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May 6, 2024 Kinepolis to Receive 2024 Milestone Award
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KINEPOLIS Group NV, the Belgian company operating 109 cinemas and 1,131 screens worldwide, has been named as the 2024 recipient of the CineEurope Milestone Award, given in recognition of its outstanding accomplishments within European cinema exhibition. The Award will be presented as part of the CineEurope Awards Ceremony on Thursday 20 June at the Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona (CCIB) in Barcelona, Spain.

Jun 19, 2023 Celebrating European Cinema at CineEurope 2023
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Welcoming delegates at the opening ceremony of this year’s CineEurope, Phil Clapp and Laura Houlgatte, President and CEO respectively of the European cinema trade grouping UNIC, today celebrated the unique appeal of the Big Screen experience.

May 24, 2023 Cinionic Named Official Cinema Projection Provider Of CineEurope 2023
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Cinionic, the global leader in laser cinema technology, has partnered with the Film Expo Group to become the Official Cinema Projection Provider of CineEurope for the fifth year in a row. All projection equipment in the CCIB Auditorium will be supplied by Cinionic, powering the studio product presentations and screenings with Laser Projection by Cinionic.

Apr 5, 2023 Hans-Joachim Flebbe to Receive 2023 UNIC Achievement Award
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HANS-JOACHIM FLEBBE, Founder and Managing Director of Astor Film Lounge and Zoo Palast, has been named as the 2023 recipient of the UNIC Achievement Award, given each year in recognition of outstanding dedication and service to European cinema exhibition. The Award will be presented as part of the CineEurope Awards Ceremony on Thursday 22 June at the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB) in Barcelona, Spain.

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Recent News:
May 6, 2024 Kinepolis to Receive 2024 Milestone Award
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KINEPOLIS Group NV, the Belgian company operating 109 cinemas and 1,131 screens worldwide, has been named as the 2024 recipient of the CineEurope Milestone Award, given in recognition of its outstanding accomplishments within European cinema exhibition. The Award will be presented as part of the CineEurope Awards Ceremony on Thursday 20 June at the Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona (CCIB) in Barcelona, Spain.

Jun 19, 2023 Celebrating European Cinema at CineEurope 2023
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Welcoming delegates at the opening ceremony of this year’s CineEurope, Phil Clapp and Laura Houlgatte, President and CEO respectively of the European cinema trade grouping UNIC, today celebrated the unique appeal of the Big Screen experience.

May 24, 2023 Cinionic Named Official Cinema Projection Provider Of CineEurope 2023
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Cinionic, the global leader in laser cinema technology, has partnered with the Film Expo Group to become the Official Cinema Projection Provider of CineEurope for the fifth year in a row. All projection equipment in the CCIB Auditorium will be supplied by Cinionic, powering the studio product presentations and screenings with Laser Projection by Cinionic.

Apr 5, 2023 Hans-Joachim Flebbe to Receive 2023 UNIC Achievement Award
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HANS-JOACHIM FLEBBE, Founder and Managing Director of Astor Film Lounge and Zoo Palast, has been named as the 2023 recipient of the UNIC Achievement Award, given each year in recognition of outstanding dedication and service to European cinema exhibition. The Award will be presented as part of the CineEurope Awards Ceremony on Thursday 22 June at the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB) in Barcelona, Spain.


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Barcelona—Jun 19, 2023

Celebrating European Cinema at CineEurope 2023

Welcoming delegates at the opening ceremony of this year’s CineEurope, Phil Clapp and Laura Houlgatte, President and CEO respectively of the European cinema trade grouping UNIC, today celebrated the unique appeal of the Big Screen experience.
 
Welcoming delegates at the opening ceremony to this year’s event, which is also UNIC’s annual convention, both highlighted the strong performance of the European cinema sector in 2022.
 
European cinema admissions grew by approximately 36 per cent, reaching 809 million visits across the region and the box office also experienced substantial growth, increasing by 55.3 per cent to an estimated €5.7 billion.
 
Local titles played a vital role in the success of the European cinema sector in 2022. France witnessed a market share of 41 per cent for domestic films, highlighting their significant contribution. Bulgaria, Slovenia, and Czechia all achieved record-high national shares of box office revenue. Romania celebrated two domestic films making the top ten for the first time, while Norway featured three local productions in its box office top ten.
 
The contributions made by colleagues at US studios were also acknowledged, underscoring the global reach and impact of their films. Top Gun: Maverick emerged as the highest-grossing film of 2022, earning an impressive $1.49 billion at the global box office. Jurassic World: DominionDoctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and Minions: The Rise of Gru were also notable box office hits. Furthermore, the long-awaited release of Avatar: The Way of Water, which garnered $798 million across EMEA and a staggering $2.3 billion globally, making it the highest-grossing film of all time in EMEA and the third-biggest film globally, was also highlighted.
 
