands On U.K. Streaming After Coronavirus Shutters Cinemas
source: Forbes

Warner Bros.’ sequel to 2017’s Wonder Woman is now available to rent in the market, a month after its cinema release.

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Date: 14-Jan-2021
Sundance Film Festival 2021 Sets Schedule Of Talks & Events
source: Deadline

The 2021 Sundance Film Festival announced a schedule of the talks and events to be presented on the Sundance platform. Among the events are Sundance Dailies and “The Big Conversation” series and Awards Night. The festival, which runs January 28-February 3, op…

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Date: 14-Jan-2021
Are Any Theater Chains Poised To Do Well In 2021?
source: Nofilmschool.com

Marcus Theaters is set to become a buyer. They're somehow keeping the lights on during the pandemic. We've reported that theater chains like AMC and Cinemark have been suffering around the world. The pandemic has throttled the theater-going experience, and …

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Date: 14-Jan-2021
National CineMedia And Captivate Connect To Reach Movie Audiences Where They Work And Live
source: Business Wire

CENTENNIAL, Colo. & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)---- $NCMI #Captivate--National CineMedia (NCM) and Captivate have teamed up to introduce a new way for local businesses to reach movie audiences where they work and live.

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Date: 14-Jan-2021
Should You Race Back To Theaters When It’s Safe? Pretty Much Pop: Culture Podcast (#77) On The Big Screen Experience
source: Openculture.com

The pandemic has kept us out of the movie theaters, forcing new streaming practices so that films can be released at all, but as these restrictions end in 2021, do we want things to go back just to the way they were? Your hosts Mark Linsenmayer, Erica Spyres,…

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Date: 13-Jan-2021
Dekanalog To Launch International-Focused Film Distribution Outfit With Four-Film Slate
source: Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Dekanalog, a new theatrical and digital distribution company with an emphasis on presenting international titles for U.S. audiences, will launch in March with four films on its initial slate. The company will release Keep an Eye Out, an absurdist c…

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Date: 13-Jan-2021
Front Row & Muvi Cinemas Launch Saudi Arabia Distribution Venture Front Row Arabia
source: Deadline

Nascent theatrical market Saudi Arabia, which saw its first cinemas open back in 2018, is set for a new distribution player to enter the ring after leading MENA distributor Front Row Filmed Entertainment teamed with Saudi exhibition outfit Muvi Cinemas to lau…

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Date: 13-Jan-2021
Hollywood Box Office Revenue Plunges 80pc As Coronavirus Devastates US Cinema
source: Telegraph.co.uk

Takings have not been this low since 1981 when the year's top film was Superman II

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Date: 12-Jan-2021
James Bond: No Time To Die Release Date Reportedly Being Pushed Back
source: ComicBook.com

MGM and Eon are reportedly considering another release date delay for James Bond: No Time to Die. According to trade rumors, No Time to Die could be moved from an Easter weekend 2021 release date (April 2nd) to fall of 2021. According to sources across the gl…

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Date: 12-Jan-2021
Cinemas In Malaysia To Close Again As Virus Cases Mount
source: Variety

Cinemas are set to go dark in Malaysia as the country struggles to deal with a third wave of the coronavirus. A nationwide state of emergency was announced early on Tuesday on behalf of the King Al-Sultan Abdullah. The emergency could last until Aug. 1, depen…

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Date: 11-Jan-2021
Hollywood Prepares To Delay Another Slew Of Blockbusters
source: Variety

Here we go again. Late last year, Warner Bros. was skewered after announcing that all of its new movies in 2021 would debut simultaneously on HBO Max and in theaters. Cinema operators, rival studios and even some of the filmmakers behind the movies wondered a…

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Date: 10-Jan-2021
‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Stays Atop Domestic Box Office
source: Variety

“Wonder Woman 1984” led domestic box office charts for the third straight weekend without much in the way of competition. The superhero sequel nabbed $3 million between Friday and Sunday, bringing its total in the U.S. and Canada to $32.6 million. Overseas, t…

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Date: 09-Jan-2021
Warner Bros. And Legendary Nearing Deal Over ‘Godzilla Vs. Kong’ Release
source: /FILM

Late last year, Warner Bros. made history by announcing their upcoming 2021 theatrical slate would also be going straight to HBO Max on the same day said films were intended to hit theaters. It was a bold, game-changing move – and it was met with immediate re…

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Date: 08-Jan-2021
Here’s Why The Future Of Movie Theaters May Be Brighter Than It Looks
source: Forbes

The cost of acquiring a chain of movie theaters has never been lower, and the cost of losing them has never been higher. But is anyone ready to step in?

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Date: 07-Jan-2021
Cinépolis Owes More Than 27 Billion Pesos And Seeks To Restructure Its Debt
source: Entrepreneur

The Mexican cinema chain will negotiate payment options with BBVA, HSBC, Santander and Bancomext, among others.

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Date: 06-Jan-2021
2020 Worldwide Box Office Slumps 71% To $12.4B Amid Covid Impact: Strength Of International, Piracy Concerns & Hope Dominate 2021 Chatter – Global Studio Rankings Chart
source: Deadline

With an estimated $12.4B in global grosses, $10.2B of which came from the international box office, 2020 was off overall by 71% and 67%, respectively, from 2019 according to Gower Street Analytics. It’s a year the world at large would like to forget, but in i…

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Date: 06-Jan-2021
AMC Ent. Has Raised $200M Of $750M Needed To Survive Covid; “We’re Not There Yet” – CEO Adam Aron
source: Deadline

Adam Aron, CEO of AMC Entertainment, said the nation’s largest cinema chain has raised $204 million of the at least $750 million needs to get to the other side of a global pandemic that has crippled moviegoing. AMC raised cash from stock and bonds sales in ro…

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Date: 05-Jan-2021
National CineMedia And Coinstar Join Forces To Reach Movie Fans Beyond The Big Screen Via AdPlanet
source: Business Wire

CENTENNIAL, Colo. & BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)---- $NCMI #Coinstar--National CineMedia (NCM) has joined forces with Coinstar to reach movie fans beyond the big screen via Coinstar kiosks in grocery stores.

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Date: 05-Jan-2021
Cinemark Stock Gets Lift, +2.9% As It Reopens Venues In Pennsylvania, Colorado
source: Seeking Alpha

Cinemark (NYSE:CNK) is up 2.9% on news that it's reopening theaters in states including Pennsylvania and Colorado this Friday, Jan. 8.

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Date: 05-Jan-2021
‘1917’ Leads COVID-Devastated U.K. And Ireland 2020 Box Office, Down 76% From 2019
source: Variety

The early 2020 box office success of Sam Mendes’ “1917” was one of the few bright sparks in a U.K. and Ireland box office shattered by the impact of coronavirus, according to Comscore’s annual report. The report notes that after five consecutive years when th…

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Date: 05-Jan-2021
Göteborg Film Festival: The Isolated Cinema
source: Adsoftheworld.com

Our world looks very different today, and so too does Göteborg Film Festival. The 2021 festival will be digital, with audience having access to all the films, premieres and talks via a digital platform. Some participants will also get a real-life experience …

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Date: 04-Jan-2021
5 Questions Facing A Post-Pandemic Film Industry
source: Variety

The movie business is ready to shake off 2020 and the world-shattering pandemic that fundamentally altered the way films are made, distributed and enjoyed. But before the box office can roar back to life, there are still major issues that Hollywood is grappli…

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Date: 04-Jan-2021
Why AMC Entertainment Is Falling 5% Today
source: Motley Fool

Things look bleak for the movie theater operator.

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Date: 04-Jan-2021
Hong Kong Box Office Became More Diverse As Releases Slumped In 2020
source: Variety

The coronavirus outbreak caused a 72% slump in theatrical box office in Hong Kong last year. It also caused audiences in the city to embrace a more diverse selection of films, especially those from Asia. Hong Kong traditionally has one of the world’s highest …

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Date: 03-Jan-2021
‘Soul’ Jazzy In China While ‘Little Red Flower’ Blooms With $116M Debut; ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Now At $119M Worldwide – International Box Office
source: Deadline

Refresh for latest…: China was the big international box office winner this weekend with three local movies at the top of the chart and a New Year’s Day record set on Friday. That came just as it was confirmed the market led global box office for 2020, surpas…

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Date: 03-Jan-2021
Box Office: ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Grabs $5.5 Million Domestically, Global Total Tops $118 Million
source: Variety

“Wonder Woman 1984” used its lasso of truth to rope in $5.5 million over the New Year’s holiday. The sequel also ensnared another $10.1 million from overseas markets, bringing its global total to $118.5 million. That’s not a disastrous figure given how much c…

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Date: 03-Jan-2021
Theatres Look To Bond And Black Widow To Spark 2021 Moviegoing
source: bdnews24.com

Movie theatre operators, after a year of dismal ticket sales during the pandemic, are hoping a lineup of superheroes, fighter pilots and cinema's most famous spy will help them stage a comeback in 2021.

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Date: 02-Jan-2021
Movie Theater Owners Are Frustrated About Streaming, But Their Survival Depends On Studios
source: CNBC

The symbiotic relationship between studios and movie theaters remains intact despite coronavirus-related disruptions to the film industry.

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Date: 01-Jan-2021
Coronavirus Paints Unclear Picture For Movie Theatres Heading Into 2021
source: Global News

For Canada's largest movie chain Cineplex Inc. and second-largest operator Landmark Cinemas, the possibility of a sluggish return to normalcy could be devastating.

