The International Union of Cinemas, the trade association representing cinema operators and their national associations across 39 European territories, has published its annual report on key cinema trends in the region in 2022/23. After two disrupted years, 2022 marked a step-change in the recovery of the European cinema industry, sending a clear signal of the desire of audiences to return to the big screen when presented with a strong and diverse film offer and allowing cinemas to re-affirm their cultural and social significance within local communities.
GDC Technology Limited has won a solicited proposal to be CJ CGV Cinemas exclusive provider from 2023 to 2026. The agreement involves the deployment in China, South Korea, and Southeast Asia of the GDC’s SR-1000 media servers with a built-in cinema audio processor for 7.1 surround sound and enterprise storage.
Arts Alliance Media has unveiled its Screenlighter theatre management system designed exclusively for small and independent cinema. Screenlighter, designed to solely meet the operational requirements of independent and one-four screen cinemas, is now market-ready and successfully being operated following the completion of a robust pilot program.
CJ 4DPlex has announced a new partnership with Cinionic to power the global ScreenX format with Barco laser projection. The deal names Cinionic as the global laser projection partner for ScreenX, covering future ScreenX installs and renewals of older sites.
CGV has signed an exclusive agreement to acquire hundreds of Christie CineLife+ series cinema projectors featuring some of the most energy efficient illumination systems on the market for its multiplexes located in South Korea, China, Vietnam and Indonesia over the next three years.
Wanda Cinema Line, China’s largest cinema operator will install as many as 300 GDC Technology digital cinema servers over the next two years. The tender involves the deployment of the SR-1000 standalone integrated media block at Wanda’s existing and new construction projects in China.
Cinemas World Theatre Concepts, a new multiplex in Mexico City with 14 cinemas, has installed Christie cinema projectors ranging from 8,000 to 22, 000 lumens. Christie integrator T&T Cinema carried out the installation.
Toho Cinemas LaLaport Kadoma is deploying GDC’s SR-1000 standalone integrated media block and integrate its TMS-2000 as well as the web-based CMS-3000 central management enterprise software. With this new facility, the company continues to expand its footprint in Japan and maintain its focus on the deployment of leading technologies to create the best cinema experience with excellent added value to retain and expand its customer base.
GDC Technology has launched a high-performance speaker series developed for cinemas to deliver an unmatched listening experience. Espedeo, a GDC company will market and sell the SATO Series speakers globally.
Christie has announced a new cinema rental program with OrionPC to provide exhibitors in Brazil the option to acquire Christie RGB pure laser projection technology through a service model, at a fraction of the cost of purchasing the new equipment. CineFlix, an exhibitor from Paraná with 125 screens, is the first customer to join the program, with 80 screens.