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.
Vue Entertainment’s Cinema3D circuit in Poland has installed Vista Cinema management software in all 11 sites. The announcement was made jointly by Roland Jones, executive director technical services, Vue International and Till Cussmann, Vista’s senior vice president, sales for EMEA and general manager, Europe.
Melbourne, Australia-based Village Entertainment has announced that its Victorian cinema locations will begin re-opening November 12. The theatres have been closed for eight months due to the pandemic.
CinemaCon 2021, originally scheduled for April 26-29 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, has been rescheduled for August 23-26 it was announced today by CinemaCon managing director Mitch Neuhauser. Ongoing international travel restrictions and limits on large gatherings caused by the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the decision.
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.
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.
At CineAsia 2020, which is underway virtually online November 4-5, GDC Technology is featuring its Red Dot award-winning Espedeo Supra-5000 RGB Plus laser phosphor cinema projector. In addition, GDC will introduce new products designed to automate workflow and provide advanced technologies for cinema operators as the industry prepares to adapt to changing business models.
The Film Expo Group and presenting sponsor Cinionic, the Barco, CGS, and ALPD cinema joint venture, have announced the 2020 CineAsia Conference & Trade Show Schedule of Events. In consideration of COVID-19, this year’s convention is entirely online, and runs November 4-5.
Comscore today announced a multi-year agreement to provide Marcus Theatres with the company’s Comscore Cinema ACE theatre management system. This will enable Marcus Theatres to connect auditoriums, centralize content management and automate the transfer of features, trailers and encryption keys. The agreement also provides Marcus Theatres with Comscore's Enterprise Web circuit management service, allowing Marcus Theatres to streamline operations circuit wide and ensure shows play out as planned.
Following recent decisions requiring the closure of cinemas across a number of European countries in response to spikes in COVID-19, European trade body the International Union of Cinemas in a statement today renewed its call to national governments, the European Commission and the European Parliament to provide further public funding support to the sector to ensure that cinemas are able to survive the ongoing challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis.