Brussels, Belgium (January 31, 2019) – Kinepolis and RealD announced a new partnership on RealD 3D equipment and 3D glasses in France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain and Luxembourg. Kinepolis will use RealD 3D equipment in all its venues to create a premium 3D cinema experience to customers across all its territories. The contract was signed as part of a wider deal to include Landmark in Canada.
Eddy Duquenne, CEO of Kinepolis Group, said “this long-term partnership with RealD will enable us to introduce a uniform, industry leading 3D system in all our territories. It has always been our goal to create the ultimate movie experience for our customers and ever evolving technology, including mind-blowing 3D, contributes significantly to that experience. We believe movies like ‘Alita: Battle Angel’, ‘Avengers: Endgame’, the upcoming ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ or family entertainment like ‘Lego Movie 2’ and ‘How to Train your Dragon 3’ are made to be seen in 3D.”
John Trafford-Owen, Managing Director of RealD Europe said “RealD is delighted to partner with such a progressive company as Kinepolis. Together we will strive to continually develop technology and screen the latest and greatest movies to consumers in the way they were meant to be seen; in spectacular, bright and crisp RealD 3D.”
RealD 3D offers maximum depth and brightness for an ultra-realistic movie experience. RealD 3D glasses are designed to comfortably watch a movie while reducing ghosting and image blur.
Kinepolis Group NV was formed in 1997 as a result of the merger of two family-run cinema groups and was listed on the stock exchange in 1998. Kinepolis offers an innovative cinema concept which serves as a pioneering model within the industry. In addition to its cinema business, the Group is also active in film distribution, event organization, screen publicity and property management.
In Europe, Kinepolis Group NV has 52 cinemas spread across Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Poland. Since the acquisition of the Canadian movie theatre group ‘Landmark Cinemas’ in December 2017, Kinepolis also operates 45 cinemas in Canada.
In total, Kinepolis Group currently operates 97 cinemas (45 of which it owns) worldwide, with a total of 852 screens and more than 185,000 seats. Including the acquired Canadian organization, Kinepolis employs 3,750 people, all committed to giving millions of visitors an unforgettable movie experience. More information on www.kinepolis.com/corporate.
About RealD Inc.
Globally recognized as the world’s visual technology leader, RealD pioneered digital 3D cinema and today has the world’s largest 3D cinema platform. RealD’s network of theatres includes more than 30,000 installed screens in 75 countries with over 1,200 exhibition partners. RealD is the world’s preeminent 3D brand, with well over 2 billion people having experienced a movie in RealD 3D.
RealD has offices in Beverly Hills, Boulder, London, Moscow, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong and Tokyo. For more information, please visit our website at www.reald.com.