AMC Acquires Theatres in Chicago and Los Angeles

Mon, 01/03/2022 - 10:20 -- Nick Dager

AMC Theatres plans to reopen theatres in the Los Angeles and Chicago markets. AMC is expected to begin operations at AMC Northridge Fashion Center 10, formally a Pacific theatre, in Northridge, California in the spring. AMC further also expects to begin operations at AMC Chicago 14, formally an Arclight location in in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, under a new name in spring.

PVR Cinemas Installs Ion Technology to Combat Airborne Viruses

Mon, 01/03/2022 - 10:15 -- Nick Dager

PVR Cinemas has installed new ion technology that neutralizes 99.9 percent of airborne viruses. The negative ion generator devices are installed at key locations inside cinemas including the auditoriums where the guests spend the maximum time. PVR says it is the first and only cinema chain in the world to deploy this technology.

Cinema Technology Community Announces 2021 Award Winners

Mon, 01/03/2022 - 10:09 -- Nick Dager

The trade group Cinema Technology Community announced the recipients of its prestigious 2021 awards during a special online YouTube Premiere. Hosted by film-critic, author and broadcaster Mark Kermode and CTC’s own Dave Norris, the awards recognize individuals and organizations that continue to drive excellence in moviegoing through the use of technology and outstanding service to the industry.

MetaMedia Expands Thanks to HCL Technologies Partnership

Mon, 01/03/2022 - 10:05 -- Nick Dager

Upon securing a long-term partnership agreement with the leading global technology company HCL Technologies, MetaMedia, the global, cloud-based distribution platform for cinemas, drive-ins, and other out-of-home venues, has expanded its entertainment network to more than 3,000 screens across the U.S. and Canada, covering all the top 50 cities.

Report Sees Improving Box Office

Wed, 12/15/2021 - 10:44 -- Nick Dager

With 2021 just a couple of weeks and a few blockbusters short of the finishing line, the London-based firm Gower Street Analytics decided to look ahead to what's on the horizon for next year. And, after a much stronger box office year with exhibitors, distributors, and audiences becoming more comfortable in a COVID-world, Gower Street's first global box office prediction for 2022 suggests a significant improvement over 2021.


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