Distribution & Exhibition

CTC Launches Online Tech Talks

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 11:14 -- Nick Dager

The trade group Cinema Technology Community is starting an online educational cinema technology seminar series – CTC Tech Talks. The new pre-recorded series, launching today with new episodes fortnightly will focus on all areas of cinema technology and is designed to provide educational resources for CTCs members and the cinema industry.

Graham Spurling: A Life in Cinema

Tue, 05/05/2020 - 09:58 -- Nick Dager

Graham Spurling is director of Movies@Cinemas in Ireland and managing director of Spurling Group Cinemas. He was also a founding board member of the Event Cinema Association. His company currently operates four theatres across country with a total of 34 screens. He has been involved in exhibition since shortly after graduating from Welsley College.

A New Golden Age?

Mon, 05/04/2020 - 11:12 -- Nick Dager

Golden Age Cinemas’ drive-in theatre in McHenry, Illinois will reopen for business May 8 and May 9. The first features planned are the animated film The Flintstones, followed by the action-adventure picture Jurassic Park. But, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the theatre will be operating under guidelines from the state’s Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

ShowBiz Reopening Some Theatres May 18

Fri, 05/01/2020 - 09:47 -- Nick Dager

ShowBiz Cinemas plans to reopen its locations in the states of Texas and Oklahoma on May 18. In a statement on its social media channels the exhibitor wrote, “The safety of our guests and team members is the top priority, and we pledge to deliver our signature first class entertainment experience while providing peace of mind for each member of the communities we serve.”

Marcus Gets a Sound Makeover

Thu, 04/30/2020 - 11:19 -- Nick Dager

Movie Tavern by Marcus is a premium theatre concept offering restaurant-style dining and in-seat service for moviegoers. At its new location in the Brookfield Square shopping center in suburban Milwaukee, guests can enjoy dinner and a movie in the premium SuperScreen DLX theatre. It is the first full theatre complex in the U.S. to exclusively feature JBL Sculpted Surround and Dolby Atmos.

Nagra Exceeds 1.5 Billion Multi-DRM Licenses in India

Thu, 04/30/2020 - 11:11 -- Nick Dager

Nagra, a Kudelski Group company, has exceeded 1.5 billion multi-digital rights management licenses served by its cloud-based security services platform for the Airtel Xstream app. Airtel Xstream is the digital entertainment platform of Bharti Airtel, India’s largest integrated telecom company. Built as an India-first video network for premium digital content, Airtel Xstream offers more than 10,000 shows and movies, and 350 live TV channels.

Megaplex Offers Curbside Concessions with Vista Cinema Apps

Tue, 04/28/2020 - 11:12 -- Nick Dager

The launch of curbside concessions pickup, powered by Vista Cinema mobile apps, allows cinemas the opportunity to generate revenue and keep a connection with their moviegoers while theatres are closed due to COVID-19. With the Vista app, moviegoers are able to place orders easily from home, drive to their local theatre and pick up their order, all with no contact. The workflow and technology emphasize speed and safety.

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