Carmike Opens First BigD Theatre in South Carolina

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Mon, 07/30/2012 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Carmike has announced that the first Carmike Cinemas BigD theatre in the Carolinas will open this month at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach South Carolina. Films in both 2D and 3D will be digitally projected onto a wall-to-wall floor-to-ceiling screen measuring 82 feet wide and more than three stories tall. Quad-amplified four-way speakers and six 21-inch subwoofers will support the audio. The custom QSC Digital audio system will be tuned to a 7.1 speaker array with 16 channels upgradeable to 11.1. We're justifiably excited about bringing this innovative theatre experience to Myrtle Beach and the Carolinas said David Passman Carmike's president and CEO. “The BigD sets a new gold standard for the cinematic experience. It delivers unparalleled picture clarity. The light output is one of the brightest in the industry with a picture quality of noticeably higher resolution than HD. And the deep resonating digital sound combined with the comfort of the plush leather high-back rocking seats make this an unbelievably exciting movie-going experience very different than what's offered at other theatres. It's something that has to be experienced in person to be truly appreciated. ,3423
Principal Photography Underway on Carrie Remake,2012-07-31,Principal photography has commenced in Toronto Ontario on the highly anticipated horror film Carrie it was announced today by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Screen Gems.  Director Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don't Cry; Stop-Loss) reimagines Stephen King's best-selling novel for MGM and Screen Gems' take on the enduring genre classic. Starring Chloe Grace Moretz (Hugo) four time Oscar-nominee Julianne Moore (Crazy Stupid Love; The Kids are Alright) and Judy Greer (The Descendants) Carrie tells the supernatural tale of a telekinetic teenage girl tormented by her peers.  Carrie is slated for a 2013 theatrical release. The quiet suburb of Chamberlain Maine is home to the deeply religious and conservative Margaret White (Moore) and her daughter Carrie (Moretz).  Carrie is a sweet but meek outcast whom Margaret has sheltered from society.  Gym teacher Miss Desjardin (Greer) tries in vain to protect Carrie from local mean girls led by the popular and haughty Chris Hargenson (Portia Doubleday Youth in Revolt) but only Chris' best friend Sue Snell (Gabriella Wilde The Three Musketeers) regrets their actions. In an effort to make amends Sue asks her boyfriend high school heartthrob Tommy Ross (newcomer Ansel Elgort) to take Carrie to prom. Pushed to the limit by her peers at the dance Carrie unleashes telekinetic havoc. Brian De Palma's 1976 film version of CARRIE earned Oscar nominations for stars Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie. MGM and Screen Gems' Carrie is produced by Kevin Misher (Public Enemies). J. Miles Dale (The Vow) serves as executive producer and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Big Love) wrote the script from King's original story.  Carrie's creative team includes Director of Photography Steve Yedlin (Looper) Production Designer Carol Spier (Eastern Promises) Costume Designer Luis Sequeira (The Thing) and Editor Lee Percy (Boys Don't Cry). ,3424
Cinesystem Brazil Installs Cinedigm TCC in Booth-Less Theatre,2012-07-31,Cinesystem’s theatre in Hortolandia Brazil in the state of Sao Paulo has installed a Theatre Command Center from Cinedigm. Cinedigm with its local partner DGT is now working directly with exhibitors in Latin America starting in Brazil to showcase Cinedigm’s digital cinema technology in preparation for its VPF program roll out later this year.  Hortolandia’s five-screen fully digital cinema is using Cinedigm’s Theatre Command Center to support the innovative booth-less cinema concept that has been pioneered by Cinesystem the fastest growing cinema exhibitor in Brazil. TCC will link to DGT’s network operations center using Cinedigm’s powerful circuit management solution Enterprise to provide complete circuit-wide management and monitoring of shows content KDM’s and digital systems. “We are thankful for the opportunity and excited to work with such a forward-thinking exhibitor as Cinesystem and to demonstrate why the Cinedigm solutions are such a great fit for Brazil and the Latin American market ” said Jim Miller president of Cinedigm’s Software Division. “Once installed TCC and Enterprise will easily manage digital cinema operations without the daily hands on intervention by theatre staff required by other TMS solutions.  As a result our customers save time and money managing their digital theatres with less errors and lower training costs.” “This showcase in Hortolandia is the first of many planned deployments designed to demonstrate to exhibitors the technology and value that we are bringing to Brazil and Latin America ” said Tieres Tavares president of DGT. “I am very pleased to work with Cinedigm and DGT to explore the efficiencies that the Cinedigm TMS can bring to Cinesystem ” said Marcos Barros president of Cinesystem. ,3425
