Carmike Cinemas has acquired all of Sundance Cinemas for $36.0 million in cash, subject to customary working capital and other adjustments. The transaction simultaneously closed upon signing of the purchase agreement. Carmike now operates 274 theatres with 2,909 screens in 41 states.
Carmike Cinemas has announced the grand opening of the new Carmike 12 entertainment complex featuring the BigD premium experience in Duncansville, Pennsylvania. The theatre will open for general admission October 1st with the 3D premier showing of 20th Century Fox’s highly anticipated The Martian.
Dolby has announced that five new Hollywood features, including the first two titles from Twentieth Century Fox, will be joining the Dolby Cinema experience. Dolby Cinema, featuring Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, is a premium cinema offering for exhibitors and moviegoers that combines spectacular image and sound technologies with inspired design to make every visit a completely captivating cinematic event.
The newly opened ten-screen Movie Tavern Citiplace in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has installed a range of Christie digital cinema technologies throughout the entire venue.
Sky Cinemas Kuwait has made a commitment to Barco partner CineTech to exclusively install Barco projectors, including laser projection for future sites. Sky currently has three screens installed in the capital Kuwait City, with five new screens planned by mid-2016. The cinema group also has expansion plans in Kuwait and the wider region.
Let’s be clear about one thing: there is no such thing as alternative content. People do not leave the comfort of their homes to pay twenty dollars and more to sit in a movie theatre to watch something inferior or alternative. They gladly pay higher ticket prices because they enjoy events targeted at their specific interests. For big screens, great sound and comfortable reclining seats in a room with like-minded people. For the shared experiences of opera, theatre, concerts, sports, and more: a wide and growing range of programs. These aren’t alternatives to anything; these are events that, until only recently, people could never see this way. And let’s be clear about one more thing: Netflix will play a major roll in the future of event cinema.
Wanda Cinema Line, the world’s largest cinema operator with 195 theaters and 1,732 movie screens in China as at July 2015, will install upwards of 1,500 Christie Solaria Series 2K and 4K digital cinema projectors, as well as the Christie Vive Audio solution in selected theaters, over three years.
Village Cinemas, one of Argentina’s leading film theater chains, has completed its digitalization with the Christie Solaria Series. In the final phase of its digital roll out, Village Cinemas installed 38 Christie CP2220 projectors, making the majority of Village Cinemas’ 79 screens Christie installations.
Christie has launched the CP2208 Solaria projector, aimed at theatres whose screen sizes are less than 10.6 meters (35 feet) wide and that require an affordable solution in a compact footprint.
CJ 4DPlex has entered into a new partnership with Regal Cinemas to bring 4DX technology to two movie theatres in Manhattan, making New York the second major city in the United States to offer the immersive five-sense cinematic experience.