Cinépolis is expanding its long-standing partnership with Barco as the exhibitor continues to grow its footprint in Mexico, Latin America, India, Europe and the United States. Since initially selecting Barco as its exclusive digital cinema projector partner in 2011, Cinépolis has significantly grown to operate nearly 4,000 screens featuring Barco projection technology across three continents. Cinépolis, the largest cinema chain in Latin America and the fourth largest in the world, has now decided to extend its partnership with Barco into the next decade, with plans to install more than 1,000 projectors in Latin America and across the globe to grow its ever-expanding circuit.
Barco’s DP2K-20CLP laser phosphor cinema projector has been presented with the 2016 Beijing International Radio, TV & Film Equipment Exhibition’s special product award. The Barco DP2K-20CLP projector, which clinched the award this year, is the first laser phosphor projector based on China’s proprietary ALPD technology and the first to break 20,000 lumens.
In response to what they say has been impressive guest reaction and the overwhelming success of Dolby Cinema at AMC in its first full year, Dolby Laboratories and AMC Theatres today announced plans to accelerate Dolby Cinema at AMC installations to 100 operational sites by the end of 2017, seven years ahead of the originally announced schedule. The original agreement, reached in 2015, was for 100 auditoriums over a 10-year deployment.
Dolby and Walt Disney Studios have announced seven new titles to be shown at Dolby Cinema locations around the world. The upcoming titles include Disney’s Pete’s Dragon, due out August 12; Marvel’s Doctor Strange, due out November 4; Disney’s Moana, due out November 23; Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, due out March 17, 2017; Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, due out May 5, 2017; Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, due out May 26, 2017; and Disney•Pixar’s Cars 3, due out June 16, 2017.
Universal Parks & Resorts has named Christie the official projection system provider for all of its parks and resort theme parks and CityWalk complexes throughout the United States.
Suning Cinema, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chinese electronics retail giant Suning Commerce Group, has deployed Christie’s RGB laser projection system for its new theaters in Shanghai and Zhenjiang.
The Louvre Museum in Paris has selected Cinemeccanica France to supply and install a 6P CineCloud Lux laser projector and media server. The system, part of the Pyramid project, will be dedicated to the projection of arts, animation and various presentations related to the museum activities.
Wanda Pictures and Dolby Laboratories today announced that Wanda Pictures’ feature For A Few Bullets will be released for Dolby Cinema locations in China on July 15, making it the first Chinese local language movie mastered in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.
In Kursk, Russia, the brand-new, nine-screen Grinn Film multiplex will soon install two Barco Flagship Laser and seven laser-phosphor projectors. With this deal, Grinn Film becomes the first all-Barco laser multiplex in central and Eastern Europe. In addition, the Grinn Corporation announced that every theater in the Kursk multiplex will be fitted with Barco’s AuroMax immersive sound rendering technology – a European première.
Kinepolis Group will soon open Europe’s first all-Barco laser multiplex in Breda, the Netherlands. The new, ten-screen Kinepolis cinema complex will feature one Barco Flagship Laser and nine Barco phosphor laser projectors.