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Illuminated Designs
Illuminated designs: Cinema architecture that sparkles, shimmers and shines

LOOK…who’s lighting up the night. Not only has architect Tony Pleskow provided the perfect rendering to illustrate this year’s design theme, but he also sets the tone for our endeavor. More »

Lobby roundup
The show before the show: Theatre lobbies enter a new era

FJI looks at the latest innovations for the modern cinema lobby, as described by major manufacturers and leading architects. More »

Sound at Seats
Good vibrations: Transducer technologies enable sound at your seat

In our September edition last year, Film Journal International presented the first industry-wide survey of 4D systems that offer seat motion and other tactile enhancements to the film experience. More »

Laser article
Shining light on lasers: Illumination technology enters a new phase

The recent introduction at CinemaCon 2014 of the first commercially available laser-illuminated projectors puts the cinema industry in the forefront of what can be considered its fourth generation in illumination technology. More »

Immersive Sound
The spectrum of immersive sound: New technologies create enhanced audio experience

Imagine stepping from life and being totally immersed in the story during your next cinema experience. More »

Audience Entertainment
That’s (Audience) Entertainment! Barco partnership adds interactive dimension to cinema package

“Audiences will soon interact with the big screen, engaging in a dialogue with both content and each other through group motion and sound!” That’s the idea behind iD– Interactive Dimension, which Barco and Audience Entertainment jointly announced in March. More »

Master of conversions: Legend3D’s Barry Sandrew goes deep

The Hollywood career of Dr. Barry Sandrew, who founded 3D-conversion and visual-effects giant Legend3D, moves from black-and-white to color and now to state-of-the-art 3D, as if mimicking the evolution of the movie industry itself. More »

Earth-shattering: FJI salutes the 40th anniversary of Sensurround’s quakes and battles


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Acoustics 2014
Acoustics alert: If nobody complains, did a tree really fall in the forest?

We are often asked to visit a cinema complex to figure out the cause and best solution to an acoustical problem. More »

GDC Feature
A GDC status report: Digital-cinema leader expands to new markets

This year has seen GDC spread its wings into growing markets including Latin America and Southeast Asia with the establishment of four new offices in Brazil, Peru, Indonesia and Malaysia and increase its worldwide installations with the addition of prominent new customers. More »

CE Week
Home advantage: CE Week unveils the latest and greatest in consumer electronics

“Sentiment toward tech spending is benefiting from an improving consumer outlook. Also, the growing anticipation for new product launches could be increasing appetite for tech..." More »

The Gospel according to Ted: CinemaBarco embarks on mission of enhancing the experience

“CinemaBarco is a living, breathing entity, very much,” says Ted Schilowitz, who in March became the official “CinemaVangelist” for Barco. More »

Sony laser
Looking forward to laser: Is the new technology ready for primetime?

Laser projection promises exciting benefits for cinema operators. But with some big practical and commercial questions unanswered, is this nascent technology ready for primetime just yet? More »

Global partnership: Deluxe Digital Cinema increases end-to-end capacity to deliver more content to more theatres

As deadlines get shorter and movies get larger and more complex, Deluxe Digital Cinema has expanded its European capacity and fine-tuned workflows to meet increasing demand and take its movie business forward in a rapidly changing marketplace. More »

A fresh vision: New Sony Digital Cinema VP has eye on the future

Three months into his expanded role as Vice President of Sony Digital Cinema 4K Solutions for Europe and the Americas, David McIntosh takes an open look at Sony’s ambitious plans for its newly structured cinema business. More »



Fury Review
Film Review: Fury

American tanks fight superior German forces in the closing days of World War II. More »

Film Review: Birdman (or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Virtuosic camerawork and a stellar ensemble of actors more than make up for the occasional moment of portentous twaddle in Alejandro G. Iñárritu's latest—and maybe his best—film. More »

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