Distribution & Exhibition

Dolby, Lionsgate Bringing Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos Content to the Home

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 11:53 -- Nick Dager

Dolby Laboratories and Lionsgate are partnering to release a slate of Lionsgate new release and catalog titles mastered in Dolby Vision and mixed in Dolby Atmos to offer a premium cinematic experience to the home entertainment market. As a result of this collaboration, consumers with Dolby Vision enabled televisions and Dolby Atmos enabled home theater products will be able to enjoy a broad spectrum of entertainment content from Lionsgate.

Christie Fills Costa Rica’s Biggest Screen

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 11:24 -- Nick Dager

A Christie Duo projection system was recently installed in Nova One, Costa Rica’s biggest film screen. Nova One is the main screen at the Nova Cinemas multiplex located in the newly opened Plaza Real Alajuela shopping mall in San José, the capital of Costa Rica. It is also the country’s first theater to use Dolby Atmos sound and dual 4K projectors.

Screenvision Media Joins DPAA

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 11:15 -- Nick Dager

Screenvision Media has joined the Digital Place Based Advertising Association, building off the company's upfront momentum and recently announced Connected Cinema initiative. The Connected Cinema experience, announced earlier this month by Screenvision Media at its upfront event, provides the ultimate canvas for brand storytelling. Through new tech alliances, Screenvision Media is extending and harnessing the unrivaled impact of cinema's premium video with the ability to engage with consumers before, during and after their movie-going journey.

Christie Emulates Small Theatre at CineEurope

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 11:09 -- Nick Dager

The Christie exhibit at CineEurope 2016, Barcelona, June 20-23, will emulate a small cinema theatre where attendees can see and hear demos of the new Christie CP2208-LP laser phosphor cinema projector and speakers from its Christie Vive Audio LS Series respectively, as well LCD panels and Christie MicroTiles for digital signage in cinema lobbies.

Museum of Flight Screens Space Next

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 12:05 -- Nick Dager

The Museum of Flight, a Smithsonian affiliate, has dedicated its entire June 18 film schedule to premiere Space Next in 4K stereoscopic 3D. The opening was timed to coincide with the NewSpace conference of entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers and policy leaders, held by the Space Frontier Foundation. At two of the premiere screenings, open to the public, Space Next director Luke Ployhar of Afterglow Studios in Minneapolis will introduce the film and show how scenes were created. Ployhar is a seasoned Hollywood filmmaker and effects artist whose credits include Minority Report.

Derek Forbes Named Vista Group COO

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 11:53 -- Nick Dager

Vista Group International Limited has appointed Derek Forbes to the newly created role of chief operating officer. Forbes, currently president, Vista Entertainment Solutions USA, will continue to be based in Los Angeles. Leon Newnham, currently vice president, operations, VES USA will take over from Forbes as president. The announcement was made today by Murray Holdaway, Vista Group chief executive.

Allure Adds Thinaire to CEN

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 13:08 -- Nick Dager

Allure and Christie Experiential Network have released their data driven analytics solution for advertisers powered by Thinaire’s proximity engagement marketing technology platform. Adding the proprietary Thinaire mobile engagement platform will enable CEN’s animated digital posters and experiential displays to serve as launch pads for dynamic mobile advertising and experience-based marketing campaigns for ad agencies, digital out of home buyers and theater owners. CEN has begun a phased rollout of Thinaire’s mobile consumer engagement capabilities across its fully integrated, DOOH advertising network in theater lobbies in North America.

Christie Supports Shanghai Film Festival Again

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 14:09 -- Nick Dager

Christie is proud to serve as the exclusive digital projection partner of the Shanghai International Film Festival for the eighth consecutive year. The festival runs June 11-19. Currently in its 19th year, the SIFF is known as China’s only non-specialized competitive international film festival accredited by the Paris-based Fédération Internationale des Associations de Producteurs de Films. The festival kicked off in style with the screening of Cold War II – the long-awaited sequel to the 2013 smash hit starring Chow Yun-fat and Aaron Kwok, while Korean-Chinese co-produced melodrama Sweet Sixteen will close the event. The Christie Solaria CP4230 DLP 4K Digital Cinema Projector is once again given the honor to screen both films at this prestigious event, attended by numerous international and regional celebrities.

Sampson Joins Downtown Brooklyn Theatre

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 13:52 -- Nick Dager

As Alamo Drafthouse moves closer to the opening of its Downtown Brooklyn theater, the company is pleased to announce the addition of Mike Sampson to its New York City team as senior marketing and promotions manager. Along with New York creative manager & programmer Cristina Cacioppo, Sampson will be a key member of the team guiding and executing the creative vision for Downtown Brooklyn, as well as future NYC venues.

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