The goal of this article is to educate the industry about challenges that immersive sound presents and to present my arguments as to why the National Association of Theatre Owners’ and Digital Cinema Initiative’s rushed actions have the potential to harm, rather than help, the first release motion picture industry
Distribution & Exhibition
The Event Cinema Association will hold its first networking event October 15 at Cineworld at the O2 in Greenwich, London.
Based on the overwhelming response from fans and communities across the country for Project Drive-In, Honda is adding four more digital cinema projectors to its national effort to save drive-ins facing closure due to the end of 35mm film distribution.
The Science Museum of Virginia, in Richmond will open its new dome theatre in early 2014. “The Science Museum will be opening up the full expanse of the cosmos to our guests - inviting everyone to explore the universe with us in a truly spectacular fashion, ” said Richard Conti, CEO/chief wonder officer.
Real Image Media Technologies has agreed to purchase a minimum of 50 Dolby Atmos cinema processors and intends to install them within the South Asia region.
Digiplex Destinations has announced its upcoming schedule of opera performances on digital cinema screens. The performers are all from world-class companies including The Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, and Spain's Liceu.
Christie, the world’s dominant brand in the digital cinema projection market, has introduced Christie LA3S line array surround speakers. Another industry first for Christie, the new surround speakers expand the company’s innovative Christie Vive Audio cinema sound solution that was announced on July 17. Krikorian Premiere Theatres’ Buena Park Metroplex 18 in California is the first deployment of a complete Christie Vive Audio cinema sound system in an auditorium powered by Dolby Atmos.
Group 1200 Media, in conjunction with Giant Ape Media, announced today a partnership with Tugg to release live-action Korean zombie coming of age melodrama, Let Me Out theatrically in three U.S. cities simultaneously for one night only on Wednesday, September 25th at 7:30pm. Let Me Out is the first Korean independent film released back-to-back in both Korea and the U.S. and is distributed in the U.S. by Funimation Entertainment, a Group 1200 Media company, based in Flower Mound, Texas.
In a landmark, long term agreement that signals future development and expansion for the digital cinema industry, International Datacasting has announced that DSAT Cinema has committed to ordering more than 1,000 of IDC’s SuperFlex Pro Video Receivers.
Arts Alliance Media and Europe’s number one cinema operator Odeon & UCI Cinemas Group have announced a deal to supply Odeon’s UCI Kinowelt sites in Germany and Austria with AAM‘s Locksmith KDM delivery software.