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Making the Case for Laser Projection

Mon, 10/31/2022 - 09:46 -- Nick Dager

As the cinema business steadily recovers from all the ramifications of the pandemic, exhibitors are faced with a series of decisions to make. They must upgrade their facilities to encourage moviegoers to return; they must cut costs in the face of a challenging global economy; and they must do what they can to address climate change. For a long time now, Wim Buyens, CEO of Cinionic, the consortium consisting of Barco, ALPD, and CGS, has been making the case that installing laser projection addresses to all three concerns. Recent events suggest people are beginning to listen to Buyens. It has been a busy month for Cinionic.

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Barbarian: Tethered to Reality

Mon, 10/31/2022 - 09:30 -- Nick Dager

When cinematographer Zach Kuperstein got the job to shoot writer-director Zach Cregger’s horror feature Barbarian, one of the first things he did was reach out to Light Iron senior colorist Sam Daley. The two had previously worked together on a short and three independent features — The Eyes of My Mother, The Vigil, and Paper Spiders — but their collaborations began during post, not during pre-production.

Macabre Cinema: A Haunting Experience

Mon, 10/31/2022 - 09:07 -- Nick Dager

With Halloween here, many people will add some fright for fun into their plans. Watching horror movies and going to a haunted house are popular traditions. However, Kansas City's Macabre Cinema flips the switch and takes thrill seekers from watching a scary movie to being the victim in this horror flick. The triggering fear that horror films evoke from their music, characters, and scare methods all come to life in this unique format of a haunted attraction.

Cinépolis Upgrading 2,600 Screens to Laser

Tue, 10/18/2022 - 11:05 -- Nick Dager

Cinépolis, Mexico’s largest cinema company, has announced an initiative to upgrade more than 2,600 screens to laser projection. The deal brings Laser Projection by Cinionic to a significant portion of the global chain’s nearly 6,700 screens, delivering efficiency and up to 70 percent energy savings for Cinepolis and an elevated viewing experience for their audiences.

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DCR Twenty-Twenty Judges Named

Thu, 10/13/2022 - 13:13 -- Nick Dager

The judges for the Digital Cinema Report Twenty-Twenty list have been named. They are, in alphabetical order are Brock Bagby, Tom Bert, Cedric Lejeune, Loren Nielsen and Leon Silverman. More about the judges in a moment. But first, this November, Digital Cinema Report will celebrate its twentieth year in business. To mark the milestone, we want to highlight the top twenty most significant developments in motion picture business and technology over the past two decades.

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