Fandango has added Harkins Theatres, Digiplex Destinations and Premiere Cinemas to its cinema network. These latest exhibitor agreements bring Fandango’s ticketing conveniences to an additional 1,000 screens in a dozen states including Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Fandango now powers online and mobile ticketing for more than 24,000 U.S. screens, representing the vast majority of the nation’s theaters.
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Carmike Cinemas and Digital Cinema Destinations (Digiplex) have announced that their boards of directors have approved a definitive agreement for Carmike to acquire Digiplex.
Screenvision today announced that Levi’s and Warner Bros. are the first brands to sign on since the company announced its relationship with audio recognition technology leader, SoundHound, last month. The brands will begin using the technology as early as this month. With more than fifty percent of Screenvision’s audience falling within the elusive and hard to reach young demographic of 12 to 34 years old, Screenvision is providing its advertisers opportunities for extended engagement beyond the screen
Christie has been selected by preferred partner Digital Media Systems to provide the 3D digital cinema projection technology for the world premiere of 20th Century Fox’s film X-Men: Days of Future Past on Saturday, May 10. DMS will transform the River Pavilion at the Jacob Javits Convention Center into a theater to screen the highly anticipated X-Men sequel, with two Christie Solaria Series digital cinema projectors onto a 26-foot by 62-foot screen.
Lionsgate has announced the limited theatrical, on demand and digital HD release of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival documentary hit, Dinosaur 13. The film will be available day-and-date in select theaters including New York and Los Angeles, on August 15.
Cinedigm has acquired all North American rights to the animated feature film Bunyan and Babe: A Giant Adventure featuring the voice talent of John Goodman, Kelsey Grammer and Jeff Foxworthy.
Studio Movie Grill Copperfield, Houston has been completely renovated. The theatre first opened in 2006.
National CineMedia announced today that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Screenvision, for $375 million of cash and stock on a debt free, cash free basis. We will have a more complete report with analysis in the coming days.
Evergrande Real Estate Group, one of the ten largest real estate developers in Mainland China, is expanding its business to the cinema industry. In an initial phase, the Evergrande Cinema Line is building 77 cinema complexes in residential neighborhoods across the country, five of which are already operational.
The fully restored and digitally mastered 4K high frame rate version of the hit musical Oklahoma! premiered at the TCM Classic Film Festival on April 10 at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. This historic screening of the 1955 Todd-AO classic is the first time a high bitrate and HFR DCP has been created and exhibited as part of the restoration of a feature film classic.