CJ 4DPlex has announced a new partnership with Cinionic to power the global ScreenX format with Barco laser projection. The deal names Cinionic as the global laser projection partner for ScreenX, covering future ScreenX installs and renewals of older sites.
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EVO Entertainment Group and Imax Corporation have announced a partnership to install eight new Imax with Laser systems. This marks the first-ever collaboration between the two companies. As part of the agreement, EVO will bring seven new Imax systems to Texas, including Houston and Austin, and one to Florida. The new systems are expected to begin opening in the third quarter of 2023.
The French exhibition company Megarama has reached an agreement for three new Imax systems in France and Morocco. The new deal will more than triple Imax's footprint with Megarama and bring the number of Imax systems in France to 29, including 23 currently open and another six set for installation.
Imax has set a new company record for first quarter box office in 2023 with $282.2 million — beating its previous best record, set in 2016, by more than $10 million. The record-breaking results were powered by a potent global mix of releases; the first quarter now stands as Imax’s highest grossing quarter ever for local language releases and also saw the stunning performance of James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water.
New Line Cinema's Shazam! Fury of the Gods will debut in both of CJ 4DPlex’s visually immersive formats. The all-new DC superhero adventure opens March 17 and is being distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.
Cosmic Picture Distribution has been awarded a three million dollar grant by the National Science Foundation for its upcoming project, Einstein’s Incredible Universe. The centerpiece of the project is a film for giant screen and Imax theatres that will celebrate the groundbreaking work of Albert Einstein, the curiosity that drove him to explore space and time, and the scientific creativity that led to his most revolutionary ideas.
PVR Limited has opened Lucknow's largest cinema in Lulu Mall, the biggest shopping center in the city. The 11-screen theatre will increase the company's presence in Uttar Pradesh to 158 screens spread across 32 properties, and consolidate its influence in North India, where it will have 438 screens spread across 100 properties.
Roxy Cinemas and Scrabble Entertainment have installed Sharp NEC laser projection technology in Roxy’s new Dubai Hills project. The companies say they are the largest premium large format screens in the Middle East and North Africa, measuring 28 meters by 15.1 meters. At 423 square meters, the Roxy Xtreme screen is the size of two tennis courts. With two NEC NC3541L 4K RB laser projectors, Dubai Hills is taking advantage of RB laser technology delivering compelling benefits in terms of image quality, cost, and operational efficiency.
Cineplexx Austria has agreed to install three new Imax with Laser projection systems in Austria and Kosovo. This will be the first theatre in Kosovo with Imax projection.
Cinema XXI and Imax today announced a significant expansion of their longstanding partnership with an agreement for ten new Imax with Laser systems across Indonesia. The new deal will double the size of the Imax and Cinema XXI footprint, taking the overall number of Imax commercial systems in Indonesia from ten to twenty.