The International Union of Cinemas, representing European cinema operators and trade associations, has today released 2023 box office and admissions data for its 39 territories. The figures represent the first assessment of European cinemas’ performance last year, based on preliminary estimates. Detailed final data will be released later in the spring.
The Eden Cinemas in Malta are in the process of upgrading their projectors to laser technology.
The Kinepolis Group has expanded its longstanding partnership with CJ 4DPlex to include 21 more ScreenX auditoriums across Europe and North America. The Kinepolis openings bring the cinema chain’s total of ScreenX screens to 26. Kinepolis already boasts five ScreenX theaters across Europe. This expansion will give Kinepolis the largest ScreenX footprint in all of mainland Europe.
Reinforcing its premium large format offering with the aim to accelerate box office revenue, Inspire Cinema has introduced the country’s immersive MX4D Motion EFX Theatre from MediaMation at their foremost location in Romania, the Electroputere Mall in Craiova.
The 28th European Union Film Festival is now underway in New Delhi across three prominent venues—the India Habitat Centre, Instituto Cervantes (Spanish Cultural Center), and The Goethe-Institut /Max Mueller Bhavan. The festival opened with the screening of the Grand Prix-winning French film Saint Omer directed by Alice Diop.
The Apollo Kinas, a new premium multiplex at the Vilnius Outlet shopping center in Lithuania has opened with a complete range of Christie Digital Systems cinema technology. Christie partner BMK installed a Christie CP4425-RGB and five CP2415-RGB RealLaser illumination technology, each accompanied by a Christie Vive Audio sound system, to immerse audiences in its six screens.
With a legacy extending back to 1917, Palads Teatret’s current Frederikshavn location originally opened in 1942 as a single floor facility. Cinema directors Kris Søgaard Pedersen and Sofia Rafn Abildgaard recently unveiled their ambitious redesign that included four renovated theatre rooms.
CinemaNext has signed a long-term agreement with Powersoft covering 60 territories in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Under the terms of the agreement, Powersoft will provide direct access to its portfolio of amplifiers, including the Duecanali and Quattrocanali series, Mezzo series and new cloud-based Unica amplifier platform.
Storyline Studios is a Scandinavian film production company that offers camera rentals, editing, effects, sound design and more in Norway, Sweden and Denmark. As the leading film production facility in Norway, the company has around 50 employees that cover the entire creative process from production and post-production to mastering and finalization. With studios in Mølleparken and Akerselva connected via fiber, Storyline wanted to upgrade the sound system in its premier screening room and mixing studio to provide an elegant and intuitive environment for finishing projects. To this end, Storyline turned to leading distributor Lydrommet to outfit the facility with AV networking and control solutions from AMX and BSS.
Brussels-based professional associations of the film business sector in Europe representing producers, distributors, off-line and online video publishers, and cinema operators hosted a seminar last Saturday, exploring how best to cultivate and grow audiences in a dynamic and diverse film landscape as part of the Cannes Film Market’s industry program.