UFO Moviez India has launched a franchise brand called Nova Cinemas under its subsidiary Valuable Digital Screens Private Limited. With this asset light initiative, VDSPL aims to recreate the screen growth in non-metro regions across India. Under Nova Cinemas, VDSPL will encourage local entrepreneurs to own and operate Nova branded theatres in various parts of the country.
Turkey’s cinema exhibition business is in impressive health right now, with more than 2,000 screens generating more than 40 million ticket sales in 2015. It’s clearly a great time for Turkish cinemagoers. With consumer confidence up, new theatres are opening at an unprecedented rate. Hungry for better entertainment experiences, customers are packing auditoriums in big-screen multiplexes and smaller boutique cinemas.
Carmike Cinemas has acquired two movie theatres from an AMC Entertainment subsidiary for a total of $5.4 million in cash. The transactions simultaneously closed upon signing of the purchase agreements.
Independent cinema operator Broadway Kino has signed Germany’s first Managed Services customer agreement with Sony Digital Cinema 4K. Under the terms of the deal, Broadway Kino replaced older DLP Series 1 projectors at two of its six screens with new Sony SRX-R515DS 4K dual projection systems.
Cinemark will open a new nine-screen theatre in Tacoma, Washington November 19. The Century Point Ruston and XD will feature Cinemark’s NextGen cinema design concept, luxury lounger recliners, and a Cinemark XD: Extreme Digital Cinema auditorium. The new complex will open with the highly anticipated movie The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2.
Turkey’s largest cinema operator, Mars Cinema Group, has purchased a total of 82 digital cinema projectors from Sony.
Christie is the exclusive provider of digital cinema projection and high performance speaker technology for Missouri’s newest B&B Theatres Wentzville Tower 12, located in Wentzville, which opened on November 5.
New Orleans’ Audubon Nature Institute now claims one of the largest and most sophisticated movie theatres in the nation. The facility has a 46-foot by 76-foot screen and the picture and sound technology to support it. The $1.2 million Entergy Giant Screen Theater debuted with Disney's full-length feature The Little Mermaid in 3D. A grand opening is planned for November 18, which will include the premiere of Journey to Space, a documentary on the ongoing mission to Mars, narrated by Patrick Stewart and presented by the theater's sponsor, Giant Screen Films.
Cinemark today opened a new 12-screen theatre in La Quinta, California. The Century La Quinta and XD will feature Cinemark’s NextGen cinema design concept, luxury lounger recliners, and favorite concession stand items, along with beer, wine and frozen cocktails.
Movio has released insights on the audience buying advance tickets for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Using Movio Media, the company’s market research platform designed for film studios and marketers which provides unique insights into U.S. moviegoers’ behavior, Movio has amassed these data insights: