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Cinemark to adopt 'One Network Alliance' digital lobby experience

The One Network Alliance (ONA), a strategic partnership between leading cinema technology company Barco and in-theatre marketing firm Vision Media—will commercially debut its turnkey digital Lobby Experience at Cinemark’s Plano, Texas and Playa Vista, Los Angeles theatres this month. The platform...

Korea's CJ CGV chain plans its first movie theatre in New York City

Leading real estate development companies F&T Group and SCG America announced that South Korea-based CJ CGV, the fifth-largest global cinema chain, has signed a lease for a 34,000-square-foot multiplex at Tangram in Flushing, Queens....

Kinepolis to open four new 4DX theatres

CJ 4DPLEX announced it will open four 4DX theatres with Kinepolis before the end of 2017....

Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival announces lineup

Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival and Symposium announced the complete film program of its third edition, featuring world, U.S. and Washington, DC premieres of new documentary films highlighting investigative journalism. The fest runs Oct. 19-22 at the Naval Heritage Center in...

Alfonso Cuarón launches global fundraising effort, Mexico Rises

In the wake of the devastating earthquakes and powerful aftershocks that recently hit Mexico, Alfonso Cuarón, with support from Anonymous Content and Participant Media, has launched a multi-platform initiative called Mexico Rises, aimed at providing urgent relief to impacted communities in Mexico.

Lucasfilm partners with six brands for 'Last Jedi' promotional campaign

Lucasfilm is teaming up with six well-known brands—Christian Louboutin, General Mills, Nissan, Royal Philips, Verizon and VIZIO—for the launch of an extensive global promotional campaign in support of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, opening on Dec. 15....

Ymagis Group and CineStar partner at 52 locations

Ymagis Group, the European specialist in digital technologies for the cinema industry, will oversee all projection and audio installations, field services, and technical customer service for CineStar, Germany’s leading cinema chain. The agreement will cover CineStar’s entire network of 52...

CinemaNext signs agreement with French circuit Megarama

CinemaNext, Ymagis Group’s leading exhibitor services provider in Europe, and French cinema exhibitor Megarama have announced an agreement for the installation of EclairColor HDR technology on 15 screens. The announcement was made March 27 at the CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas....

Dolby strikes product deals with Dadi, Wanda

Dolby Laboratories announced that it will expand its deployment of cinema products across China, unveiling deals with exhibitors Dadi Cinema Group and Wanda Cinema Line Corporation to install Dolby products in new and existing cinemas throughout 2017.

Cinemark to adopt 'One Network Alliance' digital lobby experience

The One Network Alliance (ONA), a strategic partnership between leading cinema technology company Barco and in-theatre marketing firm Vision Media—will commercially debut its turnkey digital Lobby Experience at Cinemark’s Plano, Texas and Playa Vista, Los Angeles theatres this month. The platform...

AMIA and Boston Light & Sound to host 35mm projection workshop

The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) and Boston Light & Sound, in partnership with Martin Scorsese’s nonprofit organization The Film Foundation, will host a three-day, intermediate-level film projection workshop offering expert-led training in the proper handling and presentation...

Deluxe creates new global product and technology division

Deluxe announced the formation of Deluxe Technologies, led by chief innovation officer Morgan Fiumi The new division will be comprised of over 250 engineers from six tech centers around the world, with plans to significantly grow the size of the team over the next 12 months....

Korea's CJ CGV chain plans its first movie theatre in New York City

Leading real estate development companies F&T Group and SCG America announced that South Korea-based CJ CGV, the fifth-largest global cinema chain, has signed a lease for a 34,000-square-foot multiplex at Tangram in Flushing, Queens....

Kinepolis to open four new 4DX theatres

CJ 4DPLEX announced it will open four 4DX theatres with Kinepolis before the end of 2017....

Fandango to acquire MovieTickets.com

Fandango, a leading digital network for movie fans, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire MovieTickets.com, a popular online movie ticketer serving moviegoers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Latin America....

Features

Curating Chaos: Ruben Östlund’s 'The Square' punctures the pretentions of the art world

“The dilemma of being a human being.” That’s how Ruben Östlund, the Swedish writer-director of this year’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner The Square, defines the discrepancy between self-image and actions that contradict it. “We have a very civilized side where we know exactly what’s right,” says the...

