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Date: 07-May-2021
Major European Markets Set To Reopen Cinemas With New Movies And New Headaches
source: Variety

Three of Europe’s major film markets — France, Italy and the U.K. — are reopening doors for theatrical releases after an erratic year of high hopes and false starts. But the pipeline of new movies will enter a landscape forever altered by the pandemic. If you…

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Date: 07-May-2021
Cinemark Has Theatrical Deals In Place With All Five Major Studios; Some Go Months, Some Years, No Real Change In Splits – CEO
source: Deadline

Big movie chain Cinemark announced Friday it’s now reached agreements to theatrically showcase films from all five major studio partners across its U.S. theaters, although it didn’t provide terms or any other details. On a conference call with investors to di…

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Date: 07-May-2021
Cinemark’s Q1 Sales Fall 80% To $114 Million But CEO Mark Zoradi Says Theater Chain, Industry “On Road To Recovery”
source: Deadline

Cinemark, the nation’s third largest movie chain, said revenues for the first quarter ended in March fell to $114 million from $543 million the year before. Admissions revenues stood at $56 million and concession revenues $39 million. Attendance was 7.7 milli…

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Date: 06-May-2021
AMC Theatres Loses $567 Million, Quarterly Earnings Miss Projections
source: Variety

AMC Entertainment’s quarterly financial results demonstrate that moviegoing may be slowly returning after months of COVID-related struggles, but cinemas still have to dig out of a deep hole left by a public health crisis that decimated their business. Revenue…

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Date: 05-May-2021
UK’s Cinema Chains Are Reopening, Despite Shortage Of New Films To Show
source: Artsjournal.com

“The UK’s biggest cinema chain, [Odeon,] which is sweetening its £9.99 monthly all-you-watch subscription scheme to get punters back indoors as summer nears, will welcome back film fans to most of the 112 sites it operates across the UK [on 17 May]. … Cinewor…

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Date: 04-May-2021
Odeon To Reopen Most Cinemas In May With New Safety Measures In Place
source: BBC News

Following rival Cineworld, Odeon plans to reopen sites with new safety measures in place.

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Date: 04-May-2021
Sundance London Sets 2021 Dates, Edgar Wright Opener; Odeon Cinemas UK Re-Opening; IPL Suspended; C4 ‘Screw’ Cast — Global Briefs
source: Deadline

Sundance London Dates, OpenerSundance Film Festival: London will return to Picturehouse Central, London, for its sixth year from 29 July to 1 August 2021, as an in-person event. The program of at least 12 features will open with the UK premiere of Edgar Wrigh…

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Date: 03-May-2021
The “New Normal” For Moviegoing Post-Pandemic May Be The “Premium” Experience Like IMAX, Upscale Dining
source: /FILM

“Movie theaters are dead” has been a common refrain during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Or at least, many suggested the pandemic accelerated the death of theaters, with many cinemas shuttering for over a year and studios turning to streaming to debut …

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Date: 29-Apr-2021
Alamo Drafthouse Set To Relaunch Just In Time For Summer Movie Season
source: Dallas Observer

Optimistic celebrities and theater owners have proclaimed that “movies are back” so many times now that it just seems redundant to say, but it looks like this vague notion is now going to be a reality. Just as everyone got bored rewatching Training Day for th…

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Date: 29-Apr-2021
IMAX Corporation (IMAX) CEO Rich Gelfond On Q1 2021 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
source: Seeking Alpha

IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) Q1 2021 Results Conference Call April 29, 2021 8:30 AM ETCompany ParticipantsBrett Harriss - Senior Vice President, Investor RelationsRich Gelfond - Chief...

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Date: 29-Apr-2021
France To Reopen Cinemas & Relax Lockdown Restrictions From May 19
source: Deadline

France will reopen various cultural venues including cinemas, as well as restaurants and cafes, in stages beginning from May 19, President Emmanuel Macron confirmed Thursday. The country is in its third national lockdown, which was put in place to curve a ste…

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Date: 28-Apr-2021
National CineMedia, Inc. Announces First Quarter Earnings Release Date And Conference Call
source: Business Wire

CENTENNIAL, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)---- $NCMI #NCM--National CineMedia, Inc. Announces First Quarter Earnings Release Date and Conference Call

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Date: 26-Apr-2021
Movie Theaters Turn To Matthew McConaughey, Summer Blockbusters To Get Audiences Back In Cinemas
source: Variety

Movie theaters are ready to welcome back audiences. That’s the message of The Big Screen Is Back, a new initiative launched by cinema operators, studio executives, talent agents, and filmmakers that kicked off as part of Sunday’s Academy Awards pre-show. Duri…

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Date: 26-Apr-2021
Netflix Wins 7 Oscars (but Not Best Picture), And Facebook Scores Its First - CNET
source: CNET

Disney Plus and Amazon both won two, too.

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Date: 25-Apr-2021
Struggling Film Industry Needs Cannes For The Deals, Not Glitz
source: Bloomberg

It may be the world’s most glamorous movie event, but what happens behind the scenes at the Cannes Film Festival matters more.

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Date: 24-Apr-2021
Your Moviegoing Experience Is About To Change
source: The Atlantic

Theaters barely survived the pandemic and can’t wait to welcome audiences back. Here’s what you can expect when you return.

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Date: 23-Apr-2021
Cinemark To Host First Quarter 2021 Earnings Conference Call
source: Business Wire

PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (“Cinemark”) (NYSE: CNK), one of the largest motion picture exhibitors in the world, today announced that it will report its first quarter 2021 operating results pre-market and host a webcast and conferen…

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Date: 22-Apr-2021
Cineworld: Light Around The Corner
source: Seeking Alpha

Cinemas have reopened in Cineworld's main market and are scheduled to reopen next month in the U.K. See why I'm moving to a Neutral valuation.

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Date: 21-Apr-2021
Beyond Oscars Glitz, Cinemas Face Uncertain Future - Reuters.com
source: Reuters

As Hollywood prepares to celebrate the year's best films, many movie theaters are struggling to reopen after a year with no income, and some have shut down for good.

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Date: 21-Apr-2021
Hollywood Ponders Post-pandemic Future Of Cinemas - Reuters
source: Reuters

As Hollywood prepares to celebrate the Oscars on Sunday, movie theaters are trying to lure back audiences that have been streaming films at home for over a year. Some cinemas have closed permanently while others are trying to recover and hope that a string of…

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Date: 20-Apr-2021
Inaugural Cinema Week Event To Launch Nationwide In June, In Support Of Exhibition Industry & Moviegoing Culture
source: Deadline

In June, a six-day event known as Cinema Week will launch across the U.S. Developed and executed by FILMFROG Marketing LLC and Cinema Week LLC, as a means of celebrating the culture of moviegoing—and supporting the hard-hit exhibition industry—Cinema Week wil…

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Date: 17-Apr-2021
'Godzilla Vs. Kong' Extends Warner Bros.' Reign At Box Office
source: Bloomberg

“Godzilla vs. Kong,” the monster epic from Warner Bros. and Legendary, is expected to dominate the box office for a third straight week, showing that a new movie available for streaming at home can also draw fans to theaters.

