CGR Expands ICE LightVibes and Announces Hollywood Slate

CGR is set to expand its ICE premium large format (PLF) and has announced three Hollywood titles. At the just-concluded FNCF French cinema convention in Deauville CGR demonstrated its ICE premium cinema concept featuring Philips’ LightVibes in a small booth….

Cinema Surround Screens Battle For Film Content

The battle between three rival cinema surround-screen operators is heating up, with different films used to promote the various immersive premium large format (PLF) propositions. CJ 4DPlex has secured two major Hollywood titles for ScreenX, while Barco’s Escape will next focus…

Is Magi Pod the new mini Imax?

Doug Trumbull’s new Magi Pod concept showing 3D 4K 120fps movies in an an immersive boutique cinema format could be the most significant challenger to Imax yet. …

Are UK’s PLF Pre-Releases Hurting Smaller Exhibitors?

There is a growing sense of unease amongst smaller UK exhibitors about the recent trend to pre-release blockbusters in PLF (premium large format) auditoriums. The back-to-back Week -1 screenings of “Everest” and next “The Walk” on both Imax and own-brand…

PLF: Investment In The Next Generation of Cinema Exhibition

The following post is a synopsis taken from the recent report on PLF Cinema from IHS Technology, published in June 2015. Premium large format (PLF) is one of the fastest growing and most active areas of cinema exhibition with significant potential…

IHS: 72 PLF Brands Compete With Imax (But Only Two Are a Threat)

IHS Technology recently published an Insight Report on “The market for Premium Large Format (PLF) cinema” as part of its Cinema Intelligence Service. Authored by Principal Analyst Charlotte Jones, the report does an excellent job of providing a comprehensive and…

Barco Escape Gets First Real World Test With “Maze Runner”

This weekend’s North American debut of Twentieth Century Fox’s “Maze Runner” is enabling Barco to move forward with a new product initiative it first announced at CinemaCon earlier this year. Barco Escape is an immersive offering being developed by the…

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