CJ 4DPlex announced today that Paramount Pictures' Top Gun: Maverick will debut in immersive 270-degree panoramic ScreenX theaters worldwide starting May 27. In the U.S., fans will have a chance to see Top Gun: Maverick at select ScreenX locations early on Tuesday, May 24.
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Cineplex Muenster is opening Germany’s first Ultimate theatre powered by Cinionic’s Giant Screen laser projection. The Ultimate. powered by CGS at Cineplex Muenster is expected to open Summer 2022.
In Warner Bros. Pictures’ Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, the latest feature film installment in the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling, professor Albus Dumbledore knows the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald is moving to seize control of the wizarding world. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts Magizoologist Newt Scamander to lead an intrepid team of wizards, witches and one brave Muggle baker on a dangerous mission, where they encounter old and new beasts and clash with Grindelwald’s growing legion of followers. But with the stakes so high, how long can Dumbledore remain on the sidelines? To bring this epic tale to life, the filmmakers brought in award-winning visual effects studio, Digital Domain.
Fathom Events and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment are giving fans a chance to relive the Summer of ’97 by bringing Luc Besson’s groundbreaking The Fifth Element back to cinemas nationwide in celebration of the film’s twenty-fifth anniversary. The two-day only presentation is in theatres on June 26 and June 29 at theatres across the United States. The theatrical presentation will also offer audiences an interview with Besson plus outtakes from the film.
Christie has been confirmed as the official projection technology partner for the 75th Cannes Film Festival, which runs May 17-28. Christie will provide installation and show support for the occasion, as it celebrates its 16th year as technical partner.
The film content delivery company Gofilex has announced that it is now formally open for business in the Asia-Pacific region. Starting today, the expansion will see Gofilex’s services extend to Australia and New Zealand. The new office is being managed by a newly formed team.
MTI Film’s has announced a new feature for Cortex Enterprise: a tool for frame-rate conversion. Scheduled for release this month, the tool leverages artifical intelligence-assisted machine vision technology to automate the process of converting content to a different frame rate while avoiding artifacts caused by camera motion.
Christie Digital Systems has acquired the assets of Brass Roots Technologies, an Allen, Texas-based technology innovation company specializing in consulting and the engineering design of advanced optics and electronics for high-performance display and imaging systems. All current employees of Brass Roots Technologies have transferred to Christie and the operations will remain in Allen, Texas under the Christie name.
By all accounts, CinemaCon 2022, was a huge success. Attendance at the show, which was held in late March at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, was higher than even in pre-pandemic years. The overall mood of people afterward was of a renewed sense of confidence in the motion picture business as a whole and, especially, of the future of movie theatres as the best place to fully enjoy a feature film. I recently spoke with Wim Buyens, CEO of Cinionic, the joint venture between Barco, CGS, and ALPD, to get his feedback on the show. Not surprisingly, he too left CinemaCon feeling upbeat.
Cineplanet has opened its newest cinema in the Mall Aventura in Chiclayo, Peru. For the eight-screen cineplex, Bardan supervised the installation of Barco DP2K-10SLP and DP2K-15CLP laser projectors, Dolby IMS3000 servers, 3D DepthQ and Severtson Screens.