At the Emerging Cinema Markets Conference, which was held in Istanbul November 19-21, RealD released statistics that show 3D in exhibition is increasingly popular in countries where movie theatres are beginning to gain a foothold.
Cinépolis Pejaten Village in southern Jakarta is installing Christie projectors. This is the exhibitor’s first multiplex in Indonesia to be fully equipped with Christie RGB pure laser projectors. It houses five auditoriums fitted with Christie CP2309-RGB and CP2320-RGB models.
Severtson Screens has moved its headquarters to a larger nearby facility in San Tan Valley, Arizona.
Sony Pictures Entertainment is releasing Jumanji: The Next Level for CJ 4DPlex’s 4DX multi-sensory, motion synchronized seating and for the 270-degree panoramic screens of ScreenX. The film opens in North American theatres nationwide on December 13.
CJ 4DPlex has unveiled new logos for its immersive seating technology 4DX and its sister brand, the multi-screen technology ScreenX. As 4DX and ScreenX have been rapidly expanding worldwide, the company implemented the new branding to increase brand consistency for 4DX and ScreenX. The goal is to position the 4DX brand as an exciting cinematic experience for customers for the next 10 years. 4DX has seen unprecedented growth and has gathered explosive popularity recently. CJ 4DPlex hopes the new branding will entrench 4DX and ScreenX as a must for global movie fans.
Pathé Utrecht Leidsche Rijn, the Netherlands, is the 700th auditorium to install CJ 4DPlex’s 4DX immersive seating technology.
European exhibitor Les Cinémas Pathé Gaumont is installing more than 200 Barco Series 4 laser projectors. Cinionic, the Barco, CGS, and ALPD cinema joint venture, will power Les Cinémas Pathé Gaumont’s new builds in France and Africa, beginning with its new theater in Sousse Tunisia, Africa. Currently, Les Cinémas Pathé Gaumont operates more than 100 theaters across European and African countries. Together the companies will upgrade new and existing Les Cinémas Pathé Gaumont theaters to bring an elevated movie-going experience for its audiences.
Cinépolis will make its entry into Northern California on November 22 with the soft opening of Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas San Mateo. The 837-seat, 10-screen, 50,042-square-foot luxury theatre will serve as the entertainment anchor for Hillsdale Shopping Center.
The Kuwait National Cinema Company has installed Unique X’s RosettaBridge theatre management systems product suite within the Kuwaiti territory, enabling KNCC theatres, operating under the Cinescape brand, to automate and centrally manage its theatre portfolio, while automating much of the daily booth operations. The technology package also includes a Basekey key digital messaging system.
Announcing its participation in the Emerging Cinema Markets conference in Istanbul November 19-21, Influx Worldwide has extended its dedicated African program of cinema technology products and services for African movie theatres – It’s Showtime for Africa – into 2020. The program is offered on a low- to no-cost basis to qualifying cinema exhibitors, to enable digital movie ticketing, loyalty and subscription programs for moviegoers across the continent.