D-Box Technologies has renewed its resale and distribution agreement with Ecco Cine Supply and Service. Under the new two-year agreement, Ecco has been granted the rights to resell and distribute D-Box motion-cueing technology to exhibitors in Europe. As a longstanding agent in sales, installation and technical support for D-Box products, Ecco has an in-depth understanding of the unique immersive motion technology and the advantages it has for exhibitors and moviegoers.
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CJ 4DPLex says it closed out a successful first half of the year with record-breaking 4DX attendance and box office revenue. According to the company, from January 1 through June 30, more than 9.3 million 4DX moviegoers helped generate close to more than $110 million at the worldwide box office, the best half-year performance since the company launched 4DX in 2009.
The new animated film Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!, based on the globally popular Pokémon brand, is coming to movie theaters around the world for two days this November. The Pokémon Company International announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Fathom Events, the recognized leader in event cinema distribution, for international theatrical rights (outside of Asia) to the highly-anticipated movie.
National CineMedia has completed its acquisition of Fantasy Movie League, the box office predictions game that combines the fierce competition of fantasy sports with the insanely popular world of entertainment and movies. It marks the company’s first acquisition as a key part of its new focus on consumer digital products for movie audiences.
MediaMation has launched its MX4D Esports Theatre concept for exhibition. Cinema owners are continually seeking new entertainment to engage patrons. With that in mind, MediaMation is planning to offer a scalable entertainment package that converts a new or existing MX4D theatre into an Esports gaming environment that can then be converted back to the MX4D theatre configuration.
Malaysian exhibitor MBO Cinemas has fully deployed Arts Alliance Media’s enterprise theatre management system software, Producer. MBO Cinemas is the first exhibitor in South East Asia to centralize all their operations at head office with AAM’s Producer. The Goldenduck Group managed the system integration.
Sony Pictures will celebrate the 40th anniversary of legendary director Steven Spielberg's epic science fiction adventure Close Encounters of the Third Kind with a series of special events. As a highlight of the celebration, the film has been restored and remastered in 4K and will be returning to the big screen in the United States and Canada.
Augmented reality and mixed reality present many opportunities for application enhancement and new monetization opportunities, a new report shows, but the technologies are still a long-way from being an everyday feature of consumers' lives. The report, from industry analyst Futuresources, synthesizes fieldwork drawn from vendors, content creators and service providers, along with mobile device forecasts and existing research. It found that the race is on to develop the essential killer application and, ultimately, to establish the dominant platform for mobile AR/MR content.
Screenvision Media has announced that it is now working with Strata, makers of advertising buying and selling software. The integration allows buyers to view movie theater ad opportunities offered by Screenvision Media as local spot buys in Strata's systems.
Fathom Events, and its owners, AMC Entertainment, Cinemark and Regal Entertainment Group have named Ray Nutt as chief executive officer for Fathom Events. Nutt will be transitioning from Regal Entertainment Group to the role, where he will also serve as a board director.