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.
Cinema Park, the leading nationwide multiplex chain in Russia, and Ymagis Group today announced the completion of the installation of a Barco DP4K-60L 4K laser projection system at the Cinema Park Mega Khimki location in Moscow. The projector equips the Premium Large Format Super D auditorium, which boasts a 17.7-meter wide screen and a seating capacity of 376.
Right on time for the start of two Hollywood blockbusters—the James Bond film Spectre and Star Wars: The Force Awakens—the Cinedom multiplex in Cologne, Germany has equipped its Premiere Auditorium with Germany’s very first 6P/4K laser projection system.
Starlight Cinemas in Southern California has installed Barco laser projection at its Dos Lagos 15 theatre. Cinema integration partner Moving Image Technologies secured and installed the project, which is targeted to go live later this month.
Santikos Theatres has made history by opening the first ever multiplex in Texas powered exclusively by laser cinema projectors. The Texas-based exhibitor’s new Casa Blanca Theatre will feature Barco laser projectors to illuminate all 16 screens. Santikos was one of the first exhibitors to embrace Barco’s Flagship Laser projector.
Lotte Cinema, one of the South Korea’s major multiplexes, has equipped its auditorium with Barco’s 6P laser cinema projector, the DP4K-60L.