Cinionic drives the renewal wave in cinema worldwide with Barco Series 4 and award-winning Laser projectors
Kortrijk, Belgium (June 24, 2019) – Cinionic, the Barco, CGS, and ALPD cinema joint venture providing a new visual standard with enhanced services and technology solutions, announces a strategic relationship with Austrian cinema chain Cineplexx (Cineplexx Kinobetriebe GmbH) and CinemaNext, the European specialist in cinema exhibitor services, to power the first all laser theaters in Austria.
Cineplexx will deliver an elevated movie-going experience for Austrian patrons with the installation of the all new Barco Series 4 and industry leading Barco Laser portfolio from Cinionic. The first all-laser theaters will deliver exceptional projection quality with bright, vivid color and depth across all formats.
“We are in the middle of a renewal wave in cinema, powered by innovative solutions like the new Barco Series 4,” said Serge Plasch, Chief Commercial Officer of Cinionic. “Barco’s laser technology delivers the best experience for moviegoers today, future-proofed for tomorrow. Cinionic is proud to work with Cineplexx and CinemaNext to enable the first all-laser chain in Austria and create the foundations for growth.”
In close collaboration with CinemaNext’s Austrian company, Cinionic will roll out its enhanced services and all-laser solutions with Cineplexx over the next three years.
“We feel obliged to offer our audiences the best cinematic experience and through Cinionic, Cineplexx audiences will enjoy a first-of-its-kind experience in 2D and 3D presentations, as well as 4K cinema. Cinionic’s portfolio of projectors offers our audiences a new visual standard for cinema so they can keep coming back for more,” said Christian Langhammer, Cineplexx CEO.
With more than 15,000 laser projectors installed to date, Cinionic is leading the renewal wave. Cinionic continues to introduce new technologies to meet the demands of the industry worldwide. The Barco Series 4 delivers an unmatched cinema experience for moviegoers; leveraging 4K, RGB-Laser, as well as being ready for 4K 120fps high frame rate, high-dynamic-range (HDR) and wide-color-gamut capabilities. Series 4? leads the industry as the most environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient platform with?Barco?EcoPure.
Founded in 2018 as a cinema joint venture between Barco, CGS, and ALPD, Cinionic unites global leaders committed to creating a new visual standard and moving the cinema industry forward. Cinionic’s enhanced services and technology solutions provide compelling cinema experiences for today, future-proofed for tomorrow. The company’s world-class technology portfolio includes award-winning laser projectors, HDR, integrated media servers, and premium cinema experiences, among other innovations.
With more than 85,000 projectors installed globally, Cinionic is trusted by more than 200 exhibitors to help capture audiences at multiple touchpoints in their cinema journey and keep them coming back for more. Today, more than half of the world’s movie theaters are illuminated by Cinionic.
Cinionic has offices in Belgium, United States, Hong Kong, and Mexico. Visit www.cinionic.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook or YouTube for more information.
Cineplexx International GmbH
In 2009, the Cineplexx International GmbH started expanding to Austria’s neighbouring countries and the first cinema outside Austria was opened in Bolzano, South Tyrol. Cineplexx also took over a cinema in Zagreb’s city centre, thus laying the foundation for expansion into Croatia. Further Cineplexx cinemas followed in 2011 and 2012 in Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro and North Macedonia. In 2013 Cineplexx established five multiplex movie theatres in Slovenia and the first seven-hall cinema in Albania. Further expansions into Kosovo and Greece took place in the following years. The last expansion took place in June 2019 when Cineplexx is debuting on the Romanian market by establishing three cinemas until end of the year. The foundation was layed by acquiring the 2700 seats Cinema at Baneasa Shopping City.
Today, Cineplexx has a strong presence with 49 Multiplex Cinemas and 6 traditional cinemas in Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania, North Macedonia, Greece, Italy and recently also Romania.
With around 1,500 employees, the company generated sales of around 130 million Euro in 2018. In 2018 the Cineplexx cinemas welcomed almost 12 million visitors.