Karo, one of Russia’s largest cinema chains, has a selected Barco Flagship Laser Projector from Cinionic, the Barco, CGS, and ALPD cinema joint venture, for its premiere hall at Moscow’s historic Karo 11 October cinema. Home to the Moscow International Film Festival and the preferred location for major movie premieres in Russia, the distinguished 1,500 seat hall is widely regarded as Russia’s leading movie premiere and festival site.
The Barco DP4K-60L Flagship model provides the high brightness, color gamut and quality that movie studios and distributors demand when showcasing their films. Upgrading the premiere auditorium in the Karo 11 October cinema to laser exemplifies Karo’s ongoing commitment to, and investment in, Russia’s rapidly growing cinema industry.
This announcement is the latest from a longstanding relationship between Cinionic and Karo, built on a mutual dedication to providing an unparalleled moviegoing experience. More than half of digital projectors installed in Russia today are from Barco, reflecting the strength of Cinionic’s leading portfolio.
“Russia’s robust box office during this time is testament to the moviegoer’s affinity for cinema,” said Wim Buyens, CEO, Cinionic. “The forward-thinking approach of exhibitors like KARO ensures audiences have exceptional cinema opportunities for years to come. As the leader in laser cinema, Cinionic continues to support theaters around the world with advanced services and innovative solutions to enable elevated entertainment experiences.”
Located in the center of the capital of Russia, Noviy Arbat Street, October is one of the largest multiplexes in the country, with more than 3,000 seats across 11 halls. With enhanced disinfecting measures and social distancing precautions in place, Karo cinemas reopened to the public last August and box office numbers approached pre-shutdown averages for the market.
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