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Date: 01-Jan-2021
Move Over, Hollywood! China Overtook US As World's Biggest Movie Box Office In 2020, Set To Keep Title PERMANENTLY
source: RT

Chinese movie ticket sales surpassed those of the US last year, as the global cinema industry struggled to stay afloat amid coronavirus restrictions. The trend began even before the pandemic hit and might be here to stay. Read Full Article at RT.com

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Date: 31-Dec-2020
How Private Screenings Boosted ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ To Pandemic-Record Box Office
source: TheWrap

“Wonder Woman 1984” earned the largest domestic opening weekend at the box office since the COVID-19 pandemic began, thanks in part to a new revenue source during the cash-strapped chaos of 2020: private screenings. Distribution execs at Warner Bros. say that…

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Date: 31-Dec-2020
The Year Hollywood Stopped Playing By Its Own Rules
source: Vulture

It took a pandemic to force the movie-making business to change its ways. But what does a post-2020 industry really look like?

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Date: 31-Dec-2020
AMC Needs $750 Million USD In Cash To Survive Through 2021
source: HYPEBEAST

Having been greatly affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and various social distancing and lockdown measures throughout 2020, America's largest theater chain AMC now says the company will need $750 million USD in cash in order to survive through the c…

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Date: 30-Dec-2020
AMC Files To Offer As Many As Another 50 Million Shares
source: TheStreet

AMC, the world’s largest movie theater chain, filed to offer 200 million shares earlier this month, as it fights to avoid bankruptcy.

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Date: 30-Dec-2020
France, Europe’s Largest Cinema Market, Drops 70% In 2020
source: Variety

Cinema admissions in France, Europe’s biggest movie market, plunged 70% in 2020, compared with 2019, decimated by COVID-19, which saw French cinemas shutter for 176 days this year, France’s National Film Board (CNC) announced on Wednesday. Total ticket sales …

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Date: 30-Dec-2020
Struggling AMC Entertainment Files To Sell 50 Million More Shares
source: Deadline

AMC Entertainment filed to sell up to 50 million more shares in an ongoing quest to stay solvent as it outruns the pandemic. The nation’s largest theater chain registered the shares in an SEC filing this morning, adding to the 200 million it previously regist…

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Date: 30-Dec-2020
How 2020 Changed Hollywood, And The Movies, Forever
source: Variety

Hollywood studios have used the pandemic to heed the advice of former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel: “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” For decades, the film business has remained frustratingly resistant to change. Movie theater owners have held f…

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Date: 30-Dec-2020
Drive-in Everything: How COVID Made Car Culture Cool Again
source: Mashable

It was the drive-thru flu shot that did it for me. In years past, getting the seasonal jab was kind of a hassle: Head to our local medical center, risk hitting traffic on the way, find parking, walk in, find the right floor, check in, wait around on plastic …

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Date: 30-Dec-2020
‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Is A Massive Hit On Pirate Sites After Early HBO Premiere
source: Torrentfreak.com

'Wonder Woman 1984' premiered both on HBO Max and in movie theaters this weekend, which proved to be a massive success. The same can be said for the film's release on pirate sites which hit record numbers. On Saturday, nearly 10% of all pirate downloads on to…

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Date: 29-Dec-2020
‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Box Office Strong Enough To Help Movie Theater Stocks, But Theaters Aren’t Out Of The Woods Yet
source: /FILM

Wonder Woman 1984 hit HBO Max on Christmas Day, but it also opened in theaters. This means for the first time in a while we have some box office numbers for a big studio movie, and guess what? Those numbers aren’t too shabby! To be clear, Wonder Woman 1984‘s …

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Date: 29-Dec-2020
Why Virtual Reality Could Become The New Normal For Cinema
source: Forbes

As we all know the pandemic has decimated the cinema industry and deprived many of the chance to experience movies as they are meant to be experienced: on a big screen in a shared space.

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Date: 29-Dec-2020
The BFI’s Biggest Production & Distribution Awards Of 2020: ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’, ‘Benediction’, Covid Support Grants
source: Deadline

Animated feature Kensuke’s Kingdom, based on the Michael Morpurgo novel, Terence Davies’ Siegfried Sassoon biopic Benediction and the Studiocanal-released Saint Maud were among the films to receive the highest level of support from the British Film Institute’…

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Date: 28-Dec-2020
How The Box Office Will Power Back In 2021 Despite Covid Woes & Streaming Obsessions
source: Deadline

As pollyannaish as it sounds, especially as the domestic 2020 box office crumbles to a historic all-time low of $2.27 billion due to the coronavirus pandemic, the global theatrical business is poised for a comeback in 2021. However, it might take a few months…

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Date: 28-Dec-2020
‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Opening Boosts Movie Theater Stocks As 2021 Hopes Rise
source: Deadline

The better-than-expected Christmas-weekend opening of Wonder Woman 1984 is giving most exhibition stocks a welcome boost as the misery of 2020 gives way to hope for a brighter 2021. Shares in Cinemark, Imax, Marcus Corp. and National CineMedia are up between …

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Date: 28-Dec-2020
The Year In Film: Pandemic Caused Chaos And Posed Dire Threat To Cinema-going
source: Independent.ie

The last 12 months have brought seismic changes to most areas of life and the film industry has been no exception.

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Date: 27-Dec-2020
'Wonder Woman' Nabs $36.1 Million At Global Theaters In Cinema, Streaming Showdown - Reuters Canada
source: Reuters

Superhero spectacle "Wonder Woman 1984" pulled in roughly $36.1 million at theaters worldwide over the Christmas holiday weekend, a debut dampened by the COVID-19 pandemic and a simultaneous release on streaming in the United States.

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Date: 27-Dec-2020
Tom Hanks Says Cinema Halls Will ‘absolutely’ Survive COVID-19
source: The Indian Express

Tom Hanks talks about digital media releases this year and how he is sure that the theatres would survive the pandemic.

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Date: 26-Dec-2020
Yes, The Pandemic Has Driven People Out Of Movie Theatres And To The Small Screen, But Cineplex CEO Says They’ll Be Back
source: Toronto Star

‘We’ve been in this business for 100 years. There have been changes, but there is nothing like the movie theatre experience,’ says Ellis Jacob.

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Date: 24-Dec-2020
Streaming Is The 2020 Entertainment Story Of The Year; 5 Reasons Why It Will Be The Story Of The Decade
source: Forbes

Anyone who believes streaming is a short-lived fad hasn’t been watching broader entertainment trends.

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Date: 23-Dec-2020
Lions Gate, Cinemark Shares Gain As Vaccines Ease Pandemic Headwinds
source: Seeking Alpha

The new $900B stimulus package passed by the U.S. Congress on Monday includes $15B in grants for performing arts centers, independent movie theaters, and other cultural institutions that have closed or are at risk of closing due to the pandemic.On Friday, War…

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Date: 23-Dec-2020
Sony Pictures CEO Confirms Increase In Director Interest After Warner Bros. HBO Max Push
source: Yahoo Entertainment

Sony Pictures has no intention of releasing its movies day and date in theaters and on home video/VOD platforms.

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Date: 23-Dec-2020
Can AMC Theatres Survive The Pandemic Without Bankruptcy Or Downsizing Theaters?
source: TheWrap

Whenever movie theaters reopen next year and blockbusters return after months of pandemic delays, a major question will be whether the recovery will be enough to pull AMC Theatres back from the brink of bankruptcy — or from shuttering or selling off venues to…

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Date: 22-Dec-2020
Stimulus Boosts Indie Theaters, But Details Remain Unclear
source: IndieWire

The Save Our Stages aid section of the massive COVID-19 relief bill seems to favor smaller exhibitors. More details to follow.

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Date: 22-Dec-2020
Cinemark Sues Insurer For $400 Million In Covid-Related Losses
source: Bloomberg

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Date: 22-Dec-2020
The Biggest US Movie-theater Trade Group Says It's Optimistic About A Return To Normalcy In The Spring, But Many Consumers Are Wary
source: Business Insider

Recent surveys found that the majority of respondents did not feel comfortable returning to a movie theater for another six months or more.

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Date: 22-Dec-2020
Will Warner Bros. Regret Its Movie Streaming Decision?
source: Motley Fool

There's no question the decision by AT&T's (NYSE: T) Warner Bros. studio to simultaneously release its slate of 17 movies to theaters and streaming in 2021 poses an existential threat to cinema. AMC Entertainment Holdings (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings (NYSE:…

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Date: 22-Dec-2020
Entertainment Industry To Get $15 Billion In Aid As $900 Billion Stimulus Bill Passes
source: TheWrap

Less than two weeks before year’s end, Congress is set to finally pass a $900 billion stimulus package that will provide some relief to millions of Americans and businesses suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic. The House approved the stimulus package on Monda…

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Date: 21-Dec-2020
Walt Disney’s 1953 Variety Guest Column: ‘We Must Compete As Never Before’
source: Variety

For cinema owners, 2020 was clearly a watershed year, with many wondering about the long-term future of moviegoing. So a Nov. 2, 1953, guest column by Walt Disney, “The Crucial Year for Pictures,” is a reminder that theaters have survived other crises, and pr…

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Date: 21-Dec-2020
Showiz Shares Dip On Market Jitters Over U.K. Covid Strain; Netflix, Disney Shares Wobble, Roku A Standout
source: Deadline

Media and entertainment stocks sank Monday as the market shrugged off both a long awaited stimulus package that included $15 billion for arts and culture and the global march of vaccinations, focusing instead, and again, on virus fears after health officials …

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Date: 21-Dec-2020
With HBO Max Debut, ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Charts Future Of Hollywood
source: Variety

When “Wonder Woman 1984” debuts in the U.S. on Christmas Day, the Warner Bros. film will be breaking new ground. The long-delayed superhero sequel is taking a bold swing by opening on the company’s streaming service HBO Max and in select theaters on the same …

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Date: 21-Dec-2020
Box Office: 'Wonder Woman 1984' Sputters In China, Grosses $38.5 Million Overseas - Reuters India
source: Reuters

Box Office: 'Wonder Woman 1984' sputters in China, grosses $38.5 million overseas Reuters India

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Date: 20-Dec-2020
Hollywood Changed This Year. Some Things Will Never Go Back To The Way They Were
source: CNN

William Goldman, the famed screenwriter of classics like "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "All The President's Men," once said that "nobody knows anything" in Hollywood. If there was one quote that summed up the entertainment industry in 2020, that wo…

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Date: 20-Dec-2020
The Fate Of Indie Cinema Lies In The Hands Of The Global Movie Theater Industry
source: Quartz India

What’s happening to India’s film scene is emblematic of the challenges facing small theaters and independent filmmakers across the world.

