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Introducing – Tools for Cinema Quality Assurance

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Cinema Test Tools for the Non-Technical Manager 

Cinema Test Tools is a free resource for the cinema industry, tuned most particularly for the non-technical manager. The tools include several DCPs, all with interesting means of testing the sound and picture quality for the interested by lightly trained staff. The lessons on sound and light are written to provide a foundation to communicate with the technician who must respond quickly and well to the information that they discover.

The key is a free Online Managers Online Walk Through Checklist that correlates with the many DCPs. It helps bring an understanding of the many nuances of the auditorium's situation in a straightforward way. 

Exhibitor News

UPDATE: As Mulan/Tenet Slips, so does AMC

UPDATE: With some rumors – still unconfirmed a week later –that Tenet could be released in other countries other than the US, we are truly in WhoThePhuqueKnows territory.

CNN has a good roundup of the movies at: The movies will return someday, and here are the ones we're really stoked about 

EU cinemas are opening with decent results reported for local movies and archival favorites. China keeps reporting that cinemas can open, but none are reported to have opened. That leaves the US and India as the remaining big markets, and they ain't opening. Los Angeles is the biggest and closed, New York could open but why would any group do that when they can't get product, and product won't come until a decent representative of the market is open. And that won't happen until ???? …several weeks after everyone wears masks all the time that they aren't home and stop going anywhere. End UPDATE

PausDemic has continued to twist jobs and income into dust. While their sister organizations in the UK are opening, AMC in the US is holding back with the reasoning that 1) you need the big pictures and 2) who is really going to come to the cinemas when the pandemic is starting to rage out of control again.

AMC delays US theater openings as it waits for summer blockbusters