Studio Movie Grill Arena Grand will open in the Arena District of Columbus in mid-January 2014 and marks the first Ohio location for SMG and its 15th location in the US. The SMG Arena Grand opening is a part of a continuing strategic expansion plan for the Dallas based exhibitor.
Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, and the second installment in the Hobbit film trilogy, will hold its worldwide premiere at the Dolby Theatre in Dolby 3D and Dolby Atmos sound on Monday, December 2.
The Lichtburg cinema in Essen has converted both of its theatres to digital with Kinoton technology. The Lichtburg, one of Germany’s largest and oldest cinemas; it recently celebrated its 85th birthday and one of its theatres seats 1250 people.
German exhibitor Hans-Joachim Flebbe has chosen Arts Alliance Media’s digital cinema software to manage and run his soon to reopen Zoo Palast cinema in Berlin.
Dolby Laboratories and Cinema 21, the largest cinema chain in Indonesia, announced today that it is the first in Indonesia to install the Dolby Atmos sound platform. The first Dolby Atmos film to be showcased at Cinema XXI EpiCentrum, one of the biggest theatres owned by Cinema 21, will be Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which began screening today.
Barco and its integration partner RCC Trading are currently working hard to convert all Nu Metro theaters fully digital by December.
Dcinex will install 113 Sony 4K digital cinema systems in Cinema Pink theatres in Turkey.
South African exhibitor Nu Metro is working with Arts Alliance Media to convert its 149 screens converted to digital cinema under AAM’s Virtual Print Fee model.
The Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition has gone live with the launch of its North American satellite and terrestrial digital distribution platform to 17,000 screens across 1,200 venues.
GDC Technology Limited is supplying the digital cinema servers with integrated media blocks for Cinemex’s circuit wide digital deployment.