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Exhibitors Embracing GDC’s Immersive Sound Solution

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 10:11 -- Nick Dager

GDC Technology announced today that cinema owners around the world are quickly adopting its innovative SX-4000 immersive sound media server with a built-in DTS:X decoder, and the XSP-1000 cinema processor immersive sound system. To date, the system has been installed, or committed to installing, in more than 850 screens. With more than 40 movies being released worldwide in DTS:X format in 2018, a host of new cinema owners are installing the GDC Immersive Sound Solution. Additionally, several leading U.S. circuits, such as B&B Theatres, are expanding their current DTS:X immersive sound footprint by adding 14 new screens in 2018.

Cineworld Signs Deal to Install IMAX Laser Projection in 55 Locations

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 10:08 -- Nick Dager

Cineworld Group, including its Regal Entertainment Group subsidiary, today announced a binding letter of intent to install IMAX’s new laser experience for commercial multiplexes in 55 of the exhibitor’s locations across the U.S. and Europe. The announcement coincides with the launch of the next-generation of IMAX with Laser.

AARP Study Finds Boomer Audience Unaware of Theatre Upgrades, Amenities

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 10:02 -- Nick Dager

Baby Boomers remain a significant part of the movie-going audience with more than 70 percent of this population going to the movie theatre and experiencing its amenities. However, there are significant gaps in this audience’s awareness of new theatre offerings/attractions and premium experiences. A new study released today by AARP, What Boomers Want: Insights into Cinema Experience Preferences and Behaviors, examines the specific preferences of movie-goers in an effort to reveal what Boomers want from their movie-going experience as well as reasons why they may not choose to go to theatres more frequently.

Showcase Cinemas Expands Deal with Vista Entertainment

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 09:59 -- Nick Dager

Vista Entertainment has announced an expanded partnership with National Amusements’ Showcase Cinemas. Vista is already the software provider to Showcase Cinemas UK and the addition of Showcase Cinemas USA including Showcase Superlux in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, represents very significant growth of Vista’s North American market foothold

Cineplanet Chooses Barco Laser Projectors

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 23:16 -- Nick Dager

With more than 300 screens in Peru and Chile, Cineplanet is one of the most progressive theater circuits in Latin America offering first-class amenities. When it came time to outfit its new multiplex in Costanera, Chile, the exhibitor once again looked to Cinionic, the Barco cinema joint venture, and digital cinema integrator Bardan Cinema Barco.

Sony Featuring 4K Laser Projectors, Crystal LED Screens at CinemaCon 2018

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 15:37 -- Nick Dager

At CinemaCon 2018 Sony is highlighting its 4K laser projector systems and direct view Crystal LED display technology. First introduced to the exhibition industry last year, Sony’s Crystal LED display system is now in the market. The DCI certification process is underway and compliance testing is currently being executed.

Barco Unveils New Manufacturing Facility: the Engine

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 15:32 -- Nick Dager

The sales, services, and marketing teams from Cinionic – Barco’s cinema joint venture – are now brought together with Barco’s cinema manufacturing and engineering departments at one location in Kortrijk, Belgium. With a focus on automation and innovative technologies, Barco’s branewand production facility, called the Engine, is geared to create the cinema projectors of the future, both in terms of volume and technology.

Cinema Buying Group Offers Members Access to EclairPlay

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 15:27 -- Nick Dager

The National Association of Theater Owners’ Cinema Buying Group today announced a global partnership with Eclair USA to provide participating CBG movie theaters with easy and cost-effective access to EclairPlay, a digital cinema package broadband delivery platform currently in use at more than 180 North American cinemas. Through EclairPlay, CBG’s members will have access to expanded programming options and an ever-increasing portfolio of first-run independent films and event cinema fare.

Fridley Theatres Joins Screenvision Network

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 15:23 -- Nick Dager

Screenvision Media today announced the latest exhibitor to join its network — Fridley Theatres —the largest Iowa-owned theatre circuit. Fridley Theatres, which previously had not run a national advertising preshow, will become the newest affiliate of Screenvision Media’s national advertising preshow, Front + Center. The partnership brings Screenvision Media’s screen count to 15,000 screens nationwide, a milestone.

Fathom Events Adds 200 Screens to Live Cinema Broadcast Network

Mon, 04/23/2018 - 15:18 -- Nick Dager

Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network, the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, will receive more than 200 additional theaters over the next 12-18 months, according to the company. This will expand its live event delivery capabilities to more than 1100 total cinemas and 1700 screens across the U.S. The expansion and upgrade is part of an extended agreement with DISH Network for the delivery of both pre-recorded and live cinema events.

Group Forms Independent Cinema Alliance

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 21:58 -- Nick Dager

A group of independent movie theatre exhibitors have formed a new, unincorporated non-profit organization named the Independent Cinema Alliance. The ICA invites all independent cinema operators, ranging from single screen venues to multiplexes, including drive-ins, to join this organization and support its mission to advocate on behalf of independent exhibitors.

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