The Reel Thing, a symposium that supports the Association of Moving Image Archivists, will open with the U.S. premiere of a new restoration of the Oscar-nominated 1960 film La Verite (The Truth). Two additional new 4K restorations also will be shown during The Reel Thing, including the U.S. premiere of Howard Hawks’ Scarface and the world premiere of Alex Cox’s Sid and Nancy. The Reel Thing takes place August 24-26 at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood.
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Bow Tie Cinemas has announced that renovations will begin after Labor Day to upgrade the Marquis 16 and Bow Tie Extreme in Trumbull, Connecticut into a Bow Tie Ultimate theater. Ultimate renovations at the Marquis will include reserved luxury recliner seating in all auditoriums, as well as the installation of Dolby Atmos premium audio presentation in their already established BTX large format experience. In addition, there will be an elevated concession program which includes expanded food and bar menu offerings.
Screenvision Media, in partnership with Gunpowder & Sky, will present a one-night-only screening event on August 17 in dozens of U.S. cities of the documentary film McLaren, which tells the captivating story of Bruce McLaren, the legendary racing champion, designer, engineer and founder of the iconic supercar that bears his name.
California-based Galaxy Theatres is installing Barco Flagship and Smart Laser projectors in all of the its premium large format screens in California and Nevada.
Christie is the exclusive projection partner of Big Cine Expo 2017, which is taking place at the Chennai Trade Centre in Chennai, India August 8-9.
Grand Cinemas, the leading cinema chain in Lebanon, Jordan and Kuwait, is installing Volfoni 3D systems for its roll out of more than 40 screens. Volfoni’s 3D cinema technology will be deployed in a new multiplex to be opened this month in ABC Mall in Verdun, Lebanon. In line with its strategy of expanding vertically and horizontally in the region, Grand Cinemas counts today over 81 screens, with additional new screens currently under development.
MJR Digital Cinemas recently opened its newest complex, the Universal Grand Cinema 16 multiplex, which has 16 auditoriums all featuring Christie digital projectors. MJR operates multiplex cinemas in 10 locations throughout Michigan.
Michael Jackson's long-rumored Thriller 3D will make its world premiere at the 74th Venice Film Festival 2017 August 30 to September 9 in Venice, Italy. The Michael Jackson estate made the announcement today.
CJ 4DPlex announced today that it has equipped the Hollywood Megaplex Gasometer with 4DX immersive seating, making it the first Austrian cinema with the technology. The theatre opened August 2 and is part of the company’s previously announced partnership with Hollywood Megaplex.
Guitammer Company has installed its ButtKicker cinema system in two auditoriums totaling 310 seats in the newly remodeled MCL Cinemas at Telford Plaza in Hong Kong