Curtain Raiser, a new platform from UFO Moviez, recently enabled the producers of the highly anticipated feature film Raees to premier the film’s trailer simultaneously in theatres all across India. What made the event unique was that it also gave fans the ability to interact live with the film’s star – Shah Rukh Khan.
Distribution & Exhibition
CinemaNext has signed an agreement with Empire Cinemas, the UK’s leading independently owned cinema chain, to oversee projection and audio installations, field services and technical customer support. The agreement covers Empire’s entire network of 14 locations across Great Britain, representing a total of 127 screens, including two IMAX Cinemas.
By overwhelming popular demand, acclaimed animation studio Laika will present a return holiday engagement of From Coraline to Kubo: A Magical Laika Experience from December 21, 2016 to January 15, 2017 at Universal Studios Hollywood. This special event will take place within the theme park’s Globe Theatre and is included in the price of admission.
GDC Technology announced today that its TMS-2000 theatre management system rose to number two worldwide and is now deployed on more than 20,000 screens.
Vue Entertainment, UK has signed a multi-product deal with Unique Digital to transform the way Vue manages its digital cinema estate. Vue has deployed Unique Digital’s Smart Trailering centralized trailer planner, Basekey KDM management tool and Ad-Transit pre-show automation solution.
Christie celebrated its 400th Christie Vive Audio cinema sound system installation with Showtime Cinemas in Taiwan. In conjunction with Taiwanese partner, Dacoms Technology, Showtime Cinemas purchased the 400th installation of the Christie Vive Audio cinema sound system to complement their 17 auditoriums in the upcoming Taichung Showtime Cinemas in Taichung, Taiwan. The cinemas will feature speakers from the Christie Vive Audio LA Series along with a Christie RGB Laser Projection System with enhanced wavelength diversification, plus Christie CP2215, Christie CP2220, and Christie CP2230 DLP digital cinema projectors. The Showtime Cinemas installation is the largest of any Christie customer in the Asia Pacific region.
Bow Tie Cinemas has signed on to become National CineMedia’s newest affiliate. Beginning in the first quarter of 2017 Bow Tie’s 43 theaters with 271 screens in Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Virginia will become part of America’s Movie Network.
Ymagis Group today announced its upcoming line-up of feature films available in EclairColor and the equipping of 14 EclairColor auditoriums in 11 cinemas in France. Following Aquarius, Brice 3, Iris and Voyage au Groenland, the following films are scheduled to be released in EclairColor in the first half of 2017: Olivier Assayas’ Personal Shopper (Les Films du Losange/CG Cinéma/), Dalida by Liza Azuelos (Pathé Films/Pathé Distribution), Serge Hazavanicius’ Tout là-haut (Rouge International/UGC Distribution), Très intime conviction by Claude Lelouch (Les Films 13) and Message from the King by Fabrice Du Welz (Entertainment One/The Jokers).
Christie has introduced the CP2308-C, which it calls a high value Xenon projector, based on a powerful new electronics platform. The new projector was unveiled this week at CineAsia 2016 in Hong Kong.
Dolby Laboratories today announced the company has exceeded major milestones, including the installation of 2,000 Dolby Atmos enabled cinema screens and the release of 500 movie titles mixed in Dolby Atmos. Since debuting in 2012 with Disney•Pixar’s Brave, Dolby Atmos has paved a new course for creative storytelling, transforming the ways in which audiences worldwide experience sound.