Helios and Matheson Analytics has acquired Moviefone, the entertainment service that serves more than six million people monthly. HMNY is the majority owner of MoviePass.
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London’s world famous Abbey Road Studios has added DTS:X mixing tools to its mix stage facility. The installation is fully operational and available for professional content creators to mix both feature films and music.
CinemaNext recently debuted its new premium format Sphera theatre concept at Village Cinemas in the Mall of Athens. Combining the latest in projection, audio and lighting technologies, the Sphera theatre at Village Cinemas includes an 82-foot wide wall-to-wall screen, 669 luxury seats, 4K digital video projectors and a high-quality Dolby Atmos surround sound system. In order to provide a unique and innovative movie going experience, CinemaNext decided to incorporate Martin VDO Sceptron LED video fixtures to create a dynamic lighting system that complements the visuals on the screen.
Harman Professional Solutions today announced the grand opening of the Harman Experience Center – London. The new facility expands the growing global network of Harman Professional Solutions Experience Centers, including locations in Los Angeles, Singapore and Shanghai, and will serve as the new headquarters for the EMEA region.
Abramorama, in association with Apple Corps and Universal Music Group, will theatrically release The Beatles’ classic 1968 animated feature film, Yellow Submarine, across North America this July in celebration of its 50th anniversary.
CJ 4DPlex has reached the 500th 4DX screen milestone with the launch of its newest location at Pathé Belle Épine Cinema in Thiais, France. The first film screening in 4DX at this location was Ready Player One.
Chris Buchanan, Samsung’s director, business development, cinema screen, will give the keynote address at the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers Future of Cinema Conference April 8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event is co-sponsored by the National Association of Broadcasters and is part of their annual convention.
EclairGame, the eSports-based entertainment solution for cinemas from Ymagis Group, and Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé are strengthening their partnership established last year with the expansion of the competitions in the Fifa Tour 2018 championship to the Pathé Carré de Soie cinema in Vaulx-en-Velin and the Gaumont Montpellier Multiplex and Gaumont Wilson in Toulouse in addition to the Pathé La Villette cinema in Paris.
Opening weekend audiences for Ready Player One at Regal Cinemas nationwide will be the first to preview a trailer for Moviebill, the augmented reality platform. Concourse Media's principals and Moviebill cofounders Matthew Shreder and James Andrew Felts made the announcement.
Movio has announced that its new Audience Insights tool launches globally next week. The company believes it could revolutionize how cinemas engage with their customers by predicting the most likely audience for each film. A world-first, cinema-centric tool, it draws on past audience behavioral data, helping cinema marketers connect moviegoers with the films most suited to them. They can then work out how best to incentivize attendance.