2023 has already seen the release of several highly successful films that have captivated audiences worldwide such The Super Mario Bros MovieGuardians of the Galaxy Vol 3Spiderman Across the Spider-Verse and Dungeons and Dragons: Honour Among Thieves. And the Summer looks as promising with highly-anticipated US and European films such as: Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, Indiana Jones and the Dial of DestinyOppenheimerBarbiePoor Things and Strange Way of Life amongst many others.
 
Phil Clapp and Laura Houlgatte also welcomed the move of Amazon and Apple into the theatrical space, as well as the breakthrough successes of recent A24 releases. They emphasised the positive impact of these developments in offering an ever wider range of diverse films for all audiences. They reiterated the significance of the theatrical model for the film industry, noting that the last year in particular had provided confirmation of it being the best way to drive revenues and protect content against film theft. 
 
Today’s speech also mentioned the successful UNIC Women’s Cinema Leadership Programme - with the seventh edition to be launched on 21 June - and the launch of the UNIC People Programme, a new initiative with the mission of ensuring that the cinema industry remains an employer of choice. Also celebrated was the second iteration of Giants of Exhibition: Europe, a ranking of the top 50 European cinema groups by screen count in Europe published by UNIC in collaboration with The Boxoffice Company.
 
In closing the joint speech, Laura Houlgatte emphasised the imperative for EU policymakers and politicians to fully appreciate the immense economic, social and cultural value of cinemas.
 


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The Union Internationale des Cinémas/International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) represents the interests of cinema trade associations and cinema operators covering 39 countries in Europe and neighbouring regions.  
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About CineEurope 2024: CineEurope 2024 will take place June 17-20 at the Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona (CCIB) in Barcelona, Spain. CineEurope is the longest-running and most successful European convention and trade show for major, regional, and independent cinema professionals. CineEurope will feature exclusive screenings and product presentations of upcoming films, sponsored events, timely and informative seminars, and the CineEurope Trade Show. CineEurope is the Official Convention of the Union Internationale des Cinémas/International Union of Cinemas (UNIC). CineEurope 2024 Directory page CineEurope 2024 Web Site
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More UNIC News:
May 6, 2024 Kinepolis to Receive 2024 Milestone Award
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KINEPOLIS Group NV, the Belgian company operating 109 cinemas and 1,131 screens worldwide, has been named as the 2024 recipient of the CineEurope Milestone Award, given in recognition of its outstanding accomplishments within European cinema exhibition. The Award will be presented as part of the CineEurope Awards Ceremony on Thursday 20 June at the Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona (CCIB) in Barcelona, Spain.


May 24, 2023 Cinionic Named Official Cinema Projection Provider Of CineEurope 2023
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Cinionic, the global leader in laser cinema technology, has partnered with the Film Expo Group to become the Official Cinema Projection Provider of CineEurope for the fifth year in a row. All projection equipment in the CCIB Auditorium will be supplied by Cinionic, powering the studio product presentations and screenings with Laser Projection by Cinionic.

Apr 5, 2023 Hans-Joachim Flebbe to Receive 2023 UNIC Achievement Award
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HANS-JOACHIM FLEBBE, Founder and Managing Director of Astor Film Lounge and Zoo Palast, has been named as the 2023 recipient of the UNIC Achievement Award, given each year in recognition of outstanding dedication and service to European cinema exhibition. The Award will be presented as part of the CineEurope Awards Ceremony on Thursday 22 June at the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB) in Barcelona, Spain.

Jun 20, 2022 Celebrating the Big Screen Experience at CineEurope 2022
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Phil Clapp and Laura Houlgatte, President and CEO respectively of the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC), the European cinema trade grouping, today celebrated the Big Screen experience and the positive recovery results around Europe and globally at CineEurope 2022.

Mar 1, 2022 UNIC Stands in Solidarity with Ukrainian Exhibitors and the Ukrainian People Following Russian Invasion
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UNIC, the trade body representing the interests of  cinema operators across 39 European territories, has today issued a statement  expressing its solidarity not just with Ukrainian exhibitors but also the Ukrainian  people as they look to repel the attack on their country by Russian forces.

Jul 6, 2021 Odeon Cinemas Group to Receive “International Exhibitor of the Year” Award at CineEurope 2021
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ODEON Cinemas Group has been named as the 2021 recipient of the “International Exhibitor of the Year” award at CineEurope. The award will be presented to Mark Way, President of AMC Europe and Managing Director ODEON Cinemas Group, and Juan Antonio Gomez, Chief Partnership and Content Officer, as part of the CineEurope Awards Ceremony hosted by the Coca-Cola Company on Thursday, October 7, at the Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona (CCIB) in Barcelona, Spain.
More CineEurope 2024 News:
May 6, 2024 Kinepolis to Receive 2024 Milestone Award
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KINEPOLIS Group NV, the Belgian company operating 109 cinemas and 1,131 screens worldwide, has been named as the 2024 recipient of the CineEurope Milestone Award, given in recognition of its outstanding accomplishments within European cinema exhibition. The Award will be presented as part of the CineEurope Awards Ceremony on Thursday 20 June at the Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona (CCIB) in Barcelona, Spain.


