World Wrestling Entertainment is set to air its annual SummerSlam pay-per-view in movie theatres nationwide for the first time. In partnership with Iconic Events Releasing, SummerSlam will be available in select theaters, including some ShowBiz Cinemas, when it airs live on August 21 at 7 pm Central Time.
The Independent Cinema Alliance’s board of directors has named Rich Daughtridge ICA’s new president. Daughtridge, who is president and CEO of Maryland-based Warehouse Cinemas and a member of the ICA board, succeeds Byron Berkley, who retired June 30.
Earlier this month, the Chinese manufacturer Timewaying Technology announced that its LA2K-10 LED Cinema System had passed the DCI Compliance Test Plan. Timewaying is the largest 3D equipment supplier for the Chinese market, with more than 30,000 3D systems installed among 11,000 cinema sites across China.
Moving Image Technologies vice president, technical sales support, Frank Tees has been named president of the International Cinema Technology Association, the cinema industry’s trade association whose members are widely recognized as the experts within the industry on theatre equipment and services.
Sharp NEC today announced the availability of the NC1202L laser light source projector, an addition to its digital cinema projection series. Designed specifically for smaller screens at 7,000 lumens, the company says the NC1202L is the ideal projection technology for standard sized movie theatres or projection booths that require high-quality cinema projection.
Alex Younger, CEO of integrator CES+ has been appointed a board member of the International Cinema Technology Association.
The International Union of Cinemas and the Film Expo Group have announced the 2021 recipients of the CineEurope Gold Awards, given to cinema professionals for their outstanding dedication and service to the sector. The Awards will be presented as part of the CineEurope Awards Ceremony on October 7 at the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain.
Digital Cinema United has launched its cloud based DCU Connect platform into the U.S. to support the advancement of content delivery for film distributors and theatrical exhibitors. DCU Connect, which is based on Sharc technology, has been in development since 2015 to address the high cost of physical and satellite delivery of digital cinema packages directly to movie theaters globally.
Earlier this month, B&B Theatres, the sixth largest exhibitor in the U.S., opened its latest facility, the newly renovated Blacksburg 11 theatre in Blacksburg, Virginia. B&B acquired the Blacksburg multiplex in fall of 2020 with a vision to upgrade and enhance the entire moviegoing experience for the vibrant college town, but the project was delayed by the pandemic. Blacksburg features B&B’s signature premium large format experience, the Grand Screen.