Toho Cinemas, Japan, is installing Cinionic’s Barco Series 4 laser projection in 159 of its theatres. Following an initial laser installation in late 2020 at Toho Cinemas’ Tachikawa Tachihi location, laser projection by Cinionic was selected for the chain’s presentation technology renewal. Work is now underway to complete the project in the coming months, offering Japanese moviegoers an environmentally friendly and elevated cinematic experience.
Toho Cinemas has 686 screens across 73 locations in Japan, including five jointly operated cinemas with 56 screens, one of the largest and most important global film markets. With the upgrade to laser projection, Toho Cinemas delivers an enhanced movie presentation, more contrast, greater brightness, and improved clarity while achieving a more sustainable way to go to the movies for many years to come.
“Cinionic is honored to be selected by Toho Cinemas to power the next era of cinema for moviegoers in Japan with laser projection,” said Wim Buyens, CEO, Cinionic. “We are proud to work in a market with such a long and respected history in film and cinema. Together with Toho Cinemas, we look forward to delighting audiences across Japan with exceptional, laser-powered entertainment.”