Christie has announced that Grupo Cinemex, the sixth largest cinema chain worldwide, is installing Christie Vive Audio surround sound systems in their current CinemeXtremo auditoriums powered by Dolby Atmos sound technology. Dolby Atmos unleashes the full potential of sound by allowing filmmakers to easily place or move sounds anywhere in the movie theater with object-based audio to create a lifelike, virtual reality audio landscape. With these installations, Cinemex becomes the chain with the largest number of premium auditoriums in Latin America to feature the unrivaled combination of Dolby Atmos and Christie Vive Audio.
GDC Technology has signed a virtual print fee agreement with Cine Hoyts Spa for its conversion to digital cinema, covering more than 157 screens over 23 theatres, and the deployment of SX-3000 Standalone IMB and Portable Storage throughout Chile.
Doremi, the world leader in digital cinema technology, has finalized a new long-term agreement with Bardan Cinema that will expand its reach and customer support responsiveness to burgeoning markets in Central and South America; and secures 585 exhibitor screens to be converted using Doremi’s IMS1000 and ShowVault/IMB technology. Already well entrenched in the region, this multi-level partnership will further solidify Doremi’s strong positioning and influence within the territory.
Doremi has appointed Full Dimensional Entertainment as its service center for the southern cone of the continent. Doremi is in the midst of rapid expansion into Central and South America, one of the most rapidly developing digital cinema conversion regions in the world. This new partnership ensures that Doremi will be able to better provide support, quick turnaround on RMAs and in-territory repairs.
Cinema chain Cinemagic and Christie have announced plans to jointly digitize 70 screens currently operated by Cinemagic in Mexico.
Hoyts Chile, part of Grupo Chilefilms, will install Christie digital cinema technology in its 127 35mm theaters distributed across 23 complexes throughout the country. The technologies include Christie Solaria Series projectors, the Christie Avias-TMS theatre management system and select Christie Vive Audio cinema sound systems.
Qube Cinema has licensed XXL | Video to assemble, install and provide technical support for its digital cinema and e-cinema servers and projectors for all of Central and South America. Qube equipment will be fabricated in Argentina for shipment throughout the region. As Qube Cinema expands sales in Central and South America, theatre owners and post-production facilities now have access to locally manufactured digital cinema equipment that will serve them well into the future.
Cinelive has signed with KenCast to implement the Digital Cinema Package delivery format to the more than 150 movie theaters that are already part of Cinelive’s network. KenCast’s DCDC delivery system CinemaPro enables delivery of very large movie files and live events, and includes simultaneous recording for time-shifting with its DVR features, allowing delivery to multiple screens, as well as recording of events for later play out.
Dolby Laboratories and Grupo Cinemex, recipient of the 2013 ShowEast International Achievement Award in Exhibition, announced today that Cinemex will install the Dolby Atmos cinema sound platform in 20 theatres.
Qube Cinema has sold its digital cinema servers and DCP mastering software to Cinecolor post-production facilities in five Latin American countries. Each of the Cinecolor post houses – in Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Mexico and Columbia – now has a Qube XP-D server in its screening room for QC of its DCPs. Cinecolor Argentina and Columbia also use QubeMaster Pro for mastering DCPs. The DCP mastering and QC equipment enable Cinecolor to meet the growing demand for digital cinema post-production services in Latin America.