Cineplex Entertainment in partnership with CJ 4DPlex, today announced that Canada’s first 4DX auditorium will open its doors on Friday. Premiering at Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas and VIP in Toronto, Ontario, Cineplex’s 4DX auditorium features 80 specially-designed motion seats that are further enhanced by environmental effects like wind, mist, bubbles, snow and scent that work in perfect synchronicity with the action on the big screen. Amplifying the experience from watching a movie to almost being in it, the new auditorium will feature the latest Hollywood new releases, beginning this Friday with the premiere of the highly anticipated film Marvel’s Doctor Strange.
The original 1984 Warner Bros. horror classic Nightmare on Elm Street will screen in Los Angeles this Halloween weekend with a new twist: the film will be screened with immersive visual effects from Phillip's new cinema experience, LightVibes. The film is being shown at L.A.’s Downtown Independent Theatre tonight at eight p.m. and October 30-31 at seven p.m.
Cinépolis will install the 4DX immersive cinema experience in at least 12 additional auditoriums in the United States, India, Spain and across Latin America by the end of 2017. Five of these confirmed new sites will open in the U.S., Mexico, Spain and Chile by 2016. The two screens opening in the United States will be located in Carlsbad, north of San Diego, and Pico Rivera in Los Angeles, California.
Schulman Theatres is installing GDC Technology’s SX-4000 Standalone IMB and XSP-1000 Cinema Processor in its newest venue, the Schulman Film Alley in Weatherford, Texas. The new Schulman Film Alley is scheduled to open to the public on October 28. Schulman Theatres partnered with Sonic Equipment Company for the system integration.
GDC Technology has completed the full range of tests necessary to receive compliance from the Digital Cinema Initiative for its SX-4000 Standalone integrated media block. "We are committed to investing in technology and evolving our company to meet the needs of exhibitors worldwide,” said Man-Nang Chong, founder, chairman and CEO of GDC Technology Limited. “Achieving DCI compliance for our next generation SX-4000 IMB is another step forward toward achieving our goal of ensuring cinemas are equipped with future proof products.”
The Guitammer Company has announced that it shipped equipment for a combined 17 new auditoriums totaling more than 3,700 ButtKicker-enabled seats for installations at movie theatres in the U.S. and China in the third quarter of 2016.
With 700 seats, the Kino 10 of CinemaxX Mannheim is among the largest cinemas in Baden-Württemberg. And at nearly 280 square meters, the screen is definitely the largest. Years ago Filmtheaterbetriebe Spickert Entertainment, operator of the CinemaxX installed an Alcons Cinemarray pro-ribbon system. The theatre has converted to Dolby Atmos and new Alcons technology has taken center stage.
In what could be the first real breakthrough in event cinema, TimePlay will provide its proprietary mobile platform to support The Vista Project student film competition. The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers is a key partner in The Vista Project. TimePlay’s globally patented IP, allows moviegoers to control how stories unfold on the cinema screen in real-time. The deadline for submissions to the contest has been extended to November 15.
In what could be the most immersive movie experience ever, producers Alex A. Ginzburg and Tony Lee of Let It Play have announced a partnership with 4DX and ScreenX that will make their recently announced film We Kill Death the first feature film produced specifically for each of the two immersive cinema technology formats. We Kill Death focuses on YouTube stars Mustang Wanted, Oleg Cricket and the duo of Vitaliy Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov, who are familiar to millions of viewers around the world for their imaginative and death-defying stunts and adventures.
The Guitammer Company’s Beijing, China-based partner, Lumiere Pavilions has installed more than 4,600 Buttkicker-enabled seats across China. Lumiere recently placed a new order with Guitammer that covers 818 additional seats, which are all LD equipment upgrades to its current Guiyang, Beijing Qiaofu and Nanjing Hongyang theaters.