Barco and China Film Group have announced the installation of Asia’s first multi-screen, panoramic Barco Escape movie theatre at the Changping AEON Cineplex in Beijing, China. A second Barco Escape theatre will open at CFG’s United square Cineplex in Shanghai this December.The format debuts to audiences in China this month with 20th Century Fox’s Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.
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Barco says it has shipped more than 100 units of its recently launched DP2K-6E projector to Chinese customers. Introduced in July, the company says the DP2K-6E is the smallest projector in the industry.
Webedia continues its expansion into the United States through the acquisition of West World Media, a global leader in cinema data syndication and a digital marketing partner of numerous cinema circuits across the United States. This operation marks the next stage for the French group’s international expansion, which now reaches an audience of 80 million unique visitors a month around the globe.
Barco will provide three digital cinema projectors to the International Film Festival of Kerala, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Every year, several national and international movies are screened at the festival for the very first time. The competition section is limited to 14 selected films, produced in Asian, African or Latin-American countries.
Notorious Pictures has licensed Maccs Rights & Royalties as well as Prints & Advertising modules to run its distribution operations, Maccs International CEO Bert Huls announced today.
CJ 4DPlex has announced 4DX auditoriums with Mars Cinema Group in Turkey and an expansion of its deal with Arena Cinemas in Switzerland and Cineworld in the UK.
Event services and exhibition provider, MatrixManagement, Stuttgart, Germany has purchased AV Stumpfl Wings Engine Raw 4K uncompressed triple stream 4K50/60 media servers for use in high-profile events and exhibitions projects. In addition, MatrixManagement has partnered with AED Display, Belgium for increased demand of servers and screens.
Marcus Theatres, the fifth-largest theatre chain in the United States, has opened the Midwest’s first 4DX location at the Gurnee Mills Cinema in Gurnee, Illinois. The first movie to take full advantage of the 4DX technology will be Ron Howard’s In the Heart of the Sea, December 11, which will enable moviegoers to experience the story of Moby Dick with 4DX special effects, including motion, vibration, water, wind, lighting and scents.
Movio has released insights on the audience buying tickets for Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. Movio co-founder and chief executive Will Palmer said, “The audience profile is 45 percent women between the ages of 14 and 49, which is three percentage points greater than for Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 over the same weekend. The audience is about three years younger than an average film adaptation of a post-apocalyptic young adult novel. They are avid moviegoers who attend during opening week 64 percent of the time. Mockingjay Part 1 was the most popular film this audience saw at the cinema over the last 24 months.”
Cinema Park, the leading nationwide multiplex chain in Russia, and Ymagis Group today announced the completion of the installation of a Barco DP4K-60L 4K laser projection system at the Cinema Park Mega Khimki location in Moscow. The projector equips the Premium Large Format Super D auditorium, which boasts a 17.7-meter wide screen and a seating capacity of 376.