The Backlot Cinema in Blackpool, England, will be the anchor tenant of the Phase 2 extension of Houndshill Shopping Centre, an indoor shopping mall in the heart of the town. The theatre will have nine screens with a total of 850 luxury seats.
PVR Cinemas has announced its latest innovation in the in-cinema advertising space since its come-back after the pandemic by introducing 270-degree on-screen experiential cinema advertising to drive higher excitement for brands. Leading car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki is the first advertiser to use this platform to launch its new 2022 Maruti Suzuki Brezza.
Flowing with Fire, a new 360-degree documentary short from director Michael Gabriele and Chicago production company Daily Planet, centers on a group of Los Angeles-area artists who engage in what has been called “a hypnotic form of dance combined with pyrotechnics.”
The United Arab Emirates' Media Regulatory Office has announced that new movies will be released in cinemas there without any censorship. The move comes in the wake of the UAE’s decision last month to ban Disney Pixar's Lightyear based on what it said was "a violation of the country's media content standards." The animated film depicts a romantic kiss between two female characters.
This coming Friday, July 22, the Austin, Texas based cinema-eatery Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas will open its newest theatre in the New York borough of Staten Island. During a soft opening period running through July 27, guests will receive discounts on food and soft drinks while the staff trains and gets up to speed.
[Editor’s Note: Jeroen Hendriks served as digital imaging technician on the feature film Where the Crawdads Sing, which opened in theatres this past weekend. Here, in his own words, are his thoughts about the project.] After having positive experiences using Sony’s OLED monitors for years, I chose their PVM-X2400 24-inch 4K high dynamic range monitor for use on my latest project Where the Crawdads Sing, based on the best-selling novel.
After 30 months of planning and construction, S&B Cinemas has opened Avenue Cinema Minehead, the company’s third theatre.
Another Marvel blockbuster thundered into the Global number one spot this past weekend as Thor: Love and Thunder debuted at $303.2 million. The Domestic launch saw Love and Thunder ($144.2 million) outstrip 2018’s Thor: Ragnarok, also directed by Taika Waititi, by just shy of 17.5 percent. However, it significantly trailed 2022’s previous MCU title Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (-23 percent), according to a new report from the London-based analytics firm Gower Street. A similar trend was seen internationally where Love and Thunder’s reported $159 million debut across 47 markets tracked 29 percent ahead of Ragnarok but 32 percent behind the Doctor Strange sequel. Overall, box office results were mixed across the board.
Break+Enter, a Nice Shoes company, served as a key visual effects provider on the second season of Russian Doll, the Emmy Award-winning Netflix series starring Natasha Lyonne, and co-created by Lyonne, Leslye Headland and Amy Poehler. The studio delivered nearly 150 visual effects shots for the eight-episode season. Most notably, Break+Enter, led by VFX supervisor Gabe Regentin, teamed with Lyonne, her production team, cinematographer Ula Pontikos and LED lighting specialist 4Wall Entertainment to recreate a large portion of the New York subway system using groundbreaking virtual production technology.
British Columbia's second ScreenX auditorium opened at Cineplex Cinemas Langley just in time for Thor: Love and Thunder.