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Global entertainment revenue hits $97bn in 2018, fuelled by digital spending

Major report from MPAA combines data from both sectors.


MoviePass launches new uncapped plan after 19 months of tumult

MoviePass’ Select, All Access and Red Carpet plans no longer available for purchase.

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UK's Everyman Cinemas Group reports 27.7% revenue rise in 2018

Revenues rose to £51.9m across the financial year.

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Sinemia launches discounted plan without need for subscription

Sinemia Limitless can be used as digital card, or physical debit card.

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UK independent cinemas add their voices to Bafta/Vue row over Netflix's 'ROMA'

“I hope this is the beginning of an ongoing dialogue with Netflix to get more of their films into proper theatrical release.”


Screen Scotland launches £1.6m cinemas fund

Fund will help to modernise cinemas and community venues with awards up to £100,000.

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UK's Picturehouse Cinemas introduces strict theatrical windows policy (update)

Picturehouse responds to policy, which means Curzon titles will no longer play in Picturehouse cinemas.


MoviePass switches strategy after tumultuous 18 months

New focus on subscriptions, original productions, Moviefone portal.


Christopher Nolan celebrates cinema-going, talks new film in keynote speech

”The pressure is on us as never before to give people a reason to get out of the house,” Nolan told the UK Cinema Association.

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Cineworld withdraws support from Bafta

The move was revealed in a letter to members from Bafta film committee chairman Marc Samuelson


IMAX chief eyes record 2019 after first $1bn global box office year

China key as large screen format smashes records.


Curzon CEO responds to Vue/Bafta row, calls for end to "strict limitations" of theatrical windows

Philip Knatchbull says his company has “encouraged all rights holders, including Netflix, to see the value of the theatrical experience”.

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Vue boss threatens to pull Bafta support over Netflix 'ROMA' eligibility row

Tim Richards says the exhibitor cannot support the awards if Netflix does not adhere to theatrical windows.

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Curzon's UK premium VoD platform sees 97% rise in year-on-year revenue

Curzon Home Cinema streams its releases day-and-date for £10-£12.

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Odeon Cinemas Group appoints Gary Suter as COO

Suter replaces Jan Bernhardsson in the role.

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Everyman to open 14 further UK cinemas

Exhibitor to take total UK footprint to 40 sites.