Gofilex and Motion Picture Solutions — two established names in theatrical film servicing and digital content distribution — today announced that the companies have signed several commercial and financial agreements to pave the way for the strategic alliance of MPS’s 700-site LANsat estate with Gofilex’s pan-European network of more than 1,400 sites.
Vista Entertainment has appointed Till Cussmann senior vice president sales for EMEA and general manager, Europe. He will report to Mischa Kay, managing director of Vista Entertainment Solutions EMEA.
More2Screen will present the live cinema broadcast of Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, June 5. This is the third play in the Classic Spring Theatre Company’s year long Oscar Wilde Season at the Vaudeville Theatre and will be broadcast live by satellite to 420 cinemas across the UK and Ireland.
Harman Professional Solutions today announced the grand opening of the Harman Experience Center – London. The new facility expands the growing global network of Harman Professional Solutions Experience Centers, including locations in Los Angeles, Singapore and Shanghai, and will serve as the new headquarters for the EMEA region.
EclairGame, the eSports-based entertainment solution for cinemas from Ymagis Group, and Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé are strengthening their partnership established last year with the expansion of the competitions in the Fifa Tour 2018 championship to the Pathé Carré de Soie cinema in Vaulx-en-Velin and the Gaumont Montpellier Multiplex and Gaumont Wilson in Toulouse in addition to the Pathé La Villette cinema in Paris.
As sound technology in the movie industry gets ever more refined, the screening rooms of film distributors also need to stay in step and at the cutting edge of audio technology. At the Amsterdam facility of Universal Pictures International, when it came time to upgrade the room for Dolby Atmos late last year the company contacted digital cinema specialists CinemaNext, whose Edwin de Winter specified the Alcons CRMS solution. Edwin designed the complete system for the room, which was installed by the CinemaNext team.
Arena Cinemas’ Sihlcity in Switzerland today became the first theatre in the world to install a Samsung 3D Cinema LED Screen. Imaculix designed and installed the screen.
Jean-Pierre Decrette, until recently director of development at Cinémas Gaumont Pathé, has been named as the 2018 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 14 at the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain.
Harkness Screens has been confirmed as an Official Supplier to the 68th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) February 15-25.
RealD announced today that the European Patent Office’s Opposition Division has upheld the validity of one of the company’s key patents for light-doubling 3D cinema projection systems. Volfoni and MasterImage had both challenged the EPO’s grant of RealD’s European patent, which covers optical architectures in light-doubling 3D cinema systems.