CJ 4DPlex and Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced a multi-picture, multi-year deal adding up to 15 films over three years to play on CJ 4DPlex's immersive, panoramic, 270-degree viewing experience ScreenX. The deal begins with Venom: Let There Be Carnage in September, that will play in more than 350 ScreenX auditoriums across the country and around the world.
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Moving Image Technologies has been awarded a contract from Alamo Drafthouse Cinema to provide equipment and furnishings for its Alamo theatre location in Staten Island, New York. The award follows a recently announced contract from an Alamo Drafthouse franchisee for a new theatre in Washington, D.C.
The United Drive-In Theater Owners Association and the Independent Cinema Alliance have launched the Blockbuster Summer program, designed to celebrate, and support the comeback of the movie-going experience.
After a year’s delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Omniplex Killarney in Kerry, Ireland is officially open for business. “The reopening of cinemas in Ireland is a seminal moment for cinema lovers,” said Mark Anderson, director of Omniplex Cinemas.
The selection is complete for the Virtual Reality works of the 78th Venice International Film Festival. The Venice VR Expanded will again be held online September 1-19. From September 1-11 the Venice VR Expanded Program will be available on site for accredited festival guests, at the VR Gallery in the Palazzo del Casinò (Lido di Venezia), Sala Amici, upon reservation.
World Wrestling Entertainment is set to air its annual SummerSlam pay-per-view in movie theatres nationwide for the first time. In partnership with Iconic Events Releasing, SummerSlam will be available in select theaters, including some ShowBiz Cinemas, when it airs live on August 21 at 7 pm Central Time.
The Independent Cinema Alliance’s board of directors has named Rich Daughtridge ICA’s new president. Daughtridge, who is president and CEO of Maryland-based Warehouse Cinemas and a member of the ICA board, succeeds Byron Berkley, who retired June 30.
Cinedigm is partnering with online entertainment marketplace Exeest to power a fully integrated film submission platform for Fandor and its portfolio of channels. The advanced platform will use Exeest's exclusive technology to streamline the film submission process for independent filmmakers, provide the Fandor programming team a state-of-the-art way to solicit, ingest, screen and evaluate film content suitable for its audience.
Earlier this month, the Chinese manufacturer Timewaying Technology announced that its LA2K-10 LED Cinema System had passed the DCI Compliance Test Plan. Timewaying is the largest 3D equipment supplier for the Chinese market, with more than 30,000 3D systems installed among 11,000 cinema sites across China.
Moving Image Technologies vice president, technical sales support, Frank Tees has been named president of the International Cinema Technology Association, the cinema industry’s trade association whose members are widely recognized as the experts within the industry on theatre equipment and services.