The International Moving Image Society’s cinema technology committee has announced further details of its forthcoming seminar on augmented reality and virtual reality in cinema.
Distribution & Exhibition
The Deuce, the new drama from HBO and executive producers David Simon and George Pelecanos, is set in 1970s New York City where prostitution and crime were rampant, and the modern adult entertainment industry was just coming into its own. Bold, brash and visually intoxicating, the series finished natively in high dynamic range at Technicolor PostWorks New York. To grade the project, colorist Sam Daley collaborated with director of photography Vanja Černjul.
Dadi Cinema Group, China’s second-largest exhibitor, will open five IMAX theatres to be added to new multiplexes in first-, second- and third-tier cities in the People’s Republic of China.
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group has announced a four-year agreement between its digital cinema group and Unique Digital making Unique Deluxe’s preferred partner for theatrical electronic content delivery in Spain, an extension of an existing relationship between the two companies that to date covers ten territories across Europe.
Evans & Sutherland has introduced AEOS Theaters, an alliance between E&S, Spitz, and Sonics2. The companies have joined forces to create a new generation of giant screen cinema experiences for immersive domes and giant flat screen theaters. Using a blended array of laser or lamp-based projectors, the companies say that AEOS allows domes or flat screen theaters to achieve resolutions of 8K or even higher while maintaining their fulldome, partial dome, or 4:3 aspect ratio flat screens. An AEOS theater can also function as a multipurpose venue with available turnkey presentation and digital marketing packages.
The Ymagis Group has installed its first screen in the United States and its 100th cinema auditorium overall with EclairColor high dynamic range at the Alamo Drafthouse cinema in Austin, Texas. The 100 EclairColor screens are currently located across Germany (47) and France (46), the United Kingdom (3), Italy (1), Switzerland (1), Tunisia (1) and the USA (1).
Motion Picture Solutions has appointed Matt Aspray the company’s chief executive officer. He takes over from Howard Kiedaisch, who is stepping aside to focus on the growth of Bel Air Cinema, a company he co-founded and in which MPS is a principal partner.
Ymagis Group has signed an agreement with leading Scandinavian cinema chain Nordisk Film Cinemas (Egmont) to oversee technical customer service and field services for Nordisk’s entire network of 21 locations across Norway, representing a total of 78 screens.
Cinema Intelligence has signed with B&B Theaters to roll out to approximately 50 cinema locations. Cinema Intelligence, a Vista Group company, provides business intelligence to increase exhibitor revenues by optimizing the forecasting, planning, and scheduling of movies and events. As B&B is a Vista Cinema customer, the pre-built Vista integrations will enable the rapid deployment and use of the Cinema Intelligence suite.
Landmark Cinemas, Calgary, Alberta, Canada has reached an agreement to be acquired by Kinepolis Group. The conclusion of the transaction is subject to customary government approvals.