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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 »
“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 »
Betsy Kline and others celebrate Jack. More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
The rate of 24 frames per second is insufficient for a high-quality motion imaging system. Period. More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
“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 »
“We all pitch in,” enthuses Tom Lipiec, VP of sales and customer service at Moving Image Technologies. More »
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 »
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