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Date: 16-Apr-2021
‘F9’ Revs Up May 21 China Release; Further Overseas Markets To Start Engines Ahead Of Domestic
source: Deadline

Refresh for latest…: Fuel-injecting some mega muscle into the international box office landscape, Universal’s F9 is revving up for a May 21 release date in China, a full five weeks before domestic. But China won’t be the only overseas market to release early,…

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Date: 16-Apr-2021
Bollywood Locked Down As Mumbai Government Halts Film & TV Shoots For Two Weeks Due To Soaring Covid Cases
source: Deadline

The Mumbai film industry is on de facto lockdown after the local government mandated that all film and TV shoots be paused until at least May 1 due to spiralling Covid-19 cases in the country. Uddhav Thackeray, Chief Minister of the Maharashtra region, announ…

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Date: 16-Apr-2021
Global Box Office Rebounds Set To Boost New Zealand's Best Stock
source: Bloomberg

The return of moviegoers and big-screen blockbusters could fuel further gains for New Zealand’s top-performing stock.

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Date: 13-Apr-2021
Arclight Cinemas And Pacific Theatres Won’t Be Reopening
source: Deadline

Here’s the chain’s statement: After shutting our doors more than a year ago, today we must share the difficult and sad news that Pacific will not be reopening its ArcLight Cinemas and Pacific Theatres locations. This was not the outcome anyone wanted, but d…

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Date: 09-Apr-2021
'Top Gun' Sequel Delayed In Summer Movie Setback For Theaters - Reuters
source: Reuters

Paramount Pictures has pushed the release Tom Cruise movie "Top Gun: Maverick" to November from July, the studio said on Friday, a move that deprives theaters of what was expected to be one of the biggest releases of the summer blockbuster season.

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Date: 09-Apr-2021
China's Box-office Dominance Was Accelerated By The Pandemic And It Has Big Implications For Hollywood's Future
source: Business Insider

Summary List PlacementChina had for several years been projected to dethrone the US as the world's largest theatrical market. But the coronavirus pandemic accelerated its ascent, and pushed it over the top, as it surpassed North America last year with $2 bill…

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Date: 09-Apr-2021
How To Watch This Year’s Bafta-nominated Films
source: Telegraph.co.uk

Keen to catch Nomadland, Promising Young Woman, Rocks or The Father? Here's our guide to the online streamers and cinema release dates

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Date: 08-Apr-2021
Indie Film Release Guide: April 9th [An ONTD Original]
source: Livejournal.com

It looks as though no studio wanted to challenge both COVID and Godzilla vs. Kong at the box office in its second weekend, so those crazy monsters will undoubtedly stay atop the box office for a while longer. Though people are clearly eager to get back to the…

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Date: 07-Apr-2021
Vue Admits Health And Safety Charges Over Star City Cinema Death
source: BBC News

Ateeq Rafiq died after getting his head stuck under a motorised footrest while searching for keys.

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Date: 06-Apr-2021
'Godzilla Vs. Kong' Was A Hit At The Box Office And On HBO Max, And It Shows Why The Post-pandemic Terms Between Studios And Theaters Are Far From Settled
source: Business Insider

Summary List PlacementAfter more than a year, the US theatrical industry finally had some good news. "Godzilla vs. Kong," the new monster battle royale from Warner Bros. and Legendary's "MonsterVerse," earned $48.5 million at the domestic box office in its fi…

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Date: 05-Apr-2021
IMAX Gains After Monster Film Brings Best Weekend In More Than A Year
source: Seeking Alpha

[[IMAX]] gained 4.5% today off its best domestic opening weekend in more than a year, thanks to the release of Godzilla vs. Kong

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Date: 01-Apr-2021
As US Movie Theaters Reopen, Overseas Shutdowns Could Stall Box Office Recovery
source: TheWrap

Movie theaters in the U.S. may be on the road to recovery, but the still-widespread cinema closures in South America and Europe are creating headaches for Hollywood studios as they try to figure out how to release films that rely heavily on overseas box offic…

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Date: 01-Apr-2021
Saudi Cinema Chain Muvi Outlines Rapid Expansion Plans
source: Deadline

Muvi Cinemas KSA, the first homegrown cinema brand in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, says it is on target to reach 307 screens across the country over the next 12 months. The firm added eight new multiplexes to the brand’s portfolio in 2020. Within the next 12 …

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Date: 31-Mar-2021
Can Alamo Drafthouse Battle Back From Bankruptcy And Lead A Moviegoing Revival?
source: Variety

Alamo Drafthouse was riding high. The Austin, Texas-based theater chain had managed the difficult feat of expanding its footprint nationally, popping up in major metropolises such as New York and Los Angeles without losing its indie spirit. Its unabashed love…

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Date: 31-Mar-2021
Films Delayed, Losses Mount: Hindi Film Industry Stares At Slump ‘worse Than 2020’
source: The Indian Express

As Haathi Mere Saathi, Bunty Aur Babli 2 and Chehre releases are postponed and theatre owners deal with a new list of clampdowns amid rising COVID-19 cases, many are asking if they can deal with – what has started to feel like – 2020 all over again.

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Date: 29-Mar-2021
Regal Cinemas Head Eyes “Full Force” Theatrical Rebound As Soon As May
source: Observer

When can we expect the film industry to normalize?

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Date: 28-Mar-2021
China Box Office: ‘Godzilla Vs. Kong’ Crushes With $70 Million Debut
source: Variety

Even though Chinese consumers are arduously calling for a boycott of Western brands concerned about potential human rights abuses in the country’s Xinjiang region, they apparently had no qualms about supporting Hollywood. Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainm…

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Date: 28-Mar-2021
Movie Theater’s Going Broke? From China’s AMC To Russian Majors, A Global Bloodletting
source: Forbes

China didn't need to bail out AMC. Reddit users did. Too bad the AMC of Russia didn't get similar love. Globally, the whole industry is in trouble.

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Date: 27-Mar-2021
Here's Where AMC Entertainment Begins Its Rebound
source: Motley Fool

It's been knocked down hard, but the theater operator will be back on its feet soon enough.

