Warner Bros. Pictures, announced today the release of New Line Cinema’s IT Chapter Two in three immersive cinema technologies: the multi-sensory 4DX format, the heightened 4DX Extreme (available in select theaters and territories) and the panoramic, 270-degree ScreenX. When the film is released globally on September 6 audiences worldwide will be able to take in the highly anticipated horror franchise finale in the auditoriums of 4DX and ScreenX.
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Later this month Houston based dine-in-theatre chain Star Cinema Grill will open its newest location in Spring, Texas. The new theatre will feature Sony’s 4K laser projectors in all 12 auditoriums.
New York Women in Film & Television has named Jamie Zelermyer as its new board of directors president. Zelermyer has served on the NYWIFT board for four years, most recently as vice president of special events through which she oversaw the production of the 2017 and 2018 NYWIFT Muse Awards. She has been a New York-based producer and production executive for over 20 years and is currently producing Independent Feature Project’s signature program, IFP Week.
Cineplex has opened Canada’s second CJ 4DPlex 4DX auditorium in Calgary, Alberta. The multi-sensory experience debuted at Scotiabank Theatre Chinook with Universal Pictures’ action-packed film, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.
The Chinese action film The Bravest was released at 48 frames per second on Pixelworks’ TrueCut platform. This is the fourth film to be released in high frame rate in China using the TrueCut platform, and a look into the cinematic opportunities to come for filmmakers using this video platform.
The International Cinema Technology Association has presented Christie Digital Systems with its Teddy Award as Manufacturer of the Year. The award is voted on by active members of the ICTA and presented annually to the ICTA manufacturer which “most closely exemplifies the progressive principals of product development and provides the dealers with service and up-to-date technical and sales information, while supporting the status of its product without qualification.”
Cinema Sunshine has installed Christie RealLaser projectors and Vive Audio in its new flagship cinema complex in Tokyo. Known as Grand Cinema Sunshine, the luxuriously furnished multiplex located in the commercial and entertainment district of Ikebukuro is the first in Japan to have all 12 auditoriums equipped with RGB pure laser projection systems.
Dubai post-production facility Hockwood Digital has installed VIP recliners from Atom Seating. They chose the model Helium in AU series.
CJ 4DPlex today announced a new partnership agreement with GDC Technology to work together to identify new opportunities for ScreenX and 4DX to expand the companies’ exhibition network across Latin America.
Dolby, Warner Bros., and AMC Theatres today announced that, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of The Matrix, winner of four Academy Awards including Best Sound, audiences across the U.S. can experience the Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ film in the more than 135 Dolby Cinema at AMC locations around the U.S., beginning August 30.
National CineMedia, the managing member and owner of 48.6 percent of National CineMedia, LLC, the largest cinema advertising network in the U.S., announced today that the company’s board of directors appointed Thomas F. Lesinski to the role of chief executive officer, effective August 2. He will continue to serve on the NCM board in his new role.
The Star Cinema Grill in Richmond, Texas, a Houston suburb, made history in June when it installed the largest Samsung Onyx LED Cinema Screen in North America. Now that a few weeks have passed, I wanted to get a sense of how the screen was working, how moviegoers were responding to it and, also, to learn more about the challenges that went into installing such new technology. To do that I spoke with several of the key players involved in the selection, purchase, installation and operation of the Onyx screen.
D-Box Technologies is celebrating ten years of success in the movie business with the release of Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. Today, the company has installed nearly 750 screens in 41 countries.
For the fourth consecutive year, Christie if the official technology partner for Big Cine Expo, which takes place August 27-28 at the Bombay Exhibition Center, Mumbai, from August 27-28.
Abramorama and Eagle Rock Entertainment are releasing a Banger Films documentary feature film that tells the story of how three oddball teenage bluesmen – Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard – became ZZ Top, one of the biggest, most beloved bands on the planet, all while maintaining a surrealist mystique that continues to intrigue fans and entice onlookers a half century after the band’s inception. All three band members will be in attendance at the premiere, as they prepare to embark on their 50thAnniversary Tour.
Arts Alliance Media has released new features and integrations to widely used theatre management system Screenwriter. The latest version provides AAM’s exhibitor customers with advanced automation options and support for the newest projectors and technology in digital cinema.
The Netflix Post Technology Alliance has selected Adobe After Effects as one of the initial products in the new visual effects category. The Alliance is a program committed to serving the evolving needs of the post-production community through innovation and support.
Melanie Martinez and Atlantic Records new album and accompanying full-length film, K-12 will be released September 6. Prior to that, the film will have its official Los Angeles film premiere on September 3 exclusively at Hollywood’s famed Arclight Cinerama Dome. An official New York City premiere will follow on September 5 at the AMC Empire 25 in Times Square.
Regal is opening a total of three new 4DX and four ScreenX auditoriums across multiple markets in the U.S bringing the exhibitor’s current count to 21 and 20, respectively. All of the installations are expected to be completed by the end of this month. The locations include:
The IBC2019 International Honor for Excellence will go to Andy Serkis, the director, producer and actor who is today best known for his performance capture roles. These include Gollum, Supreme Leader Snoke, King Kong and Caesar in the Planet of the Apes series.