Event Cinema

ArcLight Cinerama Dome Upgrades for Billy Lynn

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 11:43 -- Nick Dager

ArcLight Cinemas has collaborated with Christie to custom fit the legendary Cinerama Dome in order to properly project the west-coast debut of Academy-award winning director Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk in 3D 4K 120 frames-per-seconds, the way it was shot. The debut will be held November 10.

Nightmare on Elm Street in a New Light

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 11:57 -- Nick Dager

The original 1984 Warner Bros. horror classic Nightmare on Elm Street will screen in Los Angeles this Halloween weekend with a new twist: the film will be screened with immersive visual effects from Phillip's new cinema experience, LightVibes. The film is being shown at L.A.’s Downtown Independent Theatre tonight at eight p.m. and October 30-31 at seven p.m.

ECA Launches Global Initiative

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 11:49 -- Nick Dager

The Event Cinema Association has launched a new initiative with its members to help raise the profile of the Event Cinema industry worldwide. The newly-formed ECA Advisory Committee includes nine members and four ECA staff members from the exhibition, distribution, public relations, marketing, cinema services and satellite transmission industries and aims to address some of the key issues that face this growth market in order for the sector to continue to flourish.

Bringing Broadband to Live Exhibition

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 11:32 -- Melissa Cogavin

Just prior to the Event Cinema Association hosted its Curious About Scandinavia event in Stockholm October 14th, which they both attended, Digital Cinema Report’s European Correspondent Melissa Cogavin spoke with Unique Digital’s Nordic sales director Eyvind Ljungquist about the company’s newest version of RosettaLive and the idea of bringing broadband technology to live exhibition.

Christie Anchors Festival’s Temporary Cinema

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 13:15 -- Nick Dager

Christie is providing 4K projection to the British Film Institute London Film Festival at a unique temporary cinema that could become a blueprint for others. The Embankment Garden Cinema has also been built in celebration of the LFF’s 60th anniversary. For 11 days, with a 16-meter screen bigger than most London cinemas, the rigid-bodied structure will seat 800 people at London’s Victoria Embankment. It will also screen the LFF’s Official Competition and Strand Gala premieres.

Front Page News from MTI Films

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 13:02 -- Nick Dager

MTI Film recently completed an all-new 4K restoration of director Lewis Milestone’s 1931 film The Front Page. The months-long project was conducted for The Academy Film Archive and The Film Foundation, with MTI Film’s restoration team working under the direction of AFA director Michael Pogorzelski and film preservationist Heather Linville.

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Shin Godzilla in 534 Theatres across U.S. and Canada

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 13:02 -- Nick Dager

Funimation Films is screening the Japanese kaiju film Shin Godzilla in 534 theaters across the U.S. and Canada during its limited theatrical engagement October 11-18. Shin Godzilla is the 29th film produced by Toho in the iconic science fiction monster franchise and is co-directed by Hideaki Anno (creator of Evangelion) and Shinji Higuchi (director of Toho's 2015 Attack on Titan live action movies).

New York Film Critics Series Partners with Film Institute

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 11:21 -- Nick Dager

The New York Film Critics Series has partnered with the Film Institute at Montclair State University. The initial program will enable advanced film students at Montclair State University to work in a professional environment and learn how to produce short form content featuring NYFCS directors, writers, producers and actors. Students will create their own production company and perform as producers, directors and crew to create stylish documentary segments featuring stories about the best in the independent movie business today. The participants will gain hands on experience in research, interviewing, writing and editing the original programming.

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