Quiver Distribution and Fathom Events are releasing Irena’s Vow exclusively in theatres nationwide April 15 and 16. The film tells the incredible true story of Irene Gut Opdyke a Polish Catholic nurse who through extraordinary courage risked her life to help hide 12 Jews persecuted by Nazi Germany during WWII.
This March and April, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema’s Time Capsules retrospective journeys back to the Gen X-iverse of 1994 with more than thirty films returning to the big screen, including culturally redefining features like Pulp Fiction, Chungking Express, and Clerks as well as landmarks like The Shawshank Redemption, Forrest Gump and Interview with the Vampire. Beginning with the 1994 series, Alamo Drafthouse is also introducing a new collection of collectible pint glasses, as well as a special menu with items inspired by the films of 1994.
Jeanette and Tony Levine, the founders of Spotlight Cinema Advertising in Perth, Australia, are retiring and turning over the business to media professional Erin Pitchers.
Ten years after the initial rollout of laser cinema projectors, the technology and the people who developed it are being honored with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Scientific and Technical Awards. Sixteen people from seven companies will be recognized on February 23. I am humbled to be recognized for my pioneering utilization of semiconductor lasers for theatrical laser projection systems. My advocacy and education to the cinema industry while at Laser Light Engines contributed to the transition to laser projection in theatrical exhibition. The other honorees are:
The National President of the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria, Opeyemi Ajayi, said that last month Nigerian cinemas generated N1.2 billion at the box office across the country. On a year-on-year basis this is a 46.5 percent increase when compared to N819 million recorded last January. He added that 322,833 tickets were sold in the same period.
MetaMedia, the cloud-based platform for delivering movies, live events, targeted advertising, and other premium content to cinemas, today announced that its network now includes 500 cinemas and 5,000 screens across major cities in the U.S. and Canada. MetaMedia’s cinema customers also represent four out of the top five largest North American cinema chains.
Severtson Screens will feature its SAT-4K acoustically transparent cinema projection screen line during CinemaCon 2024, which is being held April 8-11 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Larry H. Miller Sports + Entertainment has announced further expansion of Megaplex Entertainment to St George’s Desert Color in Utah. The newest Larry H. Miller Megaplex Entertainment at Desert Color is being developed in partnership with Woodbury Corporation as part of the master-planned community and regional shopping center. Project development of Megaplex Entertainment at Desert Color is already underway with specific construction details coming soon.
Cinema advertising will have 0.9 percent share in total traditional advertising, amounting to Rs 1,047 crore, in 2024, according to the Pitch Madison Advertising Report 2024. This would mark a 35 percent annual growth for the domain. However, cinema’s global share of advertising is expected to be only 0.3 percent.
Filmmaker Shawn Levy will receive this year’s CinemaCon Director of the Year Award, Mitch Neuhauser, managing director of CinemaCon, has announced. CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, will be held April 8-11 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Levy will be presented with this special honor at the Big Screen Achievement Awards ceremony taking place on the evening of April 11 at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace and hosted by official presenting sponsor The Coca-Cola Company.