Ymagis Group and French multiplex chain Megarama today announced the installation of Barco DP4K-60L 4K laser projection systems and Dolby Atmos sound technology in three new multiplexes: in France, at the Megarama Bordeaux, and at Morocco’s Megarama Casablanca and Megarama Marrakech. A similar agreement was signed last November for Megarama’s Villeneuve-La-Garenne site near Paris.
The Berlin International Film Festival is entering a new era of projection, as Barco’s Flagship Laser projector will screen a selection of movies at this year’s festival. For this 66th edition, Barco set up a Flagship Laser DP4K-60L projector at the Friedrichstadt-Palast venue, Europe’s biggest show theater with1,895 seats. Here, the festival shows films from the competition and holds Berlinale Special Galas.
CGV, South Korea’s largest multiplex cinema chain, has installed a Christie RGB laser projection system in Busan’s CGV Centum City.
Odeon Multicines Girona is the second film theatre in Spain – following La Maquinista in Barcelona – to offer Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 3D using a Christie dual-head 6-Primary laser projection system.
CGV, a subsidiary of CJ Group and South Korea’s largest multiplex cinema chain, is the first exhibitor in the world to be equipped with Christie’s revolutionary RGB laser projection system featuring even more wavelength diversity to countermeasure speckle on silver screens.
The Laser Illuminated Projector Association has released to the public its Recommended Practice: Measurement of Speckle in Laboratory Conditions, a guide for laser projector makers, installers, and theater operators to measure and compare this common laser attribute caused when coherent light bounces off a rough surface. The practice is the first of its kind to detail procedures and equipment for obtaining a reference figure, and is being made available by LIPA at no cost as an industry service at the LIPA website at www.LIPAinfo.org/speckleRP.
ArcLight Cinemas has collaborated with Christie and Dolby to bring an advanced movie-viewing experience its guests at the legendary Cinerama Dome in time for the most anticipated movie experience of the year Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Chinese exhibitor JinYi Cinemas will establish the first all-laser multiplex in Asia. JinYi will install a Barco DP4K-30L flagship laser projector and a wide range of laser phosphor projectors throughout its brand-new Guangzhou multiplex.
Christie has announced that an increasing number of exhibitors around the world have chosen its groundbreaking 6-Primary (6P) dual-head laser projection system as their preferred choice for a premium 3D cinema experience.
Barco is expanding its portfolio of laser-illuminated cinema projectors with a range of laser phosphor projectors. The new projectors have a laser phosphor retrofit module, so that exhibitors who already own a Barco cinema projector can now also benefit from laser technology. The DP2K-20CLP and DP2K-15CLP are the first two models and will be shipping globally in the second quarter 2016.