Last month at CineEurope, Harkness Screens’ chief technology officer Laurent Espitalier became the first Harkness staffer to sit in on a Union Internationale des Cinémas | International Union of Cinemas Round Table talking about exhibition and laser speckle. Laurent also attended a second UNIC panel. These are some of his personal thoughts about what was discussed during the meetings.
Cinity was this year’s winner of the Technical Achievement Award at CineEurope 2022. This is the first time a premium high-tech film brand from China has won this prestigious award at a major trade exhibition, and it is a starting point for the global expansion of Cinity. Fu Ruoqing, vice-chairman and general manager of China Film Group accepted the award.
Marvel Studios Thor: Love and Thunder will debut in CJ 4DPlex’s immersive 270-degree panoramic ScreenX format in theatres worldwide beginning July 6, followed by the United States on July 8. By expanding specially selected film sequences onto the left and right-side walls of the auditorium, ScreenX surrounds and transports moviegoers into the otherworldly action of the film.
The organizers of ShowEast 2022 have announced that there are still prime booths and meeting rooms available at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel
Cinema chains PVR and Inox said they have received the approval of the Securities and Exchange Board of India for their merger, clearing an important step in the regulatory process. The two companies announced in March that they were planning a merger to create India’s largest multiplex chain with a network of more than 1,500 screens.
Hollywood Park, the largest urban mixed-use mega development under construction in the Western United States, has announced that Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas will join its retail district with one of the world's only dine-in Imax theatres.
Cinemark has opened the Cinemark Riverton and XD theatre in the Mountain View Village lifestyle center in suburban Salt Lake City. The 14-screen theatre features an XD auditorium for an ultra-immersive moviegoing experience and expanded food choices.
As has been widely reported, the owners of the Cinerama Dome, one of Hollywood’s most iconic places, have obtained a liquor license, and are apparently moving one step closer to reopening the theatre and the adjoining 14-screen multiplex.
Signs of adult audiences returning continued this week, according to the London-based analytics firm Gower Street, as Baz Luhrmann’s with a $31.2 million opening Elvis prevented Top Gun: Maverick from flying back into the top spot on the Domestic chart. The biopic delivered $51.2 million globally from 52 launch markets. It scored number one in Luhrmann’s home-market, Australia ($4.7 million including previews), as well as in the UK/Ireland ($4.9 million), Italy ($925,000), Netherlands ($849,000), and New Zealand ($662,000).
Cines Filmax is adding a new 4DX auditorium to the Gran Via theatre in Barcelona. The deal between Cines Filmax and CJ 4DPlex, the makers of 4DX technology, was finalized last week during CineEurope held in Barcelona.