The International Cinema Technology Association has announced the 2023 winners of the ICTA EMEA Awards, celebrating technological leadership, design, and innovation in the cinema exhibition sector. The award winners are Cineplexx Ljubljana, Slovenia (Best New Build Cinema of the Year), Cineplex Münster, Germany (Best Cinema Refurbishment of the Year) and Forum Sittard, The Netherlands (Best Classic Cinema of the Year).
The owners and operators of the winning cinemas will be presented with their awards on 18th June during ICTA’s award reception in Barcelona, just before the start of CineEurope.
ICTA is a global network of professionals in the motion picture industry. Its 240 members from around the World are the driving force behind cutting-edge technological advancements in theatrical exhibition. Each year, the association awards cinema operators and individuals that champion and celebrate innovation in cinema with the ICTA EMEA awards.
This year’s winners are:
Cineplexx Ljubljana, Slovenia (Best New Build Cinema of the Year)
Christian Langhammer and Christof Papousek
Cineplex Münster, Germany (Best Cinema Refurbishment of the Year)
Ansgar Esch and Anselm Esch
Forum Sittard, The Netherlands (Best Classic Cinema of the Year)
Marie-Rose Vandenbergh and Antoine Vandenbergh
ICTA’s International Directors, Till Cussmann, Cathy Huis in ‘t veld Esser, Oliver Pasch, and Jan Runge jointly congratulated all award winners:
“We are thrilled to honor these outstanding cinemas and individuals. Their investments into innovating the theatrical experience and their outstanding showmanship contributes hugely to driving local audiences to their cinemas. We are particularly happy that the owner-operators will be present on 18th June to accept their awards in Barcelona. Congratulations to all winners on behalf of your partners in the cinema technology community.”
Frank Tees, ICTA’s President, added, “Congratulations to the outstanding award recipients and the teams behind these beautiful theatres. And a special thank you to ICTA’s International Board Directors for organizing this highly recognized award.”