CGI of Curzon Hawley Wharf

Unexpected cinema “renaissance” for London

London is getting four – yes, four – new cinemas this year The future is suddenly looking a whole lot brighter for London’s cinemas than it might have appeared a few months ago. With new openings planned, including three Curzons, a Picturehouse and a long-awaited cinema in Acton, it’s bigger too. First up is the three-screen Curzon Hoxton, which opened last week after Covid-related delays. A Gaumont Cinema until the ’50s, its Pitfield Street premises have gone back to its picturehouse roots. ‘It’s been eight years in the making and…

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The Stinger Report: Doubling Down on Entertainment – Part 2

In The Stinger Report # 1074 This issue covers in detail: Report Skinny 1. Commercial VR is vital for growth of the Servius VR scene, with the launch of new standalone VR headsets from Pico Interactive and DPVR which set their sights on Enterprise releases. 2. At the same time, HTC breaks the silence and reveals a brand new range of Enterprise-focused VR headsets with a standalone VIVE Focus 3 system, and an update to the PC VR range with VIVE Pro 2. 3. In response to this news, Oculus VR starts…

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Charles Roven by Dick Thomas via Wikimedia Commons

Superhero film franchises are nervous of world without big-screen debuts

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ producer Charles Roven says theatrical model is the lifeblood of franchise films This Christmas weekend, millions of movie lovers tuned in to watch Wonder Woman fly across their televisions instead of on towering movie screens. While convenient for some and for others the only way to see the movie, the creators of the production describe streaming as a regrettable medium for superhero films. Star Gal Gadot, who plays the main character in “Wonder Woman 1984,” said in an interview the streaming experience for viewers is unlikely to…

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