The Arcadia Stezzano cinema has opened as part of the expansion of the Le Due Torri Shopping Center outside Milan, Italy. An investment by Piero Fumagalli, it is the first new cinema inaugurated by an Italian independent exhibitor since the global pandemic began.
So much time and energy are spent educating cinema professionals how to properly design cinemas, including installed sound and projection systems. We forget the best lessons typically come from our mistakes. In the 30-plus years I’ve been in the cinema industry, I’ve learned a ton from THX, Dolby, the Hollywood post-production community, and the brilliant engineers I’ve been so fortunate to work with.
Mahajak Development recently outfitted the Lido Connect entertainment complex with Harman audio to deliver high-quality sound and flexibility for cinema screenings, live music, performing arts and other events. Lido Connect is a multipurpose entertainment and retail venue located in the former Lido Multiplex Movie Theatre in Bangkok’s Siam Square.
The APAC gain is entirely due to China, which has made its own further encroachment within the APAC region, with a reduced market share of worldwide box office in the region’s other key markets: Japan, South Korea, and Australia. China is expected to represent nearly 34 percent of the global box office in 2021, compared to just over 28 percent in 2020. Japan, meanwhile, sees its market share halve from 12.2 percent to just 6 percent. Korea drops from 4.1 percent to 2.4 percent, and Australia from 2.7 percent to 2.1 percent.
Video-sharing platforms such as YouTube have created an incredible online world of content: films, music and even how-to-do tutorials are now available on a massive scale at a single click. However, they can also be a potential source of harmful content for children and other sectors of society and contribute to the spread of illegal content inciting to violence and hatred. European media law has long contained provisions to try and limit potential damage to viewers on traditional media.
To provide cinema audiences an engaging audio experience as detailed as Aeon Entertainment’s vivid theatre screens, Hibino Imagineering Corporation recently installed a premium cinema audio solution using JBL Professional VTX line array speakers and Crown I-Tech amplifiers.
CineLife Entertainment, a division of Spotlight Cinema Networks, will release New Worlds: The Cradle of Civilization, a co-production between Dorn Music, Makuhari Media, and Neda Film, across theatres in the United States beginning February 2nd, 2022. On a glorious Greek evening, screen legend Bill Murray and world-renowned cellist Jan Vogler rock the Acropolis with a timeless mix of poetry and music.
As the world slowly emerges from the pandemic, the Screen Advertising World Association today launched a powerful three-minute video and multiple social media campaigns featuring vignettes from some of the world’s most iconic names in the advertising, film, and humanitarian worlds, aimed at raising awareness for the unparalleled power and effectiveness of cinema. SAWA and its members around the world are using cinema, the trade press, and social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, to reach marketers, moviegoers, and creative and media agencies.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas has selected Moving Image Technologies to provide equipment and furnishings for the newest location in Crystal City, Virginia.
In response to the pandemic, Christie Digital Systems has announced the mass production of its CounterAct line of commercial UV disinfection products with patented Care222 far-UVC light technology. CounterAct fixtures are designed for use in occupied indoor spaces, from cinemas, theme parks, museums, and sports complexes, to retail, restaurants, as well as transit hubs at airports, train, and subway stations.