Hans-Joachim Flebbe, founder and managing director of Astor Film Lounge and Zoo Palast, has been named the 2023 recipient of the UNIC Achievement Award, given each year in recognition of outstanding dedication and service to European cinema exhibition. The Award will be presented as part of the CineEurope Awards Ceremony June 22 at the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain.
Tonis Kiis, the senior vice president of international distribution at Warner Bros., has been named CineEurope’s 2023 International Distributor of the Year award recipient. The award will be presented June 22 as part of the CineEurope Awards Ceremony hosted by the Coca-Cola Company at the Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain.
Nordisk Film Cinemas has been named as the 2023 recipient of the International Exhibitor of the Year award by CineEurope.
Last month at CineEurope, Harkness Screens’ chief technology officer Laurent Espitalier became the first Harkness staffer to sit in on a Union Internationale des Cinémas | International Union of Cinemas Round Table talking about exhibition and laser speckle. Laurent also attended a second UNIC panel. These are some of his personal thoughts about what was discussed during the meetings.
Cinity was this year’s winner of the Technical Achievement Award at CineEurope 2022. This is the first time a premium high-tech film brand from China has won this prestigious award at a major trade exhibition, and it is a starting point for the global expansion of Cinity. Fu Ruoqing, vice-chairman and general manager of China Film Group accepted the award.
Cinionic and China Film Group teamed up to bring attendees at CineEurope 2022 a first look at 20th Century Studios’ Avatar: The Way of Water releasing later this year. The film was presented using China Film Group’s Cinity technology. James Cameron’s next high-end feature is coming to theatres in December 2022.
Showtime Cinemas, the second largest movie theatre chain in Taiwan, has deployed Christie’s RGB pure laser cinema projection systems in all auditoriums at the new Gangshan Showtime Cinemas in Kaohsiung. This is the largest multiplex opened by Showtime Cinemas in southern Taiwan to date, with 13 screens and a total capacity of 1,428 seats. Housed within an upmarket shopping mall known as Showtime Live Gangshan, it boasts a flagship Super Cinema auditorium featuring a giant screen measuring 20 meters wide and 11 meters high (65 feet by 36 feet), setting a record for the largest screen in southern Taiwan.
CinemaNext has signed a service agreement with leading Scandinavian cinema chain Nordisk Film Cinemas to oversee remote technical support services for Nordisk’s entire network of 47 locations across Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, representing a total of 258 screens.
Harkness Screens has launched a new software platform for screen specification and design called myHarkness. Designed with customer experience in mind, the myHarkness platform provides a cloud-based collaborative environment enabling users to seamlessly work alone or together as a team using a number of tools to create positive outcomes from cinema screen design and specification.
PVR Cinemas, India’s largest film exhibition company, has announced an expanded preferred partnership agreement with Cinionic. Under the terms of the agreement, Cinionic will install Barco Series 4 4K laser projection systems in 500 PVR Cinemas auditoriums.