CJ 4DPplex has announced that the company has signed a contract to open the first 4DX auditorium in Kuwait with KNCC (Kuwait National Cinema Company), the country’s number one cinema operator. Also, 4DX has signed an MOU with China’s SFC (Shanghai Film Corporation) early this month, which opens the way to an in-depth discussion on the actual launch of 4DX theaters.
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Vista Group International has signed a strategic partnership with Powster, a digital interactive and motion-graphics company providing film-specific marketing solutions to film studios both in the domestic USA market and internationally. Powster is based in London, United Kingdom.
Regal Entertainment Group is partnering with Atom Tickets, the theatrical mobile ticketing platform and app. The app launched in select markets across the U.S. with Regal earlier this year and is projected to support over 7,300 screens by the end of the year.
Europe's cinema trade association the International Union of Cinemas has published a report confirming the importance of the European cinema sector – and international territories more generally – to the continued health of the global film industry.
Cinema Equipment and Supplies and Unique Digital announced today an exclusive partnership to begin commercialization of Cielo, CE+S’ proprietary cloud-based monitoring and support platform in Europe and the Middle East.
FlyOver America, a new special venue attraction directed by Sherpas Cinema recently debuted at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, with the $30 million attraction promising to give visitors the ride of their life.
Barco and Bad Robot Productions today announced that Star Trek Beyond, one of this year’s most anticipated films, will be released in Barco’s multi-screen theatrical format Barco Escape. J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot has agreed to master a special version of the film, expanding the storytelling across three screens to unveil a thrilling new movie going experience to audiences when the film, from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions, releases on July 22.
Allure and its Christie Experiential Network have named theatrical distribution executive Brett Resnick vice president of studio relations. In his new position, Resnick will guide CEN strategies and activities as a key part of its continuing national rollout. He comes to the company with 20 years of distribution experience, which began at MGM, and most recently with 20th Century Fox, guiding the release of over 300 titles including Avatar; Star Wars: Episode I, II, and III; X-Men: The Last Stand; X-Men: Days of Future Past; Independence Day, and most recently Deadpool. Resnick also spearheaded the partnership between Fox and Fathom Events, bringing classics such as The Sound of Music, Planet of The Apes and The King and I, back to the big screen.
Screenvision Media and KAOS Connect have announced the launch of their first joint event cinema program – the empowering theatrical documentary produced by Meteor 17 CEO, Spencer Proffer, I Hope You Dance, The Power & Spirit of Song. The documentary film features stories of faith, inspiration and overcoming unimaginable odds as told through the transformative power of song.
National Amusements and Ushio have reached an agreement making Ushio the sole provider of Xenon bulbs to all National Amusements theatres worldwide.