Opening night at Teatro alla Scala will be broadcast in high definition by satellite to audiences in cinemas worldwide. The event takes place annually on December 7, the feast day of Milan’s patron saint, Saint Ambrose. This year, La Scala has chosen the Verdi favorite La Traviata, conducted by Daniele Gatti, to kick off the 2013-2014 Season.
On December 22 Digital Theatre will make Merrily We Roll Along available to purchase online. The show was recently awarded the Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical at the 2013 Evening Standard Theatre Awards.
The Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition has gone live with the launch of its North American satellite and terrestrial digital distribution platform to 17,000 screens across 1,200 venues.
Digital Cinema Destinations has entered into definitive agreements with certain institutional investors to sell an aggregate of 1,141,000 shares of its Class A Common Stock in a registered direct offering for gross proceeds of approximately $5.7 million, before deducting placement fees and offering expenses.
On October 3 Rising Alternative will present The San Francisco Opera’s performance of Mefistofele.
The Event Cinema Association will hold its first networking event October 15 at Cineworld at the O2 in Greenwich, London.
The Science Museum of Virginia, in Richmond will open its new dome theatre in early 2014. “The Science Museum will be opening up the full expanse of the cosmos to our guests - inviting everyone to explore the universe with us in a truly spectacular fashion, ” said Richard Conti, CEO/chief wonder officer.
Digiplex Destinations has announced its upcoming schedule of opera performances on digital cinema screens. The performers are all from world-class companies including The Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, and Spain's Liceu.
In the early days of digital cinema, advocates of the new technology said one of the best things about it was the ability it gave theatre owners to show all kinds of content, not just Hollywood movies. The studios scoffed at this and labeled anything they didn’t produce as, essentially, worthless garbage. One early term was ODS, which stood for Other Digital … well, you get it.
DigiNext, a joint venture between Digital Cinema Destinations and Nehst Media Enterprises, released The United States of Football on August 23. A nationwide release to the more than 120 member theatres in the Screenvision network will happen August 30 and September 6. It is the first film in DigiNext’s 2013-2014 slate of twelve features.