EclairGame, the eSports-based entertainment solution for cinemas from Ymagis Group, and Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé are strengthening their partnership established last year with the expansion of the competitions in the Fifa Tour 2018 championship to the Pathé Carré de Soie cinema in Vaulx-en-Velin and the Gaumont Montpellier Multiplex and Gaumont Wilson in Toulouse in addition to the Pathé La Villette cinema in Paris.
Opening weekend audiences for Ready Player One at Regal Cinemas nationwide will be the first to preview a trailer for Moviebill, the augmented reality platform. Concourse Media's principals and Moviebill cofounders Matthew Shreder and James Andrew Felts made the announcement.
Movio has announced that its new Audience Insights tool launches globally next week. The company believes it could revolutionize how cinemas engage with their customers by predicting the most likely audience for each film. A world-first, cinema-centric tool, it draws on past audience behavioral data, helping cinema marketers connect moviegoers with the films most suited to them. They can then work out how best to incentivize attendance.
Industry veteran Bob Raposo has joined Sony Electronics’ Professional Solutions Americas group as head of its theatre business. In that role, Raposo will focus on expanding Sony’s relationships with exhibitors and delivering a new experience for moviegoers through crystal LED direct view technology as well as Sony’s high dynamic range-ready 4K laser projector.
MoviePass today announced an agreement with Landmark Theatres, the nation’s largest theater circuit dedicated to exhibiting and marketing independent film. Landmark Theatres is owned by Wagner/Cuban Companies, a group of media properties co-owned by Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban.
This past Saturday at the CGV Buena Park 8 in Orange County, California, CJ 4DPlex debuted Titanic: An Icy Adventure, a special movie presentation created with blind and visually impaired children in mind. More than fifty children and their families attended the first ever showing of the audio-only story supplemented by 4DX cinema technology.
Arts Alliance Media has named Patrick Foley CEO as a result of the planned departure of John Aalbers. Following the successful sale of AAM to Luxin-Rio late last year, Aalbers decided it would be an appropriate time to hand over the reins in order to pursue a number of other interests and opportunities.
MoviePass today announced that, for a limited time, it is offering its annual subscription to new subscribers for $6.95 per month. The new rate has a one-time processing fee of $6.55.
ARHT Media, developer of hologram content through its patented Augmented Reality Holographic Telepresence technology, today announced the first deployment of its technology in a cinema location at Cinema Sunshine Ikebukuro, in Tokyo, Japan.
Ymagis Group today reported its full-year earnings for the 2017 fiscal year December 31. In 2017, saying the group demonstrated its ability to offset the decline in its virtual print fee activities (revenue -11.5 percent at €61.5 million) by the growth of its service activities (+9.0 percent at €118.1 million). The group’s business thus rose slightly by +0.8 percent to €179.2 million. Driven by the full-year integration of acquisitions made in 2016 and by the implementation of the growth strategy based on its services activities, the Eclair and CinemaNext business units saw their revenue increase respectively by +15.4 percent and +3.4 percent at €54.8 million and €63.3 million.