Australia’s Westpac is using BindiMaps, a digital wayfinding startup, to make the OpenAir Cinema season more accessible for moviegoers with disabilities. This collaboration marks a significant stride towards inclusivity and will see the introduction of BindiMaps' navigation app and BindiWeb platform at the cinema.
The Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition has announced that 2023 was its highest performing year ever with 410,000 feature and event files, representing nearly 100 million gigabytes of data delivered to in-network theaters. The company said this volume far exceeds pre-pandemic levels from 2019 and more than made up for the reduced number of wide releases by increasing delivery of independent film releases by 87 percent.
In Mumbai, PVR Inox is set to open its first standalone Imax with Laser theatre at Inox Eros in Churchgate. The renovated cinema will have a seating capacity of 305.
Cineplex has reported that it incurred a $9 million loss in its fourth quarter, which ended December 31. This compared with a profit of $10.2 million a year earlier.
On Wednesday nights beginning February 14, Regal guests will have a second opportunity to watch or rewatch treasured films celebrating milestone anniversaries throughout 2024 with the Regal Forever Favorites series.
Omniplex Cinemas, one of the UK and Ireland’s largest cinema chains, has unveiled two newly renovated screens at their Clydebank location, showing off new luxury Recline seating as part of its extensive renovation plans this year.
National CineMedia, the US Representative for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity and the largest cinema advertising network in the country, has announced that Gold House, the leading cultural ecosystem that unites, invests in, and champions Asian Pacific creators and companies, as the official non-profit partner for the 2024 US Young Lions competition.
Buhotec is a family-owned company based in Miami, Florida founded in 2021 by Manuel Arana and Alejandro Gallo. Until this year, the company and its 26 employees had been strictly focused on the gaming business and it claims to be Florida’s number on gaming distributor. This year, however, Buhotec, which is a full-service technology provider and systems integrator, is entering the cinema business. Last year was the company’s most profitable year ever and it believes now is the right time to leverage that success and its experience in gaming to make the move into cinema. I recently spoke via email with Paula B. Silveira, Buhotec’s head of cinema sales, the person responsible for spearheading Buhotec's expansion into the cinema industry and fostering strategic partnerships with industry leaders. Here is that conversation.
Australia’s Val Morgan cinema is reporting record turnouts at its theatres during the 2023-24 summer with 9.8 million patrons.
The Eden Cinemas in Malta are in the process of upgrading their projectors to laser technology.