Aeon Entertainment and Imax Corporation today announced plans to expand their partnership with an agreement for two new, Imax with Laser systems in Japan. Both new systems will be located at prime retail complexes in thriving suburbs of major Japanese cities, including the Aeon Cinema Ichikawa Myoden outside Tokyo and Aeon Cinema Shijonawate near Osaka.
Arts Alliance Media has announced a new software agreement with Ster-Kinekor Theatres, the largest movie exhibitor in South Africa. As the company seeks to centralize asset management and put an end to potential show interruptions, Ster-Kinekor will deploy Lifeguard, the cloud-based Network Operations Centre solution, to monitor 436 screens across South Africa, becoming first recipient of its new-look user interface and impressive suite of workflows and data points.
GDC Technology Limited has won a solicited proposal from Cinemex to exclusively provide 200 digital cinema media servers. Cinemex is Mexico’s second largest theatre circuit and operates in cities such as Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Toluca, Juarez, Leon, Tijuana, Mexicali, Puebla, and other Mexican cities. The agreement involves the deployment of the GDC SR-1000 Standalone Integrated Media Block with Portable Storage to to be installed over the next 12 months. The agreement covers the replacement of legacy media servers at existing sites and all Cinemex’s new construction projects in Mexico.
At CinemaCon 2022 in Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Cinionic unveiled additions to its laser portfolio with new Barco Series 4 and Laser Light Upgrade models. The tradeshow runs through April 28.
Flix Brewhouse is installing GDC’s Cinema Automation CA2.0 to fully automate cinema operations for perfect presentation while significantly reducing the costs associated with booth operations. Flix Brewhouse was founded in 2011 and now operates nine dine-in cinema concepts in Indiana, Iowa, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas, and Wisconsin. Flix Brewhouse is the only first-run movie theatre in the world to incorporate a fully functioning microbrewery.
Strong MDI Screen Systems has entered into a cooperative agreement with Lemmens in Belgium, to facilitate expedited screen shipments for cinema industry customers in Europe and the Middle East.
Velocity has expanded its exhibitor network as part of its agreement with Screenvision Media to install as many as 1,000 individual theatres with up to 4,000 digital displays. The displays will promote exhibitor offerings and upcoming movies, national, local, and regional advertising, and be connected to the leading programmatic advertising exchanges.
In a partnership that spans 16 years Christie Digital Systems and Lightstorm Entertainment, filmmaker James Cameron’s production company, collaborated to bring enhancements to theatrical display capabilities for 3D, high frame rate digital cinema for Avatar and the much-anticipated Avatar 2. Known for his creativity and development of cutting-edge technologies to push the frontier of cinematic storytelling, Cameron used Christie cinema projectors as a key part of realizing his vision.
Leading Mexican exhibitor Cinemex has reaffirmed its business relationship with Cielo by embracing all the new features in the company’s Cinema Enterprise software.
B&B Theatres today signed an agreement that makes GDC Technology Limited its exclusive provider of digital cinema servers for the next three years. B&B Theatres is one of the fastest-growing cinema chains in the US adding 144 screens and 11 movie theatres in the last 18 months to become the fifth-largest domestic theatre circuit. B&B Theatres now operates 513 screens at 56 sites in 14 states.