MediaMation has launched its MX4D Esports Theatre concept for exhibition. Cinema owners are continually seeking new entertainment to engage patrons. With that in mind, MediaMation is planning to offer a scalable entertainment package that converts a new or existing MX4D theatre into an Esports gaming environment that can then be converted back to the MX4D theatre configuration.
Malaysian exhibitor MBO Cinemas has fully deployed Arts Alliance Media’s enterprise theatre management system software, Producer. MBO Cinemas is the first exhibitor in South East Asia to centralize all their operations at head office with AAM’s Producer. The Goldenduck Group managed the system integration.
The animated series Welcome to the Wayne recently debuted on Nickelodeon, becoming the network’s first original series to move from digital to broadcast. The series launched in 2014 as a series of shorts on Nick App and Nick.com. Created by Billy Lopez, the show centers on two 10-year-old boys living in a Manhattan high-rise, dubbed The Wayne, where they are involved in all manner of wild adventures.
Sony Pictures will celebrate the 40th anniversary of legendary director Steven Spielberg's epic science fiction adventure Close Encounters of the Third Kind with a series of special events. As a highlight of the celebration, the film has been restored and remastered in 4K and will be returning to the big screen in the United States and Canada.
Hare Krishna! The Mantra, The Movement and the Swami Who Started It All is a documentary film on the life of Srila Prabhupada—the 70-year-old Indian Swami who arrived in America without support or money in the turbulent 1960s and ignited a worldwide spiritual phenomenon with only his unflinching determination and faith. The film posted at AlphaDogs in Burbank. As with most historical documentaries, the biggest hurdle the team had to overcome were the technical challenges inherent in working with multiple source formats.
Cinépolis USA is opening a premium large format theatre in Kimco Realty’s Kentlands Market Square in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas-Gaithersburg, anticipated to open in 2019, marks Cinépolis USA’s debut into Maryland and adds to the brand’s existing list of 16 movie houses in the U.S., six of which are Luxury Cinemas. The approximately 34,000-square-foot movie theater will hold 540 seats.
Snell Advanced Media’s LiveTouch replay and highlights system and its Kahuna 9600 production switcher were central to the first live UHD production workflow of the 2017 Isle of Wight Festival. Based in High Wycombe, UK, CTV Outside Broadcast has 12 trucks in operation and has provided live coverage for a wide range of events including The European Golf Tour, The London Marathon as well as primetime studio-based programs including Strictly Come Dancing and The Brit Awards.
The Universal Pictures International release Atomic Blonde had its world premiere July 17 at Theater am Potsdamer Platz. The event was presented in Sony 4K using the SRX-R15DS dual projection system.
The Hollywood Section of SMPTE will host a demonstration of classic movie sound technology at its monthly meeting Tuesday, July 25, in Hollywood. The event will include a live performance by Joe Rinaudo, founder of the Silent Cinema Society, on an American Fotoplayer (provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). The Fotoplayer is a type of player piano used in movie theaters during the silent era to provide sound effects and music.
Dolby today announced the opening of the 100th global Dolby Cinema at AMC South Bay Galleria 16 in Redondo Beach, California. According to Dolby there are now more than 325 Dolby Cinema sites installed or committed and more than 100 titles released or announced.