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Snack 09-14
SNACK CORNER
Something unique, please… Offering treats the customer can’t get at home

The key to keeping the customer coming to the theatre is the experience we offer. More »

Euro 09-14
EUROPEAN UPDATE
Festivals salute the art of silent cinema

Given the sound focus of the September edition of Film Journal International, it seems appropriate to take a look at several events that celebrate the time when movies were “silent” and/or beginning to talk. More »

Asia 09-14
ASIA PACIFIC ROUNDABOUT
China’s SAPPRFT releases 2014 box-office figures

The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT, often shortened to “China Film Bureau”), China’s media industry-governing body, has released the official box-office figures for the first half of 2014. More »

Down Under 09-14
DAY AND DATE DOWN UNDER
Community theatres struggle to stay in business

Around 95% of independent cinemas in Australasia have converted to digital. Several of the other 5% are expected to close forever following news from distributors that they will soon cease supplying film prints. More »

Russia 09-14
RUSSIA IN REVIEW
Russia institutes ban on profanity

On July 1, Russia began enforcing a legal ban on the use of so-called “mat”—strong, obscene profanity in Russian and other Slavic languages—in cinema, literature, theatre, music and the media. More »

IN FOCUS
No Need to Panic

The first weekend of August brought much-needed good news to the movie business More »

FJI Columns

In Focus

Commentary on issues impacting the motion picture theatre industry, from the Editor's desk. More »

The People Factor

Keith Wiedenkeller, AMC Entertainment Senior VP of Human Resources, offers insights on hiring and training employees and maintaining a productive and cordial work environment. More »

Asia/Pacific Roundabout

FJI Far East Bureau Chief Scott Rosenberg looks at developments in Asia from his home base in Bangkok, Thailand. More »

Day & Date Down Under

David Pearce reports from New South Wales on movie industry news in Australia and New Zealand. More »

ICTA Insights

Experts from the International Cinema Technology Association share their knowledge of the latest technologies and trends affecting movie theatre operations. More »

Snack Corner

FJI Concessions Editor Anita Watts surveys the latest products and trends related to the cinema's profit center, the concession stand. More »

European Update

FJI Exhibition/Business Editor Andreas Fuchs reports on the latest exhibition news all across Europe. More »

Canadian Newsfront

Adina Lebo of the Motion Picture Theatre Associations of Canada provides cinema news from our northern neighbors. More »

Russia in Review

Russian correspondent Vladislav Vorotnikov relays the latest news from Russia's growing movie industry. More »

UNIC Perspectives

Representatives from the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC), the European association representing cinema owners across 28 territories, weigh in on issues impacting the European continent. More »

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News

Giant Screen Conference to feature laser projection demo

A special technical session of the Giant Screen Cinema Association conference will feature the first large-scale projection demo using a 90,000-lumens Christie 6P laser projection system More »

ShowEast names Cinepolis' Acuna 'International Exhibitor of the Year'

Eduardo Acuña, CEO of Cinépolis in Brazil, will be honored with the 2014 ShowEast “International Exhibitor of the Year” Award More »

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