CJ Cinema News Digest – Friday 20 October 2017

Dear Junkies, How much does the Samsung Cinema LED screen cost? Samsung hasn’t told us, but according to Kris Hesson of Cinema Lasers LLC it is a cool USD $700,000. Yowza! At around twice the cost of a RGB laser…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 17 October 2017

Dear Junkies, VR is a poor fit for cinema. So why is everyone from AMC and IMAX to Paris art-house exhibitor MK2 leaping into the virtual reality business? Hype and fear of being seen to be overtaken by new technology/content…

Thailands Cineplex Signs Samsung Cinema LED Deal

Thailand’s Major Cineplex has become the first international customer to place an order for Samsung Cinema LED (trademarked as Samsung Premier) direct video (DV) screen. The screen will be installed in Bangkok’s Siam Paragon Cineplex in February 2018. Samsung also confirmed…

EXCLUSIVE: Samsung Cinema LED Brand Name Revealed

The brand name for Samsung’s Cinema LED direct view screen will be Samsung Premier. The trademark application was discovered and shared with Celluloid Junkie by consumer electronics website LetsGoDigital, which found that the Korean electronics major filed a trademark application (serial…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 8 August 2017

Cineworld shares high, Cinemark poor Q2, Picturehouse strike again, Bollywood bottleneck, GST+entertainment tax, Multiline goes VR with Samsung, CineStar heart attack, Adele goes to cinema with Grendel kids. UK – While share prices of US cinema companies continue to be…

First Reviews Are In For Samsung’s Cinema LED Screen

Samsung Electronics unveiled the first installation of its Cinema LED technology on 13 July in Seoul’s Lotte Cinemas World Tower 13 multiplex auditorium dubbed ‘Super S’. Samsung first demonstrated the technology at the CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas in March this year…

CJ Cinema News Digest – Tuesday 6 June 2017

Samsung-CGV Smart Signage, more opposition to 28% GST, Picturehouse staff suspended, CGV boycotts “Okja”, Kino back to Baden-Baden, no “Wonder Woman” in Algeria, Golden Village at 25 (30?), LA Times on cinema, Pathe robbery, Lotte fire evacuation, Movie Foods to…

EXCLUSIVE: Samsung’s LED Cinema Screen Passes DCI Compliance Test

Samsung Electronic’s LED direct view digital cinema display has passed DCI compliance tests and can thus now be used to screen new Hollywood releases in cinemas. Having first been shown at invitation-only demonstrations at CinemaCon in late March this year, the…

Tech Potential and Promise of CinemaCon 2017 – Part 1.5

CinemaCon is a NATO construct built on the pillars of The Exhibitor’s movie palaces, The Studio’s mix of movies, and The Techniques and Technology that brings them to life. The pillars sit on a wild and nuanced history which reflects…

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