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Date: 26-Mar-2021
UK Cinema Owners Firmly Against Use Of Covid Vaccine Certificates
source: Deadline

UK cinema owners remain staunchly against the idea of adopting Covid-19 vaccine ‘certificates’, which would confirm that an attendee has been inoculated, despite the idea gaining some traction with the government. A report today in national newspaper The Guar…

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Date: 25-Mar-2021
‘Black Widow’ Move Serves Sober Reminder For Theaters: Recovery Will Be Slow
source: TheWrap

Box office optimism is faltering after significant changes made to Disney’s movie slate, headlined by the two-month delay of “Black Widow,” have significantly soured the short-term outlook for the industry. Much of the reopening plans for theaters were built …

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Date: 25-Mar-2021
Cineworld Boss Mooky Greidinger Says Group “Actively Negotiating” Evolving Theatrical Window Terms With Studios
source: Deadline

Cineworld CEO Mooky Greidinger said today that the No. 2 global exhibitor is “actively negotiating terms and structures of evolving theatrical windows with our studio partners.” He made the comment on an earnings call after Cineworld reported 2020 results whi…

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Date: 25-Mar-2021
Cineworld Raising Fresh Liquidity As Losses For 2020 Revealed
source: Variety

The Cineworld Group cinema exhibition group is to raise an additional $213 million of liquidity as a cushion against further coronavirus disruption. The new funding, being raised through the issue of a convertible bond due in 2025, was announced on Thursday a…

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Date: 24-Mar-2021
BAFTA Splits 2021 Film Awards Into 2 Televised Ceremonies; Hosts Announced
source: Deadline

In an unconventional year, BAFTA is taking an unconventional approach to its 2021 Film Awards ceremony, which will be divided into two events taking place April 10 and 11. Both shows will be broadcast live on the BBC. Clara Amfo will host the ‘BAFTA Film Awar…

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Date: 24-Mar-2021
Disney’s Day-And-Date ‘Black Widow’ & ‘Cruella’ Decision Creates Aftershock In Industry Aching For Box Office Normalcy
source: Deadline

It is extremely ironic that on the same day when Warner Bros. throws in the towel on its day-and-date HBO Max theatrical release plan (for 2022) that Disney would take one of their most highly anticipated Marvel movies, Black Widow, and move it to a day-and-d…

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Date: 23-Mar-2021
Regal Cinemas To Reopen Its Theaters In April
source: NPR

Cineworld also announced a multi-year deal with Warner Bros. Pictures Group in the U.S. that will guarantee a period of exclusivity in theaters before being released more widely, starting in 2022.

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Date: 23-Mar-2021
'Black Widow' Will Hit Disney+ And Theaters On The Same Day
source: Engadget

You'll need to pay $30 to watch the latest MCU movie at home starting on May 7th.

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Date: 23-Mar-2021
Warner Bros.' Return To Theaters In 2022 Is Going To Look Very Different
source: Gizmodo.com

The entire Hollywood industry has been shaken up by the covid-19 pandemic, but perhaps the studio that’s made some of the most drastic changes has been Warner Bros., rapidly pivoting to a day-and-date home release model for the entirety of 2021. The studio ha…

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Date: 23-Mar-2021
Cineworld's US Venues To Open In April
source: RTE

Cineworld said it will re-open its US cinemas in April and its UK cinemas a month after, in time to screen big-budget movies including "Godzilla vs Kong", after prolonged shutdowns during the Covid-19 crisis.

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Date: 23-Mar-2021
Cineworld & Warner Bros Reach Multi-Year Deal To Show WB Films In U.S. & UK; Regal Sets Reopening Dates
source: Deadline

Cineworld and Warner Bros have hatched a multi-year agreement that will see the No. 2 global exhibitor show the studio’s 2021 theatrical and HBO Max day-and-date titles in the U.S. as of their theatrical release. Then, beginning in 2022, Warner Bros theatrica…

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Date: 22-Mar-2021
New Zealand International Film Festival Delayed, But Back In Cinemas
source: Stuff.co.nz

The festival will return to cinemas after virtual screenings in 2020, but the dates have been shifted.

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Date: 21-Mar-2021
L.A. Theaters Open But New Films Are Just Trickling Out
source: Bloomberg

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Date: 20-Mar-2021
‘Black Widow’ Release Date: Here’s Why Disney Could Change Its Mind About May 7
source: IndieWire

Uncertainty about release schedules remains the new normal as re-openings reach their highest level yet. Here are the factors in play.

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Date: 19-Mar-2021
As LA Movie Theaters Reopen, Indies Are Lagging Behind The Major Chains
source: TheWrap

The first few days after Los Angeles movie theaters reopened this week reflected the mixed outlook facing the industry: Plenty of reasons for hope but tough challenges ahead — especially for smaller chains and art-house cinemas. This weekend, AMC Theatres wil…

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Date: 19-Mar-2021
Cineworld To Deliver Sharp Sales Slump After Theatre Closures
source: Independent.ie

Cineworld is set to post a sharp plunge in sales for the past year after its global cinemas were closed to customers amid pandemic restrictions.

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Date: 17-Mar-2021
Disney Hints Marvel's Black Widow May Come Out Online Same Time As Theaters - CNET
source: CNET

If Black Widow does stream on Disney Plus, that decision will probably be made "at the last minute," Disney CEO Bob Chapek said.

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Date: 17-Mar-2021
Paris’ First Hotel-Cinema Hybrid, MK2 Nation’s Hotel Paradiso
source: Cool Hunting

In Paris’ 12th arrondissement, a new hotel-cinema hybrid called Hotel Paradiso (a reference to the 1966 film of the same name) welcomes guests to stay in one of 34 rooms or two suites, each of which doubles as a private screening room. Developed by movie thea…

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Date: 17-Mar-2021
FTW Explains: What Is MoviePass And Is It Trying To Make A Comeback?
source: USA Today

Welcome to FTW Explains: a guide to catching up on and better understanding stuff going on in the world. MoviePass might be back — maybe? A mysterious website (moviepass.ventures) teased a co…

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Date: 16-Mar-2021
MoviePass Teases Mysterious Relaunch, But It’s Unclear Who’s In Charge
source: Variety

Comedian Matt Oswalt once said, “2021 is just 2020 with bangs.” Perhaps nothing encapsulates that sentiment more than the possibility that MoviePass, the Icarus of subscription services, may rise again from the ashes. MoviePass launched in 2017 and offered cu…

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Date: 16-Mar-2021
Christopher Nolan One Of The First Ticket Buyers As AMC Theaters Re-Open In Los Angeles
source: IndieWire

Of course Nolan showed up to the AMC Theater in Burbank, California on re-opening day.

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Date: 16-Mar-2021
Mumbai Cinemas Scale Back To 50% Capacity After Covid Surge
source: Deadline

A harsh reminder that Covid is not going anywhere just yet – cinemas in Indian capital Mumbai have been forced to scale back to 50% capacity just six weeks after they triumphantly returned to full occupancy. India recorded 26,291 virus cases yesterday, its hi…

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Date: 15-Mar-2021
93rd Academy Awards Nominations Announced - Full List For 2020
source: First Showing

The complete list of nominees for the 93rd Academy Awards, the most prestigious award in Hollywood, have been announced today (from Oscars.org). The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed the nominees via live broadcast. With 2020 being a pandem…

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Date: 14-Mar-2021
Weekend Box Office Of $20 Million, Led By ‘Raya And The Last Dragon’
source: IndieWire

Some New York City theaters have reopened; many in Los Angeles will soon, too. However, the grosses are a fraction of what’s needed.

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Date: 13-Mar-2021
AMC, WarnerMedia Making Peace With New Streaming Windows
source: Seeking Alpha

A potentially overlooked aspect of AMC Entertainment's (AMC) earnings conference call this week was CEO Adam Aron tackling the question of cinema release windows by alluding to...

