Theatre Design

PVR Cinemas Opens Third Jalandhar, Punjab Multiplex

Mon, 03/21/2022 - 13:41 -- Nick Dager

PVR Cinemas has opened its third multiplex in Jalandhar, Punjab. Strengthening PVR's footprints across key markets, the new six-screen property is equipped with laser projection, the first in the city. The erstwhile single screen Friends cinema, a popular destination for city residents has been revamped with a modern cinematic experience to cater to the discerning audience in the city. With this launch, PVR augments its presence in Jalandhar with 15 screens in three properties.

Cinépolis Unveils New Luxury Cinema

Mon, 02/14/2022 - 11:32 -- Nick Dager

Cinépolis has completely reimagined its Miami, Florida location as Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas Coconut Grove. The grand reopening took place last week. The refreshed 14-screen, 648-seat, 51,371-square-foot luxury concept will further its status as the entertainment anchor at CocoWalk, the recently renovated, upscale and open-air lifestyle center situated in the heart of Miami's Coconut Grove neighborhood.

Most Kino Installing CinemaNext Sphera

Thu, 02/10/2022 - 10:38 -- Nick Dager

Ukraine’s Most Kino is installing CinemaNext’s Sphera premium cinema concept at its theatre in the Most Shopping Mall in Dnipro. Scheduled to open this summer, Sphera at Most Kino will boast a 26-meter-wide wall-to-wall screen, making it the largest screen ever built in Ukraine and the biggest Sphera auditorium designed to date.

Alamo Drafthouse Building Theatre in Birmingham, Alabama

Mon, 02/07/2022 - 11:10 -- Nick Dager

Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas has announced that it will be the anchor tenant for a company called Orchestra Partners as it redevelops the historic Powell Steam Plant in Birmingham, Alabama. The theater will take up about 50,000 square feet of the former steam plant, while the remaining 36,000 square feet are still available for retail and dining. Construction on Alamo Drafthouse will begin this summer with an anticipated opening in the fall of 2023.

Pathé Tuschinski Upgrades Sound System

Mon, 01/31/2022 - 10:12 -- Nick Dager

The Pathé Tuschinski in Amsterdam, which has been widely acclaimed as the most beautiful movie theatre in the world, celebrated its 100th anniversary last October. Pathé Tuschinski is regularly used for red carpet premieres and, with three more auditoriums added by the purchase of the next-door cinema in the 1980s, audiences can watch films in the luxury of its restored Art Deco interior, with plush seating, private boxes, love seats and at-seat delivery of food and drink. The cinema also boasts 21st Century sound.

GDC Reimagines the Cinema Experience

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 12:13 -- Nick Dager

Founded in 1999 by Dr. Man-Nang Chong and headquartered in Hong Kong, GDC Technology Limited is a leading global digital cinema technology company with a long history of first to market innovations. GDC claims the largest installed base of media servers and theatre management systems in the Asia-Pacific region and the second largest globally. Twenty-five of the world’s top 30 exhibition companies depend on one or more GDC products to continually enhance the moviegoing experience, increase efficiency and reduce operational costs, the company says. GDC holds 34 patents globally, including in the USA and China.

The Seven “Cins” of Cinema

Mon, 11/01/2021 - 10:53 -- Mark Mayfield

So much time and energy are spent educating cinema professionals how to properly design cinemas, including installed sound and projection systems. We forget the best lessons typically come from our mistakes. In the 30-plus years I’ve been in the cinema industry, I’ve learned a ton from THX, Dolby, the Hollywood post-production community, and the brilliant engineers I’ve been so fortunate to work with.

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