Marking the most significant and wide-reaching purchase agreement yet for the RealD Ultimate Screen by a single circuit, Wanda Cinema Line Corporation announced today that it will install no less than 100 RealD Ultimate Screens in their theaters across China during the next two years.
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Cielo is joining forces with Goldenduck Group, the largest digital cinema systems integrator in Southeast Asia to expand Cielo’s innovative suite of digital products across the region. As part of the new partnership, Goldenduck will offer Cielo’s enterprise monitoring system that provides digital management, analytics and support of theater operations, enabling exhibitors to streamline and centralize operational processes through the power of automation.
Fathom Events is expanding its distribution beyond the cinema with the announcement of its new Fathom Affinity Network. The company is partnering with Faith Content Network to reach nearly 800 churches nationwide, located in additional markets outside its current exhibition partner locations. This partnership will provide theatrical-quality faith and inspirational content to underserved audiences across the country.
Samsung Electronics unveiled its largest-ever 3D-ready Onyx screen at Capital Cinema in the Xicheng district in Beijing, China. The December 7 opening of the world’s largest 3D LED cinema was timed with the premiere of Warner Bros.’ DC Comics superhero film Aquaman, which has a DTS:X immersive sound track. Aquaman opened with $93.6 million in ticket sales in three days in China, marking the best start for a Warner Bros. title in that territory.
PVR Cinemas, one of the largest film exhibition companies in India, today signed an agreement with Cinionic, the Barco cinema joint venture, to upgrade 150 screens at both new and existing PVR properties with Barco’s 2K, 4K and Flagship Laser projection within 12 to 18 months.
Major Cineplex, the largest movie theater operator in Thailand, has invested in Christie’s RealLaser cinema projectors for deployment in its multiplexes in Bangkok.
The Harkness Clarus XC screen has been selected as the official screen for 2D and 3D theatrical presentations during CineAsia 2018, the industry’s leading event for the Asian market.
Volfoni has been granted Russian patent number RU2669544C2 for its triple-beam technology, which underlies the company’s SmartCrystal Diamond passive three dimensional cinema product. This patent had already previously been granted in both the USA and China. The extension in Russia ensures that Volfoni’s technologies are fully protected around the world.
Tahoe Cinemas plans to open 10 Dolby Cinema locations in China, the Beijing Tahoe Film and Culture Development Company and Dolby announced today.
QSC has introduced the SR-800 and SR-1000 surround loudspeakers, designed as a cost-effective solution for use in typical small-to-medium sized 5.1/7.1 cinemas. The company says the new surround loudspeakers deliver high-quality sound performance and product features at a new, economical price point.
Samsung India and Inox Leisure, one of India’s leading multiplex chains, today introduced Inox Onyx to Mumbai, ushering in the future of cinema to the land of Bollywood. Inox at Malad, Inorbit Mall will play host to Mumbai’s first Cinema LED Theatre.
83 Days, a shattering narrative short about racial injustice, which was shot with Panasonic cinema cameras, has been named an Official Selection of the 2018 Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival. The film has already received several best of festival nominations, including Best Short Film, Best Drama Film, Best Short Film Director and Best Short Screenplay.
Technicolor PostWorks New York provided finishing services for The Dawn Wall, the riveting, new documentary from Red Bull House Media about free-climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson’s historic attempt to conquer El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Colorist Keith Jenson worked with co-directors Josh Lowell and Peter Mortimer and cinematographer Brett Lowell in finalizing the look of the documentary, which takes audiences along for the climb as Caldwell and Jorgeson test themselves against a sheer, 3,000-foot rock face known as the Dawn Wall.
Eurofins Digital Media Services, formerly My Eye Media, has opened an office in New York City’s Chelsea district. The company says it is the first facility in the greater New York area, dedicated solely to master quality control with a focus on 4K/UHD high dynamic range video and immersive audio formats.
The Motion Picture Sound Editors have named supervising sound editor Stephen H. Flick as recipient of the association’s 2018 MPSE Career Achievement Award.
The makers of the Screen Gems feature film The Possession of Hannah Grace are claiming an interesting cinema technology first: the project was shot in Boston using Sony A7S II mirrorless digital cameras combined with large format Hawk 65 anamorphic lenses from Vantage, an unlikely combination featuring lenses designed for large digital sensors combined with a full-frame camera with a DSLR form factor and a price tag under $3,000. Nevertheless, the filmmakers say it made for a high-quality, cost-effective production workflow.
Arts Alliance Media has relocated to state-of-the-art office space in White City Place, a new media village in West London. AAM now occupies the WestWorks, a newly renovated office building right at the heart of the campus.
London-based post-production company Envy, which has six separate facilities and more than 180 edit suites, has standardized operations on Telestream Vantage for mastering and deliverables.
Cineplexx International has opened its second and third MX4D Theatre in less than two months, this time in Serbia. Located in the country’s capital of Belgrade, which has a population of more than a million people, Cineplexx’s second MX4D theatre boasts 100 seats configured into 25 benches.
The Oscar-qualifying film Ian has been released in an unprecedented joint effort from all major children’s Networks in Latin America: Disney, Discovery Kids, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, YouTube Kids and Pakapaka in Latin America and YouTube Worldwide. This emotional film is based on the true story of a boy called Ian. The film was created by Emmy nominee Gastón Gorali, produced by Oscar winner and two-time Emmy winner Juan José Campanella and directed by Abel Goldfarb. This important film aims to help children to understand disability and for the message of inclusion to reach every home.