The family entertainment company FatCats has opened a new theatre in Queen Creek, Arizona. The cinema has eight auditoriums and is the company’s ninth location. This newest FatCats had its grand opening April 16.
Severtson Screens has been named a strategic partner for 2021 Cinema Build KSA, a virtual trade show and conference, which is being held Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on February 24. “We are excited to be a strategic partner for this year’s event,” said Toby Severtson, president and CEO of Severtson Corp. “In these unusual times, being a part of a virtual event is a great way to include as many international industry members as possible.”
Severtson Screens has been named a strategic partner for the 2020 MENA Cinema Forum, being held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates October 27-28. The event will have both in-person and virtual presentations.
The International Cinema Technology Association, in conjunction Box Office Pro magazine, recently presented a webinar entitled Back to the Future – How Drive-Ins and Pop-Up Cinema Complements the Movie Going Experience in the COVID-19 Aftermath. Moderated by ICTA vice president Frank Tees, the group presented five interviews describing innovative approaches to exhibiting movies outdoors.
CinemaNext France recently equipped the Horizon auditorium at Megarama’s multiplex in the Paris suburb of Villeneuve-la-Garenne with a new 26-metre wide and 12.5-metre high screen, the largest cinema screen installed in a multiplex in France, as well as Dolby Atmos immersive sound in time for the August 26 release of Christopher Nolan's Tenet from Warner Bros.
Severtson Screens is partnering with systems integrator CES+ to provide projection screens for CES+’s InstaCinema inflatable outdoor cinema screen.
Strong/MDI Screen Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ballantyne Strong, has announced that its screens with RealD’s Precision White technology will now be available for use by all cinemas worldwide.
RealD and Harkness Screens have expanded the availability of their Precision White Technology screens, which are produced in an exclusive partnership between the two companies.
My intimate contact with COVID-19 started last December. Looking back, I remember I was trying to arrange interviews for a new business development director in Beijing. I would fly out for a full day of interviews plus a quarterly business review with our China general manager, Allen Xing. Harkness had been developing a partnership for a high gain silver 3D screen with a premium format cinema brand.
Severtson Screens will feature its next generation SAT-4K Acoustically Transparent cinema projection screen line during CinemaCon 2020, which is being held from March 30 through April 2 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.