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Silverbird Cinemas Opening Nigeria’s First 4DX Theatres

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 14:24 -- Nick Dager

Silverbird Cinemas announced at CinemaCon this week that it is installing the first CJ 4DPlex 4DX theatres Nigeria. The first 4DX theatre will be located at the exhibitor’s Ikeja location – the highest-grossing cinema in West Africa. The second 4DX site will be opened in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. Silverbird has 10 locations across Nigeria, Liberia and Ghana, and is known for bringing innovation to the region. It currently holds 60 percent market share in Nigeria.

Alamo First with Sony’s 4K Laser Projectors

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 13:26 -- Nick Dager

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema locations are known for introducing firsts to their customers, and they can add another to the list: the first U.S. installations of Sony’s 4K laser projection systems, installed at the just-opened Alamo Drafthouse Lake Highlands theater in Dallas, Texas. According to the location’s owner and COO, Bill DiGaetano, rolling out the new projectors is right in line with the Alamo Drafthouse approach of putting the customer experience first.

GDC Technology Integrates Screenvision Media Preshow with its Advanced Theatre Management System

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 13:15 -- Nick Dager

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 Wins Global Tender Proposal to Provide Digital Cinema Servers to CJ CGV

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 13:07 -- Nick Dager

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.

Star Cinema Grill First in Houston with Sony 4K Laser Projection

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 12:55 -- Nick Dager

“We wanted to be first to market in Houston with laser projectors,” said Jason Ostrow, vice president of Star Cinema Grill. With the installation of 30 Sony 4K laser digital cinema projectors over three locations, starting with College Station, Texas, Star Cinema Grill is accomplishing their goal. “Houston is becoming a very competitive market, not only with traditional theaters but also dine-in theaters now,” he said. “We need to make sure that with any dine-in theater we open going forward, we’re doing whatever we can to differentiate ourselves. This gives us a true competitive advantage.”

THX Announces Premium Large Format Cinema Offering

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 10:15 -- Nick Dager

THX, renowned for the certification of world-class cinemas, today announced THX Ultimate Cinema, a branded premium cinema offering for exhibitors and moviegoers that provides a superior cinematic experience that meets all THX Certified Cinema standards. THX Ultimate Cinema will feature a dual laser projector configuration, which integrates image optimization technology to deliver a 4K-resolution image with increased brightness, contrast, clarity and rich brilliant colors for premium large format screens

Exhibitors Embracing GDC’s Immersive Sound Solution

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 10:11 -- Nick Dager

GDC Technology announced today that cinema owners around the world are quickly adopting its innovative SX-4000 immersive sound media server with a built-in DTS:X decoder, and the XSP-1000 cinema processor immersive sound system. To date, the system has been installed, or committed to installing, in more than 850 screens. With more than 40 movies being released worldwide in DTS:X format in 2018, a host of new cinema owners are installing the GDC Immersive Sound Solution. Additionally, several leading U.S. circuits, such as B&B Theatres, are expanding their current DTS:X immersive sound footprint by adding 14 new screens in 2018.

Cineworld Signs Deal to Install IMAX Laser Projection in 55 Locations

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 10:08 -- Nick Dager

Cineworld Group, including its Regal Entertainment Group subsidiary, today announced a binding letter of intent to install IMAX’s new laser experience for commercial multiplexes in 55 of the exhibitor’s locations across the U.S. and Europe. The announcement coincides with the launch of the next-generation of IMAX with Laser.

AARP Study Finds Boomer Audience Unaware of Theatre Upgrades, Amenities

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 10:02 -- Nick Dager

Baby Boomers remain a significant part of the movie-going audience with more than 70 percent of this population going to the movie theatre and experiencing its amenities. However, there are significant gaps in this audience’s awareness of new theatre offerings/attractions and premium experiences. A new study released today by AARP, What Boomers Want: Insights into Cinema Experience Preferences and Behaviors, examines the specific preferences of movie-goers in an effort to reveal what Boomers want from their movie-going experience as well as reasons why they may not choose to go to theatres more frequently.

Showcase Cinemas Expands Deal with Vista Entertainment

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 09:59 -- Nick Dager

Vista Entertainment has announced an expanded partnership with National Amusements’ Showcase Cinemas. Vista is already the software provider to Showcase Cinemas UK and the addition of Showcase Cinemas USA including Showcase Superlux in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, represents very significant growth of Vista’s North American market foothold

Cineplanet Chooses Barco Laser Projectors

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 23:16 -- Nick Dager

With more than 300 screens in Peru and Chile, Cineplanet is one of the most progressive theater circuits in Latin America offering first-class amenities. When it came time to outfit its new multiplex in Costanera, Chile, the exhibitor once again looked to Cinionic, the Barco cinema joint venture, and digital cinema integrator Bardan Cinema Barco.

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