Asia Pacific Roundabout

Asia 08-14
‘World’s most luxurious cinema’ opens in Bangkok

Bangkok has long been known for harboring some of the poshest and most comfortable movie theatres on the planet. But if the operator and interior designers of the just recently opened Embassy Diplomat Screens are to be believed, Thailand’s capital now also is home to “the world’s most luxurious cinema.” More »

Asia 07-14
Gong Li confirmed as Shanghai Film Festival jury president

The organizers of the 17th edition of the Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF), Asia’s by far largest movie event, have confirmed that internationally renowned Chinese actress Gong Li will serve as jury president, heading the committee that selects the winner of the coveted “Golden Goblet Award” from films entered in competition. More »

Asia 06-14
Thailand Awaits ‘Last Executioner’

Thai cinema certainly has come a long way, as production values have soared considerably over the years. More »

Asia 05-14
‘Frozen’ fires up box office in Japan

With chilly temperatures still prevailing across most of Japan, Walt Disney Pictures’ animated feature Frozen has proven to be a veritable audience-puller since its opening on March 14, 2014. More »

Asia 04-14
‘Avengers 2’ confirmed for South Korea shoot

For the best part of January and February, South Korea’s media was brimming with reports that the second installment of Marvel’s superhero franchise The Avengers would be partly shot in the country, although local Disney Studios representatives denied the claims at the time. More »

Asia 03-14
North Korea’s surprisingly prolific movie industry

It may come as a big surprise to some, but the internationally isolated and politically ostracized country of North Korea has long boasted an extraordinarily prolific movie industry. More »



Studio Movie Grill announces coast-to-coast expansion

Studio Movie Grill is stretching to both coasts with new locations announced in Florida, Pennsylvania and California More »

AMC Theatres spending $600M to add fully reclining seats

AMC Entertainment Holdings is spending $600 million to remodel its theatres with larger, fully reclining seats More »

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