amusement arcade. Photo by KWP

Investment reflects the new OOH entertainment landscape – expert analysis

The Stinger Report: Reinvesting in the Entertainment Landscape | Part  9 | # 1043 Kevin Williams Report Skinny Redefining the new phase of Immersive Entertainment coverage in The Stinger Report; and in this ninth part we continue looking at the impact of new attractions, this time at the Mid-Scale Attraction business, along with looking at how media attractions are scaling for FEC and UEC deployment. We also include the announcement of the brand new Star Wars VR experience. Main Report The changed landscape for the Out-of-Home Entertainment market has started to…

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Covid19 restaurant. Outdoor cafe waiter with mask. Photo by pasja1000 from Pixabay

Expert analysis of statistics revealing consumer fear of OOH entertainment

The great location-based entertainment decimation event Back in March, when the shelter-in-place and shutdown orders were first issued, there was a general perception or at least a hope that there would be a recovery back to pre-coronavirus normal no later than by Fall. Location-based entertainment (LBE) businesses, including family entertainment centers (FECs), believed they would only have to weather being closed and then operate with reduced attendance and revenues for a few months. Now here we are seven months later in the Fall and the dark cloud of the coronavirus…

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Ilford Exchange shopping centre, Essex. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

London shopping centre wants a rooftop outdoor cinema

The Ilford Exchange plans to turn the roof of its car park into an outdoor cinema, according to plans submitted to Redbridge Council. If approved, the cinema, run by Nightflix, will show two films a day every day for the next two and a half years. As well as a screen and space for 200 people, the plans include a bar inside a converted fire engine, a food vendor and 16 portable toilets. In a report submitted to the council, the company said the plans were inspired by a decline…

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