Barco has introduced two high-contrast flagship laser projectors for premium cinema screens and five new laser phosphor projectors for small to large screens. They include the 2K SLP series for small to mid-size screens and the 2K/4K BLP range for mid-size to large screens. The 6P RGB high-contrast range doubles the contrast of Barco’s current flagship laser projectors and provides exhibitors with an even broader choice in the Premium Large Format segment. The BLP laser phosphor projectors will be shipping by the end of 2016; the SLP laser phosphor and LHC high-contrast projectors will be available first half of 2017.
Dolby Laboratories and The Walt Disney Studios today announced that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, in theatres December 16, will be available in more than 50 Dolby Cinema locations around the globe.
The Event Cinema Association has announced the launch of an ECA chapter in Moscow to help grow the event cinema sector in the Russia and CIS territories. ECA board member and industry veteran Oleg Berezin of Nevafilm, St. Petersburg, will run the chapter.
Unique Digital has formed an exclusive reseller partnership with Sagaology Beijing Limited to make Unique’s software products available to the Chinese Exhibitor market. Withexclusive reseller rights for the Chinese market, Sagaology will work with local exhibitors and Integrators to debut RosettaBridge TMS, RosettaNet eTMS, Basekey KDM management services to the Chinese market. Sagaology will also provide installation, training services, product knowledge and support for the Unique Digital product line.
INOX Leisure Limited, India’s leading multiplex chain, has Volfoni’s SmartCrystal Diamond technology for its 3D screens across the country. Jitender Verma, chief technology officer at INOX said, “INOX has always been at the peak of technological innovations and implementation over the years. With the Volfoni’s SmartCrystal Diamond, we will be able to offer a highly efficient, brighter image quality and enhanced movie viewing experience. Through such initiatives, we aim to continue our efforts in bringing the latest and the best technology in cinema exhibition and the proposition of live the movie to our guests.”
MBO Cinemas is currently building Malaysia’s first all-laser theater, exclusively powered by Barco laser projectors. It will feature one flagship laser projector and nine laser phosphor projectors. The new landmark movie theater in Kuala Lumpur is the first of many more to come.
As part of the Belgian Economic Mission to the United States, Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid of Belgium, Representative of His Majesty the King, is visiting Austin and will honor Lee Roy Mitchell, the founder and executive chairman of Cinemark Holdings during her stay. This exclusive award is in recognition of the company’s longstanding relationship with Barco, a worldwide digital cinema leader and a Belgian-based company.
Odeon Cinemas is installing Unique Digital’s RosettaNet Enterprise theatre management system throughout the UK.
Ymagis Group today announced an agreement with Vicenza-based Open Sky SRL for the acquisition Open Sky Cinema, its theatrical content delivery activities dedicated to cinema exhibition.
National CineMedia has created a new Affiliate Partnerships team dedicated to serving the needs of its more than 40 movie theater affiliates nationwide. Veteran NCM executive Stacie Tursi has been tapped to lead the team in the new role of senior vice president of Affiliate Partnerships, based in the company’s Centennial, Colorado headquarters. Tursi will report directly to NCM president Cliff Marks, who will be taking a more active role working with NCM’s affiliate partners going forward.