Arc Cinema, Great Yarmouth

Peterhead’s delayed new cinema is just weeks away

A new five-screen cinema is to open in a north-east town within weeks. The Arc Cinema, at the former Gala Bingo site on Peterhead’s Marischal Street, is scheduled to be finished by the end of April and the cinema chain is now looking to recruit a new manager. The cinema was originally due to open before Christmas last year, but was hit with unexpected delays. Brian Gilligan, from The Arc Cinema, previously said: “Since we announced the opening we have been delighted with the positive and warm response that we…

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luxury movie theatre, photo Financial Express

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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Dan Ellis, AMC

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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