Unique X has added South Africa to its Movie Transit DCP delivery network. In other news, Vue Entertainment has chosen the Unique X Movie Transit DCP content delivery solution in all of its 91 cinemas, a total of 870 screens, throughout the UK and Ireland.
Distribution & Exhibition
Austrian exhibitor Cineplexx is opening the first all-laser theatre chain in the country. Working with CinemaNext, the European specialist in cinema exhibitor services, is installing Barco Series 4 and Barco Laser projectors from Cinionic.
Cineworld Group – the world’s second largest cinema exhibitor – has signed an agreement to acquire more than 1,000 Christie RGB pure laser cinema projectors. Cineworld has nearly 9,500 screens across 10 territories and will take delivery of the projectors beginning this summer.
Odeon Cinemas Group is adding new Dolby Cinema auditoriums at two locations: Odeon Manchester Trafford Centre and Odeon Luxe Birmingham Broadway Plaza.
Samsung has announced four new locations to be opened in Europe, two in Spain, one in Ireland and one in Romania. Two screens will be installed at Odeon Multicines in Spain. The company’s Plaza de Armas, Seville location will be the first to open in September with a 10-meter screen, followed by the CC San Vicente, Alicante location with an Onyx 14 meter, opening by October. This will be the first 14 meter screen installed in Europe. Both installations will be completed by Ingevideo and Equipo de Cine.
Arts Alliance Media's theatre management system Screenwriter is now integrated and ready to use with Barco’s new Series 4 portfolio from Cinionic. Cinionic introduced the first four projector models of Barco’s new Series 4 portfolio at CinemaCon 2019.
Cinema Plus, the leading cinema chain of Azerbaijan, is installing CJ 4DPlex’s immersive seating format in its theatre in the Daniz Mall. This makes Azerbaijan the 65th country globally for 4DX and the fourth country from CIS following Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.
Diesel Kino, an exhibitor located approximately 50 kilometers from the borders of Slovenia and Hungary, will open an MX4D auditorium next month. Diesel’s first MX4D theatre will have 112 seats configured into 28 benches.
Harkness Screens has announced a major investment in its digital screen technology platform. Launched in 2013, the Harkness digital screen software offers a number of tools, which are designed to help architects, exhibitors and installers to ensure they are creating the correct specification and design of cinema screens. These tools range from the Digital Screen Modeller, a real-time 3D simulation tool for visualising on-screen presentation quality through to the Digital Screen Verifier, a light measurement app for the iPhone.
Golden Apple Cinema in Czech Republic is the first cinema in Europe to fully automate its workflow with GDC’s Cinema Automation 2.0 theatre management system and SR-1000 Standalone Integrated Media Block with CineCache.