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Christie to Debut New Projectors at CinemaCon

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 12:13 -- Nick Dager

At CinemaCon next week Christie will launch the CP4330-RGB projector, a higher-lumen output version of the CP4325-RGB, at the show, as well as preview two new models coming off of Christie’s world-class manufacturing lines in 2019. In addition, all of the screenings at the Colosseum will be delivered by either Christie’s tried-and-true CP4230 projectors installed there, or by Dolby Vision laser projectors, which are manufactured by Christie.

Landmark Cinemas Standardizes on Broadsign to Power Pre-show

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 12:10 -- Nick Dager

Broadsign today announced that its technology will power dynamic pre-show experiences across Landmark Cinemas, Canada’s second largest motion picture theatre exhibition company with 319 screens spanning 45 cinemas. Landmark will also utilize Broadsign in its two new theatres opening in 2019, Market Mall in Calgary and Aurora in Regina.

QSC Expands the Q-SYS Ecosystem for Cinema Applications

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 12:06 -- Nick Dager

QSC has added several new products to its Q-Sys ecosystem. The new DPA-Q Series amplifiers are four- and eight-channel network amplifiers uniting the QSC legacy of robust power amplifiers, advancements in high-efficiency output devices and native network transport, and the control and monitoring capabilities of the Q-Sys ecosystem.

Recreating the Original Star Wars Look

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 13:07 -- Nick Dager

Two visual effects-heavy commercial spots for Disney highlighting the latest Star Wars toys and merchandise benefited from play to the firing of children’s imagination: Choose Your Path focuses on The Last Jedi merchandise, featuring three children playing in an attic bedroom; a boy puts down a Kylo Ren toy, which then comes to life to fight Lego starships, while two of the children duck as a ship speeds past them on the red salt flats of Crait – which then seamlessly turn back into the bedroom with a classic Star Wars wipe. Galaxy Of Adventures features the original Star Wars trilogy and Solo: A Star Wars Story, with more children playing in an attic room, interacting with the toys and merchandise in a series of tableaux reminiscent of scenes from the films.

Who Was Filibus?

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 12:58 -- Nick Dager

After more than a century, the highly acclaimed 1915 silent thriller Filibus has been fully restored and will be screened at the Eye Filmmuseum in Amsterdam, which is hosting the 10th Women and the Silent Screen Conference this May 25–29. Not only has the museum done a loving restoration of the film but, in the process, they also answered a question that surrounded the movie and added to its success: what was the name of the actress who played Filibus?

Grainne Peat: Event Cinema is Growing

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 12:00 -- Nick Dager

Last July the Event Cinema Association announced that Grainne Peat would be its new managing director, replacing founder Melissa Cogavin who left to pursue other opportunities. Cogavin, who established the ECA in 2012 left behind an internationally recognized brand and the primary trade body for the alternative content sector. By all accounts, she left the ECA in good hands. Since taking the reins officially last October, Peat has quietly put her own stamp on things.

The Catalyst Award 2019: HFR, LED and HDR

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 11:51 -- Nick Dager

In a week or so, industry professionals from around the world will gather at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas for this year’s CinemaCon, the annual convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners. There, from April 1-4, they will discuss the latest issues, trends and technologies in motion picture distribution and exhibition. For many of them, new technology will be the focus of their attention. This year’s technology conversations seem certain to include three acronyms in particular: HFR, LED and HDR. Chances are, technology centered on one of these will earn a Catalyst Award. But there are always surprises at CinemaCon.

Sony Re-Releasing Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 15:09 -- Nick Dager

Park Circus, in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment, is re-releasing Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 masterpiece Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. Restored in 4K, the film will open in UK cinemas May 17 and include an extended run at the BFI Southbank as part of a special Kubrick season.

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