Carmike Cinemas has launched a new website that makes it easier for customers to locate new movie releases, purchase tickets, and manage their Carmike Rewards account. Carmike worked with Peach Digital to create the new website.
Wanda Cinema will open Dolby Cinema theatres in Asia in Dalian, Changchun, Chongqing, and Jinan, it was announced today. “We are transforming the movie experience in China with Wanda,” said Doug Darrow, senior vice president, cinema business group, Dolby Laboratories. “With powerful image and sound technologies and unique design, Dolby Cinema is one of the best places to see a movie. We look forward to captivating audiences in China who seek the very best quality in entertainment and to bringing Dolby Cinema to more cities with Wanda Cinema Line.”
Vue Entertainment has further expanded its 4K footprint, installing Sony Digital Cinema 4K projection systems at the UK operator’s 85th major multiplex opening. The nine-screen complex is a major draw for visitors to The Oval, a 28,000 square meter flagship retail and leisure complex in the market town of Darlington in England’s North East.
Conventional wisdom in the film industry suggests that Millennials or Gen Y, now the world's largest living generation and entering their prime spending years, are generally less interested in moviegoing than previous generations. But in a granular analysis of recent data, Movio's whitepaper, Understanding Millennial Moviegoers: A Data-Driven Playbook, contradicts this widely held assessment.
UniversalCityWalk, Los Angeles' landmark urban entertainment complex that ushered in a generation of similar open-air destinations, is undergoing an elaborate revitalization as the pop cultural mecca embraces change to remain contemporary and fresh. Christie RGB Laser projection, Dolby Atmos immersive surround sound and Christie Vive speakers will be the technology at the heart of the revamped complex.
Volfoni has partnered with Russia’s Nevafilm on a new high-end KinoMax multiplex to be that will be equipped with Volfoni’s 3D system. This partnership is seen as the start of a long cooperation between the three companies.
Over the past decade digital cinema technology has spurred the transformation of movie theatres from the traditional assembly line model – buy your ticket, buy your popcorn and soda, take your seats, watch the movie, and exit – into entertainment centers where people are encouraged to linger and enjoy a variety of activities, enjoy a nice meal and, of course, see a movie. While Santikos Theatres has seen its share of industry firsts its newest venture, opening today, is more than simply a new first. Yes, the Casa Blanca in San Antonio, Texas, is the first all-laser projection movie theatre in the world. But, more than that, it sets a very high standard for what a movie theatre in the 21st century can be.
National Amusements and Ushio have reached an agreement making Ushio the sole provider of Xenon bulbs to all National Amusements theatres worldwide.
Jackie Chan Cinema and Dolby Laboratories today announced that the premium Dolby Cinema experience is coming to the top-grossing movie site in China, Jackie Chan Cinema’s Beijing Wukesong. The cinema site topped China’s box office and attendance rankings from 2011 to 2015. In 2014, it was the only cinema to achieve a box office gross of RMB 100 million in China.
AMC has announced plans to acquire Carmike Cinemas for a reported $737 million in cash. Under the terms of the deal, AMC will offer $30 a share, an increase of 19 percent over Carmike’s closing price on Thursday. AMC would also Carmike’s debt, making the transaction worth about $1.1 billion. If approved, the deal would give AMC more than 600 theatres, making it the largest theatre chain in the country.