Southern Theatres has undertaken a complete renovation of the former Grand Theatre with the recently opened Amstar Cinemas 18 Four Seasons Station in Greensboro, North Carolina. With 18 screens, 12 of which were newly renovated, the complex features a Grand Premium Experience Auditorium offering the ultimate movie-watching experience. Opening to the public on December 12 in time for the premiere of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the renovation includes luxury recliners, a full lobby bar, and made-to-order food with in-seat delivery.
Distribution & Exhibition
At the Emerging Cinema Markets Conference, which was held in Istanbul November 19-21, RealD released statistics that show 3D in exhibition is increasingly popular in countries where movie theatres are beginning to gain a foothold.
Cinépolis Pejaten Village in southern Jakarta is installing Christie projectors. This is the exhibitor’s first multiplex in Indonesia to be fully equipped with Christie RGB pure laser projectors. It houses five auditoriums fitted with Christie CP2309-RGB and CP2320-RGB models.
JBL Professional today announced the DSi 2.0 Series cinema amplifiers, the first ever JBL branded cinema amplifiers. The DSi 2.0 Series builds on the legacy of Crown DSi Series amplifiers to combine the DSP of Crown’s CDi DriveCore Series amps with a new high-power design to deliver superior efficiency, reliability and audio fidelity. The DSi 2.0 Series includes three power configurations—350W, 700W and 1,200W—available in analog and analog-plus-digital versions with Dante/AES67 and SNMP connectivity.
In 2020, 14 of movie history’s greatest romances, funniest comedies, scariest monsters, boldest visions, ultimate adventures, and most unforgettable dramas will be back in movie theaters across the country as Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies present the fourth annual, yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series.
Severtson Screens has moved its headquarters to a larger nearby facility in San Tan Valley, Arizona.
Sony Pictures Entertainment is releasing Jumanji: The Next Level for CJ 4DPlex’s 4DX multi-sensory, motion synchronized seating and for the 270-degree panoramic screens of ScreenX. The film opens in North American theatres nationwide on December 13.
CJ 4DPlex has unveiled new logos for its immersive seating technology 4DX and its sister brand, the multi-screen technology ScreenX. As 4DX and ScreenX have been rapidly expanding worldwide, the company implemented the new branding to increase brand consistency for 4DX and ScreenX. The goal is to position the 4DX brand as an exciting cinematic experience for customers for the next 10 years. 4DX has seen unprecedented growth and has gathered explosive popularity recently. CJ 4DPlex hopes the new branding will entrench 4DX and ScreenX as a must for global movie fans.
Advanced Systems Group has hired Steve Young to direct business operations and organizational development for the company’s systems integration business.
Pathé Utrecht Leidsche Rijn, the Netherlands, is the 700th auditorium to install CJ 4DPlex’s 4DX immersive seating technology.