Technology

  • May 29, 2013

    Sci-Fi and Ray Harryhausen at the Loew’s Jersey

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    JERSEY CITY, NJ — Sci-Fi. Myths. Monsters. … plus remembering Ray Harryhausen

    At The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre 54 Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ 07306 Tel. (201) 798-6055 Fax: (201) 798-4020 Web: www.loewsjersey.org

    Friday, June 7 8PM
    Men In Black

  • May 9, 2013

    Seeking thoughts on a theater membership concept

    Hello,

    My name is Jordan McLaughlin. I’ve been brainstorming on a new concept to try and help privately owned and historic cinemas to sustain and/or improve attendance and profitability. I’d love for your feedback to see if it’s something they’d be interested in me pursuing further.

    The general concept is a membership for both patrons and exhibitors where discounts are provided to the patrons and specific admittance restrictions for the theaters. The membership for both being exclusive to one another. Meaning, the patron membership gets them access to a variety of historic and privately owned cinema’s country wide at a discounted admission, and the theaters are allowed to govern the admission restrictions on-the-fly*.

    This is how I’ve sort of envision it working.

  • April 11, 2013

    Leave a legacy at the Historic Clifton 5 movie theater

    HUNTINGDON, PA — The Clifton 5 is looking to raise $250,000 to convert its five projectors. They’re utilizing a local non-profit, Landmarks Inc., to fundraise by offering naming rights for screens and seats.

    Read more plus see a video at We Are Central PA.

  • February 20, 2013

    Bow Tie replaces Regal in Wilton Mall

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY — On the heels of announcing their new 11-screen theatre nearby, Bow Tie Cinemas is taking the place of Regal in the Wilton Mall. They plan to demolish the existing space next month and build another state-of-the-art theater for the area.

    Read more in the Saratogian.

  • February 18, 2013

    Historic movie theater escapes the end of an era

    CASCADE, ID — The Roxy Theatre has been serving patrons for 73 years and they hope to be in business for many more. Faced with closure, they were lucky enough to find a new investor to help them make a digital conversion. Hopefully the community enthusiasm for their business will only grow so they can maintain it.

    Read more at KTVB.

  • January 15, 2013

    Movie theater showings on demand gain ground

    There was a panel last week at the Consumer Electronics Show last week focusing on movie screenings on demand, focusing on two new companies, Tugg and Gathr. They’ve become more popular in the past year after successfully scheduling screenings across the country for art-house films by patron request.

    Read more about the new system and its viability in Live Science.

  • January 9, 2013

    Cinema City to offer 4D cinema ads soon

    AUTHOR: Ing. Juraj Misun, PhD.

    A few years ago the Israeli company Cinema City International signed a cooperation agreement with the South Korean firm CJ 4Dplex, a company that provides 4DXTM cinema systems for exhibition firms along with programming content from major Hollywood studios.

    This year, however, it seems the cooperation of both companies will start to bear fruit. Not only will Cinema City restore some of its most visited European auditoriums into the new technology, but from this process also advertisers may benefit.

  • January 4, 2013

    That already endangered-species, the drive-in, further threatened by costs of going digital

    The Daily Herald looked at the grim future for drive-ins across the country with the cost of digital conversion. Some are making the jump and hoping they’ll get their money while others are pursuing financing or closing up shop. While theaters around the world struggle, this already vulnerable sector is really feeling the pressure.

  • November 27, 2012

    CineMode app makes it pay to be polite and stop texting

    Cinemark has launched an app that rewards you for being polite during a movie. If patrons open the app before the movie and stay in it throughout the feature, they receive coupons for future purchases.

    Read more at ABC.

  • November 20, 2012

    Digital projectors for sale for $35K!

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    NEC Digital Cinemas has two slightly used (offlease) digital projectors that came from a recently closed cinema in Oklahoma. They’re looking for $35K each and would provide an exhibitor financing over 5 or 6 years, making the payments manageable.

    Below are the specs

    Two (2) Pre-Owned NEC NC1600C-A Digital Cinema Projectors (specifications below) • NEC NC1600C-A Digital Cinema Projector • Lens: 1.90-3.25 NEC1600C NEC-60LS19Z-71.1mm • Mounting rack USL DAX-RAX • Digital Base Assy Blue • Top Kit NEC NC1600C Base with 4/ Doors • D to A Converter USL DAX-602

    • NEC NC1600C-A Digital Cinema Projector • Lens: 1.4-2.05 NEC1600C NEC-60LS14Z 31.2-45.6mm • Mounting rack USL DAX-RAX • Digital Base Assy Blue • Top Kit NEC NC1600C Base with 4/ Doors • D to A Converter USL DAX-602

    Please Contact Palma Rizzi: (800)451-5361 Ext 314 for any inquiries or questions.