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Date: 20-Dec-2020
UK’s Indie Cinema Fund Supports 202 Venues & Will Award Further £14M In 2021
source: Deadline

A government-backed fund set up to support UK independent cinemas during the pandemic has awarded £16M to a total of 202 venues to date. The money is being allocated by the British Film Institute (BFI) and comes from the government’s £1.57 billion Culture Rec…

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Date: 19-Dec-2020
With Wonder Woman 1984, Movie Releases Will Never Be The Same Again - CNET
source: CNET

It took the pandemic to get films streaming the same day they hit theaters.

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Date: 18-Dec-2020
Pressure To Expand HBO Max Distribution Ahead Of Film Release Strategy Likely Pushed Roku Deal Over Finish Line
source: Business Insider

Summary List PlacementRoku and WarnerMedia have reached an agreement to distribute HBO Max on Roku platforms after months of negotiations. As part of the deal, the Roku Channel Store will no longer sell subscriptions to HBO—a similar arrangement that WarnerMe…

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Date: 18-Dec-2020
Hollywood’s Big Streaming Pivot Will Be Costly For Indie Films (Guest Column) - Hollywood Reporter
source: Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood’s Big Streaming Pivot Will Be Costly for Indie Films (Guest Column) Hollywood Reporter Berlin Film Festival & EFM Re-Imagined For 2021 Due To Pandemic Deadline Carlo Chatrian on Splitting Berlin Film Festival’s 71st Edi…

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Date: 18-Dec-2020
Berlin Film Festival & EFM Re-Imagined For 2021 Due To Pandemic
source: Deadline

The Berlin Film Festival is rethinking its offering in 2021 due to the pandemic. Industry platforms the European Film Market, Berlinale Co-Production Market, Berlinale Talents and the World Cinema Fund will take place online between March 1-5. In June, there …

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Date: 18-Dec-2020
Chinese Cinema Chain JinYi Makes 12-Screen Imax Order
source: Variety

Chinese cinema chain JinYi Media has agreed a 12-theater deal with premium large format tech company Imax. The deal involves upgrading seven of Jinyi’s existing Imax sites to use laser technology, and the installation of Imax kit at five new sites. The move r…

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Date: 17-Dec-2020
After HBO Max Deal, Theaters Consider Slashing Warner Bros. Ticket Prices: Report - Fox Business
source: Fox Business

After HBO Max deal, theaters consider slashing Warner Bros. ticket prices: Report Fox Business HBO Max and Roku finally reach a deal CNN HBO Max Is Launching on Roku, After Device Maker and WarnerMedia Finally Bury the Hatchet V…

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Date: 16-Dec-2020
‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Looking To Lasso $60M+ Overseas Opening – International Box Office Preview
source: Deadline

Warner Bros/DC’s Wonder Woman 1984 begins offshore rollout today in such markets as Indonesia, Portugal and the UK — though on a very limited basis in the latter where London cinemas have been re-shuterred as the capital moves into a Tier 3 Covid lockdown. In…

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Date: 16-Dec-2020
Worldwide Movie Theatres Industry To 2024 - Featuring AMC, Regal Entertainment And Cinemark
source: PRNewswire

DUBLIN, Dec. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Global Movie Theatres Market: Size & Forecasts with Impact Analysis of COVID-19 (2020-2024 Edition)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This report provides an in-depth analysis of the global…

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Date: 16-Dec-2020
Disney And Warner Make Big Bets On The Small Screen
source: The Economist

Hollywood’s biggest studios are staking everything on streaming

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Date: 16-Dec-2020
Cineworld: Liquidity Improvement Is Welcome But Large Risks Remain
source: Seeking Alpha

Cineworld's strategy of hunkering down and focussing on survival is working. Liquidity has improved and cash burn is manageable.

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COVID-19 Cinema Lockdown News

Will there still be movie theatres after all this?
04-Jun-2020

There’s no doubt the film industry will go on. But we have a few more doubts about the movie theatres.

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AMC Theaters Appear To Be On Shaky Ground As Pandemic Drags On
04-Jun-2020

AMC Theaters, the largest movie theater chain in the country, said in a Security and Exchange Commission filing this week that it currently has enough cash to re-open this summer, but if the restrictions continue, it may not have the borrowing power to re-open later on.

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A drive-in cinema with 40ft screen in Colchester in reopening next month
04-Jun-2020

A drive-in cinema with a 40ft screen will reopen to the public next month. For the past few months, cinemas have been shut due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but we will soon be able to enjoy a big screen experience.

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Cinema giant AMC says it may go out of business
04-Jun-2020

AMC, the largest cinema chain in the United States, says it may go out of business due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Things got weird on the Chinese Internet in January. With at least 760 million of the nation’s residents — a group more than twice the size of the U.S. population — stuck at home amid coronavirus-imposed restrictions, people got creative and let their freak flag fly on the country’s local version of TikTok.
06-May-2020

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More than 40% of cinemas in China could go bust, according to a bleak report by the China Film Association.
04-Jun-2020

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Greece’s Outdoor Cinemas Open Offering Post-covid-19 Relief
01-Jun-2020

Open-air cinemas across Greece are opening their doors to the public starting June 1 running on a 70 percent capacity with open bars and no breaks.

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Daisy Duke's drive-in cinema on its way to Bradford
01-Jun-2020

A TOURING drive-in cinema is going to set up in Bradford during a three-month trip across the North of England.

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Thousands of Chinese Cinemas Could Close Permanently, Industry Report Indicates
01-Jun-2020

More than 40% of surveyed Chinese cinemas say they are “very likely to close” in the near future due to the impact of coronavirus-related closures, a new study from local film industry associations reveal.

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An amazing new drive-in cinema is coming to Knebworth House this July
01-Jun-2020

A brand new drive-in cinema is coming to Hertfordshire this July. Since the Covid-19 lockdown, film fanatics have been missing the cinemas but one of the UK's leading open-air cinema is launching a new venue at Knebworth House.

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How drive-in raves and cinemas will work in the UK
30-May-2020

Social distancing has put a stop to some things we love like gigs and trips to the cinema, but some companies are looking at how to be creative - by setting up drive-in events to make the most of the summer weather.

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AMC Entertainment: The Possible Outcomes And Probabilities
25-May-2020

AMC Entertainment (AMC) was poised for a strong recovery in 2020. Following several years of debt-fuelled expansion manifesting in acquisitions of screens and an expensive CAPEX program but then, the COVID-19 crisis hit the company like a meteor.

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Pandemic emptied cinemas: will they survive?
25-May-2020

In an attempt to evaluate the long-term effects of Covid-19 on cinema operators, the law firm Sorainen, by the request of the Lithuanian Film Centre, has conducted an economic analysis of the situation.

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Drive-in cinema to be held at the iconic Harland and Wolff site next month
21-May-2020

More than 10,000 people have shown interest in a huge drive-in cinema event set for Belfast’s Titanic Quarter next month.

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70% of Americans would rather watch first-run films at home rather than going to movie theaters as study reveals strong fears about entertainment gatherings
22-May-2020

The majority of Americans would rather watch a new movie at home after the coronavirus outbreak, even if theaters were to reopen to the public.

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Popcorn, palm trees and face masks: Cannes rolls out drive-in cinema amid coronavirus threat
21-May-2020

The Riviera resort of Cannes should have been playing host to the world's biggest names in film. Instead, with its annual film festival postponed and the red carpet rolled up, locals made do with a drive-in cinema in a beachfront car park.

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Bollywood Is Shaken By Coronavirus & OTT, But New Normal May Look Much Like The Past
21-May-2020

Indian cinemas are shuttered, production continues to be at a standstill and the country remains in lockdown until at least May 31 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Unsurprisingly, consumption of television and streaming services has surged during this period. But digital may not be an existential threat to the film business.

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Theatre owners on edge over digital releases
15-May-2020

Indian movie theatres are bracing themselves for the worst as more and more filmmakers eye direct-to-digital releases amid the uncertainty and indefinite closure of cinema halls owing to the coronavirus outbreak.

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French cinemas get heated over lockdown drive-in
19-May-2020

French cinema owners are up in arms because a drive-in film festival is beating the country's lockdown while they are forced to stay closed.

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Going To The Movies In A Pandemic: Has Sweden Got It Right?
19-May-2020

More than two months into the coronavirus pandemic in Europe, life in Sweden continues to look more and more like it did before all this happened. As discussed in just about every publication, Sweden has remained more open than most during the past few months.

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Amazon Is Reportedly Trying To Buy AMC And Odeon Cinemas
13-May-2020

There are reports that Amazon is looking at buying AMC in the US, and they own Odeon over here in the UK, which means Amazon would own both cinema chains.

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Event Cinemas restructuring, expects redundancies
14-May-2020

Event Cinemas is planning to make staff redundant as it copes with the impact of Covid-19 on its business.

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Back to the future: are drive-in theaters the future of safe cinema trips?
05-May-2020

Most of America’s cinemas have gone dark in the coronavirus pandemic, but attendance at the Ocala drive-in in Florida is surging.

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Back to the future: are drive-in theaters the future of safe cinema trips?
29-Apr-2020

Most of America’s cinemas have gone dark in the coronavirus pandemic, but attendance at the Ocala drive-in in Florida is surging.

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Aberfeldy cinema must find further £25,000 to survive Covid-19 shutdown
13-May-2020

A community-owned cinema in Highland Perthshire needs to find £50,000 through a celebrity backed fundraising campaign if it is to survive the Covid-19 lockdown.

