Exhibition news


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'Black Panther' director Ryan Coogler to receive CinemaCon honour

Filmmaker to collect honour on April 26 in Las Vegas.


NAGRA to introduce myCinema at CinemaCon

Cannes president Pierre Lescure hails service as potential ‘response’ to rise of digital platforms.

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Saudi Arabia to end 35-year cinema ban with 'Black Panther'

Disney and Italia Film will be the first active distributors after reforms in the kingdom.

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AMC aiming for up to 100 cinemas in Saudi Arabia by 2030

US-based global exhibitor granted first cinema operating license in territory.

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Gate Cinema co-founder Barbara Stone dies aged 83

Stone worked as a producer, director, distributor and exhibitor in London and the US.

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Event Cinema Association head Melissa Cogavin steps down

Cogavin steps down after founding the organisation six years ago.

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UK exhibitor Vue launches investigation into death of cinema-goer

Incident is said to be a freak accident involving seating.

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cPass founder reveals intentions behind UK 'MoviePass equivalent'

Puya Vahabi says cinema subscription model is “not sustainable” in the long term.

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MoviePass 'UK equivalent' cPass prompts industry concern (exclusive)

Subscription service claims to be offering “unlimited cinema” for £9.95 a month.

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2018 British Urban Film Festival unveils line-up, hosts and awards

Clare Anyiam-Osigwe’s No Shade, produced by the Festival, to open the event.

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Jeremy Corbyn lends support to striking Picturehouse workers

Labour leader calls on cinema chain to reinstate sacked BECTU reps.


Cineworld COO Matt Eyre to relocate to US after Regal takeover

Eyre will remain Group COO of world’s 2nd largest cinema group.

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UK cinemas must embrace social media ticketing, say digital experts

Only 0.6% of online sales are currently driven by social media, according to UKCA conference.

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'Monster Family' set to be UK's widest ever day-and-date release (exclusive)

Family animation is set to bow in 137 sites this weekend.

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'Styx' wins Europa Cinemas Label in Berlin

Germany-Austria co-pro to benefit from exhibition support.

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Feature doc on Berlin's Zoo Palast cinema planned for 2019 (exclusive)

Film will be part of venue’s 100th anniversary celebrations.

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European cinema admissions reached record levels in 2017

Figures boosted by huge Russian growth.

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Vue International strikes deal to build first cinemas in Saudi Arabia for 35 years

Exhibitors targets up to 30 multiplexes in three years.

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Vue cancels UK screening of 'gay cure' documentary

European exhibitor cancelled the screening “due to the event clearly endorsing and promoting a ‘cure’ to being gay”.

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Curzon plans expansion after 'fantastic' box office growth in 2017 (exclusive)

New cinemas and refurbs are planned in 2018 and 2019.