The Film Heritage Foundation has announced a special ceremony to present the inaugural lifetime achievement award for cinema projection "to honor film projectionists who have dedicated their lives to showcasing films on the big screen." Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, founder of FHF, said the Mumbai-based foundation will honor three projectionists at the event, to be held on Wednesday at the city's heritage Regal Cinema here. The foundation will screen Kamal Amrohi's 1949 classic Mahal on 35 mm vintage print to celebrate the analog-era legacy of cinema at Regal Cinema, a single-screen theatre.
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.
Christie projectors will be installed at several hundred screens across Morocco as part of a brace of projects carried out by partner Global Entertainment. The government-backed project will see more than 100 screens adorned with Christie projection at cultural centers across the country, on behalf of the Moroccan Ministry of Culture and Communications. A second project will also see more than 100 Christie projectors installed at Cinerji, a new exhibitor, in sites across Morocco.
Christie Digital Systems has added three new cinema projectors for boutique and mid-sized theatres. According to the company, the new Christie Cinelife+ Series CP2415-RGB and CP2420-RGB offer the highest energy efficiency with Real|Laser illumination and the lowest cost of operation for their brightness class in the industry.
Cinemeccanica is once again serving as the technical sponsor of the 79th Venice International Film Festival – La Biennale di Venezia – which is taking place now through September 10.
In operation since 2000, Phoenix Theatres installed Christie projectors in its 50th screen at the new Woodland Mall in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Integrator Integrity Entertainment Systems managed the installation. Phoenix Theatres now has six locations, each reflecting the unique character of its community.
Christie Digital Cinema is providing projection technology for the Lavazza IncluCity Festival, organized by the ICFF. This year’s festivities will transform the iconic cobblestone streets of Toronto’s Distillery Historic District into an outdoor cinema village, celebrating multiculturalism and the best of international cinema from June 27 to July 15. After two successful years as the Lavazza Drive-In Film Festival, the festival welcomes moviegoers to the new cinema village.
Christie has been confirmed as the official projection technology partner for the 75th Cannes Film Festival, which runs May 17-28. Christie will provide installation and show support for the occasion, as it celebrates its 16th year as technical partner.
Christie Digital Systems has acquired the assets of Brass Roots Technologies, an Allen, Texas-based technology innovation company specializing in consulting and the engineering design of advanced optics and electronics for high-performance display and imaging systems. All current employees of Brass Roots Technologies have transferred to Christie and the operations will remain in Allen, Texas under the Christie name.
As it has for more than 20 years, Christie Digital Systems will once again showcase a wide range of technology during CinemaCon 2022, April 25-28 in the Milano Ballrooms I and V at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas Las Vegas.