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Malaysian cinema 'is covered in mould' after two-month coronavirus lockdown: Discovery follows luxury leather goods found rotting due to country's shutdown
13-May-2020

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With movie theaters closed during stay-at-home orders, some local theaters turn to their marquees to entertain
09-May-2020

The majority of local movie theaters have been closed since March, but that hasn't stopped them from entertaining people with their marquees.

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Love (of Movie-Going) in the Time of the Coronavirus
07-May-2020

This week, I was poring over the most recent results from our 2nd national survey wave, in as many months, about consumer sentiment pertaining to when audiences think they’ll return to the theatrical movie experience, post-Coronavirus.

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Messages of support for Aberfeldy's Birks Cinema as cash-flow is crippled by virus
07-May-2020

UK cinema admissions fell to a record low in the first three months of 2020, according to BFI official statistics published today, as cinemas closed nationwide due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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How China’s Tech Giants Charged Ahead When Coronavirus Shut Down Cinemas
06-May-2020

With at least 760 million of the nation’s residents — a group more than twice the size of the U.S. population — stuck at home amid coronavirus-imposed restrictions, people got creative and let their freak flag fly on the country’s local version of TikTok.

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Regal Cinema's film club brings community together during lockdown
06-May-2020

THE Regal Cinema in Fordingbridge, which was forced to temporarily close due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is still helping to keep film fans connected online.

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Cinema In Crisis: Inside The Fight To Reclaim America’s Movie Night
02-May-2020

Americans wondering what dinner and a movie might look like after coronavirus can cast their eyes down south to Texas, where Santikos Entertainment will be firing up the popcorn machines Saturday for the first time since pandemic shutdowns began six weeks ago.

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Coronavirus: India film industry could take two years to recover
01-May-2020

Film industry lost box office revenue of about $130m from March to mid-May as theatres are shut down due to lockdown.

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Cineworld’s recent relief rally overdone, says Morgan Stanley
01-Jun-2020

Cineworld shares slid on Monday as Morgan Stanley downgraded the stock to ‘underweight’ from ‘equalweight’ and slashed the price target to 60p from 180p, arguing that the recent relief rally was overdone.

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COVID-19 woes: PVR Cinemas reports Q4 net loss of Rs 76 crore
08-Jun-2020

Multiplex operator PVR Cinemas on Monday reported a net loss of Rs 76 crore in the January to March quarter as compared to a net profit of Rs 48 crore in the same quarter of previous fiscal.

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New 'Drive and Dine' drive-in cinema launching in eight locations
08-Jun-2020

If you've been missing trips to the movies then listen up because a new drive-in cinema experience is launching, from the team behind Pub in the Park as well as celebrity chef Tom Kerridge.

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Cineworld axes $1.65bn Cineplex deal
13-Jun-2020

Cineworld said it had 'become aware of certain breaches by Cineplex' and decided not to go ahead with the deal because of an 'unwillingness to cure the breaches'. It also said 'a material adverse effect has occurred with respect to Cineplex' without giving further detail.

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Behind The Scenes At The World’s Grandest Drive-In Cinemas
14-Jun-2020

Drive-in cinemas in England never took off in the same way as they did in the U.S. Considered uncouth and unnecessary, drive-ins and drive-throughs are rare in the U.K. Our cars are smaller anyway.

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Beijing Cinemas Ordered To Remain Shut As New COVID-19 Cases Emerge
12-Jun-2020

Chinese authorities on Friday put another nail in the coffin for China’s film sector, formally announcing that cinemas in Beijing must remain shut for the time being after three new coronavirus cases were discovered in the capital.

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Cineworld Calls Off Cineplex Movie Theater Deal
12-Jun-2020

In February, the mega-deal had received approval from both companies' shareholders, but a legal fight to unwind the transaction looms as Cineworld backs out.

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Cineworld confirms it will open cinemas across England on July 10
16-Jun-2020

The international cinema chain had closed all of 787 outlets across 10 countries on Wednesday, March 18, until further notice because of the coronavirus crisis. But now, with the lockdown easing, the company has announced plans to reopen English sites on Friday, July 10.

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Sean Penn: ‘It’s time for cinema to get more inventive’
17-Jun-2020

Oscar-winning actor Sean Penn has told BBC Radio 5 Live that post-coronavirus will be a good time for cinema 'to get a little more inventive'.

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Waterfront could be closed to traffic for eating and entertainment
17-Jun-2020

King’s Lynn’s waterfront could be closed to traffic on some days of the year to provide an open air entertaining and hospitality space, while a closed department store could become an indoor market.

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Cinema plans delayed due to coronavirus pandemic
19-Jun-2020

No movement is expected on the construction of a £4 million cinema in Sleaford until at least autumn.

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I went to New York City's only drive-in movie theater which opened during the pandemic — here's what it was like
28-Jun-2020

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How will infrastructure affect the recovery of cinema globally?
30-Jun-2020

As some countries have begun making their way back to a sense of normality and the return to cinema, Gower Street assesses which countries and regions have the best conditions to thrive in this brave new world.

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Business interruption insurance: Why businesses across the entertainment industry should act now
18-Jun-2020

Catrin Povey, who leads the insurance practice at UK law firm Capital Law, says businesses across the entertainment industry that have been impacted by the coronavirus should double-check their business interruption insurance policy and make a claim before it’s too late.

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How COVID-19 could impact theatre design
18-Jun-2020

Matthew Lella, principal of Diamond Schmitt Architects, shares his ideas on how to make socially distanced seating viable, and other implications COVID-19 might have for entertainment venue design.

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India Cineplex Operator PVR Sees Long Time Till Industry Picks Up
09-Jun-2020

Ajay Bijli, chairman and managing direcotor of PVR Ltd., India’s largest movie exhibitor, explains how the company is dealing with the country’s coronavirus lockdown. PVR reported a loss of 744.9 million rupees in the three months to March. Bijli speaks with Rishaad Salamat and Haslinda Amin on 'Bloomberg Markets: Asia.'

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Top movie theater chains sue New Jersey over COVID-19 closures
07-Jul-2020

The companies, led by the National Association of Theatre Owners, claim that the state's treatment of movie theaters has been 'neither fair nor reasonable.'

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Iceland’s only arthouse cinema Bíó Paradís saved
07-Jul-2020

Bíó Paradís, the sole remaining arthouse cinema in Iceland, has been saved from closure and is set to reopen this autumn.

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The Drive-In in Pictures: ‘Isolation Entertainment’ Arrives in London
07-Jul-2020

We’ve gone back to the future. The drive-in cinema, popularised in 50s America and romanticised since Grease became The Word, is now summer 2020’s hottest ticket as we all seek new COVID-secure forms of entertainment.

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Hong Kong cinemas to close again due to 3rd wave of coronavirus
14-Jul-2020

Cinemas in Hong Kong are closing their doors again from Wednesday (July 15) night as the city suffers a third wave of the deadly coronavirus.

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Tallaght cinema closes permanently due to 'unprecedented impact' of Covid-19
10-Jul-2020

THE IMC CINEMA in Tallaght has closed permanently and entered receivership due to the 'unprecedented impact' of Covid-19.

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CineAsia 2020 Cancelled, ShowEast Moved to December
15-Jul-2020

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Cineplex announces layoffs as theatres remain closed
18-Jul-2020

Most of Ontario is in stage 3, but Cineplex said the company is 'not in a position' to reopen immediately

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Disney Analyst Cuts Stock on 'Longer' Pandemic Hit, Sees Cinemas "Largely Closed" Until Mid-2021
16-Jul-2020

After initially expecting social distancing measures would be 'significantly lessened' by late 2020, Cowen's Doug Creutz has 'now extended that timeline,' which will affect the company's film and theme parks units.

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Looking to buy a movie theater chain?
21-Jul-2020

No, neither trying to be funny, nor use sarcasm and irony in the headline.

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Challenges Remain for European Cinemas
27-Jul-2020

There has been so much written and speculated in the last few months about the COVID-19 pandemic it’s a wonder there is anything worthwhile left to say.

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AMC Theatres' Credit Rating Downgraded Over "Distressed" Debt Swap
03-Aug-2020

S&P Global said the mega-circuit's recent debt restructuring with bondholders was 'tantamount to a default.'

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Aberfeldy cinema lines up 10 movies catering for all at first ever drive-in at Wade's Park
04-Aug-2020

With space for 600 cars over the weekend, hundreds of residents are set to enjoy the entertainment on offer.

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Let's Go Hydro adds second outdoor cinema screen making it first of its kind in Ireland
04-Aug-2020

Let's Go Hydro have added a second 10-metre outdoor cinema screen to their drive-in cinema, making it a permanent offering within the Let's Go Hydro resort.

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Cinemark and Regal have more theaters than AMC and they don’t want to shorten the theatrical window
04-Aug-2020

The CEO of Cinemark, the third-largest cinema chain in the U.S., is willing to have conversations with studios about modifying the theatrical release window, but isn’t keen on the 17-day window deal AMC struck with Universal.

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AMC Entertainment Q2 Revenues Plunge, Swings To The Red In 'Most Challenging Quarter In 100-Year History' – CEO Adam Aron
06-Aug-2020

AMC Entertainment saw revenue plunge to $18.9 billion for the second quarter ended from in June from $1.5 billion the year before as it swung to the red, no surprise for the nation’s – and world’s — largest theater chain, that saw most locations shuttered completely for the entire three months.

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AMC Boss Adam Aron Talks ‘Mulan’ Madness; Doesn’t See Cannibalization From Universal PVOD Deal
06-Aug-2020

On today’s earnings call for the No. 1 financially challenged exhibitor AMC, CEO Adam Aron took the high road in not damning Disney for their recent seisimic-shifting choice to take Mulan to Disney+ instead of theaters where the streaming service is available.

