Theodore Franklin Knapp, the co-founder of TK Architects in Overland Park, Kansas, died January 6 at the age of 83.
The Cinemark Missouri City and XD Theatre has opened in the Fort Bend Town Center in southwest Houston. The 14-screen theatre is the first to showcase a reimagined theatre design, and, the company says, it brings the best in exhibition to Houston moviegoers, with immersive, first-class amenities including two XD auditoriums, all Luxury Lounger recliners and a new look and feel that enhances the customer experience from the minute they walk into the theatre, all the way to the end credits
Marvel Studios Thor: Love and Thunder will debut in CJ 4DPlex’s immersive 270-degree panoramic ScreenX format in theatres worldwide beginning July 6, followed by the United States on July 8. By expanding specially selected film sequences onto the left and right-side walls of the auditorium, ScreenX surrounds and transports moviegoers into the otherworldly action of the film.
PVR Cinemas has opened its third multiplex in Jalandhar, Punjab. Strengthening PVR's footprints across key markets, the new six-screen property is equipped with laser projection, the first in the city. The erstwhile single screen Friends cinema, a popular destination for city residents has been revamped with a modern cinematic experience to cater to the discerning audience in the city. With this launch, PVR augments its presence in Jalandhar with 15 screens in three properties.
Strong Technical Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ballantyne Strong completed the sale and installation of 38 projection systems for Showplace Entertainment at Evansville North 9, Newburgh 10, and Evansville East 20. The work was completed in January.
Cinépolis has completely reimagined its Miami, Florida location as Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas Coconut Grove. The grand reopening took place last week. The refreshed 14-screen, 648-seat, 51,371-square-foot luxury concept will further its status as the entertainment anchor at CocoWalk, the recently renovated, upscale and open-air lifestyle center situated in the heart of Miami's Coconut Grove neighborhood.
Ukraine’s Most Kino is installing CinemaNext’s Sphera premium cinema concept at its theatre in the Most Shopping Mall in Dnipro. Scheduled to open this summer, Sphera at Most Kino will boast a 26-meter-wide wall-to-wall screen, making it the largest screen ever built in Ukraine and the biggest Sphera auditorium designed to date.
Strong/MDI Screen Systems has produced and delivered the world’s tallest Imax screen to Royal Cinemas in Pooler, Georgia. The venue is set to open by the end of February.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas has announced that it will be the anchor tenant for a company called Orchestra Partners as it redevelops the historic Powell Steam Plant in Birmingham, Alabama. The theater will take up about 50,000 square feet of the former steam plant, while the remaining 36,000 square feet are still available for retail and dining. Construction on Alamo Drafthouse will begin this summer with an anticipated opening in the fall of 2023.
The Pathé Tuschinski in Amsterdam, which has been widely acclaimed as the most beautiful movie theatre in the world, celebrated its 100th anniversary last October. Pathé Tuschinski is regularly used for red carpet premieres and, with three more auditoriums added by the purchase of the next-door cinema in the 1980s, audiences can watch films in the luxury of its restored Art Deco interior, with plush seating, private boxes, love seats and at-seat delivery of food and drink. The cinema also boasts 21st Century sound.