Pathé Gaumont Cinemas and Samsung Inaugurate the First Movie Theatre Equipped With an Onyx Cinema LED Screen in France
France (February 26, 2019) – Pathé Gaumont Cinemas and Samsung announce the opening of the first cinema equipped with a Samsung Onyx Cinema LED screen in France at the Pathé Beaugrenelle theatre (Paris 15ème). This innovation brings the image quality of LED technology to the big screen to give viewers an exceptional cinematic experience.
The Onyx Cinema LED incorporates HDR (High Dynamic Range) technology and delivers a stunningly realistic image with high contrast, absolute black and unprecedented brightness reaching a peak of 500cd/m². During 3D screenings, Pathé Beaugrenelle spectators will discover even more vivid images, with more depth and detail for an experience of unparalleled intensity.
This partnership with Samsung is part of Pathé Gaumont Cinemas’ strategy to provide the best possible movie experience. “As pioneers in new technologies and innovation, Pathé Gaumont Cinemas is always looking for the best experiences to offer its audiences and is proud to present today the first Samsung Onyx Cinema LED screen in France, here at Pathé Beaugrenelle theatre. We plan to open a second venue in March at the Pathé Bellecour theatre in Lyon“, says Jacques Durand, Director of Innovation at Pathé Gaumont Cinemas.
The 172-seat theatre at the Pathé Beaugrenelle cinema is equipped with a 10-metre Onyx Cinema LED screen. It opens its doors today with the French film produced and distributed by Pathé, “Le Chant du loup”, directed by Antonin Baudry, which will be broadcast in HDR.
“We are thrilled to bring our innovative Onyx LED screen technology to cinemas in France for the first time ever through our partnership with Pathé Gaumont Cinemas”, says Gary Guillier-Marcellin, Head of Display Division at Samsung Electronics France. “Pathé Gaumont Cinemas shares our commitment to providing customers with an unparalleled, world-class viewing experience and we are proud to take cinema into the future with Pathé Gaumont Cinemas as our partner.”
Samsung’s Onyx LED Cinema: The latest technological innovation for cinemas
Cinemas are becoming real cultural venues that host, in addition to the screening of films, other types of events such as conferences, private corporate events, concerts and video game tournaments. Built with LED technology, Samsung’s Onyx LED Cinema display offers the necessary versatility to diversify the offer and maintains its features regardless of the broadcasted content, allowing it to meet all ambient lighting conditions without altering the visual quality of the image.
Available in different sizes (5m, 10m and 14m bases), the Onyx screen adapts to all room configurations to provide a more immersive experience. Onyx Cinema LED technology is also 3D compatible and DCI (Digital Cinema Initiatives) certified.
For more information about Samsung Onyx, please visit: https://displaysolutions.samsung.com/led-signage/onyx.
About Pathé Gaumont Cinemas
Les Cinémas Pathé Gaumont are leaders of exhibition theatre in France, the Netherlands, and Switzerland, It is also present in Belgium and Tunisia. At the end of 2018, Les Cinémas Pathé Gaumont operated 108 movie theatres totaling 1,116 screens, 63,4 million admissions and 748 million euros in revenue.The strategy of upgrading and modernizing Les Cinémas Pathé Gaumont is based on an active policy of construction, reconstruction and renovation of movie theaters, constant innovation with the latest technologies, new and adapted services and an optimized viewer experience, at the cinema and online.Les Cinemas Pathé Gaumont is owned by Pathé, one of the biggest film producers in Europe and a major player in film distribution.
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