The International Cinema Technology Association today announced the 2021-2022 winners of the ICTA EMEA Awards, celebrating technological leadership, design, and innovation in the cinema exhibition sector in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The winners will be celebrated during ICTA’s annual awards and dinner reception October 3 in Barcelona, just before the start of CineEurope. This year’s winners are:
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cinemovida in Perpignan, France was thinking about the future of cinema and wanted the latest in theatre innovation ready for new and returning patrons. The end result is a 60-seat MX4D theatre from MediaMation.
The total revenues generated by the global cinema industry this year are set to only reach half of 2019’s pre-COVID revenues according to Omdia’s latest Cross Sector Windows report. Global box office revenues are still being impacted by studios experimenting with differing release windows, alternative platform distribution models such as video on demand, as well as government restrictions and more recently, a change in consumer confidence due to the Delta variant.
The Kinepolis Group is installing a MediaMation MX4D Theatre in its Leidschendam, Netherlands, location.
Severtson Screens has introduced a cinema screen price estimator for its dealer base. The tool is available via Severtson Screens’ website as well as a mobile app for Apple iOS and Android Smartphones.
Arts Alliance Media has announced a strategic partnership with Digital Cinema United, a specialist in digital cinema package production and delivery. The two companies are working together to deploy a combined theatre management system and eDelivery service.
Vista has launched the first version of Vista Cloud, a new generation of scalable cloud-hosted cinema software, fully managed by Vista. The platform will initially be available to select customers, before being made more widely available in 2022. The company says that Vista Cloud signifies a major evolution of Vista’s software, with the full suite of Vista functionality being transformed into Vista Cloud.
PVR Cinemas has installed Cinionic’s Giant Screen technology in its flagship site in Priya, India. The move comes as part of an urban rehabilitation initiative by PVR of its heritage location providing audiences thrilling cinematic experiences combined with the latest in premium cinema amenities and innovation. Priya’s new premium P[XL] auditorium powered by CGS, has a 19-meter (62-foot) giant screen, and features the latest laser projection. The PVR P[XL] at Priya is the first powered by CGS cinema in India.
D-Box Technologies and Ecco Cine Supply and Service are installing D-Box haptic seats and recliners, at five different locations in Germany. The installations should be completed by the end of September.
Cinionic today announced a preferred commercial relationship with Ballantyne Strong to strengthen its cinema service and solution capabilities in the US and Canada. The relationship with Ballantyne Strong’s operating subsidiaries, Strong Technical Services, and Strong/MDI Screen Systems, continues a long history of collaboration between the companies, reinforcing their joint commitment to deliver laser-powered cinema experiences.