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.
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GDC Technology it has signed a three-year agreement with Inox Leisure, one of India’s leading multiplex chain to supply Ushio lamps. The agreement, which became effective in January, covers supplying Ushio lamps for all Inox screens through 2020.
Samsung premiered its branded Onyx Cinema LED display at CinemaCon 2018 going on this week at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. All venues currently featuring Samsung’s enhanced screen will operate under the Samsung Onyx Theater name moving forward.
Cinionic, the Barco cinema joint venture, and Southern California-based AdPoD are capitalizing on recent advancements in artificial intelligence to fuel digital conversations using advertising platforms that engage and track moviegoers in the theater lobby.
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 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.
Cinionic, the Barco cinema joint venture, unveiled an innovative virtual reality gaming system for cinema lobbies and location-based entertainment venues. What makes it unique is that It doesn’t require the use of a head-mounted display, which many users feel can be isolating.
Vox Cinemas is installing Harkness 3D and 2D Clarus XC screen technology in its new four-screen Riyadh Park, Vox Cinemas first site in Saudi Arabia.
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.
With Cineworld Group acquiring movie chains at a breakneck pace, the exhibitor is now focused on partnering with a premier cinema solutions provider to deliver unforgettable movie experiences. Cinionic, the Barco cinema joint venture, is the company of choice, offering the industry’s best and brightest projectors.
CinemaNext today announced the signing of an agreement with Austrian cinema circuit Cineplexx for the installation of a Samsung 3D Onyx CinemaLED at the Cineplexx Wienerberg in Vienna. It will be the first Samsung Onyx CinemaLED deployed by CinemaNext.
“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, 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
AMC Theatres today signed a binding letter of intent to install IMAX’s new laser experience for commercial multiplexes in 87 of the exhibitor’s highest-performing IMAX at AMC locations across the U.S. The announcement coincides with the launch of IMAX with Laser.
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 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.
GDC Showcases GDC Technology is showcasing its CA2.0 cinema automation system to motion pictures exhibitors during CinemaCon 2018.
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.
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
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.