The Emerging Cinema Markets Conference will be held for its second year November 19-21 in Istanbul. Building on the success of last year’s event, this year special focus sessions will be held on Turkey, Africa, the Balkans, Central Asia and other emerging countries. There will also be an update on the Gulf Cooperation Council cinema industry hosted by The Big Picture Cinema Consultants. Keynote speakers and the full schedule will be announced over the coming months.
QSC has opened new SAARC headquarters in Bengaluru, India. The new office serves as a business development, management and support hub for QSC Systems, live sound and cinema businesses in the region. It also serves as a dedicated training and demonstration area.
Cinionic has expanded its relationship with one of India’s fastest growing theater chains, Miraj Cinemas, and will upgrade Miraj’s fleet of theaters with Barco Smart and Flagship Laser projectors. In all 60 screens across 20 Miraj Cinemas’ Multiplexes will be upgraded including its Miraj Maximum, the largest movie theater screen in Delhi.
Taking the brand promise of Live the Movie to a new level, Inox has launched India’s first MX4D Theatre at the existing Inox multiplex at Inorbit Mall at Malad in Mumbai.
Samsung and Harman have installed one of the world’s largest Onyx Cinema LED screens in India’s tech capital Bengaluru at the iconic Swagath Cinemas, which will now be rechristened Swagath Onyx Theatre. The screen measures 14 meters. Globally, there are only two other 14-meter Onyx Cinema LED screens installed to date, in Malaysia and China.
D-Box Technologies and PVR Cinemas have reached an agreement for the addition of more than 400 D-Box motion seats in four locations in Mumbai and Delhi-NCR. The installation is scheduled to start next fall in nine auditoriums and will include the company’s basic motion seat and recliner motion seats.
Christie has named TSR Prova as its pre-eminent integration partner of its family of RGB RealLaser cinema projectors TSR will assist in the adoption of Christie’s latest cinema technology across the burgeoning Indian exhibition market.
Christie has appointed Kanwal Brar to be sales director – Cinema (India) for Christie Digital Systems India, reporting to Don Shaw, senior director of sales – Digital Cinema, Asia Pacific Region.
Dolby has reached a milestone of more than 500 installed Dolby Atmos screens across India. From Indian multiplexes – including 16 all Dolby Atmos multiplexes – to independent and single screen exhibitors, Atmos screens are found in 143 cities and 22 states and Union Territories in collaboration with Carnival Cinemas, Cinepolis, Inox Cinemas, PVR Cinemas, SPI Cinemas and other independent exhibitors.
PVR Cinemas, one of the largest film exhibition companies in India, today signed an agreement with Cinionic, the Barco cinema joint venture, to upgrade 150 screens at both new and existing PVR properties with Barco’s 2K, 4K and Flagship Laser projection within 12 to 18 months.