When the decision was made – more than a decade ago – to convert all the movie theatres in to world to digital technology it unleashed a spirit of innovation that shows no signs of stopping. Certainly, challenges remain, but the savviest exhibitors have learned to embrace new ideas as the best way to stay ahead in an increasingly competitive business. One of the technology leaders in all of this has been Dolby Laboratories.
Éclair today announced the successful deployment of ÉclairBox content delivery in Denmark through Nordisk Film. The company credited Divo Post Production with supporting the delivery. Plans to further expand theatrical services across Scandinavia have been finalized. The announcement was made during the 2018 edition of the Norwegian International Film Festival Haugesund.
Cinemark Theatres is the first exhibitor in Taiwan to deploy Christie’s CP4325-RGB pure laser cinema projector. The projector, which features Christie’s proprietary RealLaser technology, was installed in the flagship Cine X auditorium of Cinemark Theatres Dream Mall, equipped with a 19-meter screen and a capacity of over 350 seats. Dacoms Technology had the installation and will oversee maintenance.
Screenvision Media has announced new gaming episodes for their Front + Center preshow. Produced by the company’s in-house creative team, 40 Foot Solutions, the new episodes feature gaming expert Jessica Chobot giving moviegoers a preview of some of the industry’s latest innovations and technological advancements.
Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has become the highest grossing film released in 4DX, CJ 4DPlex’s innovative cinematic format. It is also the second film to surpass two million in attendance.
In response to what it says is the shifting intersection of theatrical film distribution and moviegoers’ accelerating trend towards in-home entertainment, new over-the-top company Row8 is launching what it claims will be the most cinematic and highest security digital streaming service – initially focused on exclusive premieres of foreign theatrical titles in the U.S. market. Row8’s goal is to elevate the experience of viewing theatrical features at home, presenting quality filmmaking fresh from theaters to targeted and passionate audiences
Warner Bros. Pictures and ScreenX are expanding their ongoing partnership to release the epic, action-packed undersea adventure The Meg in the immersive premium format. The film, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Gravity Pictures, opens in cinemas worldwide beginning August 10.
Link Digital Cinema China Technology, Beijing has signed an agreement to purchase additional D-Box motion systems in an effort to meet the growing demand for premium entertainment experiences. In a previous agreement, Link China installed seven D-Box screens for key locations across the country. With this new contract, D-Box is expected to install many more screens before the end of the year with some already in the installation process.
Ymagis Group today reported its consolidated financial results for the first sixth months of 2018, ending June 30. Ymagis Group reported €79.3 million in revenue during the first half of 2018, a 3.6 percent decrease compared to the prior year period. The Group's non-virtual print fee activities are especially seasonal with strong sales traditionally in the second half of 2018, peaking in Q4.
Arts Alliance Media first opened its doors in London June 17, 2003. In those very early days of digital cinema, the new company and its ten employees carved out a space in technology and what was then called alternative content. The company divested itself of the alternative content business a few years ago to focus on what has long been its core strength: cinema technology. AAM launched its first theatre management system in 2007 and, in 2008, completed the first virtual print fee rollout in Europe with French chain CGR. Today AAM has more than 140 employees spread over three offices in London, Amsterdam, and Guangzhou, China. I recently spoke via email with AAM’s chief executive officer Patrick Foley, and chief technology officer Richard Phillips about those early days of the company and, more importantly, to get their thoughts about the future of digital cinema technology.