UNIC Stands with Ukranian Exhibitors and with the Ukranian People

Tue, 03/01/2022 - 11:50 -- Nick Dager

The Union Internationale des Cinémas/International Union of Cinemas, the trade body representing the interests of cinema operators across 39 European territories, has today issued a statement expressing its solidarity not just with Ukrainian exhibitors but also the Ukrainian people as they look to repel the attack on their country by Russian forces. The statement, issued on behalf of UNIC’s board of directors, reads as follows:

Imax, Vista Sponsoring UNIC Women’s Cinema Leadership Programme

Mon, 02/28/2022 - 12:01 -- Nick Dager

The European Cinema trade group the International Union of Cinemas today announced that Imax Corporation and Vista Group take on the role of principal sponsors of its flagship Women’s Cinema Leadership Programme, already in its fifth year. At the same time UNIC launched a call for mentors and mentees to take part in the next 2022-23 edition.

Arts Alliance Media, Cielo Announce Software Partnership

Tue, 02/22/2022 - 11:20 -- Nick Dager

Arts Alliance Media has agreed to a strategic software partnership with the cloud-based monitoring and analytics software developer Cielo. Drawing upon each other’s technical and industry expertise, the newly formed alliance will enable the deployment of a new and improved, cloud-based network operations center system, helping exhibitors to centralize asset management and put an end to potential show stoppers.

Reel Cinemas Retains Showtime Analytics

Mon, 02/21/2022 - 12:17 -- Nick Dager

Leading British independent exhibitor Reel Cinemas, which operates 15 multiplex sites with 78 screens across the United Kingdom, has retained Showtime Analytics to provide it with an operational data platform and customer communication. Reel Cinemas just entered its 21st year in business. With continued expansion plans underway, the company launched two sites during the pandemic.

Vista Group Acquires Retriever Solutions

Wed, 02/16/2022 - 09:10 -- Nick Dager

Vista Group International has acquired the U.S. entertainment software company Retriever Solutions. Under the terms of the deal, Vista Cinema will acquire all Retriever’s software, IP and customers, with an offer of employment to all current employees. Employees will continue to work from Retriever’s existing premises in Owosso, Michigan and Denver, Colorado.


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