ICTA Europe Announces Award Winners

Cologne ( April 23, 2018 ) -

The European branch of the International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA) has today announced the winners of its 2018 awards, celebrating technological leadership and innovation in the European cinema exhibition industry. 

In the wake of CinemaCon and with ICTA’s European flagship event – the Barcelona seminar series – approaching fast, the global association today announced the following award winners:

Classic Cinema of the Year: Zoo Palast Berlin, Germany 
New Build Cinema of the Year: Cinestar 4DX, Mall of Split, Croatia 
Best Cinema Refurbishment of the Year: Village World @ The Mall Athens, Greece 

Representatives of the winning cinemas will be honored during ICTA’s award ceremony on 10 June in Barcelona – the first day of ICTA’s seminar series (and one day before the start of CineEurope).

While the final programme of the seminar series is still in development, participants can expect a highly engaging, insightful and cutting-edge event.

The event has already confirmed speakers from major studios, leading cinema operators and technology providers and will look into topics as diverse as “Teenage Expectations of Cinema-going” to “Direct-View-Displays” and “Fireside Chat: The Studio Perspective”.

Registrations for the Barcelona seminar series are open on www.icta-web.com in the events section. Cinema operators are invited to register free of charge for the Sunday seminar by sending an email to office@icta.eu.com.

About the ICTA:

The ICTA is an international network of professionals from technology-related areas of the cinema industry. Amongst its members are leading international manufacturers, distributors and service companies that operate across the global cinema landscape.

Contact and European Office:

International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA)
European Representative: Jan Runge


June 10th – 12th, 2018
ICTA Seminar Series Barcelona
Barcelona Spain 

Sunday, 10th June, 2018  
2:00 pm – 6:00pm

ICTA Core Programme at Cinesa Diagonal Mar (registration opens at 01.30pm)

  • European Industry and Innovation Update
  • Innovating the Big Screen for Generation Z. What do Teenagers Expect from their Cinema Going Experience?
  • Panel with CTOs of leading cinema operators
  • Coffee break
  • Innovations in the Pipeline (Updates from ICTA Members)
  • Fireside chat: the studio perspective
  • Expert presentation on current issues in cinema sound

8:00 pm   Mediterranean Menu on the Beach & Award Presentation

Monday 11th June
8:00 am   Breakfast & CineEurope Programme at CCIB

Tuesday 12th June
ICTA Focus Sessions on the Trade Show Floor

  • Business software update: how to increase performance and engage with more audiences
  • Exploring the Potentials of Gaming and eSports for Cinema
  • Designing the Theatre of Tomorrow
  • State of Play: Direct View Displays
  • Innovations in the Pipeline (Updates from ICTA Members)