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AMC Theatres' revenue plunges by 99 PER CENT losing them $561 million in second quarter as COVID-19 pandemic forces company to keep all of its 630 cinemas in US closed
07-Aug-2020

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‘We’d all be sitting in our favorite theaters’: Dire outlook for cinemas as coronavirus resurges in U.S.
08-Aug-2020

The resurgence of coronavirus cases in the U.S. and rampant cinema closures have forced American studios to alter their movie release strategies.

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Can Cineworld shares put on a show as theatres reopen?
29-Jul-2020

Cineworld, the second largest cinema chain in the world, will start to reopen the bulk of its theatres in the coming weeks after months of being shut due to coronavirus-induced lockdown measures. But a weakened film slate, severely hit by a number of blockbuster films being delayed, puts Cineworld’s recovery at risk.

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Tel Aviv’s drive-in theatre reopens for Tu B’Av
10-Aug-2020

Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality has partnered with Tel Aviv Cinematheque to reopen a former drive-in theatre in Tel Aviv, Israel, to celebrate Tu B’Av – also known as ‘Jewish Valentine’s Day’. Two romantic movies – La Belle Époque and Zero Motivation – were screened on 5-6 August 2020, exclusively for DigiTel Resident Card holders

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Sumner Redstone, Towering Media Mogul Who Helped Shape Modern Entertainment Industry, Dies at 97
12-Aug-2020

Boston-bred executive built an industry giant with the acquisitions of Viacom, Paramount Pictures and CBS Corp.

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Unprecedented
17-Aug-2020

Movie theatres worldwide continue to struggle simultaneously with the ongoing effects of both COVID-19 and a lack of first run movies to show their anxious patrons.

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First look as London's new floating cinema launches in Merchant Square
02-Sep-2020

There’s a brand new floating cinema experience launching in London today, and the first pictures have now been revealed.

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VOX Cinemas head talks Gulf’s $1b box office potential, ‘Mulan’ and protecting the theatrical window
01-Sep-2020

Dubai-based VOX Cinemas is the biggest exhibition chain in the Middle East operating some 550 screens across the region in its home-base of the UAE as well as Lebanon, Oman, Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

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Do cinemas have to close at 10pm? New rules explained
23-Sep-2020

CINEMA chains will be able to show films beyond 10pm despite a new coronavirus curfew placed on businesses.

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Cineworld – three monsters standing in the way of the cinema’s recovery
23-Sep-2020

Speaking to Third Bridge’s Senior Sector Analyst, Harry Barnick, we were able to pinpoint the three main challenges cinema giant Cineworld will face going forwards, ahead of the publication of its results on Thursday.

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Cineworld issues warning over future after £1.3bn loss
24-Sep-2020

Cinema chain raises doubts about whether it could survive a second Covid-19 lockdown.

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Cineworld to shut down UK screens after Bond film delay
05-Oct-2020

Cineworld is set to temporarily close its UK cinemas in the coming weeks.

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Boris Johnson urges people to ‘go to the cinema’
05-Oct-2020

The Prime Minister has urged people to return to cinemas following news Cineworld is temporarily closing its UK and US venues, affecting 45,000 jobs.

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COVID-19 Cinema Re-opening News

Cinema Organization of Iran, Emergency Medical Services team up to reopen movie theaters
07-Jun-2020

The Cinema Organization of Iran (COI) and Iran’s Emergency Medical Services have teamed up to educate theater owners and personnel on health protocols as the movie theaters are ready to reopen after the COVID-19 shutdown.

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The return of the cinema
05-Jun-2020

Before the pandemic, The Adelaide Review’s resident film critic DM Bradley spent more time in a movie theatre than most people in Adelaide. This week, he stepped back inside for the first time in two months.

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Belgian cinemas set to reopen in July
04-Jun-2020

Cinemas in Belgium are set to reopen from July 1 after nearly four months of closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Surviving the Cinema restart
01-May-2020

It's a difficult time for cinema owners. Small or large, the stress from the uncertainty ahead of us can be debilitating. Being a cinema operator myself, I must admit I too have been a bit paralysed like a kanagaroo in headlights.

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Korean Film Council issues subsidy coupons on movie tickets to draw audience to theatres
02-Jun-2020

National film support body — Korean Film Council (KOFIC) — has begun providing discount coupons in an effort to get the public back into cinemas.

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Polish Cinemas Can Re-Open This Week, But Major Chains Are Going To Wait
01-Jun-2020

Despite the Polish government giving exhibitors the green light to resume operations this week, the country’s major exhibitors say they are planning to take a slow and steady approach to re-opening.

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Coronavirus: Independent cinemas unlikely to open before September
31-May-2020

Independent cinemas have - like other entertainment venues across the UK - been closed since March because of the coronavirus lockdown. But while some owners are keen to welcome audiences as soon as possible, many have concerns about reopening too soon, for both financial and atmospheric reasons.

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U.K. Independent Cinemas See September as Most Likely Reopening Date
26-May-2020

A survey of the sector by U.K. organization the Independent Cinema Office (ICO), found that independent cinemas felt pressure from the commercial exhibition sector and the wider film industry to open before then, when it is not financially viable or even safe for them to do so.

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Coronavirus: Smaller cinemas restart movies for post Covid-19 viewing
28-May-2020

Independent theatres are stepping up to accommodate movie-goers looking for a bit of big-screen escapism from the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Movie Theaters Struggle to Draw Crowds as Coronavirus Stay-at-Home Orders Ease
27-May-2020

Melanie Parker didn’t know what to expect when she reopened Sweet Onion Cinemas in Vidalia, Ga., shortly after the governor lifted the stay-at-home order. It’s been a few weeks now, and the attendance numbers are pretty dismal.

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Cineworld planning to reopen all cinemas from July
28-May-2020

CINEWORLD is preparing to reopen all of its UK cinema branches in July, it said in a statement today.

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Hoyts Australia preparing to reopen ‘within weeks’ with strict new coronavirus measures
26-May-2020

Hoyts Australia has broken the news that it is planning to reopen cinemas soon, possibly within weeks.

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Will India’s movie theatres pass the Covid-19 litmus test?
26-May-2020

The “movie theatre experience”—complete with surround sound, visual effects, flavoured popcorns and colas, and even recliners in some cases—has thrived in India despite the touch competition from OTT segment in recent years. But this time, the fight is harder as cinema owners need to deal with consumers’ psyche, which is hard to change, experts said.

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When will cinemas reopen in the UK? Vue, Odeon and Cineworld plans explained
18-May-2020

UK cinemas have been closed since mid-March due to the current global situation, but the first steps are being taken for them to reopen.

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Drive-in movie theaters are making a comeback thanks to coronavirus
23-May-2020

Getting out of the house to enjoy dinner and a movie has been no simple task since coronavirus spread throughout the US, but some business owners have found an innovative solution to the problem -- drive in theaters.

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Australia & NZ Cinemas Update: Some Indie Venues Re-Open But Chains Will Wait For More Movies
21-May-2020

Here’s the latest update on the prospects for cinemas re-opening in Australia and New Zealand, which according to 2019 stats is the world’s ninth biggest box office market.

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Cinema reopening dates around the world: latest updates
23-Jun-2020

Countries across the world are outlining plans to reopen cinemas as they attempt to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic. Here are the latest updates for each territory as they come through, with details on dates, distancing, and distribution where relevant.

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Japan's Reopened Cinemas to Screen Classics 'Ben-Hur,' 'Wizard of Oz,' 'Blade Runner'
20-May-2020

Cinemas in Japan, the world's third-largest box office, suffered their worst month in decades in April, when earnings fell 96 percent. Now, they're starting to reboot — by bringing Hollywood classics like 'E.T.,' 'East of Eden,' and 'Bonnie and Clyde' back to the big screen.

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Coronavirus Impact: As movie theatres look to open shop, all hopes pinned on big-budget films
20-May-2020

As mid-sized Bollywood movies made it’s way onto OTT platforms last week, as opposed to a theatrical release on the back of a prolong lockdown across the country, multiplex operators are now preparing to start operations soon

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International Box Office: A Look At Weekend Numbers As Some Markets, Hesitantly, Go Back To The Movies
19-May-2020

Though it’s very slow going out there, some offshore markets are edging back into operations and the past weekend saw business in some of the majors, while some smaller hubs are finding patrons eager and others are just inching back to what’s available.

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UK Cinemas Odeon & Showcase Latest Chains Aiming For July Re-Opening
15-May-2020

UK exhibitor Odeon Cinemas, which is owned by the Wanda-controlled AMC Theatres, has become the latest chain to confirm it is aiming to re-open its venues in “early July’, depending on evolving government regulations and available movies.

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Around 200 Movie Theaters To Open In US Post Lockdown
17-May-2020

Some reports state that “about 200 theatres” around the U.S. might open up for business among which most of them are the drive-in theatres.

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AMC Theatres, Regal Cinemas Restrict Capability by 50 % Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
16-May-2020

AMC Theatres is now the primary main movie show chain in the USA to step as much as announce a brand new coverage associated to the coronavirus outbreak. As introduced on Friday, the chain will scale back capability of their auditoriums by a minimum of 50% as of this Saturday, March 14, and persevering with by means of April 30 of this 12 months.

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Majority Of Moviegoers Will Return To Cinemas If COVID-19 Safety Guidelines Are In Place, EDO Survey Finds
15-May-2020

Good news for big circuits AMC, Regal and Cinemark and other movie theaters hoping to return to business in late June or early July. According to an updated EDO moviegoer study titled “Movie Theaters and Social Distancing,” 75% of respondents said they were more likely to return to cinemas upon their reopening when Tenet, Mulan and Russell Crowe’s Unhinged hit — if movie theaters implement certain safety measures.

