David Grindle, SMPTE's new executive director, officially takes office today. SMPTE also announced that the new term for all newly elected and continuing section officers and managers began on July 1.
Distribution & Exhibition
Calling them “moving stories from the Bible brought to life as you’ve never seen before,” Fathom Events will present Kathie Lee Gifford’s film The Way in theatres on September 1.
After 30 months of planning and construction, S&B Cinemas has opened Avenue Cinema Minehead, the company’s third theatre.
Yosemite Cinema, an independent movie theatre located inside Yosemite National Park, has opened a Positron XR Cinema virtual reality theatre equipped with 16 motion pods designed to give audiences premium cinematic VR experiences.
Another Marvel blockbuster thundered into the Global number one spot this past weekend as Thor: Love and Thunder debuted at $303.2 million. The Domestic launch saw Love and Thunder ($144.2 million) outstrip 2018’s Thor: Ragnarok, also directed by Taika Waititi, by just shy of 17.5 percent. However, it significantly trailed 2022’s previous MCU title Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (-23 percent), according to a new report from the London-based analytics firm Gower Street. A similar trend was seen internationally where Love and Thunder’s reported $159 million debut across 47 markets tracked 29 percent ahead of Ragnarok but 32 percent behind the Doctor Strange sequel. Overall, box office results were mixed across the board.
AMC Theatres has announced that both domestically and globally it achieved its busiest weekend of 2022, Thursday, July 7 through Sunday July 10. Led by the opening weekend of Thor: Love and Thunder, the box office was propelled by several summer blockbuster titles, many of which have continued to perform well for several weeks.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas today announced an exclusive three-year purchase agreement with Moving Image Technologies for Barco SP4k laser projectors for both new theatres and existing technology upgrades.
Big Cine Expo’s tradeshow and convention will be held August 16-17 at the Bombay Exhibition Center in Mumbai, India. This event is designed to add value to single-screen cinemas, multiplex cinemas, and business-to-business stakeholders of cinema and entertainment. Big Cine Espo is the only cinema exhibition convention and trade show specifically for the burgeoning cinema exhibition market in Asia and India.
In partnership with Event Cinemas, Val Morgan is gearing up for another season of Moonlight Cinema, which calls itself Australia’s biggest and best outdoor cinema experience, with a suite of new partnership opportunities now available for this summer.
British Columbia's second ScreenX auditorium opened at Cineplex Cinemas Langley just in time for Thor: Love and Thunder.