French company CGR Cinemas and Vox Cinemas are partnering to bring a new premium screen concept to the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Vox Cinemas’ parent company is Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the region. Their new format is called ICE Theatre, for immersive cinema experience.
Major Cineplex, the largest movie theater operator in Thailand, has invested in Christie’s RealLaser cinema projectors for deployment in its multiplexes in Bangkok.
Lotte Cultureworks, a newly established subsidiary of Lotte Group that oversees the operations of Lotte Cinema, has purchased 120 Christie cinema projectors for deployment in its new multiplexes in South Korea, Vietnam and Indonesia.
Christie is marking a decade of collaboration with the Shanghai International Film Festival as the event’s exclusive cinema projection partner. “This is the tenth consecutive year that Christie has partnered with the SIFF, which is one of the largest and most prestigious film festivals in Asia, by serving as its exclusive cinema projection partner,” said Lin Yu, vice president, cinema sales for Asia, Christie. “It is an honor for us be associated with the SIFF, supplying our cinema projectors for screening feature films from around the world that are distinguished by their artistic excellence. It is a perfect combination of ‘art and technology’, and we are fully committed to delivering the best possible image on screen that allows all audiences to enjoy an immersive and highly satisfying cinema experience.”
ARHT Media, developer of hologram content through its patented Augmented Reality Holographic Telepresence technology, today announced the first deployment of its technology in a cinema location at Cinema Sunshine Ikebukuro, in Tokyo, Japan.
FlixCinema is a new chain of Indonesian movie theatres, designed to appeal to all audiences by offering a range of facilities aimed at different budgets. It has five auditoriums labeled silver, gold or platinum, according to the facilities they offer. The premium-priced platinum hall offers the highest level of comfort, featuring a premium lounge, fully reclining luxurious seat, soft blanket, side table and a USB charger for all patrons.
CJ 4DPlex has signed a binding memorandum of understanding for a partnership with Golden Screen Cinemas in Malaysia, as well as a new agreement with PVR Cinemas. This will bring a 4DX theater to the GSC Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru location by the end of 2017.
Ferco Seating Systems has entered into an exclusive agreement to sell Guitammer’s ButtKicker Cinema System in Japan, Hong Kong Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, and for select exhibitors in the Middle East. The company also announced that it has sold the system to Legend Cinema in Cambodia
Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, a qualifying film festival for the annual Academy Awards and one of Asia’s largest international short film festivals, will be held June 11 in Tokyo.
Harkness Screens has announced that senior vice president sales & marketing (Asia) Preetham Daniel has taken on new responsibilities in addition to his existing role. As well as managing Harkness’ expansion in Asia, which has seen significant growth, Daniel will focus on supporting Harkness’ global customers and partners. In addition, Chaitanya Patel is joining the Harkness commercial team in Bangalore.