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Marcus Theatres Expands Deal with Comscore Movies

Tue, 11/03/2020 - 11:35 -- Nick Dager

Comscore today announced a multi-year agreement to provide Marcus Theatres with the company’s Comscore Cinema ACE theatre management system. This will enable Marcus Theatres to connect auditoriums, centralize content management and automate the transfer of features, trailers and encryption keys. The agreement also provides Marcus Theatres with Comscore's Enterprise Web circuit management service, allowing Marcus Theatres to streamline operations circuit wide and ensure shows play out as planned.

Europe’s International Union of Cinemas Renews Call for Government Support

Tue, 11/03/2020 - 11:31 -- Nick Dager

Following recent decisions requiring the closure of cinemas across a number of European countries in response to spikes in COVID-19, European trade body the International Union of Cinemas in a statement today renewed its call to national governments, the European Commission and the European Parliament to provide further public funding support to the sector to ensure that cinemas are able to survive the ongoing challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis.

Cinionic Laser Now Program Offers Flexible Vendor Financing

Mon, 11/02/2020 - 16:36 -- Nick Dager

Cinionic, the Barco, CGS, and ALPD cinema joint venture, has introduced Laser Now, a new initiative making the transition to laser possible for more theatres than ever before. Following Cinionic’s recent expansion of its laser portfolio, the vendor-financed program allows theatres to move to laser for significantly less today and pay the rest over time.

Christie to Feature Wide Range of Technology at CineAsia 2020

Mon, 11/02/2020 - 12:22 -- Nick Dager

Christie will feature its wide range of cinema products this week at CineaAsia 2020. Christie says the virtual event, which runs November 4-5, enables the company to reaffirm its support for partners and customers in the Asia Pacific region, as various exhibitors seek to reopen their theatres after extended periods of closure due to COVID-19. CineAsia 2020 also serves as a useful platform for Christie to showcase its cinema technology and services designed to further improve cost of operation.

Kinepolis Upbeat about Cinema’s Future

Mon, 11/02/2020 - 10:53 -- Nick Dager

The Kinepolis Group reported on its third quarter financial status last Friday and, despite the ongoing challenges of the global pandemic, CEO Eddy Duquenne remains confident that his company and the cinema business as a whole will survive. “This global crisis is hitting us hard both directly and indirectly,” he said. “On the one hand because of the restrictive measures inside our cinemas and, on the other, because almost all blockbusters have been postponed. I remain positive about the future, as we are seeing that many movie lovers keep coming in spite of everything and feel safe inside the cinema. The fact that the studios are constantly postponing the vast majority of their films until a moment when they can secure their income, proves the importance and value of a cinema release. We are currently in pause mode, but the intermission of this film is lasting longer than foreseen. Fortunately, Kinepolis is in good financial shape.”

Christie Launches CounterAct Line of Far-UVC Lights

Wed, 10/28/2020 - 10:39 -- Nick Dager

Christie has launched the Christie CounterAct line of commercial UV disinfection products with patented Care222 far-UVC light technology for cinemas, theme parks, museums, sports complexes and other indoor spaces. Unlike comparable products, the Christie fixture uses Ushio’s patented narrowband filtered Care222 excimer lamps that emit far-UVC 222nm light – the only UV technology shown to continuously and significantly reduce pathogens, like coronaviruses, that may also be used while people are present, when used in accordance with specified parameters. Mass production of the new Christie CounterAct fixture starts in January 2021.

Muvi Opens Tenth Cinema in Fourteen Months

Tue, 10/27/2020 - 13:11 -- Nick Dager

Muvi Cinemas is celebrating the inauguration of its 103rd screen in Saudi Arabia this month with the opening of its new theatre in the Mall of Dhahran. The site is the tenth for Muvi Cinemas in 14 months since debuting their first location, having entered the market in 2019 as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s first homegrown theatre chain

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