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Date: 13-Mar-2021
Movie Theaters Set To Rebound In 2021, But Only To 1980s Levels
source: Bloomberg

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Date: 12-Mar-2021
Los Angeles Movie Theaters Finally Have A Reopening Date
source: CinemaBlend

Movies are finally coming back to Hollywood.

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Date: 10-Mar-2021
AMC Entertainment Q4 Sales Plunged 90%, Losses Ballooned Amid Pandemic; CEO Adam Aron Cites “Most Challenging Market Conditions” In 100 Years
source: Deadline

AMC Entertainment revenue fell last quarter plunged to $162 million from close to $1.5 billion the year as the global pandemic squeezed exhibition. That beat expectations, coming about $20 million above Wall Street’s consensus estimates. The stock is up in la…

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Date: 10-Mar-2021
AMC Entertainment Beats Revenue Estimates As People Return To Theaters - Reuters
source: Reuters

AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc beat fourth-quarter revenue estimates on Wednesday, as more people visited its movie theaters following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in the United States.

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Date: 10-Mar-2021
Los Angeles Movie Theaters Could Reopen As Soon As Saturday
source: Variety

Movie theaters in Los Angeles county are poised to reopen at limited capacity as soon as Saturday. The county had to meet several requirements, such as distributing two million vaccine doses to underserved populations and having fewer than 10 new cases a day …

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Date: 10-Mar-2021
Do Virtual Cinemas Make Money? Distributors Reveal 5 Titles That Pulled In At Least $100,000
source: IndieWire

"76 Days," now available on Paramount Plus, debuted in virtual cinemas. Here's what this new distribution platform can mean to the bottom line.

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Date: 10-Mar-2021
What It Was Like At The Movies The First Weekend New York’s Cinemas Reopened
source: Artsjournal.com

Capacity Limits: “Not really an issue for Chaos Walking, a poorly-reviewed mess of a sci-fi adventure.” Distancing: “Fortunately, AMC’s ordering system handles this well, automatically blocking off two seats on either side of your party.” Mask Compliance: “Th…

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Date: 10-Mar-2021
Imax To Open Four Theaters In Shanghai With Broadway Group (EXCLUSIVE)
source: Variety

Giant-screen cinema company Imax and Greater China exhibition company Broadway have struck a deal to build four additional Imax theaters in mainland China’s biggest city Shanghai. The agreement means that Imax is on course to have close to 1,000 venues in ope…

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Date: 09-Mar-2021
National CineMedia CEO Tom Lesinski Says U.S. Exhibition Needs Several Months Of Open Theaters “And Real Movies” To Asses Covid Impact
source: Deadline

National CineMedia, operator of the nation’s largest cinema advertising network, saw sales plunge and it swung into the red last quarter as more than half of all theaters were shuttered. On a conference call, execs noted recent agreements to expand outside of…

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Date: 08-Mar-2021
Hong Kong Cinema Chain UA Files For Voluntary Liquidation
source: Variety

UA Cinemas, one of Hong Kong’s leading movie theater operators, has collapsed. The company said on Monday morning that it had applied for voluntary liquidation. “UA Cinemas has always been committed to providing the highest quality of cinematic entertainment …

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Date: 05-Mar-2021
AMC CEO Pay Rose To $21 Million In 2020 As Covid Ravaged Cinemas
source: Bloomberg

AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. head Adam Aron saw his compensation more than double to $20.9 million in 2020, even as Covid-19 decimated the movie-theater business.

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Date: 05-Mar-2021
'It Feels Amazing': New Yorkers Cheer Reopening Of Movie Theaters - Reuters.com
source: Reuters

New York City's cinemas re-opened on Friday after nearly a year of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, an encouraging sign for the city's residents that life in the Big Apple may start to normalize again.

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Date: 04-Mar-2021
‘F9’ Postponed For The Third Time, ‘Minions’ Sequel Pushed To 2022
source: Variety

Universal Pictures is pumping the brakes on the latest “Fast and Furious” entry. “F9,” which was slated to debut over Memorial Day weekend, has pushed back its release date once again. But fear not, adrenaline junkies: the high-octane sequel hasn’t spun too f…

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Date: 04-Mar-2021
Germany Advises On Potential Cinema Reopenings
source: Deadline

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday extended Germany’s current lockdown to March 28, while also unveiling plans to relax certain Covid restrictions. Under a five-step process, cinemas may be able to reopen beginning March 22 at the earliest (this wou…

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Date: 04-Mar-2021
The Four Australian Cinemas Named Among The Best In The WORLD
source: Daily Mail

Four Australian cinemas have been recognised and listed on Time Out's top 50 'most beautiful cinemas in the world'.

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Date: 03-Mar-2021
From The Alamo Drafthouse Bankruptcy To Refusing To Play Disney, It’s All About Exhibitor Survival
source: IndieWire

Cinemark won't play "Raya and the Last Dragon," Alamo Drafthouse is in Chapter 11. But it's not all bad news; Sony moved "Peter Rabbit" to May.

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Date: 03-Mar-2021
China’s Movie Ticket Price Hikes Could Harm Exhibitors, Says Its Consumer Association
source: Variety

Chinese exhibitors should stop wantonly raising movie ticket prices or else prepare to face consumer backlash, a key government-affiliated consumer rights body said in a new report. The high price of movie tickets was one of the top categories of consumer com…

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Date: 03-Mar-2021
Alamo Drafthouse Movie Chain Files For Chapter 11
source: Deadline

Austin, Texas-based, dine-in movie theater chain Alamo Drafthouse has filed for Chapter 11 in Delaware Court. The exhibitor, which buckled under the impact of Covid-19, has more than three dozen cinemas LA, Brooklyn and Northern Virginia. It’s backed by Altam…

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Date: 03-Mar-2021
Malaysian Exhibitor GSC To Acquire MBO Chain As Cinemas Poised To Reopen
source: Variety

Malaysia’s largest movie theater operator Golden Screen Cinemas is to acquire the country’s third largest player MBO, which last year filed for a creditor’s voluntary winding-up agreement as a result of the coronavirus’ negative impact on business. The move c…

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Date: 03-Mar-2021
Cinemark Won’t Be Playing Disney’s ‘Raya And The Last Dragon’: Here’s Why
source: Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: The No. 3 U.S. chain Cinemark will not be playing Raya and the Last Dragon this coming weekend as Disney makes the title available both in theaters and as a $30 purchase on Disney+ on March 5. As the major studios experiment widely with theatrical …

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Date: 03-Mar-2021
Disney's CEO Is 'Not Sure There’s Going Back' To The Way Movies Were Released
source: Gizmodo.com

Between states across the U.S. now vaccinating people against covid-19, and the fact that many aspects of everyday society—like movies being released—only ever really slowed during the ongoing pandemic, there’s a way in which some people have begun to think t…

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Date: 02-Mar-2021
‘Tenet’ Finally Arriving In New York City This Friday
source: Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, the movie which reopened movie theaters during the pandemic in late August, will finally see the light of day in New York City as that market allows cinemas to come back. This Friday, Tenet will play in AMC Lincoln Square…

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Date: 02-Mar-2021
Cinemas Set For Recovery This Year As Vaccines Roll Out And Streaming Threat Recedes, Analysts Say
source: Stuff.co.nz

Concerns that streaming will cause the ‘death of cinema’ are vastly exaggerated, according to analysts who are betting the industry will recover from Covid-19 this year.

