Cinema Expo 2009

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Thursday, June 25

Exhibs just wanna have fun

Despite the global recession, movie theater operators were in festive mood during Cinema Expo, which ended its four-day run at the RAI convention center here on Thursday -- and why not? As in the U.S., boxoffice is booming in most international territories. Full story

Wednesday, June 24


DreamWorks, 3D drive plan for Disney
AMSTERDAM -- Disney may be the most bullish Hollywood major when it comes to 3D, and the Burbank studio put several three-dimensional entries on its film slate front-and-center Wednesday in a Cinema Expo presentation. Full story

Cinema Expo execs salute best efforts
Superior feats in the film biz were feted Wednesday at Cinema Expo, including honors bestowed on studios releasing 37 top-grossing films representing more than $10 billion in combined international boxoffice. Full story

Tuesday, June 23

James Cameron reveals 'Avatar' footage
"The future's so bright I gotta wear shades!" James Cameron cried Tuesday as he strode onto a stage -- with his 3-D glasses on -- to unveil the first publicly shown clips from his $300 million 3-D sci-fi actioner "Avatar." Full story

Palace Cinemas to get total digital overhaul
Digital cinema integrator XDC said Tuesday it has inked a pact with Central Europe's Palace Cinemas to convert its entire 170-screen circuit to digital projection. Full story

Monday, June 22


'Transformers' sequel screens at CineExpo
Paramount followed a high-energy slate presentation here Monday with a pair of screenings of its upcoming summer tentpole "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" at a local Imax theater. Full story

Europe d-cinema rollout hung up on funding
Dithering over funding and other details has European theater operators as frustrated as U.S. exhibitors with the slow rollout of digital cinema. With bank financing still scarce, d-cinema proponents have been left scrambling for innovative other means of tapping into the required capital. Full story

Sunday, June 21

Day-and-date can be a dilemma
Two of this summer's biggest hits illustrate the lucrative possibilities of day-and-date film releasing -- as well as its limits. Full story

Tuesday, June 9

Cinema Expo nod to Odeon/UCI
Odeon and UCI Cinemas Group will be honored as international exhibitor of the year at Cinema Expo 2009. Odeon/UCI chief Rupert Gavin will accept the award at a June 24 event during the annual exhibition trade show. Cinema Expo runs June 22-25 at the RAI convention center in Amsterdam. Full story

Thursday, June 4

Cinema Expo to honor Pierre Morel
"Taken" helmer Pierre Morel will be honored as international director of the year at Cinema Expo 2009. Morel will be feted June 24 during the annual exhibition confab, which runs June 22-26 at the RAI convention center in Amsterdam. Full story

Tuesday, May 26

CineExpo to honor Disney exec
Disney International exec vp-GM Daniel Frigo will be honored as international distrib of the year at Cinema Expo 2009. Frigo supervises Disney's distribution activities in the U.K., Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Frigo will be feted at a June 24 event during Cinema Expo, which is set for June 22-25 at the RAI convention center in Amsterdam. Cinema Expo runs June 22-25 at the RAI convention center in Amsterdam. Full story

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