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Cinema in the on demand age. Part 2

December 11, 2015


In the second set of reflections on the 2015 Europa Cinemas conference, Michael Gubbins looks at the place of cinema in a changing film market. The relationship between cinemas and home viewing has always been complex. The arrival of VHS (and Betamax) into a much more fragile exhibition sector in the 1980s was as contentious, and arguably more challenging, […]

Youth challenge for independent cinemas

October 3, 2012


There was one strongly dissonant speech at the annual Europa Cinemas conference in Paris.  Saskia Walzel, policy manager at UK’s Consumer Focus, offered a blunt warning that independent and arthouse film in Europe was struggling to connect with young audiences. She suggested that the attempt by the cinema industry and policy makers to ‘educate’ the […]