The German exhibitor Cineplex, a co-op encompassing 26 family businesses with more than 90 cinemas and a market share of 15 percent, has signed a new deal with Showtime Analytics for their email marketing and customer analytics capabilities.
Showcase Cinemas, a world leader in the motion picture exhibition industry, announced today that Showcase Cinema de Lux Legacy Place in Dedham, Massachusetts, will be one of the few theatres nationwide – and the only in New England – to host the exclusive, full-day Marvel G.O.A.T. Marathon: Greatest of All Thor featuring a Thor: Love and Thunder advance screening on Thursday, July 7.
CJ 4DPlex announced today that Baz Luhrmann's highly anticipated Warner Bros. Pictures epic drama Elvis will debut in 270-degree panoramic ScreenX theatres worldwide starting June 22. In the United States, the film will open with early pre-shows starting on June 21 in select locations, followed by wide release on June 24.
Showtime Analytics in conjunction with Comscore has announced an agreement with Filmpalast Group to provide an operational data platform system to the popular German movie theatre chain.
The International Cinema Technology Association has announced the 2022 winners of the ICTA EMEA Awards, celebrating technological leadership, design and innovation in the cinema exhibition sector. The award winners are Le Grand Rex, Paris, Classic Cinema of the Year; UGC Ciné Cité Part-Dieu, Lyon, New Build Cinema of the Year; and Cineworld, Belfast, Best Cinema Refurbishment of the Year. Rolv Gjestland of Film & Kino Norway will be presented with a special recognition award to celebrate his contributions to cinema design, presentation excellence and international collaboration in cinema.
CJ CGV, South Korea's largest multiplex cinema chain, has announced that it will expand investment in high-technology, multi-projection screens and premium large format theatres to meet changing customer demand in the post-pandemic era.
Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment have announced that, for the first time, U.S. audiences will be able to experience two classic, culture-defining Steven Spielberg films— E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and Jaws —on Imax screens nationwide. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial will be released exclusively on Imax screens beginning August 12, to celebrate the film’s 40th Anniversary. Jaws will be released on Imax screens and also in RealD 3D beginning September 2.
In an effort to differentiate its members from the many so-called pop-up drive-ins that have been a big part of the pandemic movie scene, the United Drive-In Theatre Association has launched a website to define what theatres it says qualify as authentic drive-ins. On the website the association has posted a list of the qualifications and standards that have been created by the UDITOA to ensure that their guests will receive a genuine and authentic drive-in experience.
The Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition has announced that its network’s live theatrical event footprint has now surpassed 800 sites, expanding the opportunity to bring more consumers together for exclusive live cinematic experiences. The 800-plus sites in DCDC’s growing network represent more than 3,100 theatres and more than 33,000 screens across the U.S.
An incredible set of holds for Top Gun: Maverick kept it flying high at the global box office in its second weekend, according to the London-based analytics firm Gower Street. The film added an estimated $176.3 million bringing the global total after 12 days to $557.2 million. After setting an opening record for Tom Cruise over the Memorial Day weekend in the Domestic market, this past weekend Top Gun: Maverick added a phenomenal $90 million in North America which would still have scored Cruise his biggest opening if this had been week one. The film dropped just 29 percent, the best week-two hold for a $100 million-plus opener.