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Date: 28-Feb-2021
Government Could Introduce ‘green Cards’ To Access Services Post-vaccine
source: Independent.ie

The Irish Government could introduce so-called “green cards” that allow people who have been vaccinated to access services including gyms and cinemas.

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Date: 27-Feb-2021
Cinemark CEO Is Hopeful For The Summer With The NYC Theaters Opening
source: Bleeding Cool News

Earlier this week, we got word that movie theaters in New York City will reopen for the first time since the pandemic started. This is a big deal since New York City was often cited as one of the reasons why it didn't seem quite worth it for studios to releas…

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Date: 27-Feb-2021
Warner Bros’ ‘Tom & Jerry’ Serving Up $12.5M Opening, Second-Best Opening During Pandemic
source: Deadline

Warner Bros. day and date theatrical release of Tom & Jerry in theaters and on HBO Max had what would be considered a very solid day during the pandemic with $4M on Friday and an expected $12.5M expected over three days according to Warner Bros. That’s a numb…

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Date: 27-Feb-2021
Chinese Cinema Ticket Sales Hit Record US$1.7 Billion In February
source: Post Magazine

The thrills and chills of the big screen are back in the world’s largest film market.With the coronavirus well under control in China and cinemas running at half capacity, film-goers are smashing box office records, setting a new high mark for ticket sales in…

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Date: 26-Feb-2021
AMC Entertainment Awards CEO Adam Aron $3.5 Million Special Bonus For “Extraordinary Effort” Navigating Covid
source: Deadline

AMC Entertainment, the nation’s largest theater chain, said Friday it’s awarding CEO Adam Aron and other executives “supplemental special incentive cash bonuses” to recognize the challenge they faced steering the embattled company on a financial rollercoaste…

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Date: 26-Feb-2021
China’s Movie Market Sees Blockbuster Month With $1.7bn In Sales
source: Al Jazeera English

With COVID under control, Chinese moviegoers are returning to cinemas and smashing movie ticket sale records.

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Date: 26-Feb-2021
Cinemark CEO Mark Zoradi Sees CA Movie Theaters Reopening In 2 To 4 Weeks, Big Summer Releases Could Help “Light Up These Theaters Again”
source: Deadline

Mark Zoradi, CEO of major exhibitor Cinemark and a former longtime Disney executive, sees some familiar elements on the summer release calendar, which he sees as a potential Covid-19 recovery turning point. “The last weekend in May, in that traditional beginn…

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Date: 26-Feb-2021
Pandemic Forces Berlin Film Festival To Go Online - Reuters
source: Reuters

The Berlinale, one of the world's most open and public film festivals, begins on Monday in a decidedly low-key, private fashion, being streamed to a select audience of journalists and industry professionals rather than playing to packed cinemas.

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Date: 25-Feb-2021
‘No Time To Die’ Will Roll Out Internationally From September 30
source: Deadline

The much-anticipated release of James Bond 25 is coming into focus – the film has officially been set to roll out internationally from September 30, eight days prior to its U.S. bow on October 8. The UK release calendar was updated this week to note that No T…

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Date: 25-Feb-2021
Cinemas Will Reopen On March 1 In Mexico City And Edomex
source: Entrepreneur

Starting next Monday, Cinépolis theaters and independent cinemas will reopen, but not Cinemex.

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Date: 25-Feb-2021
Korean International Film Sales Rose By 43% In 2020 Despite Difficult Year For The Box Office
source: Forbes

Korean films scheduled to shoot overseas like Bogota (tentative title), starring Song Joong-ki, had to be postponed in Colombia. The Jordan-based shoot of The Negotiations, starring the ever-popular Hyun Bin and Hwang Jung-min, was first postponed, before res…

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Date: 25-Feb-2021
Popcorn-on-demand: Belgian Cinema Chain Gets Creative Amid Pandemic - Reuters
source: Reuters

Unconventional ideas such as popcorn deliveries could help cinemas get through the coronavirus pandemic, the head of Belgian cinema group Kinepolis said on Thursday.

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Date: 25-Feb-2021
Paramount Plus To Stream Big-screen Movies 45 Days After They Hit Theaters - CNET
source: CNET

A Quiet Place Part II will stream in November and Mission: Impossible 7 will stream in January, both 45 days after they premiere in cinemas.

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Date: 25-Feb-2021
Mission: Impossible 7, Top Gun: Maverick And A Quiet Place Part II Will Stream On Paramount Plus
source: Daily Mail

The decision is regarded as a huge boost for the ViaconCBS-owned subscription streaming service which launches on March 4 to replace CBS All Access.

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Date: 24-Feb-2021
Paramount Pictures Boss Jim Gianopulos: “We Believe In The Power Of Theatrical…Audiences Will Enthusiastically Return”
source: Deadline

Paramount Pictures CEO Jim Gianopulos gets it; just like Disney CEO Bob Chapek gets it: You can’t have a successful streaming service without big theatrical event films. The two go hand-in-hand, so don’t try and muddy the waters. Big screen drives big franchi…

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Date: 24-Feb-2021
As Cinemark Closes Three Major Theaters, More Are Likely To Follow
source: IndieWire

Many theaters will close, but not all will be for lack of support. Here's what happened in the college town and Chicago suburb of Evanston.

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Date: 23-Feb-2021
Hollywood Studios Are Cautiously Optimistic As New York City Cinemas Plan To Reopen - Hollywood Reporter
source: Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Studios Are Cautiously Optimistic as New York City Cinemas Plan to Reopen Hollywood Reporter What you need to know about Disney+ Star Engadget New Parental Control Settings | Disney+ Star Disney Plus The 21 b…

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Date: 22-Feb-2021
Movie Theaters In New York City Can Open In March At 25% Capacity
source: Upstract.com

After nearly a year of closures, New York City cinemas will be permitted to open on March 5, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday.

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Date: 22-Feb-2021
More Studios Start To Conceal Box Office Grosses...
source: Hollywood Reporter

More Studios Start to Conceal Box Office Grosses... (First column, 14th story, link) Related stories:GOLDEN GLOBE voters in tumult... Members accuse Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. of self-dealing, ethical lapses...

