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Daily Cinema Roundup – Fri 24 April

The Latest Headlines (excerpts) from Celluloid Junkie… 

Imax’s presence in China is expanding through a new deal, according to THR.com’s Asia edition. “Imax on Thursday signed a deal with China Film Group

– Projector makes Christie has given details about its digital cinema NOC (network operation centre). The press release gives some impressive stats

– The first European live 3D broadcast over satellite went out to multi locations across Italy on April 19th, showing a of a complete basketball game

– On an adjacent frequency, Dolby has formed a partnership with Arqiva to deliver alternative content across Europe…in association with leading digital network solutions provider Arqiva…

Sony does deal with Sony for digital cinema in Asia, is the essence of this press release. “Sony Pictures … (SPRI) has entered into an agreement with Sony Electronics’ Digital Cinema Solutions and Services (DCSS)

– UK’s Cinema Exhibitor’s Association (CEA) is kicking off a digital road-show this coming Monday in Manchester. “The events, which the CEA is running jointly with the UK Film Council and with the support of Screen Digest…

– Want to sell liquor for consumption with screenings of operas and sporting events in your cinema? It’s not as easy as you might think, according to this article from Grand Rapids News. …

– And yet more proof if needed that box office is doing well across the globe, this time from China, courtesy of AFP. “China may be a paradise for addicts of pirated DVDs, but the box office is also booming thanks to… 

– Only India appears to be suffering badly, with the non-release of new Hindi films entering its fourth week. A journalist from Indian Express took a tour of the deserted cinema halls and chats to employees. It’s grim. “

– But it’s even worse for one Indian exhibitor. “Sebi on Thursday barred Pyramid Saimira Theatre promoters Nirmal N Kotecha and CMD PS Saminathan from trading in the equities market, accusing the latter of allegedly forging a letter from the markets regulator…

– Ending on a semi-positive note, at least if you are living in Detroit. ‘Unemployed? Movie theaters offer free tickets.‘ The headline says it all.

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