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UK cinema conference pulls focus to growth, and reaching new audiences

The UK Cinema Association has announced plans for its 2020 annual conference, ‘Audiences – growing the big screen experience‘, to be held on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 March at Picturehouse Central, Piccadilly, London. The event will explore different facets of audience development, including specific audience subsections, such a young people, people with disabilities and people from Black and Minority Ethnic communities. ”While the UK cinema sector continues to thrive, there is always more that can be done to reach out to new audiences, and to encourage current cinema-goers to see…

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New screen formats and good films behind thriving Indian cinema revenues

Consumer expenditure in the leisure sector in China has seen close to 10% y-o-y growth since 2011, more than twice the growth rates seen in other major markets, according to a 2017 report by OC&C Strategy Consultants. Cinema theatre chains are adding more seats each year and they’re not regretting it. Viewers seem more than happy to catch a film in these tough times, savouring what they feel is affordable entertainment. Not surprising then that Bollywood’s revenues are understood to have nudged closer to Rs 4,000 crore in 2019 with just…

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IMAX celebrates best box office year yet

Strong, Diverse Global Slate Shatters Records Across Global, International, China, and Local Language Films NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX® Corporation (NYSE: IMAX), an innovator in entertainment technology, today announced it has soared to its highest-grossing year ever at the global box office in 2019 with more than $1.035 billion earned to date worldwide and two weeks left to go.*  The record-breaking performance surpassed the company’s previous best of $1.032 billion set in 2018 and marks the second consecutive year it has crossed $1 billion in total receipts. With two weeks remaining in the year and this…

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