May 24, 2023 Cinionic Named Official Cinema Projection Provider Of CineEurope 2023
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Cinionic, the global leader in laser cinema technology, has partnered with the Film Expo Group to become the Official Cinema Projection Provider of CineEurope for the fifth year in a row. All projection equipment in the CCIB Auditorium will be supplied by Cinionic, powering the studio product presentations and screenings with Laser Projection by Cinionic.

Apr 5, 2023 Hans-Joachim Flebbe to Receive 2023 UNIC Achievement Award
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HANS-JOACHIM FLEBBE, Founder and Managing Director of Astor Film Lounge and Zoo Palast, has been named as the 2023 recipient of the UNIC Achievement Award, given each year in recognition of outstanding dedication and service to European cinema exhibition. The Award will be presented as part of the CineEurope Awards Ceremony on Thursday 22 June at the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB) in Barcelona, Spain.

Jul 6, 2021 Odeon Cinemas Group to Receive “International Exhibitor of the Year” Award at CineEurope 2021
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ODEON Cinemas Group has been named as the 2021 recipient of the “International Exhibitor of the Year” award at CineEurope. The award will be presented to Mark Way, President of AMC Europe and Managing Director ODEON Cinemas Group, and Juan Antonio Gomez, Chief Partnership and Content Officer, as part of the CineEurope Awards Ceremony hosted by the Coca-Cola Company on Thursday, October 7, at the Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona (CCIB) in Barcelona, Spain.

Jun 17, 2019 UNIC’s 2019 Annual Report Celebrates Cinema-Going in Europe
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The International Union of Cinemas (UNIC), the European cinema trade grouping, has today published its Annual Report, examining key cinema trends across the 38 territories represented by the association, accounting for 1.29 billion admissions and €8.1 billion in box office revenues in 2018 – close to a quarter of the global theatrical market for films.

Apr 23, 2019 Recipients of 2019 CineEurope Gold Awards Announced
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The International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) and the Film Expo Group are delighted to announce the 2019 recipients of the CineEurope Gold Awards, given to cinema professionals for their outstanding dedication and service to the sector. The Awards will be presented as part of the CineEurope Awards Ceremony on Thursday 20 June at the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB) in Barcelona, Spain.
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May 6, 2024 Kinepolis to Receive 2024 Milestone Award
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KINEPOLIS Group NV, the Belgian company operating 109 cinemas and 1,131 screens worldwide, has been named as the 2024 recipient of the CineEurope Milestone Award, given in recognition of its outstanding accomplishments within European cinema exhibition. The Award will be presented as part of the CineEurope Awards Ceremony on Thursday 20 June at the Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona (CCIB) in Barcelona, Spain.


May 24, 2023 Cinionic Named Official Cinema Projection Provider Of CineEurope 2023
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CineEurope 2024 Logo
Cinionic, the global leader in laser cinema technology, has partnered with the Film Expo Group to become the Official Cinema Projection Provider of CineEurope for the fifth year in a row. All projection equipment in the CCIB Auditorium will be supplied by Cinionic, powering the studio product presentations and screenings with Laser Projection by Cinionic.

Apr 5, 2023 Hans-Joachim Flebbe to Receive 2023 UNIC Achievement Award
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CineEurope 2024 Logo
HANS-JOACHIM FLEBBE, Founder and Managing Director of Astor Film Lounge and Zoo Palast, has been named as the 2023 recipient of the UNIC Achievement Award, given each year in recognition of outstanding dedication and service to European cinema exhibition. The Award will be presented as part of the CineEurope Awards Ceremony on Thursday 22 June at the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB) in Barcelona, Spain.

Jul 6, 2021 Odeon Cinemas Group to Receive “International Exhibitor of the Year” Award at CineEurope 2021
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ODEON Cinemas Group has been named as the 2021 recipient of the “International Exhibitor of the Year” award at CineEurope. The award will be presented to Mark Way, President of AMC Europe and Managing Director ODEON Cinemas Group, and Juan Antonio Gomez, Chief Partnership and Content Officer, as part of the CineEurope Awards Ceremony hosted by the Coca-Cola Company on Thursday, October 7, at the Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona (CCIB) in Barcelona, Spain.

Nov 2, 2020 Film Expo Group and Presenting Sponsor, Cinionic, Announce the 2020 CineAsia On-Line Schedule of Events
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The Film Expo Group and presenting sponsor Cinionic, the Barco, CGS, and ALPD cinema joint venture, are pleased to announce the 2020 CineAsia Conference & Trade Show Schedule of Events. In consideration of COVID-19, this year’s convention is entirely online, running November 4 & 5, 2020.

Feb 6, 2020 Cineasia Reclaims Bangkok as Site for Cineasia 2020
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The Film Expo Group is pleased to officially announce that CineAsia is relocating to Bangkok, Thailand from 7-10, December, 2020. The venue will be the Royal Paragon Halls at the Siam Paragon Mall with screenings and presentations at the Paragon Cinema.
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