For more than a decade, theatre management software has been the backbone of every cinema that made the transition to digital projection technology, which is to say, virtually every movie theatre in the world. Many different manufacturers provide their own approach to the challenges that TMS was designed to address. I recently spoke with five TMS manufacturers and asked if they thought exhibitors were getting the most from their TMS, where their TMS fits in a movie theatre enterprise and, most of all, what new ideas in TMS can we expect to see when the industry gathers in Las Vegas next week for CinemaCon 2017. We’re presenting the companies alphabetically and will be offering their answers over the next five days. Today’s company: CinemaNext.
CinemaNext today announced the launch of Sphera, its new premium format cinema concept, designed to deliver a superior movie going experience and content flexibility for cinema operators and theatre owners. CinemaNext will introduce Sphera next week during CinemaCon 2017 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
CinemaNext has signed an agreement with Empire Cinemas, the UK’s leading independently owned cinema chain, to oversee projection and audio installations, field services and technical customer support. The agreement covers Empire’s entire network of 14 locations across Great Britain, representing a total of 127 screens, including two IMAX Cinemas.
The Mathäser Filmpalast (m) K6 Auditorium in Munich is the first in Germany to be awarded a QSC-Certified Theatre certification. CinemaNext and QSC made the announcement. Kinopolis’ largest cinema complex, the Mathäser Filmpalast now boasts a Dolby Atmos cinema auditorium powered by QSC Q-SYS audio technology.
CinemaNext, part of the Ymagis Group, has opened its first French regional sales and technical support office at the Pôle Pixel in Villeurbanne, a suburb of Lyon. Olivier Douet, head of sales for CinemaNext France, Switzerland and Africa, manages the office.