Barco has introduced two high-contrast flagship laser projectors for premium cinema screens and five new laser phosphor projectors for small to large screens. They include the 2K SLP series for small to mid-size screens and the 2K/4K BLP range for mid-size to large screens. The 6P RGB high-contrast range doubles the contrast of Barco’s current flagship laser projectors and provides exhibitors with an even broader choice in the Premium Large Format segment. The BLP laser phosphor projectors will be shipping by the end of 2016; the SLP laser phosphor and LHC high-contrast projectors will be available first half of 2017.
Dolby Laboratories and The Walt Disney Studios today announced that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, in theatres December 16, will be available in more than 50 Dolby Cinema locations around the globe.
MBO Cinemas is currently building Malaysia’s first all-laser theater, exclusively powered by Barco laser projectors. It will feature one flagship laser projector and nine laser phosphor projectors. The new landmark movie theater in Kuala Lumpur is the first of many more to come.
AMC will have 100 Dolby Cinema at AMC screens by the end of 2017 with plans to build 60 more by the end of 2018. A senior AMC executive made that announcement during a press screening held recently at AMC’s 25 Theatres in midtown Manhattan.
Screenings of Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee’s new film Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk continue in Beijing and Shanghai, China. All of the screenings are using customized dual-head Christie Mirage 4KLH RGB laser projection systems.
ArcLight Cinemas has collaborated with Christie to custom fit the legendary Cinerama Dome in order to properly project the west-coast debut of Academy-award winning director Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk in 3D 4K 120 frames-per-seconds, the way it was shot. The debut will be held November 10.
Dolby Laboratories and Beijing Sparkle Roll Media Corporation have announced that Sparkle Roll’s comedy feature I Am Not Madame Bovary, in theatres November 18, will be mastered in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos for Dolby Cinema locations in China.
Cinesystem Cinemas in Morumbi Town, Brazil, is upgrading its entire theatre to Barco laser projection. Cinesystem Cinemas is one of the largest movie theater companies in Brazil and has always aimed to bring innovative technology to the most diverse places in the country. Today with 142 movie theaters throughout the country, the company is preparing its biggest project: inaugurate the most modern movie theater in Latin America, in São Paulo.
Barco will host a series of demo sessions at ShowEast with a focus on the industry’s first 20,000-lumen laser phosphor projector for cinema. Visitors can attend the sessions at ShowEast 2016, October 18-19 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach in Miami, Florida.
Hoyts Chadstone has become the first cineplex in Australia to install Christie’s groundbreaking RGB laser projection system. Located within the sprawling Chadstone Shopping Centre, Hoyts Chadstone has 13 auditoriums, including the 390-seat Xtremescreen premium auditorium fitted with a massive 24-meter wide screen – one of the biggest in Australia. The projection system here includes a Christie CP42LH 3DLP 4K RGB laser projector featuring enhanced wavelength diversification, connected via fiber optic to a laser rack housing nine laser modules that generate white light from multiple combinations of RGB primary color wavelengths to offer a spectacular 3D viewing experience on silver screens.