Cineplex Muenster is opening Germany’s first Ultimate theatre powered by Cinionic’s Giant Screen laser projection. The Ultimate. powered by CGS at Cineplex Muenster is expected to open Summer 2022.
Fathom Events and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment are giving fans a chance to relive the Summer of ’97 by bringing Luc Besson’s groundbreaking The Fifth Element back to cinemas nationwide in celebration of the film’s twenty-fifth anniversary. The two-day only presentation is in theatres on June 26 and June 29 at theatres across the United States. The theatrical presentation will also offer audiences an interview with Besson plus outtakes from the film.
The film content delivery company Gofilex has announced that it is now formally open for business in the Asia-Pacific region. Starting today, the expansion will see Gofilex’s services extend to Australia and New Zealand. The new office is being managed by a newly formed team.
Christie Digital Systems has acquired the assets of Brass Roots Technologies, an Allen, Texas-based technology innovation company specializing in consulting and the engineering design of advanced optics and electronics for high-performance display and imaging systems. All current employees of Brass Roots Technologies have transferred to Christie and the operations will remain in Allen, Texas under the Christie name.
By all accounts, CinemaCon 2022, was a huge success. Attendance at the show, which was held in late March at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, was higher than even in pre-pandemic years. The overall mood of people afterward was of a renewed sense of confidence in the motion picture business as a whole and, especially, of the future of movie theatres as the best place to fully enjoy a feature film. I recently spoke with Wim Buyens, CEO of Cinionic, the joint venture between Barco, CGS, and ALPD, to get his feedback on the show. Not surprisingly, he too left CinemaCon feeling upbeat.
Cineplanet has opened its newest cinema in the Mall Aventura in Chiclayo, Peru. For the eight-screen cineplex, Bardan supervised the installation of Barco DP2K-10SLP and DP2K-15CLP laser projectors, Dolby IMS3000 servers, 3D DepthQ and Severtson Screens.
Showcase Cinemas has completed the multi-million-dollar renovation of its landmark Showcase Cinemas de Lux theatre on Quaker Lane in Warwick, Massachusetts. To celebrate the occasion, Showcase is inviting the public to come to the cinema on May 21 to experience the updates in person with $5 movie tickets, activities, music and more.
Screenvision Media has added a suite of new digital products that will allow for smarter media plans to deliver on the bottom line for the company's advertising partners. The new products were announced during the company’s recent 2022 Upfront presentation. The offerings include Trailer Pack and Cinelytics.
Although admissions in the European Union and the UK increased by 31.5 percent in 2021, it turned out to be another difficult year for cinema going in the region, according to a report from the European Audiovisual Observatory. Multiple factors, like the ongoing closures of cinemas, particularly in the first half of the year, the negative effect of attendance restrictions, possible hesitancy among audiences to return to cinemas, the return of US studio blockbusters and the differing strength of local films, contributed to the European theatrical markets making progress, but rather slow progress, in returning to pre-pandemic levels.
The Marvel sequel Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness delivered a colossal $449.8 million global opening, according to the latest report from the London-based analytics firm Gower Street. The launch was the second biggest of the pandemic-era behind only Spider-Man: No Way Home, which also featured the character of Doctor Strange (as played by Benedict Cumberbatch). The new hit reportedly tracked just 17 percent behind No Way Home in like-for-like markets. Multiverse of Madness did not release in Russia, due to the ongoing studio boycott of the market following the invasion of Ukraine, and Saudi Arabia, where it was banned.