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Leicester's Showcase cinema announces reopening plans with easing of coronavirus lockdown
15-May-2020

The Showcase Cinema de Lux in Leicester could reopen on July 4, with limited capacity in the auditoriums. Like other cinemas and theatres, the venue had been shut since March and over recent months several major films have had their release date pushed back because of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Independent cinema making the most of schedule shake-up as major chains stay shut
18-May-2020

Manawatū's independent cinema operator is swiftly adapting to alert level 2 conditions while its heavyweight competition waits out the storm.

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UK Cinemas Odeon & Showcase Latest Chains Aiming For July Re-Opening – Update
15-May-2020

UK exhibitor Odeon Cinemas, which is owned by the Wanda-controlled AMC Theatres, has become the latest chain to confirm it is aiming to re-open its venues in “early July’, depending on evolving government regulations and available movies.

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First look at Dubai's new rooftop experience: drive-in cinema at Mall of the Emirates
14-May-2020

Taking a page out of the 1980s, Dubai will soon be launching a drive-through cinema. It will be on the roof of the Mall of the Emirates, and has been developed in response to Covid-19.

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Norway’s Top Exhibitor On How They Successfully Re-Opened Cinemas Following COVID-19 Closures
13-May-2020

This weekend saw Norway become one of the first European countries to allow cinemas to re-open after it began to lift its coronavirus lockdown. Eager eyes were trailed on the Scandi nation, with exhibitors keen to find out if audiences would return, or if virus safety measures would prove off-putting.

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Every firm should be judged on individual basis, says cinema owner
13-May-2020

The owner of the Movie House cinema chain believes that if the public is not given controlled areas to spend time with their family or friends as the lockdown is lifted then 'we will lose control'.

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Vue sets out cinema reopening plan with physical distancing
13-May-2020

Vue has laid out a plan to reopen cinemas using physical distancing measures, as soon as the government gives the green light.

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Coronavirus: Dominion Cinema plans for July reopening
13-May-2020

The owner of one of the oldest cinemas in Scotland says he hopes to be able to reopen its doors in mid-July.

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Immersive cinema: Could new technologies fuel a post-Coronavirus renaissance?
11-May-2020

While side-wall projection and immersive audio are bringing fresh dimensions to the cinema experience, 3D looks like it might have peaked (again). With movie theatres currently closed around the world, David Davies considers the emerging technologies that could help encourage cinemagoers to return post-lockdown.

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UK Government Sets Tentative Cinema Re-Openings For July 4
11-May-2020

The UK government has published its COVID-19 recovery strategy, with cinemas given a provisional green light to re-open 'no earlier than July 4.'

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Reopening Texas: Movie theater steps into spotlight, among the first to reopen in Houston area
08-May-2020

The lights, camera and popcorn machines are back in action at the Star Cinema Grill at Baybrook Mall,USA.

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Exhibitors Facing Challenges as Some German States Reopen Cinemas
07-May-2020

Cinemas in a number of German states are set to reopen in May after being shuttered since mid-March due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but the decision has led to complications for theater owners.

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Messages of support for Aberfeldy's Birks Cinema as cash-flow is crippled by virus
08-May-2020

The actors Alan Cumming and Dougray Scott, and the Scots Makar Jackie Kay have given their support to a fundraising appeal to help The Birks Cinema in Aberfeldy re-open.

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‘Cinema Reopening Kit’ Announced by Vista Cinema; Innovative Technology Supports Cinemas as They Reopen
07-May-2020

Vista Cinema, the world leader in cinema management software solutions, today announced its ‘Cinema Reopening Kit’, with the aim of supporting cinemas as their doors begin to reopen. The kit includes a series of products, features and suggestions that exhibitors can utilize as they adapt their cinemas and resume business. There is a strong emphasis on a self-serve, contactless experience, to keep both moviegoers and staff safe and comfortable, providing a blueprint into what the future of moviegoing could look like.

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What economic recovery looks like from the view of a business owner
07-May-2020

Two companies — a restaurant and a movie theater chain — shuttered by the pandemic are weighing more than just the financial benefits, but also the social costs, of their plans to reopen.

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UK Cinemas Start Moves To Open In Mid-June
06-May-2020

Movie theaters in the United Kingdom are making plans to open as soon as mid-June. As the worldwide coronavirus pandemic continues, many are beginning to realize things will be altered in the aftermath.

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Cinemas yet to decide if they'll re-open during COVID-19 alert level 2
07-May-2020

As New Zealand waits to hear the Government's announcement on when the country moves to COVID-19 alert level 2, whether or not cinemas will be able to reopen remains unclear.

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How Nordic cinemas have been navigating the Covid-19 crisis
06-May-2020

With Sweden’s anti-lockdown approach and other Nordic territories set to re-open venues earlier than other parts of the world, the international film industry can look to the Nordics for examples of how to bounce back from the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Coronavirus cases increase in Texas following reopening of cinemas
05-May-2020

The number of coronavirus cases in Texas increased over the weekend, following an initial loosening of restrictions by Governor Greg Abbott last Friday (May 1) allowing cinemas and select businesses to reopen.

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How Movie Theaters Are Redefining Sanitation Standards Post-Covid-19
04-May-2020

With some cinemas in the state of Texas returning to business, movie theaters around the world find themselves in the process of reviewing their cleaning and sanitation standards to once again welcome staff and patrons.

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Hong Kong Cinemas Allowed To Reopen as Coronavirus Recedes
05-May-2020

Cinemas in Hong Kong will be allowed to reopen from Friday as part of a phased relaxation of social distancing measures in the city. The move was announced on Tuesday afternoon by the city’s Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, after a meeting of the Executive Council.

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Social distance cinema: drive-in theatres boom – in pictures
05-May-2020

With the widespread closures of cinemas as part of measures to stem the spread of Covid-19, drive-in movie theatres around the world, where social distancing is guaranteed, have been enjoying new-found popularity

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Texas Movie Theaters Require Health Checks At The Door As Reopening Begins
03-May-2020

The movie theaters in Texas attempting to reopen in the coming days will require rigorous health checks, as well as other safety measures.

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Going Back to Cinema Halls: Reigniting Love for Movies in a Post Corona World
04-May-2020

When the Lumiere Brothers screened the first moving images in 1896, viewings were meant to be for a large public gathering under one roof. The understanding was that it could promote the community experience, and shared living could give a new form of commercially viable entertainment.

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Coronavirus: Vilnius turns its airport into a drive-in cinema
30-Apr-2020

Lithuanian capital Vilnius has put a fresh twist on the trend of drive-in cinemas - hosting one at the city's airport! With nearly all flights scrapped due to COVID-19, the airport teamed up with the Vilnius International Film Festival. The first movie was the Oscar-winning South Korean drama Parasite on Wednesday (April 29).

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Was That a Cough? Going Back to the Movies in Texas
02-May-2020

A few movie theaters in Texas opened on Saturday, early experiments in back-to-normal living after a long coronavirus lockdown.

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Cinemas to reopen in Ireland on August 10th
02-May-2020

Cinemas will not reopen in Ireland until August 10th, according to new guidelines set out by the government last night.

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Bangkok cinema closed after breaking social distancing rules
08-Jun-2020

Clearly violating social distancing guidelines, fans on Friday jam-packed in front of Major Cineplex at Bangkok’s Siam Paragon mall for an event to see two popular Thai actors. The cinema was ordered to close for 3 days for breaking the coronavirus prevention rules.

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California cinemas can reopen from June 12 subject to health authority approval
09-Jun-2020

Guidance from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued on Monday (June 8) said cinemas can reopen no sooner than June 12, days after the state’s governor set the same date for the resumption of production.

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Outdoor Cinemas To Re-Open In England From June 15
10-Jun-2020

UK PM Boris Johnson is set to announce that outdoor venues in England including open-air cinemas can re-open from Monday (June 15).

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AMC wants to reopen cinemas in July, but it’s not clear audiences are ready
10-Jun-2020

Surveys say it could be months before people are comfortable going to the movies.

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Cinemas around world ponder reopening strategy
11-Jun-2020

Tens of thousands of cinemas around the world were forced to close by Covid-19. Some are reopening in certain countries and the industry is banking on big summer releases to attract filmgoers back. But will customers feel safe stepping through the doors?

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What will the 'new normal' be for UK cinemas?
10-Jun-2020

For those of us who have watched every Netflix series available, a chance to sit in front of the big screen once more sounds very appealing. According to the government’s exit strategy, cinemas in England could reopen in a month's time.

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How Covid-19 may change the way we go to the movies when cinemas reopen in Singapore
11-Jun-2020

Covid-19 has changed the way we live our lives. For one, people are heading out less due to social distancing measures, and circuit breaker put a halt to social gatherings, especially since entertainment venues were forced to close since March.

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Canadian movie theaters begin to reopen amid COVID-19 outbreak
14-Jun-2020

Movie theaters in British Columbia and Alberta begin to reopen.

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Cinema reopening dates around the world: latest updates
16-Jun-2020

Countries across the world are outlining plans to reopen cinemas as they attempt to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic.

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When will cinemas reopen in the UK? Cineworld, Odeon and Vue announce plans for the summer
16-Jun-2020

Film fans have been without communal screenings for months, but that could be about to change.

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European Cinema Giant Vue Targets July 4 Opening with 80% of Cinemas Operating
17-Jun-2020

European cinema chain Vue will be ready to open its doors in the U.K. on July 4, with a steady supply of library films such as a remastered 4K print of 'Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back' and early Christopher Nolan movies such as 'Inception' — all in the run-up to the July 31 release of 'Tenet.'

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Carlisle set to host big movie drive-in event next month
17-Jun-2020

Film-lovers are in for a treat next month as an outdoor drive-in cinema comes to the city on a nationwide tour.

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Dubai’s 3D and 4D cinema experiences reopen
18-Jun-2020

Dubai's 3D and 4D cinemas are now open, as Dubai gradually eases restrictions.

