Last weekend AMC Theatres experienced its third-highest attended weekend since movie theatres reopened in the summer of 2020. More than four million tickets were sold globally at AMC locations Thursday through Sunday, based on the strength of the successful opening weekend of The Batman from Warner Bros. and DC. This outpaces the year-over-year attendance for the same weekend in both 2019 and 2020.
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CJ 4DPlex and Warner Bros. Pictures, have announced that The Batman is now playing in the immersive 270-degree panoramic ScreenX for the first time in cinemas worldwide. The iconic DC Superhero has never been seen like this in the cinema before. ScreenX will expand specially selected sequences of the film onto the left and right-side walls of the auditorium, surrounding audiences with extended imagery which naturally fills their peripheral vision.
Cinépolis has completely reimagined its Miami, Florida location as Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas Coconut Grove. The grand reopening took place last week. The refreshed 14-screen, 648-seat, 51,371-square-foot luxury concept will further its status as the entertainment anchor at CocoWalk, the recently renovated, upscale and open-air lifestyle center situated in the heart of Miami's Coconut Grove neighborhood.
Ukraine’s Most Kino is installing CinemaNext’s Sphera premium cinema concept at its theatre in the Most Shopping Mall in Dnipro. Scheduled to open this summer, Sphera at Most Kino will boast a 26-meter-wide wall-to-wall screen, making it the largest screen ever built in Ukraine and the biggest Sphera auditorium designed to date.
Strong/MDI Screen Systems has produced and delivered the world’s tallest Imax screen to Royal Cinemas in Pooler, Georgia. The venue is set to open by the end of February.
The American Society of Cinematographers has completed its Standard Evaluation Material II project. The short film is an initiative by the organization to provide standardized viewing material designed to aid in the development and calibration of technology impacting the modern imaging chain. StEM2 test packages will be available in early 2022 to download for free in all common theatrical and home TV formats.
Sony Pictures' Ghostbusters: Afterlife is screening in CJ 4DPlex’s immersive 270-degree panoramic format ScreenX. The film opens today in the United States and continues its global theatrical release this week.
Megabox, the third largest cinema chain in South Korea, has chosen Christie Digital Systems’ RGB pure laser projection systems for the flagship Megabox Coex multiplex located in Seoul’s upscale Gangnam district, as well as several multiscreen cinemas in major cities across the country.
IMAX and Strong/MDI Screen Systems have partnered to build a record breaking-screen at the Traumpalast Multiplex in Leonberg, Germany. Covering a 574-seat IMAX auditorium, the Strong/MDI screen is an impressive 69 feet high and 125 feet wide and weighs more than 500 pounds, another IMAX record. It was manufactured in Joliette, Canada and coated on site by Strong/MDI professionals due to its massive measurements.
Cinionic today announced an expanded four-year exclusive agreement with B&B Theatres, the sixth largest exhibitor in the U.S., with nearly 500 screens across 55 locations. Under the new agreement, Cinionic will serve as the exclusive projection technology partner for B&B Theatres, providing Barco Series 4 and Cinionic Giant Screen laser projectors, to enhance B&B’s large format Grand Screen to experience.