Odeon Cinemas Group and Imax Corporation today announced an expansion of their longstanding partnership spanning key European cinema markets. Under the agreement, Odeon will upgrade six Imax theatres across the UK with Imax with laser systems.
Unique X has announced a new agreement with Vue International to supply the company’s suite of sophisticated autonomous cinema products to all theatres across the exhibitor’s circuit.
Four Ukrainian directors and screenwriters have now been selected to the Göteborg residencies that were announced in May. Göteborg Film Fund: Ukraine is also now working on ways to offer additional support for dissemination of Ukrainian films, and for filmmakers working in Ukraine. More than 35 applications were submitted for the residency program, which is a cooperation with HDK-Valand, at the University of Gotenburg, and financed by Region Västra Götaland. Three of the participants will arrive during the end of June/beginning of July, and the fourth in August.
Phil Clapp and Laura Houlgatte, president and CEO respectively of the International Union of Cinemas, the European cinema trade group, today celebrated the Big Screen experience and the positive recovery results around Europe and globally at CineEurope 2022.
Unique X has renewed its long-term agreement with the Odeon Cinemas Group, Europe’s largest cinema operator, for the provision of RosettaBridge Theatre Management System, RosettaNet Circuit Management System and BaseKey. Unique X’s global digital cinema package delivery platform MovieTransit is already in operation at all Odeon Cinemas Group sites.
Showtime Analytics in conjunction with Comscore has announced an agreement with Filmpalast Group to provide an operational data platform system to the popular German movie theatre chain.
Mag Cinema – a leading Ukrainian manufacturer and global supplier of professional sound systems – is extremely proud to announce the opening of its new warehouse in Belgium.
The International Cinema Technology Association has announced the 2022 winners of the ICTA EMEA Awards, celebrating technological leadership, design and innovation in the cinema exhibition sector. The award winners are Le Grand Rex, Paris, Classic Cinema of the Year; UGC Ciné Cité Part-Dieu, Lyon, New Build Cinema of the Year; and Cineworld, Belfast, Best Cinema Refurbishment of the Year. Rolv Gjestland of Film & Kino Norway will be presented with a special recognition award to celebrate his contributions to cinema design, presentation excellence and international collaboration in cinema.
The International Cinema Technology Association has released the tentative program for its annual seminar in Barcelona in conjunction with CineEurope 2022. For the first time in two years, this year’s seminar will be conducted in person.
Although admissions in the European Union and the UK increased by 31.5 percent in 2021, it turned out to be another difficult year for cinema going in the region, according to a report from the European Audiovisual Observatory. Multiple factors, like the ongoing closures of cinemas, particularly in the first half of the year, the negative effect of attendance restrictions, possible hesitancy among audiences to return to cinemas, the return of US studio blockbusters and the differing strength of local films, contributed to the European theatrical markets making progress, but rather slow progress, in returning to pre-pandemic levels.