Distribution & Exhibition

Futuresource Looks at New Content Horizons

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 11:39 -- Nick Dager

Futuresource Consulting recently hosted its latest New Content Horizons event, #Newcontent2016, in Hollywood. There, a group of entertainment industry executives explored business opportunities across the home entertainment and broadcast arena. The importance of content was discussed together with cutting edge services, platforms, hardware and technologies, with the goal of projecting a collective vision of the future digital entertainment landscape.

National CineMedia Targets Millennials

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 13:07 -- Nick Dager

At the start of National CineMedia’s fifth annual upfront event at the AMC Lincoln Square movie theater on Wednesday, the company’s new CEO, Andy England, posed a rhetorical question: “Why do Millennials love the movies?” The answer, he said, is that “opening weekend for movies are, by definition, culturally relevant. Millennials want to see films as they are released because it puts them in the know. It gives them social currency. Having a point of view on Deadpool or the Jungle Book, or being excited about Bad Moms, is to be part of the narrative or to be woven into the fabric of popular culture.”

Christie Powers Immersive Festival & 360° Dome

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 12:57 -- Nick Dager

Christie will be providing all the projection for Spain’s first permanent dome to showcase 360° and other immersive environments including a second dome dedicated to virtual reality. Held in Madrid, the Immersive Festival Madrid 2016 is running from May 18-21 at Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) and is free to attend.

Borealis to Premiere at Brooklyn Film Festival

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 12:47 -- Nick Dager

The Brooklyn Film Festival has announced their full slate of films for the 2016 edition of this Brooklyn cultural mainstay, which will include the U.S. premiere of Sean Garrity’s award-winning Borealis set to open the festival June 3. This charming, moving and often comedic family drama stars Jonas Chernick, Joey King, Emily Hampshire and Kevin Pollak and has picked up several awards on the festival circuit, including best director for Garrity and a special jury prize for King at the Canadian Filmmakers’ Festival and an honorable mention for best actress award at the 2015 Vancouver International Film Festival. Pollak, Chernick, Hampshire, King and director Garrity are confirmed to attend.

Library Leads Hunt for Mostly Lost Films

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 12:35 -- Nick Dager

The Library of Congress is once again providing a unique opportunity for film scholars and archivists to play cinematic detective by participating in its free Mostly Lost workshop. The case is solving riddles and finding clues to the identity of unidentified, under-identified or misidentified silent and early sound films. The scene is the state-of-the-art theater at the Packard Campus in Culpeper, Virginia, and the date is Thursday, June 16, through Saturday, June 18.

Vista Signs Jinyi International Cinemas

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 13:22 -- Nick Dager

Vista Group has signed Jinyi International Cinemas following a project piloting Vista Entertainment Solutions software in 19 of its cinemas over the past several months. Jinyi is the third largest cinema exhibition chain in China with 138 cinema sites across southern and eastern China. For VES, Jinyi is the second large-scale chain that the company has secured in China in the last 18 months following Dadi Digital Cinema in 2014.

Christie Fills Xi’an Oscar’s Largest Screen

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 13:15 -- Nick Dager

Located in Xi’an, the capital city of Shaanxi Province, in the recently opened CityOn Xi’an shopping mall in the heart of the city’s new Central Business District and administrative center, the Xi’an Oscar CityOn International Cinema has nine halls, including a premium large screen auditorium fitted with a 24.2-meter wide screen – the largest in Xi’an. It is the first cinema in central China to be equipped with the Christie CP42LH 3DLP 4K RGB laser projection system.

Cineworld, Slovakia, Gets 4DX Immersive Seating

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 13:09 -- Nick Dager

CJ 4DPlex has installed its immersive seating technology in the east European market, available for the first time in Slovakia through a partnership with Cineworld Plc, Europe’s number two multiplex chain. CJ 4DPlex brought the first 4DX theatre to Slovakia on May 11, and the first screening presented was Captain America: Civil War, beginning May 12. Cineworld’s Cinema City is operating three multiplexes and 29 screens in Slovakia and the first 4DX theatre is located in Cinema City Aupark, the biggest residential area with easy access from any point in Bratislava, the central city of Slovakia. Cinema City Aupark, operating 12 screens and 2313 seats, is situated in Aupark Mall, the most famous culture complex shopping center in Slovakia, including lots of restaurants, sports centers, cafes, and shops.

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House of Vans, Rooftop, Rock Film & Music

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 15:08 -- Nick Dager

House of Vans, in partnership with Rooftop Films, is bringing two memorable evenings of music and cinema to the House of Vans Brooklyn. Celebrating Rooftop Film’s 20th Annual Summer Series and the on-going House of Vans global expansion, they will bring creativity to life under one roof with the world premiere of Andrew Cohn’s documentary Danny Brown: Live at the Majestic and the New York debut of director Angela Boatwright’s Los Punks: We Are All We Have.

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