Cinema Paris in Berlin Goes Digital with Kinoton,2012-07-31,The Cinema Paris in Berlin a movie theatre with a grand tradition with a Kinoton DCS Digital Cinema Solution. The cinema is located right at the Kurfürstendamm and enjoys protected status as a historic building. The Cinema Paris is inside the Maison de France - Institut Français cultural center and has specialized in original French movies. Kinoton installed the system with integrated Dolby Server and a new micro-perforated screen. In recent years the Cinema Paris has acquired a reputation as one of Germany’s leading repertory cinemas. It was originally established mainly for the purpose of presenting French film culture but deviated significantly from this mission in the 1980s. This prompted the French government to buy it up and look for someone to lease it and consistently offer a program of European and French cinematic art. The Yorck Group won out and in 1994 ushered in a new successful era in the Cinema Paris with Claude Chabrol’s L'Enfer. The original films are nearly always shown parallel to the dubbed German versions. Since 1995  the establishment has also belonged to Europa Cinémas a network of European movie theatres whose members have pledged to screen a significant number of European films.  ,3426
Cinemark to Open NextGen Theatre in Los Angeles Area,2012-07-31,Cinemark plans to construct a nine-screen all-digital movie theatre that will feature the company's new Cinemark NextGen design concept in the Los Angeles area. The Runway at Playa Vista development will be located south of Santa Monica in the Playa Vista neighborhood. Cinemark XD is a complete entertainment environment featuring a 72 foot wall-to-wall and ceiling-to-floor screen plush seating and a custom digital surround sound system featuring the latest in sound technology. A Doremi server and a Barco DLP digital projector will deliver the digital images. We are thrilled to introduce our new Cinemark NextGen movie theatre experience with VIP premium seating that features the latest in digital and sound technologies to guests in Los Angeles says Tim Warner Cinemark's chief executive officer. The Runway at Playa Vista promises to be one of the premier developments in Southern California and our theatre will quickly become recognized as the preferred place in the market to enjoy a great movie-going experience. We plan to move very quickly to open the theatre in early 2014. The Cinemark Playa Vista will provide a convenient opportunity for movie screenings and Premiers as we combine the best technical theatrical experience with dining and cocktails says Steve Bunnell senior vice president global content programming. We will feature ample parking with valet service and a secure environment for red carpet press events. All of this will be conveniently located in an area that is near the studios the 405 Freeway and LAX. We are ecstatic to have Cinemark open what will be the premier theater experience in Los Angeles at Runway says Lincoln Property Company's executive vice president David Binswanger. Runway is designed to reflect the Southern California coastal culture and we are pleased to be adding Cinemark to our tenant mix which will also include a gourmet grocer pharmacy and other neighborhood-serving restaurants and retailers. The open public spaces landscaped walkways and outdoor fire places will make Runway a natural community gathering place. ,3427
Megaplex Chooses Doremi as Primary Technology Provider,2012-07-31,Megaplex Theatres has selected Doremi as the primary technology provider for the upgrade of its remaining screens across six locations throughout the state of Utah. Forty-one Doremi DCP-2K4 servers are scheduled for installation this summer. Moreover Doremi’s accessibility product line including the CaptiView closed captioning system and the Fidelio device for the visually impaired are also scheduled for installation in the theatre complexes. The theatre chain expects to have the upgrade completed by the end of September. We are happy to offer enhanced services in these new cities to our guests especially those with hearing or visual limitations said Blake Andersen senior vice president and general manager of Megaplex Theatres. “We chose Doremi products because of their unmatched reliability and performance characteristics. We are very pleased and excited to be partnering with the industry’s leading technology provider in ensuring the best quality experience for our guests. Megaplex Theatres has the highest grossing box office per capita in the U.S. Megaplex Theatres recently finished in the top five in the U.S. for the midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises as well as several other films including the Twilight franchise the Harry Potter franchise and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise among others.