Distribution & Exhibition

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.

Cinema Sound: Dolby Laboratories

Wed, 03/16/2016 - 15:39 -- Nick Dager

Movie theatres are getting bigger 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 one of this ongoing series, I spoke via email with Jed Harmsen, senior director, cinema products, Dolby Laboratories to get his perspective.

Dolby Cinema Comes to Beijing

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 11:59 -- Nick Dager

Jackie Chan Cinema and Dolby Laboratories today announced that the premium Dolby Cinema experience is coming to the top-grossing movie site in China, Jackie Chan Cinema’s Beijing Wukesong. The cinema site topped China’s box office and attendance rankings from 2011 to 2015. In 2014, it was the only cinema to achieve a box office gross of RMB 100 million in China.

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