The French immersive cinema experience, ICE Theatres, with 36 screens and counting, and its parent company, CGR Cinemas, the leading French multiplex company with 700 screens in France, today announced that Guillaume Thomine Desmazures will assume the role of senior vice president, sales and strategy, effective immediately.
Carnival Cinemas, Mumbai, one of the leading and fastest growing national multiplex chains in India, has chosen Christie’s RGB pure laser cinema projectors featuring RealLaser illumination technology as its projection systems to power theatre screens across the country. The projectors will be installed and maintained by TSR Films Private Limited, Christie’s pre-eminent integration partner of its family of RGB pure laser cinema projectors in India.
The Walt Disney Studios epic live-action film Mulan will be releasing worldwide in the immersive 4DX and ScreenX formats, starting March 25 in certain markets, totaling 734 4DX screens and 314 ScreenX screens worldwide.
Hoyts Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park, Sydney, has installed the first Samsung Onyz Cinema LED Screen in Australia. The new installment features a 14-meter screen. Another 10-meter Onyx screen will also be installed at Hoyts Highpoint in Melbourne, Australia next month.
Saudi Arabian animation studio Manga Production is releasing its debut feature-length animated film The Journey in the 4DX format, the first film in the Middle East to do so. The film is an epic story that tells historic fantasia of ancient civilizations of the Arabian Peninsula and Middle East in an attractive and high-quality art style, turning those stories immortal and passing them on to generations to come, while celebrating the beauty of the Arabic language through this inspirational creative content.
Funimation Films, the theatrical division of Sony Pictures Television’s Funimation, is teaming up domestically with MediaMation to bring My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising to life by giving audiences a truly immersive experience in select MX4D theaters equipped with MediaMation’s EFX theater seats.
CJ 4DPlex today announced that its multi-sensory 4DX format drew $23 million at the global box office in January, up 18 percent year-over-year, making it the highest ever recorded for the month of January in the history of the company, this despite screenings being suspended in China for several days.
Mark Louis is Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas director of presentation. In that role, he is responsible for maintaining the level of technology that has become central to the exhibitor’s brand and identity. Louis is currently overseeing the opening of seven new Alamo theatres across the United States, while simultaneously maintaining the quality control of the established sites. When I contacted him to talk about how he approaches new builds he described himself as “busier that a one-armed reel-to-reel projectionist,” but he agreed to talk via email. Here’s an excerpted version of our conversation.
The International Union of Cinemas, the body representing European cinema trade associations and operators, has today released its provisional update on admissions and box office revenues across Europe for 2019. While some data remains to be collated and figures for certain territories are based only on initial estimates, the overview provided by UNIC represents the first wide-ranging assessment of the performance of the European cinema sector in 2019. More detailed final data on the performance of each territory will be released in Spring 2020.
CineLife Entertainment and CinemaLive are bringing a new production of Giuseppe Verdi's opera Rigoletto, captured live at the 74th Bregenz Festival, to U.S. cinemas February 10-16. One of Verdi's most popular works, Rigoletto is a story of sacrifice and revenge, of a father's rage and a daughter's shame.