July 16, 2012
3-D isn’t the only new trend exhibitors are buying into to drive business. The Hollywood Reporter is saying that there could be as many as 2,600 digital large screens by 2016. Industry leaders IMAX along with Cinemark XD and Regal RPX are leading the charge to widen the gap between cinemas and home theaters.
June 26, 2012
Authors: Ing. Juraj Misun, PhD. – Ing. Ivana Misunova Hudakova, PhD.
In the next five years 200 to 250 new cinema screens could be built in the Central European country Poland. This results from the analysis of the company AMB Group Polska, which specializes on construction and reconstruction of multi-screen theaters.
“According the analysis of the investment plans of cinema operators, the construction of 200 to 250 new screens in the next five years seems very real” said Michael Michalowski from AMB Group. He added that only about 20 to 30 percent of these projects will be located in major Polish cities like Warsaw or Cracow. Shopping centers are also built in towns with about 100,000 inhabitants and the Polish population is increasingly looking for cinema entertainment.
June 7, 2012
May 28, 2012
The Wall Street Journal reported that some new technology has been rolling out lately that could widen the gap between the theatre and home viewing experiences. Dolby will be testing out its Atmos audio system with Pixar’s “Brave” this summer and “The Hobbit” will be the first film to be presented at 48 frames per second, a new digital high point.
May 25, 2012
Hollywood-themed hotels could be coming to cities around the world thanks to new company, Paramount Hotels & Resorts. While not owned by the movie studio, they’ll use the brand to offer luxurious properties with mini movie theaters inside. None are planned for the U.S.
Rad more in USA Today.
May 23, 2012
Vue is increasing its assets in Britain with its acquisition of the 14 cinema Apollo chain. The deal for 20 million pounds gives Vue these esteemed independent theaters with top-of-the-line equipment.
Read the full story in the Hollywood Reporter.
May 22, 2012
May 8, 2012
Wanda Group, one of China’s largest theater owners, could be purchasing AMC. Talks have intensified recently between the two companies after negotiations for over a year. Such an acquisition could drastically change the cinema marketplace as well as China’s power over the American film industry.
Read more in the New York Times.
May 4, 2012
At Cinecon last week, a prettier picture of the future was painted for theater owners. With box office numbers up and more open communication with the studios, optimism for the industry was a main theme.
Read more in the Los Angeles Times.
April 26, 2012
For once, students can celebrate going to the movies as more of an educational experience. A piece in [The Eagle}(http://www.theeagle.com/entertainment/Schools-visit-the-movie-theater—7065655) details how schools across the county have brought students to the recent hit, “The Hunger Games”, to go along with reading the book in class. But did it get them excited to read more?