In yet another sign that the motion picture business is emerging from the worst of the pandemic, over the weekend, the Walt Disney Company Marvel Studios action film Black Widow was released in the ScreenX format. ScreenX, from CJ4DPlex, is the world's premiere multi-projection system that provides a 270-degree panoramic film viewing experience.
The Stardome Observatory and Planetarium in Auckland, New Zealand, recently upgraded its cinema and live performance venue with a complete Harman Professional networked surround sound system incorporating JBL Professional, Crown, BSS and Soundcraft technologies.
In the early 1990s, a vast expanse of farmland in central Zhejiang, China, was procured by the Hengdian Group. The goal was to build an expansive film studio and later adding attractions to turn it in a theme park that recreated thousands of years of Chinese history and culture. Today, Hengdian World Studios is known as the largest film studio in the world, spanning over 370 hectares. Hengdian World Studios is always looking to continue to innovate and expand for the 20 million tourists which visit each year. In its latest venture, visitors are plunged into a so-called Flying Theatre, installed inside the Qin Palace set.
Kino Industries, creator of the interactive CtrlMovie technology that gives film and TV audiences real-time collaborative influence over the direction of a project’s plots and characters, has entered into a creative and co-financing partnership with Rocketman financier Starlings Entertainment. The announcement was made by Kino Industries CEO Chady Eli Mattar, president Scott C. Silver and Starlings Entertainment CEO/executive producer Karine Martin.
The iconic Hollywood TCL Chinese Theatre is open for business again, including the MediaMation MX4D theatre located in the Chinese 6 complex. The facility is operating following CDC health and safety guidelines.
MediaMation recently installed a 60-seat MX4D Motion EFX Theatre in Perpignan, France to add a new experience to Cinemovida's facilities.
Germany’s Filmpalast Kassel has equipped 14 of its theatres with the latest JBL Professional cinema audio systems. Located in the heart of Kassel, Filmpalast Kassel’s distinctive architecture and interior design makes it a popular entertainment destination and tourist attraction.
I last spoke with B&B Theatres executive vice president Brock Bagby in April as businesses across the country were shutting down in response to COVID-19. At that time all of their theatres were dark and the company had furloughed nearly 2,000 employees. I recently emailed Bagby to see if he would agree to a follow-up interview. His response was to say yes, adding, “But it’s been a rough seven months.” B&B Theatres, the sixth largest theatre chain in North America, is not just any independent cinema chain. For nearly a century, the company has understood better than most of their competitors that they don’t just show movies; they are in show business. They believe that movies are magic and their theatres amplify the experience like few others.
CJ 4DPlex today announced that ScreenX, the company’s innovative 270-degree panoramic movie-going format was awarded Gold in the Media, Visual Communications & Entertainment category at this year’s Edison Awards.
Disney's epic live-action film, Mulan, will be releasing worldwide in the 4DX and ScreenX formats, starting March 25 in certain markets. In all the film will be shown on 734 4DX screens and 314 ScreenX screens worldwide.