CJ 4DPlex today announced that its 4DX technology is now available in 400 theatres around the world. The opening of its 400th location makes 4DX the fastest-growing premium cinema format, having reached this milestone in seven-and-a-half years following its debut in 2009. The 400th 4DX location is officially launching today at Wanda Cinemas in Tiantongyuan, Beijing, China, with the screening of Spider-Man: Homecoming – an ideal showcase for an innovative film technology that features motion seats and environmental effects such as rain, fog and various scents.
Writer/director Paul Shoulberg’s vision for his feature The Good Catholic was to have it not look like a typical romantic comedy, but to take on a more naturalistic look and feel. To help achieve that vision, cinematographer Justin Montgomery, who worked with Shoulberg on a previous short project, selected Cooke’s S4/i prime lenses to take advantage of their warmth and bokeh, giving images a creamy quality with sharpness.
Ymagis Group today announced an agreement with Greek cinema exhibitor Village Cinemas to install Sphera, CinemaNext’s new premium format cinema concept, at the Village Cinemas location at The Mall Athens in Greece.
Sony Electronics is unveiling Venice – its first full-frame digital motion picture camera system. Venice is the next generation of Sony’s CineAlta camera systems, designed to expand the filmmaker’s creative freedom through immersive, large-format, Full Frame capture of filmic imagery producing natural skin tones, elegant highlight handling and wide dynamic range. Venice was designed through close collaboration with the creative community, fulfilling the requirements from filmmakers and production professionals.
IBC will award its highest accolade, the International Honor for Excellence, to Dolby Laboratories. In IBC’s 50th anniversary year, the award reflects on more than 50 years of continual improvement in sound from Dolby, which culminated with the 2012 release of Brave in Dolby Atmos.
Australia’s Showbiz Cinemas has chosen the Christie CP2208-LP 3DLP laser phosphor cinema projectors to be deployed in all auditoriums. Located in the new Delacombe Town Centre complex in Ballarat, Victoria, the contemporary 530-seat cinema complex comprises six screens and features luxury seats, surround sound and wall-to-wall screens, with the largest screen in Cinema 1 hall measuring 10 meters wide. The cinema opened August 31.
Technicolor in London has completed post on Tulip Fever, a romantic period drama from The Weinstein Company and directed by Justin Chadwick. As well as performing the grade, conform and deliverables, Jean-Clément Soret, MPC’s global creative director of color grading, was also responsible for completing the trailers, allowing the audience to be immersed in the look and feel of the movie from the preview onwards.
Christie is the official digital projection partner for the 17th consecutive year of the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival, the world’s largest public film festival. Taking place from September 7-17, the TIFF garners global attention annually, screening almost 340 feature films and shorts, hosting 20 galas and attracting a long list of international movie luminaries.
While large multiplex cinema chains compete on quantity, smaller independent venues are finding a new market by specializing in quality. An example is RSB Cinemas, a Dutch company that has recently opened its second venue where cinemagoers can enjoy a new level of quality and personal service. Located in Veldhoven, just a few kilometres from the centre of Eindhoven, each of the new-build Cinema Gold’s four rooms features large, comfortable chairs with tables, at-seat luxury snacks and drinks, ordered via each seat’s service button at any time, and spectacular quality movies, thanks to Alcons pro-ribbon 7.1 channel surround sound systems and Barco Flagship laser cinema projectors.
The American Society of Cinematographers Photo Gallery will re-open with a public debut on September 9 at the historic ASC clubhouse in Hollywood. The exhibit will feature an entirely new collection of still photographs by nine members of the organization, curated by Paris Chong, manager of Leica Gallery LA.