CinemaCon 2023

Elevating the Moviegoing Experience

Mon, 05/16/2022 - 12:38 -- Nick Dager

By all accounts, CinemaCon 2022, was a huge success. Attendance at the show, which was held in late March at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, was higher than even in pre-pandemic years. The overall mood of people afterward was of a renewed sense of confidence in the motion picture business as a whole and, especially, of the future of movie theatres as the best place to fully enjoy a feature film. I recently spoke with Wim Buyens, CEO of Cinionic, the joint venture between Barco, CGS, and ALPD, to get his feedback on the show. Not surprisingly, he too left CinemaCon feeling upbeat.

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Redefining the Cinema Experience

Thu, 04/28/2022 - 10:23 -- Nick Dager

On Tuesday at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, the opening ceremonies of CinemaCon 2022 got underway as they have in past years, with speeches by Charles Rivkin, chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association and John Fithian president and CEO of the National Association of Theatre Owners. Both men praised the efforts that helped the cinema business begin to emerge from the ravages of the pandemic. Both were realistic about the motion picture industry’s present, and optimistic about its future. Rivkin’s main topic was the ongoing battle against content theft and, while he offered a long list of recent success stories, he acknowledged that the fight continues. Fithian’s main topic was simultaneous release which he insisted works for no one. But the overall theme of the morning was the understanding that this is a watershed moment in the entertainment business and over the next few years we will see the cinema experience redefined yet again.

Velocity Expands its Cinema Lobby Network

Wed, 04/27/2022 - 12:15 -- Nick Dager

Velocity has expanded its exhibitor network as part of its agreement with Screenvision Media to install as many as 1,000 individual theatres with up to 4,000 digital displays. The displays will promote exhibitor offerings and upcoming movies, national, local, and regional advertising, and be connected to the leading programmatic advertising exchanges.

GDC Launching New Products at CinemaCon

Fri, 04/22/2022 - 10:20 -- Nick Dager

GDC Technology Limited will launch the company’s latest products at CinemaCon 2022, the world’s largest convention for the exhibition and distribution community, which is being held April 25-28 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. GDC will showcase the new SR-1000 media server with the audio capability of rendering up to 32-channels of DTS:X immersive audio that supports SMPTE’s ST 2098-2 immersive audio bitstream standard.

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