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Date: 22-Feb-2021
Boris Johnson Sets Out UK’s Four-Step Lockdown Exit Plan: Cinemas Can Provisionally Re-Open May 17
source: Deadline

Boris Johnson has outlined his government’s plan for a four-stage exit from the UK’s national lockdown, which will see some sectors shuttered until at least June. Cinemas are understood to sit in level 3 of today’s plan, which means they can open on May 17 as…

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Date: 22-Feb-2021
Hong Kong Film Business Reopens With A Surge After Lockdowns
source: Variety

Hong Kong’s film industry moved ahead on several fronts over the weekend after coronavirus-mandated lockdowns were reduced. But the return to business is likely to be uneven. Cinemas reopened on Thursday, after being ordered shut since Dec. 2, 2020. A local p…

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Date: 22-Feb-2021
England To Begin Easing Lockdown From March 8, Cinemas To Remain Closed For Now
source: Variety

As case rates plummet and vaccinations continue rapidly, England will begin easing lockdown from March 8, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to reveal Monday evening. While schools are likely to open from March 8 in phase one of the easing, and som…

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Date: 22-Feb-2021
Australian Women’s Film Festival (AWFF) – A Brand-new Short Film Festival Created By Women, For Women
source: Newsshooter

The Australian Women’s Film Festival (AWFF) is a brand-new short film festival created by women, for women. After postponing the AWFF 2020 event due to COVID-19, 2021 sees the re-launch of the inaugural Film Festival which will be held on Sunday 14th March 20…

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Date: 20-Feb-2021
Moviegoers’ Confidence To Return To Cinemas During Covid Hits Record Level – NRG Poll
source: Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Even though the domestic box office remains in a funk due to the pandemic, moviegoers’ confidence has hit a record high near 50%, according to recent data by NRG. Moviegoers’ recent upbeat attitude to return to the cinema also outpaced poll results…

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Date: 19-Feb-2021
CineEurope Convention Moved To October Due To COVID-19
source: Variety

Coronavirus has again cast its long shadow over the annual CineEurope exhibitor convention, and the event is now postponed to October. The pandemic forced the 2020 confab, normally held physically in Barcelona, to move online. There were plans to return to a …

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Date: 19-Feb-2021
‘Popcorngate’: Quebec Will Compensate Movie Theatres For Loss Of Food Sales, Legault Says - Montreal Gazette
source: Montreal Gazette

‘Popcorngate’: Quebec will compensate movie theatres for loss of food sales, Legault says Montreal Gazette In vow to protect campus free speech, Quebec premier joins 'war on woke' CBC.ca COVID-19 updates, Feb. 18: Two infected ai…

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Date: 18-Feb-2021
Martin Scorsese's Right: Big Tech Is Killing Cinema - InsideHook
source: InsideHook

Martin Scorsese, the 78-year-old American filmmaker and film preservation advocate, has an article in the March issue of Harper’s about Federico Fellini. Fellini, he writes, “was the cinema’s virtuoso,” in whose films sound and image “play off and enhance one…

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Date: 18-Feb-2021
With Popcorn Sales Banned, Some Movie Theatre Owners Say It's Not Worth It To Re-open - CTV News Montreal
source: Ctvnews.ca

With popcorn sales banned, some movie theatre owners say it's not worth it to re-open CTV News Montreal Popcorn prohibited: will moviegoers return to snack-less theatres? 660 News Coronavirus: Quebec movie theatres can re-open, b…

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Date: 16-Feb-2021
Scorsese Takes Aim At Streaming’s Lack Of Curation And More: ‘Cinema Is Being Devalued By Content’
source: IndieWire

"We can’t depend on the movie business, such as it is, to take care of cinema," Scorsese writes in a new essay on Federico Fellini.

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Date: 16-Feb-2021
Movie Theater Stocks, Led By Imax, Post Gains After China Box Office Eruption
source: Deadline

Exhibition stocks, paced by Imax, are moving higher as investors react to explosive weekend box office in China and a belief that Stateside theaters may soon see a similar release of pent-up demand. Imax shares rose 6% to $19.81 in the early hours of trading.…

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Date: 15-Feb-2021
Korea Box Office Has Strongest Weekend Of 2021
source: Variety

The South Korean box office reached its highest weekend total of 2021 with the help of strong hold over performances by “Soul” and “Demon Slayer The Movie: “Mugen Train” and two new release titles that entered the chart in third and fourth place. “Soul” kept …

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Date: 12-Feb-2021
As Fast And Furious 9 Gets Closer, Is Another Delay Coming?
source: CinemaBlend

Could our reunion with Dominic Toretto and the gang might have to wait even longer?

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Date: 12-Feb-2021
Movie Theatres Oppose Minimum Wage Increase
source: GameSpot

While theatres continue to get ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, the moviegoing industry is also paying attention to the federal government's moves. With Congress pushing to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, the theatre industry strongly oppos…

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Date: 12-Feb-2021
‘Black Widow’ Vs. ‘F9’: Which Summer Blockbuster Will Blink First?
source: Variety

Disney’s “Black Widow” and Universal’s “F9” are poised to kick off summer moviegoing season. Yet it’s unlikely either blockbuster will actually arrive on schedule. While neither film has been postponed, industry experts and insiders have been speculating that…

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Date: 12-Feb-2021
Incoming BFI Chair Tim Richards, CEO Of European Cinema Giant Vue, Outlines Vision (EXCLUSIVE)
source: Variety

Vue International boss Tim Richards is stepping in as chair of the British Film Institute (BFI) at one of the most pivotal moments in the org’s history. The U.K. industry has weathered close to a year of the coronavirus pandemic and three national lockdowns, …

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Date: 12-Feb-2021
Cinemark To Host Fourth Quarter And Full-Year 2020 Earnings Conference Call
source: Business Wire

PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cinemark announces 2020 Q4 Earnings Call

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Date: 11-Feb-2021
Movie Theaters Fear Hike In Minimum Wage: ‘That Would Kill Us’
source: Variety

Battered by the pandemic and the collapse of exhibition windows, the movie theater industry now has one more thing to worry about: a hike in the minimum wage. The industry relies heavily on part-time workers who make at or near the local minimum rate. Cinema …

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Date: 11-Feb-2021
The Show’s Over For AMC Stock
source: Yahoo Entertainment

Pulling back after last month’s madness, will AMC Entertainment (AMC) bounce back any time soon? Don’t count on it. Shares in the struggling movie theatre...

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Date: 11-Feb-2021
Vue Boss Tim Richards Named British Film Institute Chair
source: Variety

Tim Richards, CEO of international cinema chain Vue, has been named chair of the British Film Institute (BFI). Richards will take over the role from interim chair and BFI governor Pat Butler from Feb. 16 and will serve a three-year term. He takes the reins fr…

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Date: 11-Feb-2021
The Cinemas Now Hiring Out Their Screens To Gamers
source: BBC News

With cinemas badly by Covid-19 restrictions they are looking for new revenue streams.

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Date: 09-Feb-2021
German Exhibition & Distribution Orgs Write To Angela Merkel Outlining Re-Opening Plan
source: Deadline

A group of German cinema organizations have come together to pen a letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her government in a bid to establish a coherent strategy and timeline for re-opening venues. Two weeks ago, a regional-level plan for exiting lock…

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Date: 08-Feb-2021
Cineplex Amends Creditor Agreement Again In Bid To Reduce Debt During COVID Pandemic
source: Toronto Star

TORONTO - Cineplex Inc. says it has once again amended its credit agreement with lenders as it struggles through the financial impact of the COVID-19 ...

