Vista Group International has announced the appointment of two senior executives into new roles, effective July 1. Sarah Lewthwaite has been promoted to chief executive of Movio, the group’s data driven movie marketing company. At the same time, Movio chief operating officer, Matthew Liebmann, will move into the newly created role of chief innovation and data officer for Vista Group, based in Auckland.
CJ CGV, South Korea's largest multiplex cinema chain, has announced that it will expand investment in high-technology, multi-projection screens and premium large format theatres to meet changing customer demand in the post-pandemic era.
Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment have announced that, for the first time, U.S. audiences will be able to experience two classic, culture-defining Steven Spielberg films— E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and Jaws —on Imax screens nationwide. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial will be released exclusively on Imax screens beginning August 12, to celebrate the film’s 40th Anniversary. Jaws will be released on Imax screens and also in RealD 3D beginning September 2.
The International Cinema Technology Association has released the tentative program for its annual seminar in Barcelona in conjunction with CineEurope 2022. For the first time in two years, this year’s seminar will be conducted in person.
Beginning Wednesday, July 13, Fathom Events will present summer encores of performances from the Metropolitan Opera’s acclaimed Live in HD series in theatres nationwide. The 2022 summer encores series opens with Lehár’s operetta The Merry Widow, starring sopranos Renée Fleming and Kelli O’Hara in director-choreographer Susan Stroman’s effervescent staging.
Fathom Events is bringing the acclaimed documentary Rowdy to theatres nationwide on June 29. The film provides a special look at famed NASCAR driver Kyle Busch’s unmatched talent and singular determination to win at everything while giving candid insights from family, friends and team personnel on his life and career. Busch confronts his physical limits when he sustains a potentially career-ending wreck in 2015, only to find a path to win the series championship that same season. His journey is ranked as one of the greatest sports comebacks of all time.
In an effort to differentiate its members from the many so-called pop-up drive-ins that have been a big part of the pandemic movie scene, the United Drive-In Theatre Association has launched a website to define what theatres it says qualify as authentic drive-ins. On the website the association has posted a list of the qualifications and standards that have been created by the UDITOA to ensure that their guests will receive a genuine and authentic drive-in experience.
In celebration of its 25th anniversary this summer, Fathom Events is bringing the science fiction comedy hit Men in Black back to the big screen across cinemas nationwide.
An incredible set of holds for Top Gun: Maverick kept it flying high at the global box office in its second weekend, according to the London-based analytics firm Gower Street. The film added an estimated $176.3 million bringing the global total after 12 days to $557.2 million. After setting an opening record for Tom Cruise over the Memorial Day weekend in the Domestic market, this past weekend Top Gun: Maverick added a phenomenal $90 million in North America which would still have scored Cruise his biggest opening if this had been week one. The film dropped just 29 percent, the best week-two hold for a $100 million-plus opener.
Cinionic is returning to Barcelona as the exclusive projection partner for CineEurope 2022, June 20-23. With more than 100,000 projectors installed around the world, Cinionic is laser-focused on driving results for exhibitors through future-ready solutions designed to wow audiences.