Earlier this month, the Chinese manufacturer Timewaying Technology announced that its LA2K-10 LED Cinema System had passed the DCI Compliance Test Plan. Timewaying is the largest 3D equipment supplier for the Chinese market, with more than 30,000 3D systems installed among 11,000 cinema sites across China.
Shenzhen Timewaying Technology has passed the tests of the Research Institute of AegiSolve, a recognized Digital Cinema Initiative company, to become China’s second DCI-certified LED display enterprise. Unilumin was the first Chinese LED screen manufacturer to receive DCI certification.
The China Film Cinema Bei'ao, Beijing, China has installed Unilumin’s UC-A41 LED Cinema Screen. The cinema is built with 21 halls, including a Cinity Giant Screen hall, a 4D hall, a standard laser Hall and a multifunctional Hall. It's a reflection of the current development level of the world's cinema technology. Hall 4 is newly installed with the UC-A41 LED cinema projection system.
Unilumin has become China's first DCI-certified LED display enterprise and gained full access to the opportunities of the cinema LED display market. The company’s cinema screen recently passed the tests of the Research Institute of DMC, Keio University, a DCI authorized agency, and officially became a DCI-certified product.
Christie is partnering with the Shanghai International Film Festival for the 13th consecutive year. This year’s festival, themed The Film Art of Centennial Glory on a Ceaseless Journey, will run from June 11-20. More than 400 films from around the world will be screened in 40 cinemas located across Shanghai during this period, including those equipped with the Cinity Cinema System and Dolby Cinema, which utilizes Christie projection.
Christie has appointed James Li executive director, China Cinema, effective today. Li has more than 28 years of experience in China’s cinema industry and is well respected and trusted by customers with his strong technology background and sound business acumen.
With box office numbers in China returning to pre-pandemic levels and on the heels of a record-breaking Chinese New Year, Broadway Cinema has agreed to add four new Imax theaters across several iconic locations in downtown Shanghai, including One East, located in the heart of Huangpu Riverside, the first flagship property managed and operated by Brookfield Properties in Shanghai.
In a clear sign that audiences will return to theatres once they’re open and have a good movie to present, the Global Cinema Federation today celebrated the record opening weekend in China of Detective Chinatown 3. The title set a single market record for opening day of $163 million and opening weekend $397 million. This comes one year after China’s 70,000 screens were completely shuttered for 2020’s Lunar New Year celebrations.
Snake White: Love Endures is a mesmerizing new independent film based on a timeless Chinese love fable. The earliest known written version of the story appeared in the 1600s during the Ming Dynasty. Over the centuries it has been repeated many times in operas, movies and television series and is considered to be one of China's Four Great Folktales. This latest film, while faithful to the spirit of the original folktale, is almost in a category of its own as it combines traditional Cantonese opera with modern music and breathtaking visual effects.
Rising Sun Pictures has won the 2020 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Award for Best Visual Effects or Animation for its work on the Chinese World War II epic The Eight Hundred. The Adelaide-based studio helped to recreate the 1937 Battle of Shanghai, where a small Chinese army mounted a determined defense against a larger invading army. Directed by Guan Hu and produced by Haining Seventh Image Movie & Media Co Ltd, The Eight Hundred is among the most successful Chinese movies ever made, and the highest grossing film globally for 2020, having earned $446 million (RMB 3.02 billion) in total box office.