• February 18, 2013

    Historic movie theater escapes the end of an era

    CASCADE, ID — The Roxy Theatre has been serving patrons for 73 years and they hope to be in business for many more. Faced with closure, they were lucky enough to find a new investor to help them make a digital conversion. Hopefully the community enthusiasm for their business will only grow so they can maintain it.

    Read more at KTVB.

  • January 15, 2013

    Movie theater showings on demand gain ground

    There was a panel last week at the Consumer Electronics Show last week focusing on movie screenings on demand, focusing on two new companies, Tugg and Gathr. They’ve become more popular in the past year after successfully scheduling screenings across the country for art-house films by patron request.

    Read more about the new system and its viability in Live Science.

  • January 9, 2013

    Cinema City to offer 4D cinema ads soon

    AUTHOR: Ing. Juraj Misun, PhD.

    A few years ago the Israeli company Cinema City International signed a cooperation agreement with the South Korean firm CJ 4Dplex, a company that provides 4DXTM cinema systems for exhibition firms along with programming content from major Hollywood studios.

    This year, however, it seems the cooperation of both companies will start to bear fruit. Not only will Cinema City restore some of its most visited European auditoriums into the new technology, but from this process also advertisers may benefit.

  • January 4, 2013

    That already endangered-species, the drive-in, further threatened by costs of going digital

    The Daily Herald looked at the grim future for drive-ins across the country with the cost of digital conversion. Some are making the jump and hoping they’ll get their money while others are pursuing financing or closing up shop. While theaters around the world struggle, this already vulnerable sector is really feeling the pressure.

  • November 27, 2012

    CineMode app makes it pay to be polite and stop texting

    Cinemark has launched an app that rewards you for being polite during a movie. If patrons open the app before the movie and stay in it throughout the feature, they receive coupons for future purchases.

    Read more at ABC.

  • November 20, 2012

    Digital projectors for sale for $35K!


    NEC Digital Cinemas has two slightly used (offlease) digital projectors that came from a recently closed cinema in Oklahoma. They’re looking for $35K each and would provide an exhibitor financing over 5 or 6 years, making the payments manageable.

    Below are the specs

    Two (2) Pre-Owned NEC NC1600C-A Digital Cinema Projectors (specifications below) • NEC NC1600C-A Digital Cinema Projector • Lens: 1.90-3.25 NEC1600C NEC-60LS19Z-71.1mm • Mounting rack USL DAX-RAX • Digital Base Assy Blue • Top Kit NEC NC1600C Base with 4/ Doors • D to A Converter USL DAX-602

    • NEC NC1600C-A Digital Cinema Projector • Lens: 1.4-2.05 NEC1600C NEC-60LS14Z 31.2-45.6mm • Mounting rack USL DAX-RAX • Digital Base Assy Blue • Top Kit NEC NC1600C Base with 4/ Doors • D to A Converter USL DAX-602

    Please Contact Palma Rizzi: (800)451-5361 Ext 314 for any inquiries or questions.

  • November 16, 2012

    List of theaters scheduled to show “The Hobbit” at 48 fps

    As mentioned in September, theatres around the world are preparing to show “The Hobbit” at 48 frames per second, a new process for enhanced presentation. If you were wondering where you can catch one of these showings, 48 fps movies has a list.

  • October 26, 2012

    Eaton Twin Theatres prepare for digital transition

    CHARLOTTE, MI — The second-generation owners of the Eaton Twin Theatres are preparing to make the expensive transition to digital projection. They hope to purchase a digital projector for its main floor auditorium but cannot afford a second digital projector for the smaller upstairs auditorium in the former balcony.

    Further details are in the Lansing State Journal

  • October 12, 2012

    “5-D” theater coming to Schaumburg’s Woodfield Mall

    SCHAUMBURG, IL — What’s being billed as Chicago’s first 5-D Cinema is rolling out at the Woodfield Mall later this cinema. PIX 5D Cinema will present 12-15 minute movie shorts that hit all the senses.

    Read more in the Northwest Herald

  • October 8, 2012

    Harvest Moon Drive-in striving to make digital conversion despite the financial challenge

    GIBSON CITY, IL — The Harvest Moon Drive-In is facing a rough road to digital conversion with a $120,000 goal ahead of them. Like other local theatres, they’re trying a kickstarter campaign to raise the funds.

    Read more in the News Gazette.