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The Stinger Report – Virtual Amusement Business – Part 2

The Stinger Report: Virtual Amusement Business – Part 2| #1059 Report Skinny In The Stinger Report #1059 – This issue covers in detail: 1. In this second part of our extensive ShowUp report, we look at the other major developments revealed by the show, including the development of Mid-Scale attractions for FEC from developers such as Creative Works, Extreme Engineering and Amusement Products. 2. The launch of new immersive attraction projects was also reflected, both on and off the virtual show floor, with a presentation by ex-VOID team of the ‘JUMP’…

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Pandemic and lockdowns cost hospitality £200m a day in 2020

The latest edition of the UKHospitality and CGA Quarterly Tracker reveals a staggering 54% drop in sales in 2020  for an industry that, in normal times, employs over three million people and contributes many billions of pounds in tax to the Treasury. Sales collapsed from £133.5bn in 2019 to £61.7bn in 2020. The stark figures highlight hospitality’s ongoing need for specific financial support from Government in order to survive the crisis and play its part in economic recovery. Recent CGA research indicates that around 6,000 licensed premises in Britain closed…

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Shattered windows: 24% of US domestic box office at risk

More than $2.6 billion in Domestic box office might have been sacrificed in 2019 had a 17-day window been in place. New research by Gower Street shows that 24% of total box office across the Domestic market last year was taken beyond Day 17 of release. The time frame of the exclusive theatrical window has been a focal point of conflict between exhibition and the studios for over 70 years. With the rise of streaming services and digital distribution over the last decade it has intensified and the resulting shutdown…

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