Cinema operators lament N22.5 billion lockdown losses
With airlines now operating, Nigerian cinema exhibitors, distributors and employees have sent an urgent save-our-soul (SOS) message to the Federal Government, and President Muhammadu Buhari...
Lagos warns event centres, cinemas against reopening
Lagos State government has warned against the reopening of events centres and cinemas, explaining that owners of various social centres across the state must register their facilities
Over 500 Cinemas In China Reopen As Coronavirus Cases Drop
More than 500 cinemas in China have reopened as the country experiences a sharp decline in the number of coronavirus cases. According to financial publication Caixin, a total of 507 cinemas across China reopened as of March 21. This number represents less than 5% of the total number of cinemas operating in the country prior…
China's Box Office Losses Nearly $2billiion Due To Coronavirus Crisis
Amid the coronavirus outbreak, China’s box office has experienced a major nosedive of about $1.91 billion over the first two months of the outbreak. In addition to this, a nationwide resumption of film theatres and production is unlikely to happen any time soon. According to box-office data company Comscore, box-office receipts in China in January…
Nigeria, France sign agreement on motion picture development
After 15 years of diplomatic activities and meetings between officials of Nigeria and France, the first cooperation agreement on film, cinema, and other related matters has been finally signed in Paris
Industry experts decry poor cinema attendance, seek turnaround
Some experts in the film industry have noted with dismay the dwindling number of people that visit the cinemas to watch movies
Filmhouse Cinemas Opens West Africa's First MX4D Cinema
Nigeria’s premiere entertainment company, Filmhouse Cinemas, has opened a cinema multiplex at Landmark Village, Victoria Island, Lagos. A striking feature of the new cinema is an MX4D theatre, the first in West Africa. The development was first reported in July 2018, when the company signed an agreement with American cine-tech giants MediaMation, creators of MX4D…
Boyo’s House of Talents hits cinema
Impossible love, a clash between two generations, ambition, suspense is the hallmark of House Of Talents, a movie produced by Andy Boyo. The movie parades some of the notable names in the showbiz industry, including Sola Sobowale, Chiwetalu Agu, Ego Boyo, Kalu Ikeagwu, and other veterans.
Ojesebholo: There’s need to invest in cinemas
Ehizojie Ojesebholo is a film director and animator. The CEO of Ceroms Media, which he runs with his wife, Ibironke, is popularly known for Jand Hustle, Chill Pill and Smoke & Mirrors to mention a few flicks. The award-winning filmmaker, early this year, released Jimi Bendel Show.
Broaden your African cinema horizons
The 40th edition of the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) started on July 18 and runs till 28. It’s one of Africa’s longest-running festivals with a strong focus on African Cinema, with 180 screenings of new films at this year’s edition. It offers an opportunity for filmmakers and film lovers from around the continent to see the work of emerging African filmmakers and network.
3 Reasons Why The Cinema Is A Bad First Date Idea
Picture this scenario: Boy meets girl on social media or a dating app. Boy slides into girl’s DM. After a brief chitchat, they decide on a hangout to “get to know each other better”. And so they go to the cinema to see the latest film. Film ends. Boy and girl go home disappointed. Except…