Mastercard and CinemaPlus in Azerbaijan have announced a strategic partnership as CinemaPlus will be rebranded as CineMastercard, symbolizing a new era of cinematic experiences and payment innovations.
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PVR Inox has reopened the iconic Sangam Cinema in Mumbai’s Andheri East. The revamped Sangam Cinema is a four-screen multiplex and has a seating capacity of 1,121 people with last row recliners.
Christie is pleased to announce this year’s National Film and Television School Most Promising Student Award, an award the company has sponsored for 19 years. The winner of this year’s award is Creative Business MA student Cody Updegrave, who was praised for his hard work, commitment, and leadership qualities. Previous award winners have gone on to make stellar introductions to their careers, gracing the global stage at international film festivals and winning further awards for their work.
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.