Philips Professional Display has installed 568 remotely managed 4K Philips digital signage and video wall units in all Showcase Cinemas in North America, transforming the movie-going experience.
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Four awards will be presented by the Association of Moving Image Archivists at its annual meeting organization to individuals and organizations who have demonstrated exceptional work in the areas of preservation. The awards will be presented during AMIA’s online meeting December 18.
At CineAsia, CJ 4DPlex and Tokyu Recreation, owner of 109 Cinemas, announced they have expanded their partnership to open five more 270-degree panoramic ScreenX auditoriums theatres in Japan, including the first-ever ScreenX in the Tōhoku region set to open on December 15.
Prime Cinemas has taken over Sierra Theatres in Grass Valley, California. New owner Brian Young says, “We’re planning for a seamless transition just in time for the holidays. Operations will continue with most movie-goers noticing no changes. In the new year, we plan to make some improvements but mostly we want to continue the quality movie-going experience that folks expect in Grass Valley.”
After 18 years, Kelly Germain has announced she will depart her role as director of communications and membership of the Giant Screen Cinema Association effective December 31 to explore new opportunities and challenges.
Christie Digital Cinema’s new cinema trailer made its world debut last week at CineAsia in Bangkok, Thailand. The trailer was created by Mila Paulman, a fourth-year student majoring in film and media production at Toronto’s Humber College, and directed and produced by Kitchener, Canada’s Digital Sabbath Film Company, with post-production by Company 3.
CinecolorSat, the cinema distribution division for the Chilefilms group, has agreed to a multiyear agreement through 2028 to extend its collaboration with KenCast for delivering feature films and live events to theaters across the region.
Ozone Cinema held the grand opening December 1 of its new theatre at the Oyarifa Mall in Ghana.
Scene Cinemas has opened an Imax with Laser theatre in Cairo, Egypt.
Cineworld Group has appointed Thomas Song as chief financial officer. In this role, Song will oversee the group's finance and accounting management and will have a leadership role in the company's strategic planning and analytics.