Regal announced today that the latest ScreenX location in the U.S. will be at the Irvine Spectrum Center, opening this week. The launch is the first of the previously announced major expansion plan with the Cineworld Group and its subsidiaries, which include Regal, to bring 100 ScreenX screens locations to the U.S. and Europe in the coming years.
Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has become the highest grossing film released in 4DX, CJ 4DPlex’s innovative cinematic format. It is also the second film to surpass two million in attendance.
Warner Bros. Pictures and ScreenX are expanding their ongoing partnership to release the epic, action-packed undersea adventure The Meg in the immersive premium format. The film, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Gravity Pictures, opens in cinemas worldwide beginning August 10.
Link Digital Cinema China Technology, Beijing has signed an agreement to purchase additional D-Box motion systems in an effort to meet the growing demand for premium entertainment experiences. In a previous agreement, Link China installed seven D-Box screens for key locations across the country. With this new contract, D-Box is expected to install many more screens before the end of the year with some already in the installation process.
Christie is showcasing its full range of digital cinema technology at the 2018 Australian International Movie Convention July 29 to August 2 at Event Cinemas Pacific Fair, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.
CJ 4DPlex has opened three ScreenX sites in Switzerland this month through a partnership with Arena Cinemas. The first movie to open in the multi-screen format was Ant-Man and The Wasp. The initial Swiss openings include Arena cinemas in Fribourg, Geneva and Zurich.
Arts Alliance Media first opened its doors in London June 17, 2003. In those very early days of digital cinema, the new company and its ten employees carved out a space in technology and what was then called alternative content. The company divested itself of the alternative content business a few years ago to focus on what has long been its core strength: cinema technology. AAM launched its first theatre management system in 2007 and, in 2008, completed the first virtual print fee rollout in Europe with French chain CGR. Today AAM has more than 140 employees spread over three offices in London, Amsterdam, and Guangzhou, China. I recently spoke via email with AAM’s chief executive officer Patrick Foley, and chief technology officer Richard Phillips about those early days of the company and, more importantly, to get their thoughts about the future of digital cinema technology.
Dolby Laboratories and the Kuwait National Cinema Company have entered into a three-screen agreement for the first deployments of Dolby Cinema in Kuwait. The first site is expected to open later this year at the 360 Mall in Kuwait City with KNCC operating under the Cinescape brand.
Cinemas worldwide are preparing for what is now commonly called the second wave: a technology renewal where they will install next-generation digital projection equipment. However, the journey ahead poses different considerations and challenges compared to the film-to-digital conversion of the first wave. Before we forge ahead, it’s important that we consider the old adage: To know where we’re going, we need first to know where we’ve been. So let’s take a look.
Bestar Cinemas in RuiAn, China has become the first Chinese multiplex to open an ÉclairColor high dynamic range auditorium. The Ymagis Group and Chinese cinema systems integrator Great Ocean made the announcement today.