As it has for more than 20 years, Christie Digital Systems will once again showcase a wide range of technology during CinemaCon 2022, April 25-28 in the Milano Ballrooms I and V at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas Las Vegas.
Leading Indonesian exhibitor Flix Cinema has opened a new, 10-screen cinema complex at the Mall of Indonesia in Jakarta. Flix Cinema is a brand of Agung Sedayu Group, one of Indonesia’s premier development corporations. Its first venue was at the Pik Avenue mall, in the Pantai Indah Kapuk district of north Jakarta.
Alcons Audio has launched the LR18i pro-ribbon line-array system, which the company says combines the highest sound quality with very high SPL capabilities and throw. The 3-way, compact-size format line-array sound system is specifically designed for fixed installations.
United Cinemas recently upgraded their flagship facility at Warriewood with advanced JBL Professional cinema audio technology. Located just north of Sydney in Warriewood, United Cinemas is a premier seven-screen multiplex cinema that offers a premium movie-watching experience including leather recliners with built-in wireless phone chargers, as well as world-class food and beverage service.
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.
Two premium large format auditoriums at Italy’s new Arcadia Stezzano Cinemas are the first global deployments of Meyer Sound Lina line array loudspeakers as screen channels for the Dolby Atmos immersive audio format. The five screen channels each comprise six element Lina arrays which anchor sonic imagery across the front end. An additional 60 Meyer Sound self-powered loudspeakers envelop audiences in a powerful, dynamic, and richly detailed cinema sound experience.
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.
JBL Professional, a Harman brand, has introduced the 3800 and 4800 Series ScreenArray screen-channel loudspeakers for small- to medium-format cinemas in China.
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.
Mahajak Development recently outfitted the Lido Connect entertainment complex with Harman audio to deliver high-quality sound and flexibility for cinema screenings, live music, performing arts and other events. Lido Connect is a multipurpose entertainment and retail venue located in the former Lido Multiplex Movie Theatre in Bangkok’s Siam Square.