GDC Technology Limited is rebranding its U.S. office’s extended warranty service plans as FlexCare in the Americas. GDC Technology USA has long provided customized after-sales coverage designed to offer cinema owners numerous options over the life of their GDC server products. FlexCare plans continue to offer the same level of increased protection for the customer’s investment based upon their exact needs.
Europe's cinema trade association the International Union of Cinemas has published a report confirming the importance of the European cinema sector – and international territories more generally – to the continued health of the global film industry.
Christie will showcase its full range of products at CinemaCon 2016 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, April 11-14. The company’s Booth – 2303A – will feature various Christie products and video case studies. In addition, Christie laser projection will be used for select Colosseum events, there will be Christie digital signage in the Coke lounge and registration area, and product launch demonstrations in private meeting rooms.
For the first time under its corporate banner CJ CGV will exhibit at CinemaCon 2016, which convenes next week at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The company will be in Booth 2003A. In addition to the latest advances and developments with 4DX – the multisensory cinema technology with motion and environmental effects – and ScreenX – the world’s first 270-degree, multi-projection system used within a theatre setting, CJ CGV will be demonstrating its newest addition to the immersive cinema universe: 4DX VR.
Barco will highlight CinemaBarco at CinemaCon 2016, April 11-14 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. CinemaBarco includes Barco Laser Projection, Barco Escape, AuroMax and Barco Lobby Experience. Recent independent and exhibitor surveys indicate that moviegoers give the highest image quality scores to laser-illuminated screens. They also state that this premium experience would entice them to visit the cinema more frequently and that patrons are willing to pay a higher ticket price for the laser-projected movie, resulting in significantly higher revenues for exhibitors.
Event cinema will take center stage at CinemaCon April 12th at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas when Fathom Events honors BBC Worldwide North America with its Excellence in Event Cinema Award. The award is for their record-breaking success in global event cinema, featuring the Doctor Who series. The award will be presented by Fathom Events CEO, John Rubey, and accepted by BBC Worldwide executive vice president of franchise and digital enterprises, Soumya Sriraman.
In anticipation of what it believes will be the beginning of the adoption of a standardized format for immersive sound, at CinemaCon Barco will be publically showing, for the first time, AuroMax: a system that incorporates support for the placement of “objects” in any immersive mix and the most revolutionary rendering technology available from Iosono. More than 100 films have been released globally in Auro 11.1 – including this summer’s Minions, Pixels, and Everest – with even more announcements expected in the coming weeks.
CJ group, the South Korean conglomerate that recently introduced 4DX to the American market, is showcasing what it says is the next evolution in theater technology, ScreenX at CinemaCon 2015 in Las Vegas from April 20-23.
Harkness Screens will run its second Harkness Academy at Cinemacon 2015 in Las Vegas.
After its first Academy held in 2014, which had an attendance of more than 100 people, this year’s free one-day event outside of the main body of Cinemacon programming will again be hosted by Harkness’ Technical Specialists. The Academy will highlight some of the major issues relating to presentation faced by exhibitors and showcase forward thinking solutions to these.