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Date: 08-Feb-2021
Sundance Film Festival 2021 Attendance 2.7x Bigger Than Annual Park City Event
source: Deadline

Park City, Utah may not have been flooded with out-of-towners this year for the Sundance Film Festival due to the pandemic, however, the annual prestige film event can celebrate that its online edition and 20 city theatrical extension drew a total audience th…

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Date: 08-Feb-2021
Stock Conversion Allows China's Wanda To Sell AMC Shares Amid Retail Frenzy - Reuters
source: Reuters

China's Wanda Group, the major shareholder in AMC Entertainment Holdings Ltd, conducted a share conversion to permit sales of its stock in the cinema operator, a target of the recent WallStreetBets retail frenzy, AMC said in an exchange filing.

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Date: 05-Feb-2021
U.K. Exhibition Sector Eyes Cautious Return As Cases Drop, Vaccinations Soar
source: Variety

The beleaguered U.K. exhibition sector, reeling from a COVID-afflicted, calamitous 2020 that has continued into 2021, is finally seeing some green shoots. Though the country began 2021 under lockdown with cinemas closed — a situation that’s unlikely to ease i…

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Date: 04-Feb-2021
The Movie-grading Company CinemaScore Navigated A Chaotic Year For The Theater Business. Now It Wants To Grow By Courting Streamers.
source: Business Insider

Cinemascore's president, Harold Mintz, talked to Insider about the state of Hollywood and the theatrical industry.

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Date: 04-Feb-2021
UK Film & TV Production Spend Dropped Only 21% In 2020 Despite Pandemic – Read BFI’s Annual Stats
source: Deadline

The UK’s film and high-end TV industries understandably recorded a downturn in 2020, with the pandemic initially causing a complete shutdown before gradual recovery saw the year’s fourth quarter post impressive numbers. As per fresh stats from the British Fil…

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Date: 03-Feb-2021
For Distributors, Exhibitors And Festivals, Virtual Cinema Is Here To Stay
source: Variety

Virtual cinema platforms that sprung up in response to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 lockdowns are set to remain a part of the landscape after theaters and film festivals reopen. That was the consensus of participants taking part at an IFFR Pro confere…

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Date: 30-Jan-2021
India Allows 100% Cinema Occupancy As Active COVID-19 Cases Decline, Vaccinations Cross Three Million
source: Variety

India will allow 100% occupancy in cinemas from Feb. 1, the country’s Ministry of Information and Broadcasting announced on Saturday. Cinemas began reopening in October 2020 with 50% occupancy. “Seating arrangement inside the auditorium of the cinemas/theatre…

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Date: 30-Jan-2021
Sundance Film Festival 2021 Streams Buzzy Movie Premieres Straight To Your Home - CNET
source: CNET

For the first time, the festival will let you stream its premiere movies and try the hottest VR storytelling from your living room. We figured out how to fest, so you don't have to.

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Date: 30-Jan-2021
S.African Cinema Group Ster-Kinekor, Hit By COVID-19 Curbs, Files For Bankruptcy - Reuters
source: Reuters

South Africa's Ster-Kinekor, Africa's largest cinema group, has filed for voluntary bankruptcy, the firm said on Friday, citing losses due to COVID-19 and related restrictions prohibiting large gatherings in public spaces.

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Date: 29-Jan-2021
Release Dates: Every Bollywood Film Confirmed To Hit Cinema Halls In 2021
source: The Indian Express

Here's a confirmed list of all the movies that are set to have a theatrical release in 2021.

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Date: 29-Jan-2021
EXCLUSIVE-AMC Entertainment Explores New Capital Raise Amid Stock Surge-sources - Reuters
source: Reuters

AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc is exploring raising more capital, including through yet another possible stock sale, to weather the COVID-19 pandemic and take advantage of this week's rally in its shares, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

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Date: 29-Jan-2021
EXCLUSIVE-AMC Entertainment Explores New Capital Raise Amid Stock Surge-sources - Reuters
source: Reuters

AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc is exploring raising more capital, including through yet another possible stock sale, to weather the COVID-19 pandemic and take advantage of this week's rally in its shares, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

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Date: 28-Jan-2021
: Investors That Converted AMC Bonds To Stock See Value Of Holdings Slide 30% In A Matter Of Hours
source: MarketWatch

The investors that opted to convert all $600 million of convertible bonds issued by AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. into stock on Wednesday are now looking at a sizable decline in the value of those holdings.

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Date: 28-Jan-2021
German Cinema Org “Appalled” By Suggested Four-Stage Lockdown Exit Plan That Places Theaters At The Back
source: Deadline

Germany’s major cinema organization HDF Kino has expressed concerns about a proposed model for the country’s exit from lockdown that places cinemas last in line. While no firm plans have been laid out by government, one regional authority, from the northern s…

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Date: 28-Jan-2021
Australia Box Office Plunges 69% In 2020, Data Shows
source: Variety

Box office in Australia fell by 69% in 2020 as the coronavirus outbreak forced cinema closures, capacity restrictions, the postponement of film releases and public health concerns about attending theatres. Data published on Thursday by the Motion Picture Dist…

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Date: 27-Jan-2021
: Trading Frenzy In AMC Stock May Stave Off Bankruptcy But Cinema Operator Still Faces Years Of Recovery
source: MarketWatch

The trading frenzy that has propelled the shares of AMC Entertainment Corp. up more than 600% in the year to date may have saved the cinema operator from bankruptcy but the company is still facing formidable challenges after being hammered by the coronavirus …

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Date: 26-Jan-2021
AMC CEO Predicts Rebound After Warding Off Bankruptcy At Last Minute: 'Bought Ourselves A Lot Of Time'
source: Fox News

AMC Entertainment CEO Adam Aron believes that the movie theater industry is headed towards a strong rebound with the widespread distribution of the coronavirus vaccine and an expected increase in cinema attendance.

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Date: 26-Jan-2021
Sundance Film Festival Brings Big Movie Premieres Straight To Your Home For The First Time - CNET
source: CNET

This year, Sundance will let you stream film premieres from your couch and try the hottest VR storytelling from your living room. Here's how it works.

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Date: 26-Jan-2021
Movie Theaters Will Rebound To Box Office Record In 2023, Analyst Predicts, Though Vaccine Stumbles Hurt Near Term
source: Deadline

As exhibitors get set to report results from the last quarter of their annus horribilis, 2020, one Wall Street bull is predicting record box office in 2023. Eric Wold, a veteran analyst with B. Riley Securities, acknowledged in a note to clients that exhibito…

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Date: 25-Jan-2021
AMC Lives To See Another Day
source: Gizmodo.com

Theater giant AMC has narrowly avoided bankruptcy—a small miracle, really.Read more...

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Date: 25-Jan-2021
A Return To The Movies? AMC Theatres Is Up 60 Percent
source: MarketBeat

Movie theaters have been suffering during the pandemic, but this may be changing.

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Date: 25-Jan-2021
Sky Ramps Up Film And TV Plans To Compete With Streaming Giants
source: BBC News

The company plans to release a new film every week by 2022 with more investment in original content.

