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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.

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Odeon launches diversity strategy

London launch ahead of roll-out across 14 European countries.

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Brixton's Ritzy cinema to close this weekend amid fresh wave of Picturehouse strikes

Staff from five Picturehouse venues to go ahead with strike action this weekend.

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Cineworld revenues on the rise as Regal takeover nears completion

Revenues up 11.6% as the company plots further growth.

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Vue appoints MD of Italian chain The Space Cinema

Toby Bradon returns to role at Italian outfit.

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RealD files patent lawsuit against Volfoni, CinemaNext in Germany

3D tech specialist RealD has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Germany against companies Volfoni and CinemaNext.

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Cinephile Saudis will flock to local theatres when ban ends, says US producer

Savvy regional players have been betting on a lifting of the ban for some months.

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' set to be widest ever IMAX release

The film has also scored IMAX’s second-highest pre-sales.

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Rotterdam film festival to host 'sleep cinema' experience from 'Uncle Boonmee' director

Apichatpong Weerasethakul bringing audio-visual artwork concept to IFFR.

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Cinemas could return to Saudi Arabia as early as April 2018

Multiplexes could soon be built in the country.

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Cineworld set to create world's second-largest cinema group after $3.6bn Regal acquisition

Combined company will operate 9,542 screens across the US and Europe.

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