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Alternative ContentWorldwide Heavy Metal
On June 22nd the legendary heavy metal bands Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax will perform live at the Sonisphere Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria. At the same time audiences in 800 movie theatres around the world will be able to watch the concert live in high definition. NCM Fathom is presenting the concert in the U.S. in more than 450 theaters in over 140 markets at 7:30 p.m. local time on the same day. The event will be broadcast into theaters in Europe, Canada and Latin America through other international exhibitor partnerships. Delayed screenings are also planned in Australia, South Africa and New Zealand.
ExhibitionResurrecting a Theatre Complex
Southern Theatres has selected digital cinema projectors from NEC for its newly renovated and redesigned Theatres at Canal Place in New Orleans. The move by Southern Theatres extends its current relationship with NEC and master reseller Ballantyne Strong and positions the exhibitor to capitalize on the growing list of upcoming 3D Hollywood movies.
Systems IntegrationTransforming Brazil’s Soccer Museum
As the world turns its attention to the FIFA World Cup Soccer Games in South Africa, it’s fitting to consider Brazil’s newly transformed soccer museum.
Norrköping Visualization Center
The dome theatre at the Norrköping Visualization Center is the most modern and technically advanced visualization space in Europe.
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Screenvision, Paragon Theatres Announce New Long-Term Deal
Screenvision has announced a new long-term exhibitor agreement with Paragon Theatres. As a result of this deal, Screenvision broadens its position in the important Washington, D.C. and Miami markets. Under the deal, Screenvision will have the exclusive on-screen advertising rights and exclusive third party selling rights for promotions.
Barco Signs Supply Agreement with D-Cinema Korea
Barco has entered into a supply agreement with D-Cinema Korea and has shipped the first order. With this agreement signed, Barco can deliver its new Series II digital cinema projectors to more than 150 screens at nearly 20 sites for the Korean roll out.
Microcinema to Join Arqiva’s Digital Cinema Platform
Arqiva has signed a partnership with Italian Digital Cinema distributor Microcinema to use Arqiva’s Digital Cinema platform on the Intelsat IS905 satellite to deliver live alternative content to its network of around 100 cinemas in Italy. Barrie Woolston, Commercial Director at Arqiva Satellite & Media, said: “We are delighted that Microcinema has selected Arqiva’s IS905 platform for distribution to this extensive digital cinema network.
B&B Theatres to Convert to Digital with GDC and Sonic
B&B Theatres has selected GDC Technology for its digital cinema conversion program. The exhibitor plans for a complete deployment of 205 screens over the next 24 months.
XDC to use Arqiva's IS905 Digital Cinema Satellite Platform
Arqiva has agreed to provide XDC with satellite based electronic delivery to cinemas using its IS905 digital cinema platform and satellite infrastructure.
Entertainment Distribution Releases Sea Rex 3D
Entertainment Distribution’s Sea Rex 3D: Journey to a Prehistoric World has opened at select Imax 3D Theatres. The film will roll out at domestic and international Imax Theatres in both 2D and 3D throughout the year. European production houses N3D Land Productions and Mantello Brothers Productions produced sea Rex 3D, which was four years in the making and cost five million dollars.
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