Cinionic will install laser projection systems in Kinopolis theatres, one of the largest cinema groups in Germany. The installs are the first phase of a new project to bring laser-powered cinema to 48 Kinopolis screens across Germany by 2025, replacing Xenon projection with next-generation Barco technology from Cinionic’s all-laser portfolio.
The companies are working with local integrator Vandors. Barco Series 4 laser projectors already power the premium Kinopolis auditoriums in Munich, Sulzbach, and Gießen.
“With our new Barco laser projectors, we offer our guests a projection quality that leaves nothing to be desired in terms of brightness, contrast, and color,” said Gregory Theile, managing director of the Kinopolis Group. “Our new partnership with Cinionic underlines our firm belief in the future of cinema and helps us pursue our declared goal to always offer our guests the best possible cinema experience,” explains
Kinopolis’ move to laser delivers more than an enhanced image, Cinionic said. Thanks to the eco-driven design of Barco Series 4 and the elimination of Xenon lamps in the projection booth, the result on screen is both better for the viewer and the planet – boosting energy savings of as much as 70 percent compared to traditional digital projectors. The chain also benefits from greater efficiency in its operations at each site with an ultra-low maintenance schedule and consistent on-screen performance over time.
“Moviegoers around the world are seeking elevated cinema experiences, especially during the upcoming holidays,” said Wim Buyens, CEO, Cinionic. “By moving to laser projection, Kinopolis offers audiences in Germany a new way to enjoy movies with bright, vivid colors, high-quality presentation which stays consistent over time.”