Exhibition

Maya Cinemas Installing Cinionic Giant Screens in all of its PLF Auditoriums

Fri, 11/20/2020 - 08:28 -- Nick Dager

Maya Cinemas is installing Cinionic Giant Screens in all its Maya Premiere Experience auditoriums. The first three MPX powered by CGS locations, Maya Cinemas Fresno, Bakersfield, and North Las Vegas, will be ready to welcome Maya audiences in time for Thanksgiving. All the screens are more than sixty feet wide.

Why Subtitles Matter

Sun, 11/15/2020 - 12:05 -- Nick Dager

With the growth of Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime and Apple TV, to name just a few, the international audience for film and television has never been bigger or more diverse. And the need for accurate and coherent subtitles – both for artistic and economic reasons – has never been more important. For two decades Dr. Vasilis Manousakis, the Literature, Literary and Audiovisual Translation instructor at Hellenic American College in Athens, Greece, has been subtitling and translating a broad range of genres, series and films produced by HBO, Disney, Universal Pictures, Warner Bros. and Netflix, among them Lost, The Good Place, Star Wars and Game of Thrones.

ICTA EMEA 2020-2021 Award Winners Named

Fri, 11/13/2020 - 10:04 -- Nick Dager

The International Cinema Technology Association 2020-2021 award for innovation in cinema exhibition in Europe, the Middle East and Africa goes to Muvi Cinema, U-Walk, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for Best New Build Cinema; to Cineplexx, Millennium City, Vienna, Austria for Best Cinema Refurbishment; and to Pathé Tuschinski, Amsterdam, The Netherlands for Classic Cinema of the Year.

Scales Now in Cinemas Across Saudi Arabia

Thu, 11/12/2020 - 08:56 -- Nick Dager

After achieving critical acclaim during an award-winning tour of global film festivals, Image Nation Abu Dhabi’s feature film Scales (Sayidat Al Bahr) will be screening in cinemas in Saudi Arabia this week, after it was picked up by Saudi distributor Cinewaves Films. Viewers will be able to experience the debut film from Saudi Arabian writer-director Shahad Ameen in cinemas across Riyadh, Jeddah, Tabuk, Jizan and the Eastern Province in its first theatrical release.

Toho Cinemas Installs Cinionic Laser Projection in Tachikawa Location

Thu, 11/05/2020 - 12:22 -- Nick Dager

Toho Cinemas has selected Cinionic laser cinema projection for its new Tachikawa location, which opened in September. The theatre is the first Cinionic laser site for Toho Cinemas, one of Japan’s largest exhibitors with more than 679 screens across 72 locations and will include Barco Series 4 and Barco Smart laser units.

Newly Formed Sharp NEC Display Solutions Starts Operations

Thu, 11/05/2020 - 10:11 -- Nick Dager

Sharp has acquired 66 percent of NEC Display Solutions shares of stock to complete the previously announced transaction to form a joint venture. The deal became effective November 1. In connection with the completion of the transaction, the company has changed its name to Sharp NEC Display Solutions and has started business operations as a subsidiary of Sharp.

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