Forty Years of Dedication: AMC’s Bob Lenihan is honored with prestigious Show ‘E’ Award

“I have always had great respect for Dan throughout his long career, whether that was as an excellent exhibitor or as an esteemed distribution executive after he joined Warner Bros.”...

Legal Eagle: Regal’s Randy Smith lays down the law to help cinemas meet customer needs

“I was obviously truly honored and somewhat humbled,” admits Randy Smith, senior VP, chief administrative officer and counsel for Regal Entertainment Group. “I saw some of those names on that list and frankly I am not certain that I can hold an umbrella for them.” Indeed, the 2017 recipient of...

Curating Chaos: Ruben Östlund’s 'The Square' punctures the pretentions of the art world

“The dilemma of being a human being.” That’s how Ruben Östlund, the Swedish writer-director of this year’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner The Square, defines the discrepancy between self-image and actions that contradict it. “We have a very civilized side where we know exactly what’s right,” says the...

Double Fantasy: Todd Haynes' 'Wonderstruck' blends two children’s adventures in a daunting New York City

Todd Haynes must thrive in past tense. All seven of his films are period pieces, he takes pleasure in pointing out, and his latest—Roadside Attractions and Amazon Studios’ 'Wonderstruck'—is no different.

Call for Action: Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's 'Human Flow' documents worldwide refugee crisis

In Human Flow, Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei documents the worldwide refugee crisis, combining the power of his nuanced aesthetics with his firsthand experience of exile. There are currently 70 countries that wall themselves off from their neighbors, he tells us, denying refuge to...

Forty Years of Dedication: AMC’s Bob Lenihan is honored with prestigious Show ‘E’ Award

“I have always had great respect for Dan throughout his long career, whether that was as an excellent exhibitor or as an esteemed distribution executive after he joined Warner Bros.”...

Legal Eagle: Regal’s Randy Smith lays down the law to help cinemas meet customer needs

“I was obviously truly honored and somewhat humbled,” admits Randy Smith, senior VP, chief administrative officer and counsel for Regal Entertainment Group. “I saw some of those names on that list and frankly I am not certain that I can hold an umbrella for them.” Indeed, the 2017 recipient of...

Domestic Driver: Sony Pictures’ Adrian Smith earns humanitarian honor

Active for years in philanthropic efforts like Variety The Children’s Charity and the Will Rogers Foundation, Adrian Smith, president of domestic distribution for Sony Pictures Releasing, is the recipient of ShowEast 2017’s “Salah M. Hassanein Humanitarian Award.” The honor also recognizes Smith...

Always Evolving: Ballantyne Strong continues to meet theatres’ technology demands

Many cinema industry insiders are familiar with Ballantyne Strong and its diversified business offerings. The company has been helping movie theatre owners entertain their valued filmgoing guests for the past 85 years and it has a rich and interesting history, which closely parallels the growth...

Real-Time Feedback: SurveyMe provides insights on moviegoer attitudes

Customer feedback is an invaluable resource that helps businesses make better decisions and minimize risk. The trouble is that the process of gathering feedback can be cumbersome and agonizingly slow. This is where SurveyMe comes in.

The Disappearing Ticket Booth: The line around the block is becoming an uncommon sight

If you grew up going to the movies, you must remember this: For the most popular films, there was often a line around the block.

Filmmakers

Curating Chaos: Ruben Östlund’s 'The Square' punctures the pretentions of the art world

Curating Chaos: Ruben Östlund’s 'The Square' punctures the pretentions of the art world

“The dilemma of being a human being.” That’s how Ruben Östlund, the Swedish writer-director of this year’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner The Square, defines the discrepancy between self-image and...
Double Fantasy: Todd Haynes' 'Wonderstruck' blends two children’s adventures in a daunting New York City

Double Fantasy: Todd Haynes' 'Wonderstruck' blends two children’s adventures in a daunting New York City

Todd Haynes must thrive in past tense. All seven of his films are period pieces, he takes pleasure in pointing out, and his latest—Roadside Attractions and Amazon Studios’ 'Wonderstruck'—is no different.

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