National Amusements and Barco have established a strategic partnership to convert all Showcase XPlus auditoriums to Flagship Laser projection. As part of the agreement, National will install Barco’s Flagship Laser projectors in all of its premium large format Showcase XPlus auditoriums beginning with six of its top theater sites in the Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey areas. In the future, all XPlus auditoriums will feature Barco’s Flagship Laser projection technology.
Barco Flagship Laser projectors
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.
Laser protection was one of the big stories of last month’s CinemaCon convention. All four projector manufacturers featured laser technology in their exhibits and all four announced significant sales. Many people can claim some measure of credit for laser projection’s success in digital cinema but none more than Bill Beck. His advocacy for the technology, which goes back more than a decade, has justifiably earned him the title The Laser Guy.