Daily Cinema Digest – Wednesday 1 April 2015

Celluloid Junkie can exclusively reveal that in an effort to spur uptake of immersive audio for cinema Dolby and Barco have concluded a groundbreaking agreement to merge their Atmos and Auro systems. While a formal announcement is not expected before…

China Cinema Digest – Thursday 27 November 2014

Universal has set up an office in Beijing, joining the other Hollywood majors to want a permanent foothold in the Chinese market, not least as it has also just opened the Universal Studios project just outside of Beijing. Universal Pictures…

Daily Cinema Digest – Saturday 22 November 2014

A study by Google called “Behind the Box Office: What Influences the Films We See” has found that trailers are by far the biggest determinant of what movies moviegoers chose. While the study come out in favour of YouTube, the infographics…

Daily Cinema Digest – Tuesday 26 August 2014

USA (NY) – Manhattan’s arthouse Quad Cinema has been sold and it could frankly not have asked for a better new owner. At first, news that the revered Quad Cinema in New York’s Greenwich Village had been sold to a…

Daily Cinema Digest – Friday 18 July 2014

New Zealand – Ticketing specialist Vista has been valued at $188 million. Not clear if US or NZ dollars, but as it is on the NZX bourse most likely the latter, meaning it is would be worth USD $163.4 million….

Daily Cinema Digest – Tuesday 10 June 2014

MasterImage3D – The licence-free 3D company will be showcasing its new MI-HORIZON3D cinema system, which promises a 33% light efficiency and 0.8 throw ratio, at CineEurope 2014. Show your 3D movies in the best possible light. Our new MI-HORIZON3D cinema system takes…

Daily Cinema Digest – Thursday 22 May 2014

In yesterday’s Daily we highlighted the rivalry between fellow South Korean motion-seat vendors CJ 4DPLEX (4DX) and ACOUVUE Inc. (Cine-Sation). Today we bring you a potentially greater rivalry, with NORTH Korea getting in on the motion-seat market as well. Yes,…

Daily Cinema Digest – Friday 4 April 2014

We have written a lot about the cinemas in Fargo, North Dakota in the Daily before (here, here, here and here), but it is an interesting microcosm of the evolution that the US exhibition industry as a whole is going…

Daily Cinema Digest – Tuesday 1 April 2014

Celluloid Junkie can exclusively reveal that Christie Digital is planning to counter Barco’s tri-screen ‘Escape’ system, launched at CinemaCon, by resurrecting the ‘Polyvision‘ triptych format invented in the 1920s that predates Cinerama. Though not formally announced yet, we understand that Christie’s…

Daily Cinema Digest – Monday 10 March 2014

Event Cinema The Telegraph (UK) has a long and detailed appreciation of what goes into the Met Live event cinema productions, both from an artistic and technical perspective. The technical proficiency is breathtaking. Each transmission uses 10 to 12 high-definition…

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