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Subcontinental multiplex operators’ luxury gamble may not pay off

Even as OTT platforms wage a war on traditional media consumption, multiplexes have largely remained unaffected, according to reports. In the September quarter of FY 2020, two of India’s top multiplexes, PVR Cinemas and INOX Leisure, reported footfalls of 2.93 crore and 1.90 crore, respectively — a 40% year-on-year growth in footfalls — according to a report by Emkay Research. To leverage the growing footfalls, multiplexes are adding luxury and premium offerings to garner additional revenue. Ajay Shah, partner, EY, says while the regular screen formats bring in volumes for these…

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Reclining seats pioneer to lead AMC’s development team

AMC Entertainment to elevate Dan Ellis to Senior Vice President, Development & International. Mark McDonald, Executive Vice President, Development & International, will retire at the end of February 2020 after a distinguished 41-year career at AMC Theatres AMC Entertainment (NYSE:AMC, “AMC” or the “Company”) today announced that Dan Ellis, head of Domestic Development at AMC, will succeed Mark McDonald as the head of AMC’s Development & International Department, following McDonald’s retirement at the end of February 2020. The two executives spent the last two years working closely together in Development,…

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Cineplex’s “Cinema of the Future”: movies, gaming, VR and live events

The Junxion complex will include cinema screens, amusement games, restaurants, virtual reality experiences and space for live events and entertainment. Canada’s largest exhibitor Cineplex is making its biggest bet on location based entertainment with Junxion, an all-in-one “cinema of the future” with movie theaters, virtual reality, amusement gaming, a food hall and space for live events and entertainment. “As Canada’s entertainment landscape continues to evolve, we are proudly introducing this state-of-the-art community hub where families and friends can come together to play, dine, unwind and have fun,” Cineplex president and…

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