Leading Russian cinema operator Karo will open ten Karo: New Generation locations with developer ADG over the next 10 months, with the first to open on November 15. Another six locations are slated to open by the end of the year. The remaining Karo: New Generation multiplexes will open in Russian regional cities — in collaboration with other real estate partners — beginning in the second quarter of 2022, with further large-scale expansion planned through 2024.
MetaMedia, Howie Mandel’s Alevy Productions and Super 78 Studios are partnering to bring Magic Screen, the world’s first interactive platform for animated and live content, to cinemas and other out-of-home venues around the world.
CES+ has installed remote services and digital cinema technologies at the movie chain CineXT’s theatres in Manta and Quito, Ecuador.
Spotlight Cinema Networks announced today that Look Dine-In Cinemas has joined its exhibitor network and that Spotlight will serve as its exclusive cinema advertising sales representative. According to Spotlight, the partnership with an innovator of in-theatre dining, Brian Schultz, reinforces its position as the cinema advertising leader in reaching the 21+ adult demographic through its nationwide network of art houses, luxury, and dine-in exhibitors.
Trafalgar Releasing and Anthem Entertainment are bringing Rush: Cinema Strangiato - Director's Cut to select movie theatres worldwide on September 9. The film brings Rush – Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart – and Rush fans together in movie theatres once again.
Cinema advertising networks National CineMedia and Screenvision Media today shared the results of the companies’ first joint research effort, a survey assessing the impact of the COVID-19 Delta variant on movie fans and their movie-going outlook. The survey of 1,311 moviegoers conducted July 29-August 2 revealed that 79 percent of moviegoers are not overly concerned about the new Delta variant and 87 percent of moviegoers have seen a movie in the theater this year and the same percentage plan on going to the movie theater between now and the end of this year.
Systems integrator CES+ recently worked with Cinema Lab, the new operators of The Village Cinemas at South Orange Performing Arts Center in New Jersey, to reopen the center’s five-screen movie theatre.
Classic Cinemas is a family-owned business, founded in 1978 and based in Downers Grove, Illinois. Today the Johnson family operates 15 locations and 130 screens. Many of those locations were acquired by Classic Cinemas in a state of disrepair and were meticulously restored to their original splendor while updating to the latest technology. The family belongs to several preservation societies, including the Theatre Historical Society. The company received the Landmark Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award for Stewardship in 2011. Their newest location, the Meadowview in Kankakee, Illinois, is a newly expanded seven screen movie theatre with luxury heated recliner seats, 7.1 surround sound, and 4K digital projection. The Meadowview expansion was supervised by TK Architects International, which is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. I recently spoke via email with TKA principal Theresa English about the challenges of renovating an older cinema. Here is our conversation:
National CineMedia has signed multiple extended cinema advertising affiliate agreements with nine exhibitors. These long-term agreements will bring NCM’s Noovie pre-show entertainment program to more than 315 screens across 39 theaters. Movie-goers will continue to be able to experience the Noovie pre-show at these exhibitors including LA Live, Metropolitan Theatres, Golden Star, Movie Scoop and others.
At CinemaCon 2021, which takes place at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada August 23-26, Savantis will be showcasing Intelligent Entertainment Suite, their industry-specific system built on SAP, which the company says offers enhanced movie-going experience and operational efficiencies.