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CinemaCon 2016 showed that exhibitors are making great strides toward building the entertainment centers of tomorrow.
»POSTED on April 27, 2016
Replacing the world’s 35mm projectors with digital ones was the beginning of the digital cinema era, not the end. Now, with the end of the virtual print fee deals in sight, exhibitors are exploring what new technologies they can use to manage theatres, excite moviegoers and grow revenue. As was the case last year, the major technology topics of... //READ MORE

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Deluxe Technicolor Digital Cinema and Unique Digital have created a distribution alliance. Deluxe, Unique Create Distribution Alliance
»POSTED on May 4, 2016
Deluxe Technicolor Digital Cinema and Unique Digital today announced the creation of a distribution alliance to provide an innovative online Digital Cinema Package delivery solution based on Unique’s Movie Transit network, the first network to offer distribution of theatrical feature films via landline broadband.
Captain America: Civil War releases May 6. Dolby Takes on Captain America
»POSTED on May 3, 2016
With the highly-anticipated release of Captain America: Civil War on Friday, May 6, fans and critics alike are getting in line to see what is being billed as one of the greatest battles in movie history. According to the cast and crew, the film wouldn’t be possible without Dolby Vision imagery and Dolby Atmos sound.
A captioned scene from King Lear. Image courtesy of Digital Theatre. Captioning Shakespeare
»POSTED on May 3, 2016
Marking the start of Deaf Awareness Week May 2-8, Digital Theatre today announced plans to caption every single one of its productions in time for the 2017 academic year. The initiative is already underway with Shakespeare productions of As You Like It, King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth and The Comedy of Errors due for imminent publishing with captions on Digital Theatre Plus as part of #ShakespeareLives – a series of events and activities marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.
AARP's Movies for Grownups named Spotlight as 2015's Best Picture. Movies for Grownups: Not What You Think
»POSTED on April 29, 2016
Movies for Grownups is the name of an initiative that the AARP launched in 2002. It is also the name of one of the more interesting panel discussions that took place earlier this month during CinemaCon 2016 in Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas. Despite its title, the presentation was less about movies for older audiences than it was about the need for all exhibitors to truly understand their audience. As one of the speakers put it, exhibitors need to “become deeply engaged in the community.”
Digital Cinema Report names the Catalyst Award winners from CinemaCon 2016. The 2016 Catalyst Award Winners
»POSTED on April 28, 2016
CinemaCon 2016 demonstrated clearly that this is truly the dawn of the digital cinema era. The installation of digital projectors in virtually every movie theatre in the world has opened a world of possibilities for exhibitors. The tradeshow floors in Caesar’s Palace were crowded with new companies offering a wide range of products and services designed not simply to run movie theatres, but to expand the concept of what a movie theatre is. For the second year in a row, Digital Cinema Report has selected what we consider to be the best new technology at CinemaCon for a 2016 Catalyst Award.
Waypoint acquires American Jesus and Supercrooks. Waypoint Acquires American Jesus, Supercrooks
»POSTED on April 27, 2016
Waypoint Entertainment has acquired the rights to two Mark Millar (Wanted, Kick-Ass, Kingsman: The Secret Service) properties, American Jesus and Supercrooks. Waypoint Entertainment’s Ken Kao (The Nice Guys), will produce with partner Dan Kao and Addictive Pictures' Russell Ackerman (Mama) and John Schoenfelder under their first-look deal.

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