“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.”
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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.
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.
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.