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Northern Ireland cinemas need post Covid opening date, industry chief says
20-Jun-2020

A cinema boss is calling on Stormont to set a date for Northern Ireland movie theatres to reopen. The call comes after the Republic of Ireland moved their opening date to June 29 and English cinemas will be allowed to reopen from July 4.

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Analyst Ranks Top Cinema Chains' Health and Safety Protocols for Reopening
19-Jun-2020

They will be 'key to a successful' return of exhibitors and their clients and have the 'potential to drive attendance share shifts during the recovery,' says Credit Suisse analyst Meghan Durkin.

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Regal Cinemas announces reopening date, new coronavirus rules
18-Jun-2020

Regal Cinemas is ready to reopen next month.

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What cinemas will look like after lockdown - with special areas for social bubbles
17-Jun-2020

One of the UK's biggest cinema chains said it plans to reopen in July as Britain's entertainment sector gets back on track following months of lockdown.

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Cineworld secures new debt deal ahead of July cinema reopening
22-Jun-2020

Other cinema chains are beginning to re-open around the world, which will give an indication of the popularity of this method of watching films in the pandemic.

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Minions usher French cinema-goers back after COVID-19
22-Jun-2020

Minions toys are seen on cinema chairs to maintain social distancing between spectators at a MK2 cinema in Paris as Paris' cinemas reopen doors to the public.

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Cinemas reopen across France after three-month Covid-19 closure
22-Jun-2020

Cinemas reopened in France on Monday for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown began in March.

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Cineworld cinemas boss on face masks, two-metre rule and BANNING Universal Pictures movies
22-Jun-2020

Cineworld cinemas UK plan to reopen next month and now the boss has spoken out on face masks, the two-metre rule and banning Universal Pictures movies.

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Everyman cinema firm to start showing films again from July
24-Jun-2020

Everyman, the upmarket cinema chain, on Wednesday said it will start reopening its venues that shut for the Covid-19 lockdown from next month.

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How cinemas will reopen after lockdown
26-Jun-2020

From golden oldies to British rom coms, a glut of favourite movies will be enticing film lovers back to cinemas when they reopen after lockdown.

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New flagship cinema to open in Chelsea
26-Jun-2020

A new flagship cinema is to be opened in Chelsea in July as lockdown eases.

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Curzon to begin reopening UK cinemas from July 17
25-Jun-2020

UK cinema chain Curzon is to begin reopening its cinemas from July 17, nearly four months since closing all its venues due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Cineworld staff launch petition to make customer face coverings compulsory
24-Jun-2020

Staff working for the Cineworld cinema chain have launched an online petition urging their bosses to make face coverings mandatory for customers once venues reopen.

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Cineworld delays reopening of UK cinemas to 31 July
30-Jun-2020

Cineworld has pushed back the reopening of its UK and US cinemas to 31 July, blaming a delay in new film releases.

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Seat covers introduced to support social distancing
18-Jun-2020

Recognising that safety is a major concern, and that social distancing requirements will bring new challenges for venue managers, flexible seating system expert Master Industrie has developed a new product. The seat covers are designed to make social distancing simple, effective and easy at entertainment, convention and sports venues.

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Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit to feature a drive-in cinema
01-Jul-2020

In partnership with Reel Cinemas and Brag Events, Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit is set to begin showcasing movies at its first drive-in cinema next week.

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Beijing Buyers Sit on Cannes' Virtual Sidelines as Chinese Cinemas Remain Shuttered
24-Jun-2020

Chinese dealmakers emerged as a major buying force in the last decade, but with the Middle Kingdom now lagging the world in reopening cinemas amid the COVID-19 crisis, the Beijing industry is in limbo.

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Covid-19: new voluntary app for cinema visits
29-Jun-2020

Cinema-goers in Switzerland can now download a free voluntary app, “Mindful Check-In”, which enables anonymous tracking in case they have sat in the theatre with a person who tests positive for Covid-19 or if they themselves develop the disease.

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Three big American cinema chains to now insist that audiences wear masks
01-Jul-2020

Big American cinema chains announce that the wearing of face coverings in their multiplexes will not be optional.

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Showcase announces reopening line up of classic films for £5
01-Jul-2020

Showcase has announced the line up of films that cinemagoers will be able to watch for £5 when they reopen on Saturday, 4 July. All of its sites have been closed by the coronavirus pandemic since mid-March.

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Inside Odeon as it prepares to reopen cinemas with no pick and mix or cash payments
30-Jun-2020

how different will Odeon cinemas look when they reopen their doors after lockdown?

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Coronavirus: New seating plans for cinemas and restaurants
02-Jul-2020

Things may look a little different this weekend, if you're venturing out beyond the living room after months of lockdown.

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Cinema City chain reopens in Budapest, Hungary
03-Jul-2020

People line up with social distancing to buy tickets at a Cinema City movie theatre in Budapest, Hungary on July 2, 2020

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The multiplex cinemas opening around the UK this weekend
03-Jul-2020

Here’s a list of the multiplex cinemas in England that will be opening their doors from Saturday 4th July.

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Indonesian cinemas to reopen on July 29 with COVID-19 protocols
08-Jul-2020

The Indonesian Cinema Management Association (GPBSI) announced yesterday that cinema chains throughout the country will simultaneously reopen starting July 29.

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UK’s Largest Cinema Chain Odeon Slows Reopening Amid Moving Film Slate
09-Jul-2020

Odeon Cinemas, the AMC-owned chain which is the UK’s largest cinema operator by number of sites, has decided to slow down its reopening plans amid ongoing coronavirus disruption and a film slate that is seeing major titles continue to shift back.

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Cinema experience ‘is over’ if studios hold back releases for another year, industry chief warns
13-Jul-2020

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China's Wanda Film Warns of $226M Loss After 6 Months of Cinema Shutdowns
14-Jul-2020

China's largest cinema operator, which also controls North America's largest chain AMC Theatres, has seen all of its Asian theaters idle since Jan. 25, months before movie theater shutdowns hit the U.S.

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uk.reuters.com
14-Jul-2020

The owner of German cinema chain Cinemaxx still expects to be profitable this year despite closures due to the coronavirus pandemic and strict social distancing measures, its chief executive told Reuters.

source: https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-germany-cinemaxx/cinemaxx-owner-expects-to-be-profitable-in-2020-despite-coronavirus-idUKKCN24F1T1 - Read more...

How will cinemas lure back film goers? Both chains and independents have a fight on their hands, with Britons investing in big screen gadgets
20-Jul-2020

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Barcelona’s Movie Theaters Re-Close Amid COVID-19 Second Wave
19-Jul-2020

ess than a month after re-opening on June 26, Barcelona’s cinema theaters have been forced to close once more as part of a stay-at-home rollback by the Generalitat, the government for the Catalan region.

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Global Exhibitors Facing ‘Catastrophe’ if U.S. Blockbusters Are Further Delayed
20-Jul-2020

When Europe’s theaters slowly began reopening mid-June, exhibitors were hopeful that after a few weeks spent warming up audiences with archive films and rereleases, they’d have big new U.S. movies to lure customers en masse mid-summer. But the successive delays of tentpoles such as Warner Bros.’ 'Tenet' and Disney’s 'Mulan' and the scrapped theatrical release of Paramount’s 'The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run' have left exhibitors in dire straits.

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You Can Now Go to the Movies in Beijing, But It's Complicated
27-Jul-2020

Some movie theaters in Beijing officially reopened on Friday, Xinhua reports. But it goes without saying that going to the cinema in this COVID-19 era is slightly more complicated than usual.

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The future of film: can cinema survive Covid-19?
12-Jul-2020

It’s Saturday lunchtime and I am watching Sonic the Hedgehog in a cinema. It’s fair to say that it wouldn’t have been my first choice of film to break my four-month cinema fast.

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Cinemas still far from normalcy despite success of few films
03-Aug-2020

Blockbuster action flick 'Steel Rain 2' has racked up 1 million admissions in less than a week, following the lead of zombie thriller 'Peninsula,' which kicked off the summer movie season amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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UK cinemas: a list of which ones have reopened their doors
04-Aug-2020

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'This Is a Real Kick in the Shorts’: Small-Town Theaters Owners React to AMC’s VOD Pact With Universal
31-Jul-2020

Jeff Logan, owner of Logan Luxury Theatres, has been struggling to make ends meet for most of 2020. After being closed for months due to coronavirus, he recently reopened the three movie theaters he runs in South Dakota, screening classics like Indiana Jones and Star Wars. But ticket sales are slow and Logan’s cinemas are not making enough to cover their rent.

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Cash-Strapped Euro Exhibitors Facing Post-Lockdown Rent Squeeze
27-Jul-2020

With theatrical admissions free-falling due to the lack of U.S. blockbusters, cash-strapped European exhibitors are up in arms about paying rent for the months they were dark due to COVID-19.

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I was outnumbered by the popcorn sellers': cinema-going around the world in the Covid era
07-Aug-2020

As Disney puts its Mulan remake straight to the small screen, cinemas need to prove to audiences they’re safe. Our writers braved screenings from Beijing to Belfast to try and find out

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Nearly Half The World’s Cinemas Are Back in Operation, New Data Finds
06-Aug-2020

While resurgent waves of COVID-19 have caused new lockdowns and stay-at-home restrictions in places including California, Hong Kong and Australia’s Victoria State, nearly half of the world’s cinemas are now back in operation, according to data from the U.K.’s Gower Street Analytics.

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Nearly Half The World’s Movie Theaters Are Back in Operation, New Data Finds
10-Aug-2020

Despite renewed concerns over a summer resurgence of the coronavirus, nearly half of the world’s movie theaters are back in operation, according to new data from the United Kingdom’s Gower Street Analytics.

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Cinemas in Kent struggle for survival as Disney moves Mulan to streaming service
11-Aug-2020

An independent cinema in Kent has been forced to remain closed for foreseeable future, as a lack of new film releases threatens the survival of the industry.

