Distribution & Exhibition

O’Connor Joins Screenvision Media Event Cinema Team

Wed, 03/23/2016 - 11:47 -- Nick Dager

Screenvision Media has named Craig O’Connor director of distribution, event cinema. His addition to the Screenvision Media team comes in time for the company’s first highly anticipated event cinema program following their re-launch in partnership with Kaos Connect, premiering May 2016. In his new role, O’Connor will be responsible for the distribution strategy of all event cinema programs.

Theatre Management Software: AAM

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 12:10 -- Nick Dager

It is challenging to run a modern digital cinema theatre complex without theatre management software, which raises the question: who would want to? TMS has streamlined the exhibition business and opened the door to possibilities that were not even imagined more than a decade ago. With CinemaCon 2016 set to convene next month in Las Vegas one thing is certain: TMS will be a major topic at the show. To help readers stay abreast of the latest developments in Digital Cinema Report asked leading manufacturers what we can expect at the show. In part one of our ongoing series I spoke via email with John Aalbers, CEO of Arts Alliance Media.

Cinema Sound: Alcons Audio

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 12:01 -- Nick Dager

Movie theatres are getting bigger again and exhibitors have learned that audiences are willing to pay for the kind of immersive entertainment that simply can’t be duplicated in the typical home theatre. This trend has only increased the demand that the audio match, or even surpass, the quality of the images on the big screen. Cinema sound has never been bigger or more important. Understanding that, Digital Cinema Report reached out to key manufacturers to learn what developments in sound technology they’ll be highlighting when the exhibition industry gathers next month at CinemaCon 2016 in Las Vegas. In part five of this ongoing series, I spoke with Tom Back, Alcons Audio’s co-founder and managing director to get his perspective.

May 18 Deadline for SMPTE Student Paper Award, Louis F. Wolf Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Tue, 03/22/2016 - 11:45 -- Nick Dager

Student Membership Challenge fund, founded and funded by William C. Miller, SMPTE membership vice president, along with a growing number of his SMPTE colleagues, pays for the first year of membership for new Student Members. SMPTE also supports Student Chapters at colleges, universities, and institutions where courses are offered in technical areas of film, video, and television. Student Chapters give students the opportunity to meet industry leaders and professionals, and to interact outside of the classroom with other students and faculty who have an interest in the motion-imaging industry. A full list of Student Chapters is online at www.smpte.org/studentchapters.

AEG, Regal Partner with Barco on Exhibition Innovation Center

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 13:44 -- Nick Dager

AEG, one of the world’s largest sports and entertainment presenters, and Regal, operators of the largest theater circuit in the United States, are partnering Barco on a multi-year, strategic partnership to create Regal L.A. Live: A Barco Innovation Center. The current Regal Cinemas L.A. Live, owned by AEG, will transform into a one-of-a kind creative hub for all of Barco’s cinema technology. The deal also marks the first and only naming rights partnership for an entire movie theater complex.

Cinema Sound: JBL

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 12:56 -- Nick Dager

Movie theatres are getting bigger again and exhibitors have learned that audiences are willing to pay for the kind of immersive entertainment that simply can’t be duplicated in the typical home theatres. This trend has only increased the demand that the audio match, or even surpass, the quality of the images on the big screen. Cinema sound has never been bigger or more important. Understanding that, Digital Cinema Report reached out to key manufacturers to learn what developments in sound technology they’ll be highlighting when the exhibition industry gathers next month at CinemaCon 2016 in Las Vegas. In part four of this ongoing series, I spoke with Daniel Saenz, cinema solutions manager, Harman Professional Solutions to get his perspective.

AAM Launches Thunderstorm Online Marketplace

Mon, 03/21/2016 - 12:46 -- Nick Dager

With many cinemas around the world looking to improve their engagement and relationships with customers, Arts Alliance Media today announces the launch of its Thunderstorm platform. A new and unique global online marketplace, Thunderstorm enables cinemas to drive enhanced customer engagement and boost revenues. It brings innovation directly to exhibitors, giving them a portfolio of applications and technologies that can help attract new customers, enhance the customer experience and improve theatre management. Ultimately, Thunderstorm provides exhibitors with a number of opportunities to substantially improve revenues and maximize cost efficiencies.

Cinema Sound: Christie Digital Systems

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 10:49 -- Nick Dager

Movie theatres are getting bigger again and exhibitors have learned that audiences are willing to pay for the kind of immersive entertainment that simply can’t be duplicated in the typical home theatre. This trend has only increased the demand that the audio match, or even surpass, the quality of the images on the big screen. Cinema sound has never been bigger or more important. Understanding that, Digital Cinema Report reached out to key manufacturers to learn what developments in sound technology they’ll be highlighting when the exhibition industry gathers next month at CinemaCon 2016 in Las Vegas. In part three of this ongoing series, I spoke with Patrick Artiaga, director, business development, audio solutions, Christie Digital Systems to get his perspective.

Cinema Sound: Barco

Thu, 03/17/2016 - 11:58 -- Nick Dager

Movie theatres are getting bigger again and exhibitors have learned that audiences are willing to pay for the kind of immersive entertainment that simply can’t be duplicated in the typical home theatre. This trend has only increased the demand that the audio match, or even surpass the quality of the images on the big screen. Cinema sound has never been bigger or more important. Understanding that, Digital Cinema Report reached out to key manufacturers to learn what developments in sound technology they’ll be highlighting when the exhibition industry gathers next month at CinemaCon 2016 in Las Vegas. In part two of this ongoing series, I spoke with Brian Claypool, senior director strategic business development, digital cinema, Barco to get his perspective.

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