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Europeans Returning to Cinemas in Steadily Growing Numbers, UNIC Reports

Mon, 02/07/2022 - 11:13 -- Nick Dager

The International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) today released preliminary 2021 box office and admissions estimates for the territories covered by the organization. While these figures are based on initial estimates, the overview provided by UNIC represents the first wide-ranging assessment of the performance of the European cinema sector in 2021. More detailed final data on the performance of each individual UNIC territory will be released later in spring 2022.

Alamo Drafthouse Building Theatre in Birmingham, Alabama

Mon, 02/07/2022 - 11:10 -- Nick Dager

Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas has announced that it will be the anchor tenant for a company called Orchestra Partners as it redevelops the historic Powell Steam Plant in Birmingham, Alabama. The theater will take up about 50,000 square feet of the former steam plant, while the remaining 36,000 square feet are still available for retail and dining. Construction on Alamo Drafthouse will begin this summer with an anticipated opening in the fall of 2023.

Ellis Jacob to Receive the 2022 NATO Marquee Award

Mon, 02/07/2022 - 11:06 -- Nick Dager

The National Association of Theatre Owners will honor Ellis Jacob, president, and CEO of Cineplex, with the 2022 NATO Marquee Award during this year’s CinemaCon. Mitch Neuhauser managing director of CinemaCon made the announcement. Jacob is being recognized by NATO for his unequalled dedication, commitment, and service to the motion picture theatre industry.

Kimco Realty Leases River Oaks Theatre

Thu, 02/03/2022 - 11:57 -- Nick Dager

Kimco Realty has signed a lease with River Oaks Theatre, an affiliate of Star Cinema Grill in Houston, and plans to preserve the theatre’s history and Art Deco design, as well as its name, River Oaks Theatre, while also enhancing the cinema experience with a focus on unmatched hospitality, high-quality food and beverages, flawless presentation, and other cutting-edge theatre amenities.

Southern Selects Showtime Analytics for Data, Customer Communications

Thu, 02/03/2022 - 11:54 -- Nick Dager

Southern Theatres has selected Showtime Analytics to provide it with an operational data platform and customer communication system. Southern Theatres, a top 20 theatre circuit in the United States, operates 18 multiplexes with 266 screens across the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas.

[email protected] This Job Coming Soon to UK Cinemas

Wed, 02/02/2022 - 12:48 -- Nick Dager

Six Days Films, Roast Beef Productions, Doc Society and Journeyman Films are releasing the critically acclaimed documentary [email protected] This Job (Tango with Putin) in UK cinemas beginning February 24. Produced by Mike Lerner (Oscar-nominated Hell and Back Again, Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer) produced and directed by Vera Krichevskaya and executive produced by Jess Search (Oscar winning Citizenfour, Emmy-nominated Virunga), Sandra Whipham (Emmy award-winning P.O.V. and Enemies of the People) and Barbara Biemann (National Bird), the film is an unprecedented look at censorship and the dramatic changing media landscape inside Putin’s Russia since 2008.

Qube Cinema Introduces WireTAP Air for Content Delivery

Wed, 02/02/2022 - 10:11 -- Nick Dager

Qube Cinema has introduced the WireTAP Air theatre appliance, a small-form factor device that connects theatres to Qube Wire’s global cloud delivery platform via 5G or 4G mobile networks and allows for the seamless delivery of trailers and advertising DCPs. The company says these options provide an ideal way to connect exhibitors at a significantly lower cost than was previously possible.

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