DigiNext, a joint venture between Digital Cinema Destinations and Nehst Media Enterprises, released The United States of Football on August 23. A nationwide release to the more than 120 member theatres in the Screenvision network will happen August 30 and September 6. It is the first film in DigiNext’s 2013-2014 slate of twelve features.
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The Seattle Cinerama Theatre, in Seattle, Washington has purchased the world’s first commercial digital laser projection system. Christie, who recently received the first US FDA approval of variance allowing the sale of laser projectors for use in a cinema, will install a 4K Christie digital laser projector, with scalable light output up to 60,000 lumens.
Jerusalem, a new film that explores on a grand scale the intersection of science, history and religion in this ancient, enigmatic place, will premiere in giant-screen, IMAX and digital 3D cinemas in the USA and worldwide beginning September 20.
Sky-Skan's educational, 25-minute documentary, To Space & Back, which first opened in March to critical and public acclaim at the Fels Planetarium (The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia), will be re-released in September in a new version that, at 8K resolution, stereoscopic 3D and 60 frames per second.
The program has been set for the Art House Convergence’s first-ever regional seminar, Thursday and Friday August 22-23 at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, New York. The seminar will cover topics from fundraising to repertory programming to digital cinema.
Phase 4 Films in partnership with Samuel Goldwyn Films are jointly releasing Emmy award-winning director Josh Greenbaum’s The Short Game.
On August 16, Rising Alternative and Unitel Classica will present the opera Don Carlo in a live broadcast from the Salzburg Festival, according to the companies.
Cinedigm today announced it has acquired the North American distribution rights to Adventures of the Penguin King, a documentary produced by Atlantic Productions that tracks in intimate detail, the exploits of one spunky King Penguin. Shot entirely in 4K 3D digital cinema, the film is told by Tim Allen. Cinedigm is planning a multi-platform release this winter.
The Dhanya Theatre, from the Dhanya & Remya theatre complex located in the town of Kollam and owned by the Muthoottu Mini Theatres group, has opened the company’s first Barco Auro 11.1-equipped facility
Screenvision has announced that it will distribute content for Digital Cinema Destinations (Digiplex). The first joint theatrical title will be the documentary The United States of Football, which will debut August 23.