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Frequent Moviegoers Also Frequent Content Streamers, Survey Says

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 11:54 -- Nick Dager

A new survey conducted by Ernst & Young has found that frequent moviegoers are also frequent content streamers. The study also found that non-moviegoers are also less likely to stream content. The survey was reported by the National Association of Theatre Owners during last week’s CinemaCon 2018 convention in Las Vegas.

Éclair Changes Event Cinema with ÉclairLive

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 14:51 -- Nick Dager

Éclair quietly launched its newest technology – ÉclairLive – with the successful first screening of a live event via streaming at the CGR cinema in Vitrolles, near Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône). This first event of its kind featured the April 22 National Basketball Association playoffs match of the Golden State Warriors versus the San Antonio Spurs.

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GDC Installs First Fully Automated Cinema

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 14:45 -- Nick Dager

China Film Cinema Da Guang Road in Nanjing has become the first cinema in China to operate the projection booth with no human intervention by using GDC Technology’s Cinema Automation 2.0, which is designed to fully automated workflow. The multiplex has been running for three months with zero incidents reported, providing significant increase in operation efficiency.

Warner Bros. Releasing Five Films in ScreenX Format

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 14:31 -- Nick Dager

Warner Bros. Pictures intends to release up to five titles in CJ 4DPlex’s ScreenX format within the next twelve months. The films announced to date include The Nun in September, Aquaman in December, and Shazam! in April 2019, with additional titles to be confirmed later this year. This will build on the success of Rampage, which was released earlier this month in the panoramic, 270-degree, premium cinema format.

Silverbird Cinemas Opening Nigeria’s First 4DX Theatres

Sat, 04/28/2018 - 14:24 -- Nick Dager

Silverbird Cinemas announced at CinemaCon this week that it is installing the first CJ 4DPlex 4DX theatres Nigeria. The first 4DX theatre will be located at the exhibitor’s Ikeja location – the highest-grossing cinema in West Africa. The second 4DX site will be opened in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. Silverbird has 10 locations across Nigeria, Liberia and Ghana, and is known for bringing innovation to the region. It currently holds 60 percent market share in Nigeria.

Alamo First with Sony’s 4K Laser Projectors

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 13:26 -- Nick Dager

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema locations are known for introducing firsts to their customers, and they can add another to the list: the first U.S. installations of Sony’s 4K laser projection systems, installed at the just-opened Alamo Drafthouse Lake Highlands theater in Dallas, Texas. According to the location’s owner and COO, Bill DiGaetano, rolling out the new projectors is right in line with the Alamo Drafthouse approach of putting the customer experience first.

GDC Technology Integrates Screenvision Media Preshow with its Advanced Theatre Management System

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 13:15 -- Nick Dager

GDC Technology announced today the completed integration of its TMS-2000 Theatre Management System with the Screenvision Media preshow. The integration enables automated ingestion and programming of ad content directly from Screenvision Media’s server to GDC’s new Cinema Automation CA2.0 and its TMS-2000, the second most deployed theatre management system in the world. The integration provides Screenvision Media’s network of exhibitors with preshow trimming functionality to maximize time available for preshow advertising between every show.

GDC Wins Global Tender Proposal to Provide Digital Cinema Servers to CJ CGV

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 13:07 -- Nick Dager

GDC Technology announced today that it has won a solicited tender proposal to be CJ CGV’s exclusive provider of digital cinema servers for the next two years. CJ CGV, an affiliates under the CJ Group, operates the largest number of screens and cinemas in Korea. The agreement involves the deployment of GDC digital cinema servers in all CJ CGV cinemas in Korea, China, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia and the United States.

Star Cinema Grill First in Houston with Sony 4K Laser Projection

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 12:55 -- Nick Dager

“We wanted to be first to market in Houston with laser projectors,” said Jason Ostrow, vice president of Star Cinema Grill. With the installation of 30 Sony 4K laser digital cinema projectors over three locations, starting with College Station, Texas, Star Cinema Grill is accomplishing their goal. “Houston is becoming a very competitive market, not only with traditional theaters but also dine-in theaters now,” he said. “We need to make sure that with any dine-in theater we open going forward, we’re doing whatever we can to differentiate ourselves. This gives us a true competitive advantage.”

THX Announces Premium Large Format Cinema Offering

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 10:15 -- Nick Dager

THX, renowned for the certification of world-class cinemas, today announced THX Ultimate Cinema, a branded premium cinema offering for exhibitors and moviegoers that provides a superior cinematic experience that meets all THX Certified Cinema standards. THX Ultimate Cinema will feature a dual laser projector configuration, which integrates image optimization technology to deliver a 4K-resolution image with increased brightness, contrast, clarity and rich brilliant colors for premium large format screens

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