Atlas Cinemas’ EastGate location in Cleveland, Ohio recently upgraded its seating with 723 recliners from Atom Seating. Atom Seating, the cinema seating division of Spaces & Between supplied one of its leading models, the Helium Mini, which the company says is known for its ergonomic cushioning that is comfortable and long lasting.
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Cinema-industry veteran Susie Beiersdorf, vice president of sales, cinema – The Americas, Christie, has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the Ken Mason Inter-Society Award. The Ken Mason Award honors an individual who has made outstanding long-term contributions leading to the overall improvement of the motion picture experience. The announcement was made today by Paul Holliman, president, The Inter-Society for the Enhancement of Cinema Presentation. Beiersdorf will receive the award at a ceremony held at CinemaCon in Las Vegas on April 4.
Paramount Pictures is releasing upcoming feature films Wonder Park and Pet Sematary in the immersive, multi-sensory 4DX format from CJ 4DPlex. The companies also announced plans to release additional titles together later in 2019.
Online ticket purchases increased by nearly nineteen percent last year while in theatre ticket purchasing dropped by more than five percent, according to a study released by Webedia Movies Pro and Vertigo Research.
Fast Company has named CJ 4DPlex as one of the world’s most innovative companies for 2019 for its immersive film technologies for theaters, 4DX and 4DX with ScreenX.
Anthony Bloom, chairman Cineworld Group, will receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award at CinemaCon 2019. Mitch Neuhauser, managing director of the show made the announcement. CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, will be held April 1-4 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Bloom will be presented with this honor during opening night festivities.
MoviePass, the self-described future of moviegoing, seems to be a thing of the past, at least as we’ve come to know it. Fortune Magazine reported today that the company, which has been hurt by heavy financial losses, is retooling its strategy again.
Mexican movie chain Cinépolis plans to expand across the Arab Gulf States this year, with new cinemas set to open in the United Arab Emirate, Saudi Arabia and Oman. The publication TradeArabia first reported the deal.
Jérôme Seydoux, co-chairman and CEO of Pathé and chairman and CEO, Les Cinemas Pathe Gaumont, will receive this year’s Career Achievement in Exhibition Award, Mitch Neuhauser, managing director of CinemaCon announced today. CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, will be held April 1-4 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Seydoux will be presented with this honor at the International Day Luncheon taking place on April 1.
Severtson Screens will feature its recently introduced enhanced SēVision 3D GX-WA projection screen coating at CinemaCon 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada April 1-4 at Caesars Palace.