Cinionic, the new Barco cinema joint venture, and digital cinema integrator Bardan Cinema, are supporting Cacinesa’s desire to offer guests the best movie-going experience at Cacinesa Mundo Plaza while helping the exhibitor streamline operations across the theatre with all Barco laser projectors.
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Cineworld Group has announced that there will be 145 total CJ 4DPlex 4DX auditoriums across Cineworld Group's worldwide footprint, adding 79 Regal Entertainment locations in the U.S and 20 Cineworld Cinemas and Cinema City theatres across Europe and the Middle East.
At CinemaCon 2018 Sony is highlighting its 4K laser projector systems and direct view Crystal LED display technology. First introduced to the exhibition industry last year, Sony’s Crystal LED display system is now in the market. The DCI certification process is underway and compliance testing is currently being executed.
The sales, services, and marketing teams from Cinionic – Barco’s cinema joint venture – are now brought together with Barco’s cinema manufacturing and engineering departments at one location in Kortrijk, Belgium. With a focus on automation and innovative technologies, Barco’s branewand production facility, called the Engine, is geared to create the cinema projectors of the future, both in terms of volume and technology.
The National Association of Theater Owners’ Cinema Buying Group today announced a global partnership with Eclair USA to provide participating CBG movie theaters with easy and cost-effective access to EclairPlay, a digital cinema package broadband delivery platform currently in use at more than 180 North American cinemas. Through EclairPlay, CBG’s members will have access to expanded programming options and an ever-increasing portfolio of first-run independent films and event cinema fare.
Screenvision Media today announced the latest exhibitor to join its network — Fridley Theatres —the largest Iowa-owned theatre circuit. Fridley Theatres, which previously had not run a national advertising preshow, will become the newest affiliate of Screenvision Media’s national advertising preshow, Front + Center. The partnership brings Screenvision Media’s screen count to 15,000 screens nationwide, a milestone.
The European branch of the International Cinema Technology Association today announced the winners of its 2018 awards, celebrating technological leadership and innovation in the European cinema exhibition industry.
Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network, the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, will receive more than 200 additional theaters over the next 12-18 months, according to the company. This will expand its live event delivery capabilities to more than 1100 total cinemas and 1700 screens across the U.S. The expansion and upgrade is part of an extended agreement with DISH Network for the delivery of both pre-recorded and live cinema events.
THX today announced that production has begun on a brand new Deep Note trailer to commemorate the company's 35th anniversary.
The Walt Disney Studios has announced twenty titles to be shown at Dolby Cinema locations around the globe. The titles include releases from Disney, Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios, Pixar, and Walt Disney Animation Studios. Among the new releases are two Star Wars titles and Incredibles 2.
Showtime Cinemas is opening its second all-Christie cineplex in Taiwan. The installations were completed by Christie’s longstanding Taiwanese partner Dacoms Technology,with support from Showtime and Christie’s technical teams.
Vox Cinemas has been licensed to operate cinemas in Saudi Arabia. Its newest cinema, which will be its first multiplex in Saudi Arabia will open at Riyadh Park Mall in the coming days.
A group of independent movie theatre exhibitors have formed a new, unincorporated non-profit organization named the Independent Cinema Alliance. The ICA invites all independent cinema operators, ranging from single screen venues to multiplexes, including drive-ins, to join this organization and support its mission to advocate on behalf of independent exhibitors.
The Christie Experiential Network is partnering with the mobile feedback app SurveyMe. Together they have developed a new way for moviegoers and brands to interact with each other through SurveyMe.
QSC has announced its new cinema media server, the CMS-5000, which combines the functions of a full-featured media server while bringing new capabilities to the category including fast DCP ingest and seamless integration with Q-SYS, an integrated sound, picture, and control platform for the networked digital cinema complex.
Miami-based CES+ is launching Cinema-as-a-Service, which the company says is an agnostic and comprehensive end-to-end managed service system that decreases exhibitors’ upfront investments and removes the weight of projection operations.
Engineers and technicians from Samsung Electronics and Ymagis Group have successfully worked together to develop a component that allows the Samsung Cinema LED Screen to showcase movies and other content with EclairColor HDR picture quality while meeting EclairColor’s technical specifications. The combination of these two technologies means HDR images are shown at a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1 to deliver a more detailed and resonating viewing environment.
The motion picture industry convenes April 22-26 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas for the sixth edition of CinemaCon. Vegas has always struck me as the perfect place for the National Association of Theatre Owners to holds its annual convention because the movie business itself is a gamble: for every movie that wins big there are too many others that don’t. Meanwhile, in a world of ever-increasing competition, exhibitors have to find enough steady customers to maintain and, ideally, grow their business. Then there is technology. Today most of the movie theatres in the world operate on a digital platform, which means that a Pandora’s box of technology enhancements are there for the taking. There are a wide range of choices that can boost movie theatre attendance, productivity and profitability. But which ones are right for your theatre? Choosing the right technology and, paying for it, is the challenge. Success requires understanding the opportunities.
Kicking off what could be a record-breaking summer at the box office, Fandango today launched its new Fandango VIP+ rewards program to incentivize advance ticketing and more movie-going this summer. For the first time, ticket buyers on Fandango can earn VIP+ Points redeemable for discounts and free stuff across Fandango’s family of businesses -- from ticketing to streaming digital movies and TV shows to fan merchandise.
Arts Alliance Media today announced the start of operations in Mainland China, with the establishment of a legal entity and the opening of a new office in the country.