Daily Cinema Roundup-Tuesday 19 May

By Carolyn Giardina | May 19, 2009 11:20 am PDT

Barco has enterted into a supply agreement with Kodak to provide exhibitors fully integrated digital cinema systems that combine Barco digital cinema projectors and Kodak’s digital screen management servers and theater management systems.
new-digital-cinema-logo2“Barco has a long-term commitment to high quality projection technology in digital cinema,” said Les Moore, chief operating officer for Kodak Digital Cinema. “We are already working with them in a number of multiplexes in the United States and beyond. By combining Barco’s capabilities with ours, we can jointly provide a complete solution to the marketplace. This new agreement will be a good fit for both companies and for our customers worldwide.”
According to this morning’s announcement, Barco could deliver up to 10,000 digital cinema projectors to support Kodak’s worldwide deployment.

–Lionsgate’s “My Bloody Valentine 3D,” which grossed $51.5 million in the box office, largely from the digital 3D screens, comes out today in anaglyph 3D on Blu-Ray Disc and DVD. Opinions have been mixed about anaglyph and whether it will help or hinder interest in digital 3D. Sales of this release will be something to watch.