Cineworld Group says it will open 100 ScreenX locations at its theatres in the next few years. The agreement, which marks a major milestone for both companies, will include installing the multi-projection cinematic system in 10 different countries: U.S., U.K., Israel and seven other European countries.
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MoviePass announced today that it has exceeded three million paying subscribers since announcing its low-cost subscription plans last August. The company says MoviePass’ rapid growth is within its projections that estimate the service will exceed five million paying subscribers by the end of 2018.
The Kuwait National Cinema Company has signed an agreement with CJ 4DPlex to bring its panoramic film-viewing experience ScreenX to the Middle East. The agreement represents the first ScreenX screen to be installed Kuwait.
Cinema Intelligence, a Vista Group company specializing in business intelligence for cinema exhibitors, has signed a deal with Nordisk Film, its first Scandinavian customer. The agreement covers both Denmark and Norway territories where Nordisk operates a total of 43 cinemas.
Disney•Pixar’s Incredibles 2 will be available on the TheaterEars app, enabling moviegoers who prefer Spanish to enjoy it at movie theatres across the US and Puerto Rico.
Vista Entertainment has signed an agreement with French exhibitor Les Cinemas Pathé Gaumont to incorporate a range of Vista’s theatre management software products into its operation.
This week at CineEurope 2018, the Barco cinema joint venture Cinionic and chip designer AMD a are showcasing what the companies say are the world’s first multiplayer, augmented reality cinema lobby gaming applications aimed at creating a new social adventure in theatres and other location-based entertainment venues. The technology combines digital cinema lobby signage with multi-player augmented reality technology to create mini attractions that engage patrons in thrilling entertainment before and after the feature presentation.
Baltic exhibitor Cinamon Cinemas has selected Volfoni as its 3D technology provider for the rollout of multiple new screens. Cinamon Cinemas currently operates 23 screens in five different locations. Volfoni’s 3D cinema technology will be deployed as part of a major renovation of their multiplex in Tartu, Estonia.
The Laser Illuminated Projector Association reports that as of the end of 2017, the global installed base of high-end RGB laser projectors had reached nearly 700, an increase of nearly 100 percent since 2016, according to industry analysts at IHS Markit. In addition, the analyst firm also reported that, according to industry sales figures estimates, the number of laser phosphor projectors installed in cinemas has now surpassed 10,000; again an approximately 100 percent growth rate over the previous year.
On the first day of CineEurope, theatre management software provider Unique Digital announced that it is rebranding itself as UniqueX. The first product to launch under the new name is the Rosetta POS point of sale system, now available in UK, Finland, Denmark and Spain.