Santikos Theatres Announces Major Expansion

Mon, 07/03/2023 - 10:33 -- Nick Dager

Santikos Theatres will expand from 121 screens in the San Antonio, Texas area to 377 screens in seven states across the Southeast with the purchase of 17 new theatres, the company has announced. The theatre chain, founded in San Antonio in 1911, will acquire The Grand Theatres and AmStar Cinemas from New Orleans-based VSS-Southern Theatres, making Santikos the eighth largest theatre chain in North America.

Die Hard UK’s Favorite Action Movie

Mon, 07/03/2023 - 10:27 -- Nick Dager

Die Hard has been named the UK’s favorite action movie of all time, according to new national research. The 1988 all-out-action classic, starring Bruce Willis as a New York City police detective, took 18 percent of the vote, beating out competition from Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark and Tom Cruise favorite Top Gun (13 percent), according to the nationwide study carried out by Showcase Cinemas.

Court Confirms NCM’s Reorganization Plan

Wed, 06/28/2023 - 12:47 -- Nick Dager

National CineMedia today announced that its plan of reorganization has been confirmed by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas. This milestone comes less than three months after filing, representing a swift and significant stride forward in the company's financial restructuring efforts. The company is expected to emerge from Chapter 11 on or around August or September.

Christie Helps Transform Toronto Historic District into Cinema Village

Tue, 06/27/2023 - 12:09 -- Nick Dager

Christie is once again sponsoring the Lavazza IncluCity Festival, presented by the ICFF. Taking place from June 27 to July 22, the festival is a celebration of Canada’s cultural mosaic through a selection of curated international films. The festival returns to Toronto’s Distillery Historic District, with a unique, vast, and diversified slate of outdoor screenings of over 40 films from 20 countries and transforms the neighborhood into a cinema village.

Odeon Multicines Installing Six Cinity Cinema Systems

Mon, 06/26/2023 - 10:50 -- Nick Dager

Odeon Multicines has reached an agreement to install Cinity Cinema Systems, with components that include Christie Real|Laser illumination technology, in six premium large format theatres across Spain. The Cinity format for PLF auditoriums enhances the overall cinematic experience with 4K, 3D, high brightness, high frame rate, high dynamic range, and wide color gamut display capabilities, paired with immersive sound. Christie partner Ingevideo, in collaboration with Equipo de Cine, will supply, install, and service this integrated system.


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