Barco has announced that more than 50 theater complexes, including 20 in EMEA, are now all-Barco laser multiplexes, utilizing a combination of Barco Flagship Laser and Smart Laser projectors.
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Members of the International Union of Cinemas, which represents European cinema associations and key operators, today elected a new board to serve the organization for the next two years. The decision – made during the organization’s General Assembly at CineEurope, UNIC’s official convention in Barcelona – saw Phil Clapp, CEO of the UK Cinema Association, re-appointed as president and a number of other key board positions confirmed
Unique Digital and Cinema Equipment and Supplies unveiled Cielo 4.0 today at CineEurope 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. “The goal of the new design and module is to integrate your management tasks, analytics reporting, and equipment alerts into an enterprise IoT platform, enabling unity and collaboration across your circuit,” said Rick Cabrera, Unique Digital’s vice president of technology.
Christie is the exclusive digital projection partner for the Shanghai International Film Festival for the ninth consecutive year. The event, which is taking place from June 17-26, is China’s only non-specialized competitive international film festival accredited by the Paris-based Fédération Internationale des Associations de Producteurs de Films. Currently in its 20th year, the star-studded festival kicked off in style with the screening of Danish Academy Award-winning film and television director Bille August’s latest film The Chinese Widow starring Emile Hirsch and Crystal Liu, while Chinese director Zheng Chang’s crime action film Detonator will close the event.
Ymagis Group’s CinemaNext and Éclair are showcasing ÉclairColor’s high dynamic range technology at CineEurope from June 19-21 in Barcelona (Spain) at the Cinesa cinema complex, located in the Diagonal Mar Shopping Mall.
Screenvision Media is integrating Unique Digital’s RosettaBridge Theater Management System into its preshow. Enabling automated ingestion and programming of ad content directly to an exhibitor showing level, the integration provides Screenvision Media’s US network of exhibitors with a new choice of integrated TMS for their locations and operations.
Sony Digital Cinema 4K has launched Finity, a new campaign to promote the company’s Premium Large Format projection systems. European customers in the UK, Germany, Ireland, and Turkey have already committed to the new offering that combines Sony’s HDR-ready 4K dual projection technology with a complimentary suite of tailored branding assets and marketing support. Exhibitors equipped with the current family of Sony high-contrast SRX-R500 series dual projection systems have no need for any additional investment.
At CineEurope 2017 Coca-Cola has joined forces with Barco to set up a Barco Lobby Experience to demonstrate how exhibitors can turn their cinema lobbies into enjoyable destinations to make the movie-going experience memorable.
Sony has named Damien Weissenburger business head of Sony Digital Cinema 4K in parallel with current responsibilities as business head of corporate and education solutions. Based in the UK, he will oversee strategic growth plans for the two separate business entities.
Premiere Cinemas has adopted Unique Digital’s RosettaPOS softwarein all its sites, effective immediately. “We are very pleased to have been instrumental in the development and implementation of RosettaPOS, in close cooperation with the team at Unique Digital,” said David Horáček, co-owner of Premiere Cinemas.