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Date: 25-Jan-2021
Cineworld Shareholders Approve Controversial $284M Incentivized Bonus Scheme
source: Deadline

More than 70% of embattled cinema giant Cineworld’s shareholders have voted in favor of an incentivized bonus scheme worth up to $284M that drew fire last week for being “excessive” in the current climate. As part of the scheme, CEO Mooky Greidinger and his b…

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Date: 25-Jan-2021
AMC Entertainment Raises Fresh Cash, Staves Off Bankruptcy; “Today The Sun Is Shining For AMC” – CEO Adam Aron
source: Deadline

Struggling AMC Entertainment said early Monday it has raised or signed commitments for $917 million including additional financing since December, calling it “enough cash to “make it through this dark, coronavirus-impacted winter.” “This means that any talk o…

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Date: 25-Jan-2021
AMC Shares Soar 36% Premarket On News Of New $917 Million Debt And Equity Financing
source: Upstract.com

AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. shares undefined soared 36% in premarket trade Monday, after the biggest cinema-chain operator in the world said it has...

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Date: 25-Jan-2021
BAFTA Extends Awards Eligibility Period Through 2021 Calendar Year
source: Variety

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has extended its eligibility period for the 2021 Film Awards. On Monday, BAFTA’s film committee decided that due to the continuing impact of COVID-19, U.K. cinema closures and the limited availability of…

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Date: 23-Jan-2021
Another Week, Another Box-Office Apocalypse As James Bond And ‘A Quiet Place 2’ Wait For Fall
source: IndieWire

It took less than 24 hours for eight of the 19 wide releases through April to shift, but not all of the news is bad for theaters.

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Date: 22-Jan-2021
Cineworld Bonus Scheme Faces Investor Backlash
source: This is Money

More than 5,000 staff have been furloughed while its 127 UK cinemas are shut. But next week the board will try to push through a pay policy and a long-term bonus scheme that could hand bosses up to £208m.

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Date: 22-Jan-2021
‘No Time To Die’ Sets Off Another Round Of Big Movie Delays – When Will Box Office Recover?
source: TheWrap

MGM on Thursday announced what has been expected for weeks: The 25th James Bond film, “No Time to Die,” is moving again from April to October 2021. That kicked off a new wave of postponements of major Hollywood titles: Universal moved Tom Hanks film “Bios” fr…

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Date: 22-Jan-2021
Covid: Bond Film No Time To Die Delayed For Third Time
source: BBC News

The premiere of No Time To Die, Daniel Craig's final 007 outing, is pushed back again due to Covid.

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Date: 22-Jan-2021
James Bond Movie 'No Time To Die' Delayed Again Amid Pandemic - Reuters UK
source: Reuters

The release of the James Bond movie "No Time to Die" was postponed to October from April, its producers said on Thursday, another setback for movie theaters trying to rebuild a business crushed by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Date: 22-Jan-2021
Tom Hanks Sci-Fi Film ‘Bios’ Release Date Moves From April To August
source: /FILM

Bios, a new sci-fi film from director Miguel Sapochnik that stars Tom Hanks as a guy who builds a robot to watch over his dog (yes, really) is moving from April to August. The Universal Amblin Entertainment title was supposed to arrive in theaters on April 16…

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Date: 21-Jan-2021
Cannes Film Festival 2021 Might Be Delayed Until July Or Later
source: /FILM

The Cannes Film Festival is usually held in May, but the 2021 fest is said to be considering a delay until July – or maybe even August. COVID-19 is still a very serious concern and organizers are said to have completely given up on the idea of holding the fes…

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Date: 21-Jan-2021
COVID-battered Cineworld Faces Blockbuster Revolt Over Bosses' Pay
source: Sky.com

Advisory groups are objecting to potentially lavish pay awards to the cinema chain's CEO and his deputy, Sky News learns.

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Date: 20-Jan-2021
‘News Of The World’ Director Paul Greengrass Expects A Return To Cinemas In Six Months
source: Deadline

Director Paul Greengrass has said he expects people to be back in cinemas in six months. “I think we’ll be back in cinemas sooner than we think, in six months I think we’ll start to go back”, said the Brit filmmaker, who was speaking about his Tom Hanks drama…

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Date: 20-Jan-2021
Netflix Hits 200 Million Subscriber Mark As It Emphasises Ad-free Model - The Drum
source: The Drum

Netflix binged on an additional 8.5 million paid subscribers over the fourth quarter of 2020. The addition takes its total tally past 200 million for the first time, despite signs growth is now tapering off following a massive pandemic-driven spike.

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Date: 20-Jan-2021
Netflix Co-CEOs Reed Hastings & Ted Sarandos Optimistic About Theatrical Windows Collapse & Rival HBO Max Day & Date Model
source: Deadline

It’s a streaming world, and we’re just living in it. With a majority of the globe’s movie theaters closed due to Covid, and Hollywood studios scrambling to figure out new distribution models, Netflix has already been experiencing the roaring ’20s with close t…

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Date: 19-Jan-2021
Netflix Beats Estimates As Lockdown Reels In 8.5m New Subscribers
source: City A.M.

Netflix hurtled past Wall Street estimates for the holiday season, the company announced today, as it reeled in record numbers The post Netflix beats estimates as lockdown reels in 8.5m new subscribers appeared first on CityAM.

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Date: 19-Jan-2021
Will Biden Roll Out COVID Vaccines Fast Enough For Movie Theaters – And Spring Blockbusters?
source: TheWrap

Will Joe Biden’s rapid rollout of COVID-19 vaccines be rapid enough to save Hollywood blockbusters aiming to release in theaters this spring — and to save the ailing exhibition industry that needs those big-budget films to bring back moviegoers? Even if the n…

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Date: 19-Jan-2021
Saving Cinemas From The Abyss May Mean Helping Multiplexes Too
source: The Irish Times

Fate of moviegoing after Covid-19 depends upon survival of large, indebted operators

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Date: 18-Jan-2021
Film Directors Call On Government To Support UK Cinema Chains
source: BBC News

Danny Boyle, Steve McQueen and other UK film-makers call on the chancellor for tailored funding.

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Date: 18-Jan-2021
Venice Film Festival Tweaks Sections, Launches Horizons Extra
source: Variety

The Venice Film Festival is tweaking its sections as it gears up for its upcoming 78th edition in September. After announcing that “Parasite” director Bong Joon Ho will preside over the main jury, the Lido on Monday opened up for film submissions and said in …

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Date: 18-Jan-2021
Christopher Nolan, Steve McQueen, Asif Kapadia Write To U.K. Chancellor For Cinema Funding
source: Variety

More than 40 prominent U.K. film industry figures, including “Tenet” director Christopher Nolan and “Small Axe” filmmaker Steve McQueen, have written to U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak requesting further support for the beleaguered exhibition sec…

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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: 01-Jan-1970
Box Office: The Biggest Movies Of Summer 2021 Are Opening Against Each Other
source: Forbes

The July 9 release date for Scarlett Johansson's 'Black Widow' new release date puts it two weeks after Vin Diesel's 'F9' and one week after Tom Cruise's 'Top Gun: Maverick'.

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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.

source: screendaily.com - Read more...

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?

source: thesun.co.uk - Read more...

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.

source: bbc.co.uk - Read more...

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.

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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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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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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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