UltraStar Cinemas, a U.S.-owned movie theatre group, and Letian Entertainment, a subsidiary of China’s most influential broadcast network, have announced the formation of a joint venture to develop and operate theatres in China.
Cinedigm today announced it has acquired the North American distribution rights to Adventures of the Penguin King, a documentary produced by Atlantic Productions that tracks in intimate detail, the exploits of one spunky King Penguin. Shot entirely in 4K 3D digital cinema, the film is told by Tim Allen. Cinedigm is planning a multi-platform release this winter.
Screenvision has announced that it will distribute content for Digital Cinema Destinations (Digiplex). The first joint theatrical title will be the documentary The United States of Football, which will debut August 23.
Cinemark has selected Barco to deploy its immersive cinema sound solution, Auro 11.1, in more than 150 premium Extreme Digital (XD) digital cinema screens worldwide. Cinemark will begin the worldwide deployment this year in all of its “tier one” markets, starting with North America.
As the rapid growth of digital cinema in South America continues, Quanta DGT has reached a deal that will leverage the experience and reliability of Doremi Labs to support their VPF program across Latin America.
The popular YouTube series Dick Figures set the record for largest animated fundraising effort on Kickstarter in summer of 2012 and now, after 350 million views on YouTube and $300,000 raised on Kickstarter, the creators and producers of Dick Figures The Movie have announced the official digital release date.
Christie Digital Cinema today co-announced with Reading International that a long-term virtual print fee deployment agreement had been signed with the Australian and New Zealand subsidiaries of Reading, which will provide for the digital conversion of all of Reading Cinemas screens in those two countries.
Barco has announced that it has installed 10,000 units of its digital cinema projectors install bases thus far in Greater China. The company says it is the first manufacturer to reach this number in China.
Scrabble Ventures continues to roll out digital cinema projection systems under its lease-to-own digital conversion program. Viva Cinema in Houston, Texas has come on board with the latest conversion of their eight-screen complex. “This is an affordable way for a small independent theatre to go digital,” says Art Seago, COO, Viva Cinema.
HitFix today announced a new strategic relationship that will bring exclusive entertainment news to the big screen in NCM’s FirstLook pre-show program, seen by more than 700 million moviegoers every year.