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Simon Rees to step down as CEO at Digital Cinema Media

After four years as CEO, Simon Rees has announced that he will be leaving Digital Cinema Media (DCM) at the end of January in order to “pursue other interests both inside and outside of the media industry”.
Since joining in May 2011, Rees has spearheaded the introduction of a new digital delivery system for commercials and interactive capability through the mobile app Cinime.

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Created on December 18th, 2014. Last updated on December 18th, 2014.

Boost for Sheffield community cinema

A community cinema in Sheffield has been given a boost just in time for Christmas.

Sharrow Reels, a monthly neighbourhood film night organised by movie fans, has been running since April 2013 in a gospel church on Sharrowvale Road.

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Created on December 18th, 2014. Last updated on December 18th, 2014.

Lottery cash boost for historic Picture House in Campbeltown

Plans to reopen one of Europe’s most historic cinemas have taken a huge step forward after the award of a large lottery grant.

The Picture House in Campbeltown is to receive £1.1m from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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Created on December 18th, 2014. Last updated on December 18th, 2014.

Leicester Square: Do London’s cinemas face a fight for survival?

London’s Leicester Square is home to some of the UK’s oldest and most beautiful cinemas – but unlike the equally famous West End theatres nearby, none have listed building status. Now, with developers circling, many are worried how long these buildings will last.

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Created on December 18th, 2014. Last updated on December 18th, 2014.

Curzon set to redevelop former Library site on High Street

Curzon Cinema looks set to open a new three-screen cinema on Acton High Street. The cinema chain bid for the former library site is the preferred option of Ealing Council, which will announce its decision on Tuesday (December 16).

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Created on December 18th, 2014. Last updated on December 18th, 2014.

Restored Odyssey art-deco cinema in St Albans reopens

An art-deco cinema left derelict for 19 years is reopening after a community campaign to save it from demolition.

About £1m was raised in three months to allow a consortium led by James Hannaway to buy the former Odeon cinema in St Albans, Hertfordshire.

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Created on December 18th, 2014. Last updated on December 18th, 2014.

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