The Laemmle Royal Theatre in Santa Monica, has worked with Christie to create the first booth-less cinema within Los Angeles. The conversion to digital was part of an upgrade made throughout the Laemmle chain. “Being 100 percent digital made the renovation easier as we were able to carve out multiple auditoriums without having to allocate additional space for a projection booth,” said Greg Laemmle, president of the company.
More2Screen has been appointed by the Dutch National Ballet and 3 Minutes West to distribute an all new Cinderella ballet to digital cinemas worldwide (except the US) beginning May 1. Choreographed by the internationally acclaimed Christopher Wheeldon, Cinderella was premiered by the Dutch National Ballet last December and received a rapturous reception from both ballet fans and critics alike.
ArcLight Cinemas in its first expansion outside the greater Los Angeles market has selected Doremi technology to manage its unique new 14-screen 1,800-seat cinema in San Diego. The complex will feature both 2K and 4K Integrated Media Blocks and Doremi servers. In addition, the installation includes a comprehensive accessibility package for the hearing and sight impaired.
Academy Award and two-time Golden Globe winning producer Jon Landau will keynote the National Association of Broadcasters Show’s Technology Summit on Cinema on Sunday, April 7 in Las Vegas. The Summit is co-produced by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. Landau, who has produced the two highest grossing movies of all-time, Avatar and Titanic, is likely to cover several topics – 3D, 4K, High Frame Rates, Motion Capture – but his key message will be that nothing is more important as good storytelling. As he says, “Technology has never made a bad movie good.”