Barco has expanded its laser projection portfolio with a pair of RGB projectors. Designed to enable impactful experiences in the theme park industry, the company says the XDM and XDX exceed all expectations with stunning Rec. 2020 colors, native 4K resolution and remarkable performances.
According to industry statistics, premium large format screen installations have seen an increase of almost 19 percent year over year. They set a record in 2019, when 734 screens were installed, a 65 percent increase over 2018. As theatres slowly reopen worldwide following lockdowns due to COVID-19, the pace of adoption is expected to resume. Owned by the China Film Group and Huaxia Film Distribution, Cinity uses premium large format laser projection, immersive sound, and ultra-high frame rate capability. Today, with 57 installations and an almost equal number on tap in cities across China, Cinity enjoys cooperative agreements with many major Hollywood and Chinese studios. The system can be viewed at the Harmony Gold Preview House in West Hollywood, where filmmakers can also screen their latest projects at the industry’s highest frame rate.
Cinemeccanica is once again the technical sponsor of the 78th Venice International Film Festival which takes place today through September 11.
PVR Cinemas has installed Cinionic’s Giant Screen technology in its flagship site in Priya, India. The move comes as part of an urban rehabilitation initiative by PVR of its heritage location providing audiences thrilling cinematic experiences combined with the latest in premium cinema amenities and innovation. Priya’s new premium P[XL] auditorium powered by CGS, has a 19-meter (62-foot) giant screen, and features the latest laser projection. The PVR P[XL] at Priya is the first powered by CGS cinema in India.
Cinionic and Cinemark today launched a campaign to educate movie audiences about laser projection as part of the renewed and exclusive 10-year partnership to upgrade all of Cinemark’s 6,000 screens worldwide. Most recently, Cinemark and Cinionic upgraded 24 locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to all-laser multiplexes.
Christie has introduced the CP4415-RGB and CP4420-RGB, a pair of premium RGB pure laser projectors delivering advanced, DCI compliant cinema projection at what the company believes calls an affordable price. Suited to small-screen auditoriums, boutique cinema, post-production, screening rooms and more, these all-in-one projectors deliver a cinematic experience with 4K resolution.
GDC will feature its award-winning Espedo Supra-5000 RGB Plus Laser Phosphor Cinema Projector at CinemaCon 2021, which is being held August 23-26 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company will have a mini-theatre in Milano Ballroom III, located on the Promenade level.
The Ambassador Theatres, one of the largest movie theatre chains in Taiwan, has chosen Christie technology for two multiplexes located in Taipei and Taichung.
Sharp NEC today announced the availability of the NC1202L laser light source projector, an addition to its digital cinema projection series. Designed specifically for smaller screens at 7,000 lumens, the company says the NC1202L is the ideal projection technology for standard sized movie theatres or projection booths that require high-quality cinema projection.
The Jamaican cinema chain Palace Amusement Company has opened a new four-screen multiplex in Portmore Pines, St Catherine, featuring Christie digital cinema projection throughout, including an RGB pure laser projector, the first of its kind in the country. Cinema Equipment & Supplies carried out the installation.