United Cinemas recently upgraded their flagship facility at Warriewood with advanced JBL Professional cinema audio technology. Located just north of Sydney in Warriewood, United Cinemas is a premier seven-screen multiplex cinema that offers a premium movie-watching experience including leather recliners with built-in wireless phone chargers, as well as world-class food and beverage service.
The London-based analytics firm Gower Street is reporting continued box office success at movie theatres across the 30 markets that it tracks. Typical was Germany, which saw business up seven percent week-on-week. That was largely a result of the major local hit Wundershon, directed by actress Karoline Herfurth. The film claimed $2.8 million including previews. It was the biggest opening for a local title, and the first to deliver a four-day weekend of more than €2 million, since before the pandemic.
Last weekend AMC Theatres experienced its third-highest attended weekend since movie theatres reopened in the summer of 2020. More than four million tickets were sold globally at AMC locations Thursday through Sunday, based on the strength of the successful opening weekend of The Batman from Warner Bros. and DC. This outpaces the year-over-year attendance for the same weekend in both 2019 and 2020.
CJ 4DPlex and Warner Bros. Pictures, have announced that The Batman is now playing in the immersive 270-degree panoramic ScreenX for the first time in cinemas worldwide. The iconic DC Superhero has never been seen like this in the cinema before. ScreenX will expand specially selected sequences of the film onto the left and right-side walls of the auditorium, surrounding audiences with extended imagery which naturally fills their peripheral vision.
London's Rio Cinema was transformed over the weekend into a three-day Gotham City-inspired experience that involved live actors, and interactive performance, free cookies, and the long-awaited premiere of The Batman. Digital Cinema Media teamed up with Oreo to deliver the immersive cinematic experience.
After reviewing several other options, Chinese LED cinema screen manufacturer Unilumin has selected Macroblock’s MBI5850 as its display driver. The MBI5850 features 16-bit grayscale with smooth low grayscale performance, and a 3,840Hz visual refresh rate that the company says is designed for high-resolution LED displays.
Protesting his country’s invasion of Ukraine, Oleg Berezin has resigned at the chairman of the Association of Cinema Owners in Russia. He made the announcement yesterday in a public statement. Here is that statement in full:
Movio, a Vista Group company, has signed a three-year deal with Australian cinema chain Village Cinemas enabling renewed access to its marketing data analytics and campaign management solutions and new data integration capabilities.
In support of Ukraine, the Göteborg Film Festival is teaming up with Story, Draken Film and Folkets Bio to host screenings of Simon Lereng Wilmont's festival winner A House made of Splinters, set in a children's home in Eastern Ukraine. The screenings will take place in cinemas throughout Sweden and online via Göteborg Film Festival’s streaming service, Draken Film. All money raised from the screenings will go in full to the organization Voices of Children in Ukraine.
Volfoni, a global leader in 3D cinema technologies, is celebrating fifteen years in business this month. Founded on March 2nd, 2007, Volfoni has grown to become one of few companies in the world to be endorsed by major Hollywood Studios, enjoying global recognition for their renowned, high-quality active and passive 3D technologies.