Tollgate Village cinema CGI

Screen Time? Cinemas and Town Centres

One of the things that people have missed though the pandemic is the ability to go to a cinema and see a film. This is a social as well as an artistic activity, whihc raises questions about the types and locations of cinemas. Given they are a customer draw and can be an asset and attractor for a place and for people, there is considerable interest in cinemas and town centres. With the announcement last week of the The Arc’s plans for a cinema in Ayr, I thought it might…

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Cinépolis de Plaza Satélite el domingo por la noche. Influenza en México (2017) – Wikimedia Commons

Mexican cinema in darkness: “the silence of Cinemex”

Open, closed, on-hold or with status « it is complicated », but today in Mexico there are little more than 7,500 cinema screens, one for each 17 thousand inhabitants. It is difficult to imagine that 28 years ago, in 1993, we hit rock bottom and had just 1,415 theaters, one for every 67,000 Mexicans. It is also difficult to believe that 18 years ago, in 2003, 138 million tickets were sold, and that by 2017 Mexico had reached 330 million viewers, making it the 4th country that sold the most tickets in 2017, in…

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The Arc Cinema, Ayr (screen)

Scotland demonstrates “strong commitment” to the future of cinema

Screen Time? Cinemas and Town Centres – Stirlingretail interviews Rob Arthur of The Big Picture One of the things that people have missed though the pandemic is the ability to go to a cinema and see a film. This is a social as well as an artistic activity, whihc raises questions about the types and locations of cinemas. Given they are a customer draw and can be an asset and attractor for a place and for people, there is considerable interest in cinemas and town centres. With the announcement last week of…

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