Abramorama has acquired U.S. distribution rights for Jesse Dylan’s feature length documentary film Soros, from Vital Pictures. Abramorama is orchestrating a nationwide live streaming premiere with a post-screening conversation with Dylan and additional guests on November 18 on the film’s website – www.sorosfilm.com. Abramorama will release the film as a nationwide Watch Now @ Home offering starting November 20. The film had its U.S. premiere at the Telluride Film Festival.
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Cinionic, the Barco, CGS, and ALPD cinema joint venture, has introduced the SP2K, a Barco Series 4 projector for smaller screens. The new line-up includes four new SP2K models ranging from 6,000 to 15,000 lumens, rounding out the state-of-the-art Series 4 family and making it accessible for every theatre.
Christie has launched the Christie CounterAct line of commercial UV disinfection products with patented Care222 far-UVC light technology for cinemas, theme parks, museums, sports complexes and other indoor spaces. Unlike comparable products, the Christie fixture uses Ushio’s patented narrowband filtered Care222 excimer lamps that emit far-UVC 222nm light – the only UV technology shown to continuously and significantly reduce pathogens, like coronaviruses, that may also be used while people are present, when used in accordance with specified parameters. Mass production of the new Christie CounterAct fixture starts in January 2021.
Muvi Cinemas is celebrating the inauguration of its 103rd screen in Saudi Arabia this month with the opening of its new theatre in the Mall of Dhahran. The site is the tenth for Muvi Cinemas in 14 months since debuting their first location, having entered the market in 2019 as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s first homegrown theatre chain
Film & Kino, Norway’s alliance of cinema providers is retrofitting 51 screens across the country with Christie RealLaser RGB projection systems. Integrator Unique Digital Nordic is handling the installations.
Screenvision Media today announced that ReachTV, the in-airport entertainment platform, will add Screenvision's Front + Center Everywhere to its lineup of original programming distributed at more than 90 U.S. airports. Front + Center Everywhere is now broadcast across 200,000 screens nationwide.
New York Women in Film & Television has partnered with Go IndieTV and iWomanTV to showcase the work of its talented membership through the Fourth Annual NYWIFT Online Shorts Festival. Members are invited to submit their short or mid-length films, TV pilots, and webisodes for consideration.
One of the victims of the global pandemic was Vulcan Video in Austin, Texas. The store opened in 1985 and quickly acquired a worldwide reputation for its vast curated collection of rare and hard-to-find VHS tapes, DVDs, and Blu-Rays. Alamo Drafthouse has acquired the collection and, once the COVID-19 crisis is over, the lobby of Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar in Austin will be the home of Video Vortex South Lamar, powered by Vulcan Video South.
Cinewax has agreed to partner with the over the top platform Magine Pro for its Online African Film Festival. Since 2015, Cinewax has been promoting African films through original programming, premieres and festivals.
CineLife Entertainment, a division of Spotlight Cinema Networks, in association with CinemaLive, has announced that Northern Ballet's adaptation of Bram Stoker's Classic Horror Story, Dracula will be shown in theatres across the United States through October 31.