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“I think we could have a handful of laser projectors installed at premier cinema sites around the world by the end of the year,” predicts Dr. Don Shaw, senior director, product management, at Christie Entertainment Solutions. More »
Film Journal International made the rounds of the tradeshow at CinemaCon in Las Vegas and reports back on the latest innovations and trends, as outlined by experts at some of the top cinema technology companies. More »
“I think the sound quality is magnificent in our E3 premium auditoriums which feature Dolby Atmos,” says Paul Glantz, chief executive officer of Michigan-based Emagine Entertainment, setting the tone for this exclusive follow-up report on early adoption of Dolby’s revolutionary cinema sound platform that we began in September 2012 with AMC Theatres. More »
“It has been an incredibly busy and exciting year for Dolby Atmos,” enthuses Stuart Bowling, worldwide technical marketing manager, Dolby Laboratories. “The format has really stepped into its own now. Dolby Atmos is pretty much becoming the de-facto standard for the industry.” More »
Continuing last month’s coverage about the many ways in which exhibitors are “Rewarding the Audience," we now turn your attention to Cinemark and its innovative CineMode functionality. More »
The global march towards a fully digital-cinema exhibition sector continues apace. Since 35mm became the minority cinema format in January 2012, a net 25,500 new screens were converted during the past year to finish 2012 with very nearly 90,000 digitized screens, or 73 percent of all screens worldwide. More »
Embracing change: Participants at Digital Hollywood's Media Summit ponder the impact of new technologies
Only a few years back, Digital Hollywood and key sponsor Standard & Poor’s annual Media Summit events were more storm than summit. More »
The question of how much to invest in new lighting systems in the auditorium puzzles building owners and cinema operators alike. More »
Digital deployments across Asia have entered their final phase, with most major circuits nearing completion and relatively few mainstream independents left to be converted. With existing screen conversions drying up, construction of new world-class, fully digital multiplexes abounds in new and expanding markets More »
“China has a remarkable appetite for progressive design,” says architect Mike Voegtle. “The demographic is young and sophisticated, and they are open to embracing new ideas and taking risks on offerings not seen before.” More »
Digital Hollywood New York (DHNY) is late fall’s annual conference that brings together players from a wide swath of media and entertainment sectors (marketing/advertising, publishing, TV, film, webcasting, mobile options, etc.) to mull the latest trends and challenges. More »
“We celebrate the 30th anniversary of our incorporation, but Jack has been in the business way, way longer than that.” More »
Jack Cashin founded Ultra-Stereo Laboratories, Inc. in 1982, ten years after Robert Altman had hired him “right out of USC Cinema graduate school.” More »
“Jack is a very laid-back guy and I would never picture him working for a corporation,” declares Felicia Cashin, VP of USL, Inc. and manager of the company’s general business operations since 1986. More »
With over 40 years in the business, Lionsgate president of domestic theatrical distribution Richard “Richie” Fay, recipient of ShowEast’s 2012 Salah M. Hassanein Humanitarian Award, has had the good fortune, distinct advantage and indubitably the requisite skills (not in that particular order) to hold key positions in many corners of the film industry. More »
The post-conversion 3D is disappointing, but the newest Star Trek adventure remains exciting summer entertainment with a most appealing ensemble cast. More »
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