Back for their seventh year, from November 29 through December 3, the Irish Film Festival London will present Ireland’s latest mainstream and independent films over five days across London with exclusive previews, panel discussions and director’s Q&As. This year’s festival opens with The Drummer and the Keeper, directed by Nick Kelly, telling the touching story of an unlikely friendship that develops between the bipolar drummer of a rock band and an institutionalized teen suffering from Asperger's syndrome.
For the third straight year, Italy’s Mercato Internazionale Audiovisivo has selected WCPMedia Services’ cloud-based media management platform to manage film, television, documentary and gaming content. Relied on by festivals, studios and broadcasters worldwide, WCPMedia Services provided a fast and simple way for producers and distributors to submit projects to MIA and share them, securely, with potential buyers both at the market and around the globe.
Les Cinémas Gaumont Pathé, the largest cinema chain operator in France, the Netherlands, and Switzerland, has installed Dolby Cinema at Pathé Massy, south of Paris, and will open today. This marks the first Dolby Cinema in France, with Pathé Vaise in Lyon and Pathé Docks 76 in Rouen opening later this year.
Portuguese communications and entertainment group NOS has selected Aptilo Networks to enable carrier-class guest Wi-Fi services to NOS' business customers. NOS' B2B Wi-Fi services will be deployed at businesses including large multisite retail venues, banks and cinema chains across the country.
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group has announced a four-year agreement between its digital cinema group and Unique Digital making Unique Deluxe’s preferred partner for theatrical electronic content delivery in Spain, an extension of an existing relationship between the two companies that to date covers ten territories across Europe.
Ymagis Group has signed an agreement with leading Scandinavian cinema chain Nordisk Film Cinemas (Egmont) to oversee technical customer service and field services for Nordisk’s entire network of 21 locations across Norway, representing a total of 78 screens.
Ymagis Group today announced an agreement with Greek cinema exhibitor Village Cinemas to install Sphera, CinemaNext’s new premium format cinema concept, at the Village Cinemas location at The Mall Athens in Greece.
While large multiplex cinema chains compete on quantity, smaller independent venues are finding a new market by specializing in quality. An example is RSB Cinemas, a Dutch company that has recently opened its second venue where cinemagoers can enjoy a new level of quality and personal service. Located in Veldhoven, just a few kilometres from the centre of Eindhoven, each of the new-build Cinema Gold’s four rooms features large, comfortable chairs with tables, at-seat luxury snacks and drinks, ordered via each seat’s service button at any time, and spectacular quality movies, thanks to Alcons pro-ribbon 7.1 channel surround sound systems and Barco Flagship laser cinema projectors.
Sony Digital Cinema has launched a new family of 4K laser digital cinema projectors. The SRX-R800 series is the first digital cinema projection system combining Sony’s latest-generation native 4K SXRD with a long-lasting laser light source to achieve a contrast ratio of 10,000:1.
CJ 4DPlex announced today that it has equipped the Hollywood Megaplex Gasometer with 4DX immersive seating, making it the first Austrian cinema with the technology. The theatre opened August 2 and is part of the company’s previously announced partnership with Hollywood Megaplex.