Locked content Cinema ticket sales hit peak

As much as 40.2 million tickets were sold in Polish cinemas last year, Rzeczpospolita daily reported. It was the biggest amount since 1989 and 11 percent bigger than in 2013. Revenues totaled PLN 725 million and increased by 9 percent y/y. Six out of the top ten most popular movies were Polish…...

Locked content ‘Gods’ with main prize at Gdynia Film Festival

The jury of Poland’s main movie festival, held in Gdynia last week, handed out the main prize, the Golden Lions, to “Gods” directed by Łukasz Palkowski. The film was also a favorite with the festival’s audience. The movie tells the story of Zbigniew Religa, a famous Polish cardiac surgeo...

Locked content ‘Ida’ to run for Oscar nomination

Paweł Pawlikowski’s “Ida” will be Poland’s candidate for an Academy Award nomination in the Best Foreign Film category, following a unanimous decision by a committee created by the minister of culture. “Our decision was mostly influenced by the overwhelming career of ‘Ida’ in...

Flicks, around the corner

Surveys published by pollsters such as CBOS and Ipsos last year showed that 57 percent of Poles don’t go to the movies at all. Aside from the expense (about PLN 25 to see a film at a Warsaw multiplex, for example), Poland is still mostly rural, putting cinemas physically out of reach for many people...

Cineworld acquires Cinema City

Warsaw Stock Exchange-listed Cinema City International signed a preliminary agreement to sell its movie theater business to UK sector firm Cineworld Group, the company said in a statement on Friday.