The new Ham Yard Hotel is the eighth London property in the Firmdale Hotels group. It opened in June. Like three other Firmdale Hotels in London and one in New York, it features a 188-seat art theater designed and equipped to the highest professional standards. Its luxurious setting and furniture, the lighting, the sound and now, a Barco ultra-bright DP4K-32Bx projector all combine to provide hotel guests and other visitors with an entertainment experience beyond compare.
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With the help of system integrator Protronic, Arena Cinemas, Geneva, Switzerland, has equipped each of its nine theaters with Auro 11.1 immersive sound by Barco. The upcoming films Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Lucy and Into the Storm have all been mixed in Auro 11.1.
Following an extensive review over the past year, Kinoplex announced that it has selected Doremi to digitize 160 of its screens across Brazil. Quanta DTG/AAM is managing the transition.
Studio Movie Grill is opening new locations in Tampa, Florida, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Rocklin and Simi Valley, California. Since 2000, Studio Movie Grill has expanded from its Texas roots to soon include 22 locations in ten states.
The Orchard has acquired theatrical and digital rights spanning North America and the U.K. to Harmontown. The documentary, directed by Neil Berkeley (Beauty Is Embarrassing) and co-produced by Future You Pictures and Starburns Industries, follows Community creator and writer/producer Dan Harmon on tour for his eponymous podcast series. The film features appearances by Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Sarah Silverman, Jason Sudeikis and Joel McHale -- among other A-list comics -- and will be released by The Orchard theatrically and digitally this fall.
CineArt Multiplex, the leading exhibitor in Minas Gerais, the second largest state in Brazil has chosen the Doremi IMS1000 integrated media server for its digital cinema transition. The contractual agreement between Doremi and CineArt includes 32 units to be added to the total install base of 41 servers. Quanta DGT is the virtual print fee integrator; CineBrasil is the service provider.
The European Audiovisual Observatory has just published a brand new report on the theatrical circulation of European children’s films. The Observatory’s cinema analyst, Martin Kanzler, presented this new report at the KIDS Regio Forum, which took place in Erfurt, Germany June 20th.
Transformers: Age of Extinction, a blockbuster produced by Paramount and Jiaflix was the highest grossing imported film in Mainland China for the first half of 2014. The movie is the China Movie Media Group’s first collaboration with a U.S. Studio, Paramount Pictures.
Shout! Factory, Screenvision and Nerd Corps Entertainment have teamed up to bring a new feature-length original movie Slugterra: Return of the Elementals to cinemas across the U.S beginning August 2.
Christie has installed a Solaria CP2230 DLP digital cinema projector for the Space Tour 4D Theater at South Korea's largest theme park, Everland. Its Korean partner, Eugenetek Corporation, assisted Christie in the installation. The effort is part of the renewal process for the immensely popular Space Tour 4D Theater.