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.
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.
At CinemaCon 2022 in Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Cinionic unveiled additions to its laser portfolio with new Barco Series 4 and Laser Light Upgrade models. The tradeshow runs through April 28.
Strong MDI Screen Systems has entered into a cooperative agreement with Lemmens in Belgium, to facilitate expedited screen shipments for cinema industry customers in Europe and the Middle East.
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 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.
As it has for more than 20 years, Christie Digital Systems will once again showcase a wide range of technology during CinemaCon 2022, April 25-28 in the Milano Ballrooms I and V at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas Las Vegas.
Cinionic and The Advanced Imaging Society have announced the return of The Insiders Show to CinemaCon 2022. This year, they will hold a live recording of the show on Tuesday, April 26 at 1:30 p.m. PST in the Laser Theater, Cinionic World, Roman Ballrooms, Promenade Level, Caesars Palace.
Moviescreens Technologies is launching what the company says is a new generation of screens to deliver world leading visual experiences for a wide variety of events and cinema experiences, indoor and out.
Severtson Screens will showcase its cinema screen Price Estimator during CinemaCon 2022, which is being held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada April 25-28.