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MP slams decision not to reopen Runcorn Cineworld cinema
11-Aug-2020

A DECISION by Cineworld not to reopen its Runcorn cinema has been described as a ‘huge blow’ for the town by a Runcorn MP.

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Worldwide Box Office Slowly Sputters To Life As Cinemas Reopen
12-Aug-2020

With almost 50% of cinemas around the world back in business, the big screen is stretching and coming out of its deep sleep. “Tenet” tickets have gone on sale, spreading like wildfire across social media, accounting for half of all ticket sales at Vue in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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PVR jumps 9% as its rights issue gets over-subscribed by 2.24 times
12-Aug-2020

The rights issue received an application for 85.29 lakh shares, worth Rs 672 crore

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AMC Theatres® Reopens Its Doors on August 20 by Celebrating 100 Years of Operations with "Movies in 2020 at 1920 Prices"
13-Aug-2020

As part of AMC’s Centennial Celebration, all AMC U.S. theatre locations that open on August 20 will offer all available seats for all movies that day for the 1920's admission price of 15 cents each (while offered on all available seats, to achieve social distancing overall seating capacity will be significantly reduced)

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Coronavirus: Cinema chain Vue lines up £100m debt package to weather crisis
13-Aug-2020

The UK's third-biggest cinema chain is close to securing additional funding to weather the COVID-19 crisis, Sky News learns.

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Global Exhibitors Are Seeing the Light After Six Months Fighting for Survival
24-Aug-2020

There is a moment in one of Christopher Nolan’s blockbusters when he borrows a poem from Dylan Thomas to send shivers down the back of a million cinema seats. 'Do not go gentle into that good night,' intones Michael Caine as the heroes of 'Interstellar' strap in on a mission to save humanity. 'Rage, rage against the dying of the light.'

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The bigger picture
27-Aug-2020

Cinema is all about creating a stunning sound and vision experience, so AV has a lot to offer. Covid has put the brakes on investment, but the great outdoors may provide fresh opportunities, as Paul Bray discovers.

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AMC sells foreign movie theaters for $77M amid COVID-19 crush
31-Aug-2020

AMC Entertainment, the largest movie theater chain in the US, is selling off nine cinemas in the Baltic region as the coronavirus crushes sales.

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Lots of People Actually Braved the Coronavirus to See Tenet in Theaters
31-Aug-2020

Much like the time-warp bullets issuing backward into the gun of the Protagonist (John David Washington), Tenet seems to exist in some kind of future world, where audiences — well, at least international ones — are still open to seeing big-budget tentpole titles in theaters.

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Camden Market teams up with Curzon to launch new pop-up cinema
02-Sep-2020

Camden Market will host a pop-up cinema in its North Yard to help entice visitors back to the historic market.

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Are you ready to go back to the cinema?
02-Sep-2020

Our film critic won't go to eat out, or shop in a supermarket. But then the chance came to go back to a moviehouse...

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We went to a Curzon cinema in Kent after they opened - and noticed a massive problem
28-Aug-2020

There's no better way to forget the coronavirus pandemic than by settling in to a film at the cinema is there?

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Top movie premieres expected to return by next year – Vue boss
03-Sep-2020

Tim Richards, chief executive of the cinema chain, said he also believes sales could return to pre-Covid levels in six months.

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Cinema Survival: How COVID-19 Changed The Movie Business, Possibly Forever
03-Sep-2020

Well, the new movies are back, and more theaters are reopening in Utah. But will they be able to survive? There is no question, COVID-19 changed the movie business.

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Drive In Cinema - The New Normal!

A drive-in cinema with 40ft screen in Colchester in reopening next month
04-Jun-2020

A drive-in cinema with a 40ft screen will reopen to the public next month. For the past few months, cinemas have been shut due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but we will soon be able to enjoy a big screen experience.

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Greece’s Outdoor Cinemas Open Offering Post-covid-19 Relief
01-Jun-2020

Open-air cinemas across Greece are opening their doors to the public starting June 1 running on a 70 percent capacity with open bars and no breaks.

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Daisy Duke's drive-in cinema on its way to Bradford
01-Jun-2020

A TOURING drive-in cinema is going to set up in Bradford during a three-month trip across the North of England.

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An amazing new drive-in cinema is coming to Knebworth House this July
01-Jun-2020

A brand new drive-in cinema is coming to Hertfordshire this July. Since the Covid-19 lockdown, film fanatics have been missing the cinemas but one of the UK's leading open-air cinema is launching a new venue at Knebworth House.

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How drive-in raves and cinemas will work in the UK
30-May-2020

Social distancing has put a stop to some things we love like gigs and trips to the cinema, but some companies are looking at how to be creative - by setting up drive-in events to make the most of the summer weather.

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Drive-in movie theaters are making a comeback thanks to coronavirus
23-May-2020

Getting out of the house to enjoy dinner and a movie has been no simple task since coronavirus spread throughout the US, but some business owners have found an innovative solution to the problem -- drive in theaters.

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Drive-in cinema to be held at the iconic Harland and Wolff site next month
21-May-2020

More than 10,000 people have shown interest in a huge drive-in cinema event set for Belfast’s Titanic Quarter next month.

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Popcorn, palm trees and face masks: Cannes rolls out drive-in cinema amid coronavirus threat
21-May-2020

The Riviera resort of Cannes should have been playing host to the world's biggest names in film. Instead, with its annual film festival postponed and the red carpet rolled up, locals made do with a drive-in cinema in a beachfront car park.

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French cinemas get heated over lockdown drive-in
19-May-2020

French cinema owners are up in arms because a drive-in film festival is beating the country's lockdown while they are forced to stay closed.

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Around 200 Movie Theaters To Open In US Post Lockdown
17-May-2020

Some reports state that “about 200 theatres” around the U.S. might open up for business among which most of them are the drive-in theatres.

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First look at Dubai's new rooftop experience: drive-in cinema at Mall of the Emirates
14-May-2020

Taking a page out of the 1980s, Dubai will soon be launching a drive-through cinema. It will be on the roof of the Mall of the Emirates, and has been developed in response to Covid-19.

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Back to the future: are drive-in theaters the future of safe cinema trips?
05-May-2020

Most of America’s cinemas have gone dark in the coronavirus pandemic, but attendance at the Ocala drive-in in Florida is surging.

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Back to the future: are drive-in theaters the future of safe cinema trips?
29-Apr-2020

Most of America’s cinemas have gone dark in the coronavirus pandemic, but attendance at the Ocala drive-in in Florida is surging.

source: theguardian.com - Read more...

Social distance cinema: drive-in theatres boom – in pictures
05-May-2020

With the widespread closures of cinemas as part of measures to stem the spread of Covid-19, drive-in movie theatres around the world, where social distancing is guaranteed, have been enjoying new-found popularity

source: heguardian.com - Read more...

Coronavirus: Vilnius turns its airport into a drive-in cinema
30-Apr-2020

Lithuanian capital Vilnius has put a fresh twist on the trend of drive-in cinemas - hosting one at the city's airport! With nearly all flights scrapped due to COVID-19, the airport teamed up with the Vilnius International Film Festival. The first movie was the Oscar-winning South Korean drama Parasite on Wednesday (April 29).

source: euronews.com - Read more...

Iran’s First Drive-in Cinema Launched amid COVID-19 Pandemic
29-Apr-2020

For the first time in the Islamic Republic of Iran a movie will be screened for the audience at a drive-in cinema.

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New 'Drive and Dine' drive-in cinema launching in eight locations
08-Jun-2020

If you've been missing trips to the movies then listen up because a new drive-in cinema experience is launching, from the team behind Pub in the Park as well as celebrity chef Tom Kerridge.

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Outdoor Cinemas To Re-Open In England From June 15
10-Jun-2020

UK PM Boris Johnson is set to announce that outdoor venues in England including open-air cinemas can re-open from Monday (June 15).

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Behind The Scenes At The World’s Grandest Drive-In Cinemas
14-Jun-2020

Drive-in cinemas in England never took off in the same way as they did in the U.S. Considered uncouth and unnecessary, drive-ins and drive-throughs are rare in the U.K. Our cars are smaller anyway.

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Carlisle set to host big movie drive-in event next month
17-Jun-2020

Film-lovers are in for a treat next month as an outdoor drive-in cinema comes to the city on a nationwide tour.

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I went to New York City's only drive-in movie theater which opened during the pandemic — here's what it was like
28-Jun-2020

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Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit to feature a drive-in cinema
01-Jul-2020

In partnership with Reel Cinemas and Brag Events, Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit is set to begin showcasing movies at its first drive-in cinema next week.

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The Drive-In in Pictures: ‘Isolation Entertainment’ Arrives in London
07-Jul-2020

We’ve gone back to the future. The drive-in cinema, popularised in 50s America and romanticised since Grease became The Word, is now summer 2020’s hottest ticket as we all seek new COVID-secure forms of entertainment.

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Aberfeldy cinema lines up 10 movies catering for all at first ever drive-in at Wade's Park
04-Aug-2020

With space for 600 cars over the weekend, hundreds of residents are set to enjoy the entertainment on offer.

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Let's Go Hydro adds second outdoor cinema screen making it first of its kind in Ireland
04-Aug-2020

Let's Go Hydro have added a second 10-metre outdoor cinema screen to their drive-in cinema, making it a permanent offering within the Let's Go Hydro resort.

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Tel Aviv’s drive-in theatre reopens for Tu B’Av
10-Aug-2020

Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality has partnered with Tel Aviv Cinematheque to reopen a former drive-in theatre in Tel Aviv, Israel, to celebrate Tu B’Av – also known as ‘Jewish Valentine’s Day’. Two romantic movies – La Belle Époque and Zero Motivation – were screened on 5-6 August 2020, exclusively for DigiTel Resident Card holders

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