The National Association of Theater Owners’ Cinema Buying Group today announced a global partnership with Eclair USA to provide participating CBG movie theaters with easy and cost-effective access to EclairPlay, a digital cinema package broadband delivery platform currently in use at more than 180 North American cinemas. Through EclairPlay, CBG’s members will have access to expanded programming options and an ever-increasing portfolio of first-run independent films and event cinema fare.
The Walt Disney Studios has announced twenty titles to be shown at Dolby Cinema locations around the globe. The titles include releases from Disney, Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios, Pixar, and Walt Disney Animation Studios. Among the new releases are two Star Wars titles and Incredibles 2.
Showtime Cinemas is opening its second all-Christie cineplex in Taiwan. The installations were completed by Christie’s longstanding Taiwanese partner Dacoms Technology,with support from Showtime and Christie’s technical teams.
Vox Cinemas has been licensed to operate cinemas in Saudi Arabia. Its newest cinema, which will be its first multiplex in Saudi Arabia will open at Riyadh Park Mall in the coming days.
Kicking off what could be a record-breaking summer at the box office, Fandango today launched its new Fandango VIP+ rewards program to incentivize advance ticketing and more movie-going this summer. For the first time, ticket buyers on Fandango can earn VIP+ Points redeemable for discounts and free stuff across Fandango’s family of businesses -- from ticketing to streaming digital movies and TV shows to fan merchandise.
Arts Alliance Media today announced the start of operations in Mainland China, with the establishment of a legal entity and the opening of a new office in the country.
After months of speculation, there is now an official name for Barco’s joint venture with Appotronix and China Film Company announced late last year: Cinionic. The company will focus on a combination of innovative cinema solutions, flexible financing and a comprehensive service model enabling exhibitors to focus on engagement with their moviegoers while simplifying their technology and operations.
Cinema Park and Formula Kino, Russia’s largest cinema chain with more than 25 million visitors per year, decided to launch dynamic pricing at the three sites: Cinema Park Metropolis, Cinema Park Global City and Cinema Park Mega Belaya Dacha.
MoviePass and iHeartRadio, the all-in-one digital music, podcasting, on demand and live streaming radio service, today announced a new three-month subscription offer. Available for a limited time for $29.95, it offers new subscribers to both platforms a limited MoviePass membership to see four 2D movies a month for three months and includes a three-month free trial of the iHeartRadio’s All Access on demand feature.
MoviePass today announced a partnership with Flix Brewhouse, which calls itself the nation’s only cinema circuit that pairs full service in-theatre dining with an award-winning craft brewery at every location. Started in 2011, Flix Brewhouse is based in Round Rock, Texas and operates locations there as well as in Iowa, Indiana, New Mexico. Its newest theatre, in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex, is expected to open in April.