Dolby Laboratories’ Ioan Allen has been presented with the International Cinema Technology Association presented with its Icon Award. Allen becomes the second honoree to receive the award, which was first bestowed upon the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation for its efforts to aid members of the cinema industry when COVID-19 closed theatres.
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The Event Cinema Association’s annual Slate Day – now in its sixth year – will take place January 26 at the Empire Cinema, Walthamstow in London.
The Mumbai bench of the National Company Law Tribunal has approved the merger of PVR and Inox Cinemas, setting the stage for India’s top two multiplex chains to become a single conglomerate.
CinemaOne in Trinidad and Tobago is in the process of raising up to seven million dollars to partially fund its expansion at the Price Plaza shopping center in Chaguanas. The news was reported last week on the website of the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange. CinemaOne said it intends to acquire and reopen the former MovieTowne Chaguanas location.
Showcase Cinemas is celebrating National Popcorn Day Thursday, January 19, by offering one free regular sized freshly popped popcorn to members of its Starpass loyalty program with any ticket purchase at all locations in Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, and Rhode Island.
The Liquid Media Group subsidiary, Digital Cinema United, says it has established a presence in approximately 30 percent of U.S. movie theatres.
MoviePass says it has raised the seed financing necessary for the beleaguered company to begin its relaunch. The initiative was led by Animoca Brands with participation from Claritas Capital, Emerald Plus, Gaingels, Harlem Capital, PKO VC and Sandhill Angels. Animoca Brands’ executive chairman and co-founder Yat Siu will join the board of MoviePass.
QSC has introduced a new Q-SYS plugin for Barco Series 4 Digital Cinema projectors. This integration allows users to easily add the Barco projector into a Q-SYS system to control and monitor projector functionality including macros, power, lamp, douser, and lens adjustments along with key status indicators all from a Q-SYS network touch screen, iOS UCI viewer or web browser.
“Looking at sightlines in 3D from the eye of the patron is an important consideration,” says architect Theresa English, AIA, of TK Architects International in Kansas City, Missouri. “Previously, we would look at a single section from a single vantage. It wasn't super effective if the rows or screen or both were curved.”
Moving Image Technologies and LEA Professional today announced a partnership to distribute LEA’s line of smart power amplifiers to the global cinema market.