Barco has introduced what the company is calling “a groundbreaking update” for its digital cinema projector families. Named Barco Alchemy, this new generation combines media server functionalities with cinema processing electronics to further increase reliability and ease-of-use in the projection booth. The Barco Alchemy technology is fully compatible with all new and installed Series 2 Barco projectors. The company says that the 4K Barco Alchemy projectors are the first to show 4K movies at 60 frames per second and 4K 3D content on a single projector.
Silverbird, West Africa’s largest cinema chain, and Ozone Cinemas have transitioned to digital cinema with Barco projectors, servers, 3D systems and theater management systems, which are being installed by CineTech Middle East JLT.
Hoyts Chile, part of Grupo Chilefilms, will install Christie digital cinema technology in its 127 35mm theaters distributed across 23 complexes throughout the country. The technologies include Christie Solaria Series projectors, the Christie Avias-TMS theatre management system and select Christie Vive Audio cinema sound systems.
Studio Movie Grill has opened new theatres in Chatham, Illinois, Colleyville, Texas, The Colony, Texas and Tyler, Texas; more sites are currently in the works. Since 2000 the company has grown to 16 locations and 158 screens in seven states.
Cathay Cineplexes, one of the leading multiplex operators in Singapore, has installed the Dolby Atmos sound platform. The first movie screened there with the new sound format was I, Frankenstein (Lionsgate and Lakeshore Entertainment), starring Aaron Eckhart and Yvonne Strahovski.
TCL Chinese Theatres has named Christie its official 4K digital projection partner for the renovated TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood. Christie digital cinema projectors have also been installed exclusively at the adjacent TCL Chinese 6 Theatres.
GDC Technology is supplying Major Cineplex, the largest theatre chain in Thailand, with a wide range of digital cinema equipment and services, including servers, projectors, 3D systems as well as cineplex management solutions through Theatre Management Systems and Network Operations Center for its circuit wide digital deployment.
Digital Cinema Destinations (Digiplex) is acquiring the South Pike Cinema 10, Sarver, Pennsylvania, from Cheswick Theaters Inc.
Cinemeccanica and IMG Cinemas Multiplex have introduced what the companies are calling the first immersive cinema in the world. Located in Venezia Mestre, Italy, the theatre opened last week.
Croatian digital cinema and AV systems integrator LMT Laboratory of Multimedia Technologies, Zagreb, has reported that virtually Croatian art, municipal and independent cinemas are fully equipped with the latest generation of digital cinema equipment. The company was awarded the public tender for the digitalization of independent cinemas in Croatia in July 2013