Samsung and Harman have installed one of the world’s largest Onyx Cinema LED screens in India’s tech capital Bengaluru at the iconic Swagath Cinemas, which will now be rechristened Swagath Onyx Theatre. The screen measures 14 meters. Globally, there are only two other 14-meter Onyx Cinema LED screens installed to date, in Malaysia and China.
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Edge Content & Technology, one of Australia’s leading cinema technology integrators, has acquired 52 Christie RealLaser CP4325-RGB cinema projectors illumination for deployment into theatres.
Barco and Imax have renewed their partnership for the development of projectors for the Imax with Laser brand. The partnership began in 2012.
With just a few days left before the year’s most anticipated film hits theatres, Fandango is reporting that more than 4,000 Avengers: Endgame showtimes have already sold out at theatres across the country – from big cities to small towns, from Hilo, Hawaii to Newington, New Hampshire. The nation’s theatre chains are constantly posting new showtimes and adding new screens for Endgame on Fandango to meet the fan demand.
B&B Theatres has opened another MX4D auditorium, bringing the theatre chain’s total to six. “Our continued partnership with MediaMation proves our belief in MX4D,” said Brock Bagby, executive vice president of B&B Theatres. Situated on the Kansas/Missouri state line, Overland Park is the second largest city in Kansas with nearly 200,000 residents. The theatre also has the ability to draw from the nearby Kansas City metropolitan area, which boasts almost 500,000 peoples.
ICTA Europe has announced the 2019 winners of the ICTA Awards, celebrating technological leadership, design and innovation in the European cinema exhibition sector.
The Cinema Advertising Council today announced that 2018 revenue among CAC members reached $781,190,000, surpassing $750 million for the third year in a row. This marks the fourth year in a row of national and regional revenue growth.
Cinema chain Hoyts is equipping four auditoriums in Melbourne and Sydney with more than 200 D-Box motion seats.
As part of the ongoing expansion of its sound resources, Sony Pictures Post Production Services has upgraded three mix stages on the Sony Pictures lot to support sound mixing for film and television in the immersive Dolby Atmos format. Among them is the 344-seat Cary Grant Theatre, the studio’s largest. Sony Pictures now has seven mix stages that support Dolby Atmos sound and plans to have nine within the next few years. The first project slated for an immersive mix in the upgraded theaters is Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Far from Home, which opens July 5.
Lumiere VOD was launched this week at the Council of Europe by Mariya Gabriel, the EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society and the Council’s Secretary General, Thorbjorn Jagland in the presence of Silvia Costa, Member of the European Parliament and Rapporteur for Creative Europe and president of the Association of Film Directors and Producers, filmmaker Radu Milaileanu. The database contains information on more than 35,000 European films offered 150,000 times on VOD. This data has been taken from 250 different VOD catalogues available in 28 European countries.