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Great Escape Theatres Signs with National CineMedia’s Network

Tue, 07/13/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

National CineMedia has entered into a network affiliate agreement with Great Escape Theatres an Indiana-based cinema chain for the presentation of cinema advertising and NCM Fathom entertainment and business events in theatres.  
Under the terms of the exclusive multi-year agreement 26 Great Escape Theatres with 307 screens in Georgia Illinois Indiana Kentucky Nebraska Missouri Ohio Pennsylvania South Carolina Tennessee and West Virginia will join the NCM Cinema Network beginning in September.

Pinewood Studios Embarks on Major Restoration Effort

Tue, 07/13/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Pinewood Studios Group has acquired a Northlight 2 film scanner from FilmLight for use in its newly established media preservation restoration and archive facility. The new scanner will be used in restoring film-based titles from the StudioCanal British Library archive comprising some 140 000 items including the renowned Ealing film library. The archive has been based at Pinewood for 20 years.

Santikos Theatres Signs with Screenvision

Tue, 07/13/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Screenvision has announced a new exhibitor agreement with Santikos Theatres the largest family-owned theatre circuit in Texas.  With this deal Screenvision expands its presence in the key Houston and San Antonio markets. 
Under the agreement Screenvision will have exclusive selling and exhibition rights in the late pre-show and non-exclusive rights for promotions.   The deal represents Santikos’ first partnership with a cinema advertising company providing late preshow advertising.
Santikos currently operates eight theater locations and 106 screens in Houston and San Antonio.

National Amusements Installing Sony 4K Systems

Tue, 07/13/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Sony Professional has signed an agreement to provide its digital cinema 4K-projection systems to National Amusements which operates more than 950 screens across the UK US and Latin America. The agreement will see National Amusement cinemas begin to deploy the 4K resolution projectors around the globe. This agreement is based on Sony’s digital cinema deployment direct partnerships with the major Hollywood studios. National Amusements operates the cinema chain Showcase in the UK and will be installing Sony Digital Cinema 4K systems across its 276 screens.

China’s Wanda Cinema Line Adds Imax Theatres in time for Aftershock

Tue, 07/13/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Wanda Cinema Line in China has announced an agreement to expand their relationship with the installation of three additional Imax systems in the cities of Quanzhou Wuhan and Dalian. These theatres are in addition to the four Imax locations the exhibitor already operates and the seven Imax locations it currently has scheduled to open. Five of the 14 Imax locations operated by Wanda Cinema Line were scheduled to be opened and available to consumers in time for last month’s release of Aftershock the first Chinese film to be digitally re-mastered into the Imax Experience.

Barco Signs Exclusive Agreement with Cinemark

Tue, 07/13/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Barco has announced an exclusive agreement with Cinemark in which Barco is providing turnkey installation and support services for thousands of digital cinema projectors. This agreement builds upon last year's announcement that Cinemark USA had selected Barco as their exclusive DLP digital cinema provider. 

Barco is currently installing its family of digital projectors in combination with Doremi media servers. The service agreement covers the initial installation including projectors pedestals audio system upgrades servers and automation.

Rooftop Films Presents Flood Tide July 7th

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

On July 7th Rooftop Films Socrates Sculpture Park and Museum of the Moving Image will present Flood Tide director Todd Chandler’s movie about a ramshackle river raft journey in the midst of ongoing economic and ecological collapse. It was the summer the gas stations closed. The summer they played music in the old mill. The summer they built a boat. The summer they left. Flood Tide is a road movie on a river. It tells the story of four musicians who create extraordinary boats out of ordinary junk and set out for open water fueled by dreams desperation and a sense of adventure.

Technicolor 3D Gains Studio Support

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Technicolor has announced that it has secured support from five motion picture studios for the international release of theatrical content in the Technicolor 3D format.  The studios include: DreamWorks Animation Universal Pictures Paramount Pictures The Weinstein Company and Warner Bros.  The first international release in Technicolor 3D will be Shrek Forever After from DreamWorks Animation in Germany.  Other countries included in the international launch of Technicolor 3D are the United Kingdom Spain Italy and Japan.     To date Technicolor says it has installed its film-based 3D s

Coming Soon to a Cell Phone Near You

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Warner Premiere has announced development of a live-action digital series based on the critically acclaimed Alloy Entertainment book series The Clique written by Lisi Harrison. The Clique will be available through online digital retailers and is being distributed by Warner Bros. Digital Distribution. “We’re looking forward to building on the tremendous success and the adoration toward The Clique series ” says Peter Murrieta.  “We see a world that doesn’t just begin where the books left off; it enhances enriches and brings the characters the story and the references into 2010.


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