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CinemaNext Upgrades Neocine Thader in Murcia, Spain

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 11:34 -- Nick Dager

European cinema exhibitor services provider CinemaNext, today announced the completion of its first fourth generation laser-powered 4K RGB projection system installation at the Neocine cinema in the Thader shopping mall in Murcia, Spain. The SP4K-25 Barco projector with Alchemy server setup at Neocine marks a European first by CinemaNext and its Valencia-based services center since Cinionic began selling the new Barco series 4 platform in April.

HPA Honors Robert Legato with Lifetime Achievement Award

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 12:10 -- Nick Dager

The Hollywood Professional Association has announced that Robert Legato, the legendary visual effects supervisor and renowned creative, will receive the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the HPA Awards during a gala evening at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles on November 21st. Now in its 14th year, the HPA Awards recognize creative artistry, innovation and engineering excellence in the media content industry. The Lifetime Achievement Award honors the recipients’ dedication to the betterment of the industry.

IT Chapter Two Gets Immersive Release

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 13:24 -- Nick Dager

Warner Bros. Pictures, announced today the release of New Line Cinema’s IT Chapter Two in three immersive cinema technologies: the multi-sensory 4DX format, the heightened 4DX Extreme (available in select theaters and territories) and the panoramic, 270-degree ScreenX. When the film is released globally on September 6 audiences worldwide will be able to take in the highly anticipated horror franchise finale in the auditoriums of 4DX and ScreenX.

NYWIFT Names Jamie Zelemyer Board of Directors President

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 13:09 -- Nick Dager

New York Women in Film & Television has named Jamie Zelermyer as its new board of directors president. Zelermyer has served on the NYWIFT board for four years, most recently as vice president of special events through which she oversaw the production of the 2017 and 2018 NYWIFT Muse Awards. She has been a New York-based producer and production executive for over 20 years and is currently producing Independent Feature Project’s signature program, IFP Week.

Christie Wins ICTA’s Teddy Award for Manufacturer of the Year

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 10:57 -- Nick Dager

The International Cinema Technology Association has presented Christie Digital Systems with its Teddy Award as Manufacturer of the Year. The award is voted on by active members of the ICTA and presented annually to the ICTA manufacturer which “most closely exemplifies the progressive principals of product development and provides the dealers with service and up-to-date technical and sales information, while supporting the status of its product without qualification.”

Grand Cinema Sunshine Features Christie RealLaser Projection, Vive Audio

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 10:04 -- Nick Dager

Cinema Sunshine has installed Christie RealLaser projectors and Vive Audio in its new flagship cinema complex in Tokyo. Known as Grand Cinema Sunshine, the luxuriously furnished multiplex located in the commercial and entertainment district of Ikebukuro is the first in Japan to have all 12 auditoriums equipped with RGB pure laser projection systems.

Matrix Anniversary Screenings Exclusive to Dolby Cinemas

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 12:12 -- Nick Dager

Dolby, Warner Bros., and AMC Theatres today announced that, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of The Matrix, winner of four Academy Awards including Best Sound, audiences across the U.S. can experience the Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ film in the more than 135 Dolby Cinema at AMC locations around the U.S., beginning August 30.

NCM Names Thomas F. Lesinski CEO

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 12:07 -- Nick Dager

National CineMedia, the managing member and owner of 48.6 percent of National CineMedia, LLC, the largest cinema advertising network in the U.S., announced today that the company’s board of directors appointed Thomas F. Lesinski to the role of chief executive officer, effective August 2. He will continue to serve on the NCM board in his new role.

Star Cinema Grill: A Closer Look at Onyx

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 15:52 -- Nick Dager

The Star Cinema Grill in Richmond, Texas, a Houston suburb, made history in June when it installed the largest Samsung Onyx LED Cinema Screen in North America. Now that a few weeks have passed, I wanted to get a sense of how the screen was working, how moviegoers were responding to it and, also, to learn more about the challenges that went into installing such new technology. To do that I spoke with several of the key players involved in the selection, purchase, installation and operation of the Onyx screen.

Abramorama, Eagle Rock Release ZZ Top Doc

Tue, 07/30/2019 - 12:23 -- Nick Dager

Abramorama and Eagle Rock Entertainment are releasing a Banger Films documentary feature film that tells the story of how three oddball teenage bluesmen – Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard – became ZZ Top, one of the biggest, most beloved bands on the planet, all while maintaining a surrealist mystique that continues to intrigue fans and entice onlookers a half century after the band’s inception. All three band members will be in attendance at the premiere, as they prepare to embark on their 50thAnniversary Tour.

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