Harkness has installed its Clarus screen at a TOHO Cinemas extra large screen auditorium by TOHO Cinemas at an eight-screen multiplex in Umeda, Osaka, the first site to use a Clarus screen in Japan.
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Carmike Cinemas has acquired two movie theatres from an AMC Entertainment subsidiary for a total of $5.4 million in cash. The transactions simultaneously closed upon signing of the purchase agreements.
IMAX has announced a distribution and marketing partnership, which provides Discovery Communications' flagship network Discovery Channel with 18 months of exclusive paid global television rights for up to 10 IMAX documentary films to be released through the IMAX Original Film Fund, following the titles' theatrical release across the IMAX institutional theatre network. The alliance marks IMAX's first television distribution agreement for original content.
Odeon Multicines Girona is the second film theatre in Spain – following La Maquinista in Barcelona – to offer Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 3D using a Christie dual-head 6-Primary laser projection system.
A new report predicts the theatre management systems market to grow at a CAGR of 9.75 percent during the period 2016-2020.The rapidly growing film entertainment industry is the primary growth driver for this market. The increase in the number of box offices releases every week has further expedited the growth of cinema halls globally, which has consequently increased the adoption of theatre management systems and has thereby supplemented the market revenue.
Screenvision is working with Penske Media Corporation’s @hollywood to give audiences nationwide access to the Vaseline Celebrity Lounge at the Sundance Film Festival. Celebrity interviews were distributed digitally through HollywoodLife.com January 21-25. A special feature will run in Screenvision theaters February 5-18.
The growth of technology in modern society has presented manyopportunities for theater owners, movie studios and brands to augment the movie theater experience with interactive games, targeted pre/post-show ads, and other campaigns that can be delivered to mobile devices. The collaboration between Mobiquity Networks and Screenvision will bring beacons to both the lobby areas and individual theaters, and will also leverage Mobiquity Networks’ existing beacon networks in 475-plus premier US shopping malls. Mobiquity will provide the campaign management platform to administer activity across the network.
Wanda Cinema Line and Dolby Laboratories today announced a collaboration to open 100 Dolby Cinema locations in China in the next five years, with the first location scheduled to open this spring.
Barco, the official projection provider for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, brings to life several key virtual reality and art installations at the New Frontier exhibition with its large venue projectors and presentation switchers. The festival also uses Barco digital cinema projectors in all 23 of its movie theater venues for official screenings.
On the heels of the Goosebumps movie release on Blu-ray and DVD, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has joined together with Scholastic, the global children's publishing and education company, to donate 20,000 books to children in underserved communities as well as those recovering from crises or natural disasters in the United States. The books, featuring a selection of Goosebumps books by bestselling author R.L. Stine, are being donated through the Scholastic Possible Fund and will be distributed by Save the Children.