Hoyts Cinema today announced it has launched its skill for Amazon Alexa. The aim is to bring moviegoers more accessible ways to find out what’s on at the movies and when, in an all-new consumer experience.
The National Association of Theatre Owners will honor Alejandro Ramírez Magaña, chief executive officer of Cinépolis, with the 2018 NATO Marquee Award during this year’s CinemaCon. Mitch Neuhauser, CinemaCon’s managing director made the announcement.
Vista Group International has announced that Kimbal Riley will take over as group CEO from Murray Holdaway. Holdaway will take up the position of chief product officer and will continue in his role as an executive director on the Vista Group board. This has taken place as part of a succession planning process. The transition takes effect April 3.
QSC has introduced the SB-118F and SB-218F new flyable subwoofers designed for low frequency enhancement in Cinema applications. The subwoofers feature integrated handles and eight built-in mounting points making them ideal for safe and easy suspension from ceilings or walls.
CJ CGV, the largest film distributor and cinema chain in Vietnam, has installed Harman audio systems in 24 theaters across seven CGV locations in the country. Goldenduck International, a Harman Professional distributor in Vietnam, supplied and integrated the installation, which included JBL cinema speaker systems and Crown power amplifiers.
The Ymagis Group today announced the launch of a professional license program for its EclairColor high dynamic range system in favor of independent film laboratories, content services companies and projection system integrators. EclairColor used by filmmakers and content creators to significantly enhance the cinema experience by bringing richer colors, greater brightness and definition, more depth of field and more density to the screen.
MoviePass has signed a media partnership with iHeartMedia, a leading U.S. multi-media company. The new agreement includes an extensive marketing campaign across iHeartMedia’s multiplatform network including radio, digital, social and live events to help build further brand awareness of MoviePass and target new subscribers in select U.S. metro markets that have active movie-going audiences. In addition, iHeartMedia will be an authorized reseller of ad inventory across the MoviePass website and mobile app.
IMAX and CJ CGV today announced a sales agreement for four new IMAX theatres to be added to existing and new multiplexes in Turkey. The theatres will be operated by CJ CGV subsidiary, Mars Entertainment Group, operator of the largest cinema circuit in Turkey. The agreement brings to 133 the exhibitor’s total IMAX commitment with theatres in South Korea, China, Vietnam and Turkey.
Less than 30 days after announcing its milestone of one million subscribers, MoviePass announced today that it has added another 500,000 new paying subscribers since December 12, 2017. MoviePass is a majority-owned subsidiary of Helios and Matheson Analytics.
Brazilian exhibitor Spcine, which is focused on bringing cinemas to low-income areas in São Paulo, has deployed Christie digital cinema projection systems in its 20 recently opened theatres in the city. The installation was carried out by Christie partner Seal Telecom.