Production company Ketchum Labs, a creative incubator challenging conventional entertainment models of production and distribution, and BlackBoxTV, the number one online genre channel with over 600,000 loyal fans, are launching a strategic production and distribution partnership.
Distribution & Exhibition
The Ann Cinema complex in Kothamangalam, Kerala, India has opened its second new theatre with Barco Auro 11.1 cinema sound.
Studio Movie Grill is opening its ninth Texas location and seventh in the Dallas Metroplex in Colleyville and the company says it has already impacted the local economy in significant ways.
Kulraj Broadway, the first theatre in Mumbai to have a Barco Auro 11.1 speaker layout, will open its doors soon and will screen movie director Subhash Ghai’s new movie Kaanchi, which is also the first Bollywood movie mixed in the Auro 11.1.
MasterImage 3D today announced the approval by the Korean Intellectual Property Office of its key patents 10-1387096 and 10-1387097. This newly patented 3D process is the technology behind MasterImage 3D’s MI-Horizon3D digital cinema system. The MI-Horizon3D debuted this year at the annual CinemaCon tradeshow in Las Vegas, demonstrating the potential for cinemas to deliver up to 14 foot-lambert 3D.
As if vibrating chairs, gusts of wind, thunder and lightning was not enough, the Israel Theaters Group which owns Cinema City International, recently added a Barco Auro 3D sound system to the three largest theaters at the Yes Planet complexes in Rishon LeZion. The multi-dimensional sound system features Harman’s JBL loudspeakers and Crown DSi 2000 amplifiers.
Venezuela’s Cinex (Suramericana De Espectaculos) is upgrading all of the theatres across its chain. Venezuela’s cinema industry has experienced positive changes, with national and foreign cinema box office continuously growing, providing an opportunity for Cinex to proceed with a comprehensive digital cinema conversion for all of its complexes.
Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, now chairman and CEO of EchoLight Studios has announced the creation of EchoLight Cinemas, calling it a new world-premiere film distribution strategy focused on partnership with the church.
Wir waren Könige is the first German movie mixed in Barco’s Auro 11.1 immersive cinema sound format. An independent feature film production co-produced by ZDF and ARTE, Wir waren Könige will be released in Germany this summer.
Paul G. Allen’s iconic Seattle Cinerama Theater has announced its second annual Science Fiction Festival, running May 1-12, with 12 days of special programming. The festival will be highlighted by the world premiere of Douglas Trumbull’s short film UFOTOG, along with screening of more than three-dozen of the science fiction genre's most beloved movies and celebrity appearances by Jonathan Frakes, Tom Skerritt and Sam J. Jones