One of the biggest exhibition news stories of 2018 was the return of cinemas to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia after a 35-year ban. Vista Entertainment supported AMC Entertainment and the Development & Investment Entertainment, a subsidiary of Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, tin their efforts to open the country’s first commercial cinema this past April.
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Cinema Intelligence, a Vista Group company specializing in business intelligence for cinema exhibitors, has signed a deal with Nordisk Film, its first Scandinavian customer. The agreement covers both Denmark and Norway territories where Nordisk operates a total of 43 cinemas.
Vista Entertainment has signed an agreement with French exhibitor Les Cinemas Pathé Gaumont to incorporate a range of Vista’s theatre management software products into its operation.
Following January's announcement to roll out dynamic pricing to all of its German theatres, United Cinemas International Multiplex and Smart Pricer have successfully completed the roll-out three months ahead of schedule.
Vista Group International has signed Aeon Entertainment, its first customer in Japan. Japan is one of the top five film exhibition markets in the world according to box office revenue. Vista Group companies Vista Entertainment Solutions and Movio, will provide their respective cinema management and marketing data analytics software to Aeon who operate 91 cinema sites throughout Japan comprising 774 screens.
Vista Entertainment has appointed Till Cussmann senior vice president sales for EMEA and general manager, Europe. He will report to Mischa Kay, managing director of Vista Entertainment Solutions EMEA.
China Film Cinema Da Guang Road in Nanjing has become the first cinema in China to operate the projection booth with no human intervention by using GDC Technology’s Cinema Automation 2.0, which is designed to fully automated workflow. The multiplex has been running for three months with zero incidents reported, providing significant increase in operation efficiency.
GDC Technology announced today the completed integration of its TMS-2000 Theatre Management System with the Screenvision Media preshow. The integration enables automated ingestion and programming of ad content directly from Screenvision Media’s server to GDC’s new Cinema Automation CA2.0 and its TMS-2000, the second most deployed theatre management system in the world. The integration provides Screenvision Media’s network of exhibitors with preshow trimming functionality to maximize time available for preshow advertising between every show.
GDC Technology announced today that it has won a solicited tender proposal to be CJ CGV’s exclusive provider of digital cinema servers for the next two years. CJ CGV, an affiliates under the CJ Group, operates the largest number of screens and cinemas in Korea. The agreement involves the deployment of GDC digital cinema servers in all CJ CGV cinemas in Korea, China, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia and the United States.
GDC Showcases GDC Technology is showcasing its CA2.0 cinema automation system to motion pictures exhibitors during CinemaCon 2018.