In July 2021, the Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition named longtime film industry veteran Howard Kiedaisch to take the reigns as CEO, in the wake of Randolph Blotky’s decision to step down. DCDC, the satellite network originally formed by AMC Theatres Regal Entertainment Group, Cinemark Theatres, Universal Pictures, and Warner Bros., now has more than 800 sites that can receive exclusive live cinema events. Those sites represent more than 3,100 theatres and more than 33,000 screens across the U.
Sony Pictures' upcoming original action thriller Bullet Rain will debut in visually immersive 270-degree panoramic ScreenX theatres on August 5 in the United States and in international markets on August 3. CJ 4DPlex worked closely with Sony Pictures and director David Leitch to ensure the highest quality presentation of the exhilarating journey to guarantee an immersive, 270-degree panoramic viewing experience that can't be replicated anywhere else.
Majid Al-Futtaim’s Vox Cinemas is introducing CtrlMovie, the region’s first interactive movie experience, which lets the audience decide how the plot of the movie unfolds. The new interactive experience will launch in the UAE and Saudi Arabia on August 5.
Motivate Val Morgan, which says it is the Middle East’s leading cinema advertising company, has launched a dedicated platform – featuring CinePlan and CineMeasure – through which advertisers can plan and measure their cinema campaigns with ease. CinePlan is a tool that can be utilized to build a cinema media plan based on advertiser requirements.
The Qatar Cinema and Film Distribution Company says that it us planning to open a new VIP cinema on August 4 in Katara, the Cultural Village, called Katara Cinema.
Screenvision Media today announced that Indeed will take over the entire Screenvision Front + Center pre-show to debut the company's Rising Voices films during the weekend of July 22-24. Indeed's Rising Voices, which aims to discover, invest in and amplify stories created by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color filmmakers and storytellers, will rotate the 10 films, with audiences seeing one film and exclusive behind-the-scenes content during Screenvision's pre-show.
Cinema advertising company Spotlight Cinema Network has formed a partnership with Epicenter Experience to bolster consumer understanding of the desirable, educated, professional adult demographic with disposable income.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills has installed Barco 4K laser projection from Cinionic.
The United Arab Emirates' Media Regulatory Office has announced that new movies will be released in cinemas there without any censorship. The move comes in the wake of the UAE’s decision last month to ban Disney Pixar's Lightyear based on what it said was "a violation of the country's media content standards." The animated film depicts a romantic kiss between two female characters.
This coming Friday, July 22, the Austin, Texas based cinema-eatery Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas will open its newest theatre in the New York borough of Staten Island. During a soft opening period running through July 27, guests will receive discounts on food and soft drinks while the staff trains and gets up to speed.