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Cinépolis Reopens Historic Bay Theatre

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 10:20 -- Nick Dager

Cinépolis USE announced today that its Bay Theatre in Pacific Palisades, California, will reopen this Friday, November 9. The theatre, which was originally designed in 1948 by one of the most prolific American motion pictures theaters architects, S. Charles Lee, will reopen in Palisades Village after being closed for 40 years. The new facility will feature five ultra-lux, customized screening rooms each with over-the-top amenities that cater to one of Southern California’s most coveted communities for families and privacy-seeking celebrities.

Odeon Opens the UK’s First Dolby Cinema

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 09:02 -- Nick Dager

One of Europe’s most famous cinemas, London’s Odeon Leicester Square, will reopen this Christmas following an 11 month, multi million pound deluxe refurbishment that has transformed what has been called the home of the premiere back into a global icon in the heart of London’s West End. The building’s largest screen has been fully upgraded to combine luxurious reclining Odeon Luxe seats with the captivating experience of Dolby Cinema.

Cinépolis to Employ Cielo Technology Across its Global Enterprise

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 11:17 -- Nick Dager

Cinépolis, the fourth largest movie theater circuit in the world, and the largest in Mexico and Latin America, has selected Cielo as its provider of choice for digital management, monitoring and support of the entire Cinépolis circuit across the world. Cielo is joining forces with CES+, who has a longstanding business alliance with Cinépolis, and will act as the integrator channel partner and primary manager of the account.

4DX Tops $250 Million in 2018 Ticket Sales to Date

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 11:12 -- Nick Dager

CJ 4DPlex has reached new levels of success with more than 20 million worldwide attendees and $250 million at the box office to date in 2018. The company anticipates that the total number of moviegoers who have experienced 4DX since its launch in 2009 will exceed 85 million by year’s end, with the total box office gross surpassing $1 billion.

Emerging Cinema Markets Conference Set for November 20-22

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 10:41 -- Nick Dager

With a focus on Turkey, Middle East, Central Asia, Balkans and Africa, DCS Events in association with The Big Picture will host the Emerging Cinema Markets Conference November 20-22 at the five-star luxury Swissôtel The Bosphorus, Istanbul. The three-day conference will outline the current issues facing emerging markets, including:

MyCinema Releasing Patient 001

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 10:37 -- Nick Dager

MyCinema is marketing Patient 001 to cinema circuits in the United States for an exclusive cinematic release from November 27, 2018 through January 15, 2019. A dark psychological thriller that tests the edges of humanity, ethics, science and the supernatural, Patient 001 is about an unthinkable act inspired by love, when a wife desperate to keep a piece of her husband alive, leads to the ultimate taboo and forbidden act.

SOC to Honor Jane Fonda, Harrison Ford

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 10:26 -- Nick Dager

The Society of Camera Operators will present Lifetime Achievement Awards to Governors Award recipient, Jane Fonda and President’s Award recipient, Harrison Ford on January 26, 2019 at the Lowes Hollywood hotel. The society is presenting the Lifetime Achievement awards for their extraordinary body of work and collaboration and commitment to the art and craft of camera operating.

A Conversation with Colorist Isaac Molina

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 11:09 -- Nick Dager

Isaac Molina is a senior colorist based in Mexico City, where for the last nine years he has worked at leading post house Oxido. Molina has a rich tapestry of grading experience that includes TV commercials and, as the colorist and DI supervisor, with the grade of more than 30 feature films. More recently, he has worked as a colorist in the first Latin American high dynamic range TV series for Netflix. Digital Cinema Report recently spoke with Molina about his career, the art and craft of color grading and his work on The House of Flowers.

Christie Helps Bring the Bedford Playhouse to Life

Wed, 10/31/2018 - 10:55 -- Nick Dager

Christie cinema projectors illuminated all three screens for the September grand opening of New York State’s newly renovated, historic Bedford Playhouse. The original Playhouse first opened its doors in April 1947, and 70 years later the total audio/visual design and installation phase for the new complex was awarded to Digital Media Systems, a valued Christie business partner, as part of the construction of the new facility that began in spring 2017.

Regal Launches Rebranding Campaign

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 14:56 -- Nick Dager

Regal, since March of this year part of Cineworld Group, the second biggest exhibitor in the world, has unveiled its new logo. The rebranding is part of a larger strategy to commit $1.0 billion over five years to build new cinemas and renovate existing ones, to ensure that Regal is The Best Place to Watch a Movie!

The Unnerving Suspense of Sound

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 14:53 -- Nick Dager

Jonathan Wales, mixing at Formosa NoHo, recently completed the audio mix for the Netflix series, The Haunting of Hill House. The Haunting of Hill House was mixed in Dolby Atmos. For the show, Wales needed to convey the feeling of spaciousness in the house and create unnerving suspense throughout the mix as a family relives their scary past.

The Americans Wraps at Technicolor PostWorks

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 09:35 -- Nick Dager

The sixth and final Emmy award winning series of The Americans, a period spy thriller set in the 1980s during the Cold War, was recently finished in high dynamic range and 4K Ultra HD at Technicolor PostWorks in New York. Since series two, the look of the finished series has been the responsibility of John Crowley, Senior Digital Colorist, working on the Baselight color grading system from FilmLight.

Ymagis Group Reports Third Quarter Earnings

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 09:27 -- Nick Dager

Ymagis Group today reported its consolidated revenue for Q3 and for the first nine months of 2018. The lower than expected performance of CinemaNext’s equipment distribution activities and increased difficulties with Eclair's post-production and restoration activities are not sufficient to offset the decline in virtual print fee activity over the third quarter of 2018.

VFX Legion Expands Effects Team

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 09:20 -- Nick Dager

Burbank-based visual effects studio VFX Legion has signed lead matte painter Marc Adamson, head of simulation and dynamics Eric Ebling, and lead lighter Bryan Shepperd to its team. The artists bring a mix of skill-sets to the company, which specializes in augmenting footage for feature films and episodic television shows with photorealistic environments and CG imagery that would be too expensive and time-consuming to shoot live.

Immersive Rooms

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 12:36 -- Nick Dager

One of the biggest technology trends in motion picture exhibition today is immersive seating. Several companies have successfully partnered with exhibitors, movie studies and other producers to create an audience experience that actively mirrors the sights, sounds, actions and aromas of the movie on the screen. MediaMation is unique among these companies because not only are the seats in an MX4D theatre designed for movement and effects, the entire room is.

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