According to the latest analysis from the British research firm Gower Street, and based on operating site data from its partners at Comscore Movies, 80.2 percent of global cinemas were in operation for the June 11 weekend, one dominated at the box office by the horror sequels The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It ($33.7 million) and A Quiet Place, Part ll ($28 million).
Cine Colombia, the largest exhibitor in Colombia, with 339 screens across 46 locations, has named Cinionic as exclusive provider of all its cinema visualization technology. The arrangement also includes access to Cinionic’s laser light upgrades and an extended warranty for the circuit’s entire fleet.
Warner Bros.’ highly anticipated summer release In the Heights is available nationwide in Spanish on the TheaterEars app – the app that empowers moviegoers to enjoy a film at the movie theatre in Spanish using just their smartphone and earbuds.
Supercines, Ecuador’s largest cinema chain, has opened a 16-screen multiplex in the city of Guayaquil. Located in the Riocentro Ceibos shopping mall, the new Supercines Ceibos, can seat 3,034 spectators, making it the biggest in the country.
National CineMedia announced today that president Clifford E. Marks is retiring as of July 1. He will continue working with NCM on major new initiatives, corporate development, and affiliate partnerships as a consultant in a multi-year agreement through his new strategic media and marketing company, CMarksCo, LLC.
Barco and Cinionic are joining forces with audiences across Belgium to celebrate today’s reopening of the movie theaters in the country. Moviegoers return to a blockbuster line-up at the cinema after Belgian authorities announced the ability to reopen as of June 9. In addition to making more than 1000 subsidized movie tickets available to employees, the companies are making the movies accessible to all through a charitable donation of 2000 tickets in partnership with Film Fest Ghent and local charity Enchante.
Spaces & Between, makers of Atom Seating, and Skeie Seating have announced a partnership to exclusively distribute cinema recliners in 13 European countries. The companies say that the direct connection between Atom Seating’s VIP recliners and Skeie Seating’s years of association in Europe, will allow cinemas in Europe to quickly optimize their seating requirements through comfort, design and cost-effectiveness.
The Cinema Technology Community has launched a new job board service to help support the cinema industry as it emerges from the pandemic. The new free-to-use job board aims to provide a conduit to connect organizations from across the globe working in the cinema industry with professionals seeking employment.
Arts Alliance Media has launched a new release of Producer, the company’s specialized cloud-based circuit management system designed to help exhibitors recover faster and stronger.
Cinionic, the Barco, CGS, and ALPD cinema joint venture, has expanded its exclusive relationship with South Korean-based exhibitor CJ CGV Cinemas to power more theatres with its projection systems. Under the new agreement, Cinionic will provide a technology mix that includes Barco Alchemy ICMP-X media servers and Barco projection for all new CJ CGV theatres over the next two years as the circuit pursues its ambitious growth strategy.