Samuel Real has joined CJ 4DPlex America as the new senior vice president sales and operations, Latin America. Real, an international entertainment veteran, will head the strategic development plans in the region.
Today’s movie theatre operators are facing a dilemma: While they’ve made investments and improvements that were supposed to keep their theatres full, too many seats remain empty, and they don’t have endless resources to keep throwing at improving their experience. What’s the solution? In my opinion, operators don’t need to do things better. They need to do things differently. I firmly believe the movie theatre of the future will offer hyper-focused content and be experiential.
CJ 4DPlex announced today that Paramount Pictures' Top Gun: Maverick will debut in immersive 270-degree panoramic ScreenX theaters worldwide starting May 27. In the U.S., fans will have a chance to see Top Gun: Maverick at select ScreenX locations early on Tuesday, May 24.
Cineplex Muenster is opening Germany’s first Ultimate theatre powered by Cinionic’s Giant Screen laser projection. The Ultimate. powered by CGS at Cineplex Muenster is expected to open Summer 2022.
Fathom Events and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment are giving fans a chance to relive the Summer of ’97 by bringing Luc Besson’s groundbreaking The Fifth Element back to cinemas nationwide in celebration of the film’s twenty-fifth anniversary. The two-day only presentation is in theatres on June 26 and June 29 at theatres across the United States. The theatrical presentation will also offer audiences an interview with Besson plus outtakes from the film.
The film content delivery company Gofilex has announced that it is now formally open for business in the Asia-Pacific region. Starting today, the expansion will see Gofilex’s services extend to Australia and New Zealand. The new office is being managed by a newly formed team.
Christie Digital Systems has acquired the assets of Brass Roots Technologies, an Allen, Texas-based technology innovation company specializing in consulting and the engineering design of advanced optics and electronics for high-performance display and imaging systems. All current employees of Brass Roots Technologies have transferred to Christie and the operations will remain in Allen, Texas under the Christie name.
By all accounts, CinemaCon 2022, was a huge success. Attendance at the show, which was held in late March at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, was higher than even in pre-pandemic years. The overall mood of people afterward was of a renewed sense of confidence in the motion picture business as a whole and, especially, of the future of movie theatres as the best place to fully enjoy a feature film. I recently spoke with Wim Buyens, CEO of Cinionic, the joint venture between Barco, CGS, and ALPD, to get his feedback on the show. Not surprisingly, he too left CinemaCon feeling upbeat.
Cineplanet has opened its newest cinema in the Mall Aventura in Chiclayo, Peru. For the eight-screen cineplex, Bardan supervised the installation of Barco DP2K-10SLP and DP2K-15CLP laser projectors, Dolby IMS3000 servers, 3D DepthQ and Severtson Screens.
Showcase Cinemas has completed the multi-million-dollar renovation of its landmark Showcase Cinemas de Lux theatre on Quaker Lane in Warwick, Massachusetts. To celebrate the occasion, Showcase is inviting the public to come to the cinema on May 21 to experience the updates in person with $5 movie tickets, activities, music and more.