The Event Cinema Association will host its first annual overseas convention October 14 in Stockholm, Sweden. Held at the Bio Rio cinema in central Stockholm and organized by the ECA’s partners Folkets Hus och Parker, the event intends to shed light on the Nordic region, celebrate it successes and learn from its achievements.
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Glitter Tribe is an entertaining new documentary that follows a wide variety of burlesque dancers as they perform at their home theater in Portland Oregon. Directed by Jon Manning and produced by Manning and Julie Livingston, co-produced by Miriam Garcia, the film seeks to give the viewer an in depth look into the lives of these modern neo burlesque dancers and the motivation behind their lurid, exciting, and occasionally dangerous acts.
The 50th anniversary of the launch of Star Trek is this September. Fifty years after William Shatner made his first captain’s log, the power of Star Trek is felt across generations. Just this summer, the thirteenth Star Trek movie was released and has grossed more than 231 million dollars to date. It’s pretty clear: Star Trek is here to stay.
Taking place from September 8-18, the Toronto International Film Festival garners worldwide attention annually, as it screens almost 400 feature films and shorts, hosts 20 galas and attracts a galaxy of stars. For the 16th consecutive year Christie is the festival’s sponsor and official digital projection partner.
Fandango has expanded its ticketing coverage in Southern California, Chicago and Washington, D.C. by adding ArcLight Cinemas.
The newly branded Cleveland Clinic Dome Theater at Great Lakes Science Center is about to receive a serious projection upgrade – the world’s first giant dome cinema laser system. The theater re-launch, complete with new seats and carpet, is set to open to the public in October. D3D Cinema, in partnership with Christie, is handling the installation.
Venezuela’s third-largest movie theatre circuit, Cinex Plaza, is working with Cinema Equipment and Supplies to lead the design and digitalization of its digital deployment across 60 screens nationwide.
The movie box office in Brazil increased by ten percent from January to the first week of August, according to regulatory agency Ancine. The audience grew from 113.9 million to 125.4 million in one year’s time, the agency said.
The motion picture business in China is one of, if not, the fastest growing in the world. By one estimate, there were some 31,000 screens in China by the end of 2015 and that number is expected to exceed 40,000 by the end of this year. Not surprisingly, a number of digital cinema technology companies have announced major Chinese sales in the past few months. Perhaps no company has enjoyed more success in China to date than Dolby. I recently spoke with Doug Darrow, senior vice president, cinema, Dolby Laboratories, about their success and the Chinese market in general.
3 Weeks in Yerevan, a new comedy by the Award-winning collaboration of writer-director Vahe Berberian and producer-co-director Vahik Pirhamzei, will have its North American premiere September 14 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Sponsored by the Analysis Research Planning for Armenia Foundation, the premiere will feature a post-screening Q&A with the film's three leading men Berberian, Pirhamzei (who also star in the film), and actor-comedian Hrant Tokhatyan.