MoviePass announced today that it has surpassed one million paying subscribers, an increase in its subscriber base by more than 6,500 percent since the introduction of its $9.95 per month pricing model in August. The company says it has reached this milestone in less time than Spotify, Hulu, and Netflix.
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RealD today filed a complaint with the District Court (Landgericht) in Düsseldorf, alleging that Volfoni SAS, Volfoni GmbH and CinemaNext Deutschland have infringed three of RealD’s European patents by the importation, sale, or offer for sale of the Volfoni SmartCrystal Diamond cinema systems in Germany. In the complaint, RealD requests an injunction banning the sale of the infringing devices and seeks financial damages.
Arts Alliance Media, together with their Chinese reseller Beijing Cserv, today announced that Jackie Chan Cinemas is centralizing all their operations using AAM’s enterprise Theatre Management System Producer.
The Event Cinema Association’s fifth annual conference will take place February 7 at Vue West End in Leicester Square, London. A highlight of the event cinema industry calendar, the conference brings together a diverse range of content producers, technical providers, distributors and exhibitors from all over the world.
Barco was named CineAsia 2017 Technology Innovator of the Year earlier this week in Hong Kong. In accepting the award, senior vice president entertainment Wim Buyens said, “Given that this is exactly what we try to achieve, we are particularly proud to be recognized as Technology Innovator of the Year.
FlixCinema is a new chain of Indonesian movie theatres, designed to appeal to all audiences by offering a range of facilities aimed at different budgets. It has five auditoriums labeled silver, gold or platinum, according to the facilities they offer. The premium-priced platinum hall offers the highest level of comfort, featuring a premium lounge, fully reclining luxurious seat, soft blanket, side table and a USB charger for all patrons.
Spotlight Cinema Networks has formed CineLife Entertainment, a new division to distribute event cinema and other alternative programming. The content will be available to Spotlight's nationwide network of art house, luxury cinemas and exhibitors around the world.
Wonder Wheel, from Amazon Studios, reunites Allen with veteran cinematographer Vittorio Storaro, who was behind the camera for Allen’s Café Society, where his cinematography earned the biggest raves from critics reviewing the film. The movie also reunites colorist Anthony Raffaele of Technicolor PostWorks New York and DIT Simone d’Arcangelo.
THX has entered into a strategic partnership with China Film Giant Screen, a subsidiary of China Film Group, for both technology and business collaborations.
CJ 4DPlex has signed a binding memorandum of understanding for a partnership with Golden Screen Cinemas in Malaysia, as well as a new agreement with PVR Cinemas. This will bring a 4DX theater to the GSC Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru location by the end of 2017.
Australian exhibitor Hoyts has purchased and undisclosed number of Christies’ newly introduced CP4325-RGB pure laser cinema projector. The projectors will be installed at Hoyts’ upcoming flagship all RGB laser cinema complex located in Docklands, Melbourne, as well as in Auckland-based post-production house Department of Post.
ScreenX, the multi-projection system that provides a 270-degree panoramic film viewing experience within a theatre setting, reported today a successful 2017 for the company from strong attendance results to a number of key expansion milestones.
GDC Technology announced today that its immersive sound system has been installed, or has commitments for more than 750 screens, operated by a host of theatre companies around the globe. Within the Asia-Pacific region, China has the highest growth rate of DTS:X installations, increasing the number of screens by 39 percent in 2017.
Powster has launched the official movie platform for Unrest to support the filmmaking team, promote the movie and increase ticket sales.
MoviePass and Fandor today announced that both companies are partnering with Costco to offer a one-year subscription plan for a flat fee of $89.99. The package deal for both services is available exclusively to Costco members and covers a year of membership for both MoviePass and Fandor. The offer will only be available online at Costco.com for one week, from December 12 to December 18, 2017.
MTI Film recently provided final post-production services for The Story of Us with Morgan Freeman, a six-part documentary series on National Geographic. The facility handled editorial conforming and color grading for the series in which the veteran actor travels the globe “in search of an answer to one fundamental question for humanity: what are the common forces that bind us together?”
AMC Entertainment Holdings today announced the signing of a non-binding memorandum of understanding with the public investment fund of Saudi Arabia. In line with the fund’s mandate to help unlock promising new sectors within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, PIF and AMC Entertainment will explore a range of commercial opportunities for collaboration that will support the growth of the Kingdom’s entertainment sector.
GDC Technology showcased its next generation of cinema automation system to motion pictures exhibitors during CineAsia 2017 this week at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. The company says its Cinema Automation 2.0 is the first-ever centralized solution to provide comprehensive automated management of content storage and playback, show scheduling, power supply and screening quality.
Christie today introduced the Christie CP4325-RGB pure laser cinema projector, which delivers a premium movie-going experience to mainstream theatres. Featuring CineLife electronics and RealLaser illumination, this compact, all-in-one DCI-compliant projector excels in image quality and operational lifetime, while providing a low cost of ownership. With the CP4325-RGB, exhibitors can fill their auditorium seats by attracting audiences with incredibly colorful and detailed, true-to-life images.
Vista Cinema has introduced Cinema Manager, a browser-based application designed to enhance box office and concessions sales activities and frees cinema personnel from the back office, allowing for increased mobility, more efficient execution and improved focus on customers. Cinema Manager is the result of nearly two years of development.