Jeffrey Forman, senior vice president of international sales, Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution will receive this year’s Passepartout Award. Mitch Neuhauser, managing director of CinemaCon made the announcement.
Unique X today announced a resale partnership with France’s newest cinema integrator La Cabinerie. Based in Lyons, La Cabinerie will offer Unique X’s RosettaBridge TMS, RosettaNet CMS and BaseKey KDM services to the French Exhibitor market.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has named Heather Morgan to the newly created post of chief of staff and strategy. She will report to CEO Shelli Taylor and is charged with “designing and executing key strategic programs to drive the organization forward.”
The City of Milwaukee wants someone to restore the historic Villa/Ritz Theatre and re-open the now vacant building as an entertainment venue. “It is our hope that the movie theatre will be a catalytic development,” said Angelique Sharpe, of Havenwoods Neighborhood Partnership, which manages the Villard Avenue Business Improvement District. “We would like to see it continue on with its long tradition of being able to house all kinds of entertainment such as cinema and film, performance, comedy, music, and dance.”
On April 23 Entertainment One and Fathom Events will present the theatrical screening of the animated hit series, PJ Masks. The 88-minute powered-up movie experience, where the PJ Masks take on the naughtiest baddies yet and learn what it really takes to be a hero.
National CineMedia today announced the launch of one of the largest data-driven technology platforms for moviegoers, NCMx. The new data, insights, and analytics platform uses the company’s comprehensive knowledge and extensive data about moviegoer behavior to connect brands with custom audiences in theatres as well as on digital screens before and after attending movies. The announcement was made today by Scott Felenstein, NCM’s president, sales, marketing and partnerships, during the company’s upfront presentation for advertisers at Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater in New York City.
India’s two largest move theatre chains – PVR and INOX – have announced that they plan to merge to form one giant entertainment company. Both PVR and INOX are public listed companies engaged in cinema exhibition, related food and beverages and allied activities. "The proposed amalgamation would be in the best interest of the transferee company and the transferor company and their respective shareholders, employees, creditors, and other stakeholders," the companies said in filing the merger plan.
Metropolitan Theatres has opened its latest 10-screen location at Outlets at San Clemente in San Clemente, California.
The WWE and Fathom Events have announced a new agreement that brings WrestleMania, WWE’s biggest event of the year, to movie theatres nationwide. The two-night event will air live on Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3 at 8:00 p.m. ET from AT&T Stadium in Dallas.
Lotus Cinemas, an international and independent film theatre, is set to open on March 25 at Parkside Town Commons in Cary, about 18 miles from Durham, North Carolina. The theatre is a new concept and is the brainchild of Paragon Theatres’ co-CEOs Michael Whalen and Michael Wilson.