Cinema Paris in Berlin Goes Digital with Kinoton

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

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.