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CinemaCon tech recap
CinemaCon tech in review: Immersive experiences, laser projection, audio enhancements and rockin’ seats among the trends at NATO show

“Immersion” was arguably the number-one technology buzzword at March’s CinemaCon gathering in Las Vegas, and we’re not just talking about the new immersive audio systems from Dolby and Barco that are competing for the business of motion picture exhibitors. More »

Jack Kline Profile
Saluting Jack Kline: Christie exec named a champion of enhanced cinematic presentation

“When Tom Christie hired me almost three-and-a-half decades ago, he had a very simple vision and philosophy about the company. He said: I want to build quality products, I want to provide good service to our customers, and I want to use integrity in our business dealings.” More »

Immersive Sound Forum
Open discussion: Immersive audio and the need for standards

On Thursday morning, March 27, at CinemaCon, the International Cinema Technology Association will present the seminar “The Road to Open Standards for Immersive Audio,” which will seek to shed some light on the new competing 3D sound formats and the goal of establishing open standards. More »

DCDC
Special delivery: DCDC network promises to revolutionize cinema content distribution

The Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition (“DCDC”) was founded by Warner Bros. Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Regal Entertainment Group, Cinemark and AMC Theatres to benefit the entire entertainment industry by enabling the digital delivery of movies and other forms of entertainment product to North American theatres in a highly efficient, cost-effective manner. More »

What Customers Want
More boom for the buck: Premium cinema technologies offer a competitive edge

The cinema business is booming and will continue to boom louder. Not only because of more subwoofers, but because audiences around the world are responding to a much more enjoyable experience. More »

Media Summit 2014
Still in the picture? Exhibition is a wallflower at wide-ranging Media Summit

No one has ever likened motion picture exhibition to a party wallflower, but that is what feature films and their theatres seemed like at this year’s Digital Hollywood Media Summit, whose 11th annual session in New York again took place early March at Midtown’s McGraw-Hill building. More »

Cliff Eisenberg
Frankly delicious: Cliff Eisenberg maintains a premium family tradition

The theatre industry is filled with long-established and family-owned companies. The executives who work at these companies, both operators and suppliers, are often more than just corporate employees. More »

HFR Article
Re-framing the question: HFR is OK…Now can we finally do 30 fps?

The rate of 24 frames per second is insufficient for a high-quality motion imaging system. Period. More »

Immersive Sound
Creating an audio-scape: Cinemas explore immersive sound

Cinema sound is back in the spotlight, and exhibitors around the world are being asked to evaluate new soundtrack formats being offered by Dolby Laboratories, Barco, and possibly others that may come in the future. More »

GDC article
Digital dominance: GDC Technology leads d-cinema rollout in Asia-Pacific

The Asia-Pacific region was one of the first territories to embrace the digital rollout, and a major force in that transformation is GDC Technology, headquartered in Hong Kong, whose d-cinema servers are a dominant presence in East Asia (and moving up fast in the Americas). More »

Asian Cinema Technology Update
Technology in review: Asia embraces digital, 3D and immersive sound

The Asian market, when viewed from a global perspective, continues to shine brightly with digital installations continuing at a rapid pace, while the more mature markets of North America and Europe are nearing completion. More »

Rafnson-Sherman
Movers and shakers: Moving iMage Technologies’ Phil Rafnson and Glenn Sherman are committed to customers

“From the beginning, we have always stated that our mission for Moving iMage Technologies is to have the most talented, passionate people in cinema working together to provide the best presentation tools for the theatrical exhibition industry.” After ten years, chief executive officer Glenn Sherman assures, “And it still works!” More »

Joe Delgado
Moving digital: Joe Delgado on founding MiT and other milestones

“I firmly believe that if you don’t love this silly little business of ours, you are at a disadvantage,” Joe Delgado first told this author two years ago. More »

Tom Lipiec
Moving customers: Tom Lipiec upholds service at MiT

“We all pitch in,” enthuses Tom Lipiec, VP of sales and customer service at Moving Image Technologies. More »

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REVIEWS

Transcendence
Film Review: Transcendence

Johnny Depp is an idealistic researcher whose consciousness is uploaded into an artificial intelligence in this slick techno-thriller with delusions of seriousness from Christopher Nolan’s cinematographer. More »

Draft Day
Film Review: Draft Day

Pro football manager faces crises on the most important day of his career in a well-tooled vehicle for Kevin Costner. More »

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