Cinionic today announced an expanded four-year exclusive agreement with B&B Theatres, the sixth largest exhibitor in the U.S., with nearly 500 screens across 55 locations. Under the new agreement, Cinionic will serve as the exclusive projection technology partner for B&B Theatres, providing Barco Series 4 and Cinionic Giant Screen laser projectors, to enhance B&B’s large format Grand Screen to experience.
Cinionic will feature an all-laser portfolio of cinema projection technologies and services at thia year’s CineEurope, which is being held October 4-7 at the Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona, in Spain. Cinionic is the events exclusive projection partner.
Big World Cineplex has chosen Christie Digital Cinema’s RGB laser cinema projection systems for its flagship multiplex located in Wuxi, a prominent historical and cultural city in China’s Jiangsu province.
CMX Cinemas has selected Cinionic to upgrade its flagship Dolphin 19 location in Miami, Florida, with its laser light upgrade projection technology. CMX, a wholly owned subsidy of eighth largest global cinema circuit Cinemex, is a leading US exhibitor with more than 350 screens. As part of the CMX Dolphin 19 revitalization, Cinionic will outfit all the theatre’s legacy Barco digital projectors with Laser Light Upgrades. The laser presentation upgrades at CMX Dolphin 19 are expected to complete this month.
Sharp NEC Display today announced the availability of the NC1803ML laser projector in its digital cinema projection series. The company says the NC1803ML is the ideal projection solution for theaters with small and medium screens, offering an improved replaceable laser module and laser light source lifespan of up to 50,000 hours.
For the 21st year in a row Christie is the Official Digital Projection Partner of the Toronto International Film Festival. Running September 9-18, the 46th edition of TIFF will feature in-person and outdoor screenings, as well as the return of digital screenings, with more venues.
Barco has expanded its laser projection portfolio with a pair of RGB projectors. Designed to enable impactful experiences in the theme park industry, the company says the XDM and XDX exceed all expectations with stunning Rec. 2020 colors, native 4K resolution and remarkable performances.
According to industry statistics, premium large format screen installations have seen an increase of almost 19 percent year over year. They set a record in 2019, when 734 screens were installed, a 65 percent increase over 2018. As theatres slowly reopen worldwide following lockdowns due to COVID-19, the pace of adoption is expected to resume. Owned by the China Film Group and Huaxia Film Distribution, Cinity uses premium large format laser projection, immersive sound, and ultra-high frame rate capability. Today, with 57 installations and an almost equal number on tap in cities across China, Cinity enjoys cooperative agreements with many major Hollywood and Chinese studios. The system can be viewed at the Harmony Gold Preview House in West Hollywood, where filmmakers can also screen their latest projects at the industry’s highest frame rate.
Cinemeccanica is once again the technical sponsor of the 78th Venice International Film Festival which takes place today through September 11.
PVR Cinemas has installed Cinionic’s Giant Screen technology in its flagship site in Priya, India. The move comes as part of an urban rehabilitation initiative by PVR of its heritage location providing audiences thrilling cinematic experiences combined with the latest in premium cinema amenities and innovation. Priya’s new premium P[XL] auditorium powered by CGS, has a 19-meter (62-foot) giant screen, and features the latest laser projection. The PVR P[XL] at Priya is the first powered by CGS cinema in India.