21 Jan 2015

Royal Films elevates cinema in Colombia with Barco

Royal Films Multicines
Barco and digital cinema integrator Bardan Cinema have joined forces many times over the years to help exhibitors in Latin America take advantage of a growing moviegoing population in Colombia. Their latest collaboration supports a major digital cinema projector deployment for Royal Films, which selected several models from Barco’s wide range of projectors to ensure the perfect match for every screen, from small theaters to premium auditoriums.
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20 Jan 2015

Helping the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) promote cinema in Europe

In 2014 more than ever, Barco has been able to strengthen its footprint in the digital cinema market, not only as a technology leader but also as a frontrunner and visionary. We are therefore happy to have been sharing our vision on the future of cinema as a technical partner of the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) since November!
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19 Jan 2015

Nu Metro Cinemas first in Africa to go live with Auro immersive sound and 4K projection

Truly enhance the cinema experience: this definitely is the overriding concern for every cinema exhibitor, these days. Nu Metro Cinemas, South Africa’s second largest cinema operator, makes big investments to pamper its audience. The most recent jewel in its crown: the extreme HD experience cinema at the refurbished ‘The Glen’ in Johannesburg. The cinema, which opened to the public on 20 November with the release of ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1’, features Barco’s Auro 11.1 immersive sound system and a 4K projector, as well as RealD’s Precision White Screen – three firsts for Africa.
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14 Jan 2015

Expanding high-quality cinema in Peru

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Moviegoers are flocking to the cinema in Peru as theater circuits expand across the country to offer a unique entertainment experience. Teaming up with digital cinema integrator Cinema Equipment & Supplies (CE+S), Barco helped UVK Multicines enhance the quality of its showings by completing a recent conversion to digital projection.
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17 Dec 2014

Celebrating Christmas with the CEA: it’s a glamorous affair

The Cinema Exhibitors’ Association (CEA) loves premières. And not only when it comes to movies. Year after year, they manage to celebrate Christmas ahead of everyone else, in a fairytale setting. On 10 December, the cream of the crop of the cinema world got together at No. 8 Northumberland Avenue, near London’s Trafalgar Square, to share experiences and celebrate in style. Just like in 2013, Barco was a proud event sponsor of the ‘glamorous affair’, as the event was called.
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17 Dec 2014

‘The most stunning experience’: Europe warmly welcomes Barco’s laser projector!

Full house at the Kinepolis flagship cinema in Lomme, France, last week. The whole ‘Who’s Who’ of the French cinema world was present to experience the European debut of Barco’s unique DP4K-60L laser projector. Their feedback? The laser-powered première of the ‘Hobbit –Battle of the Five Armies received glowing praise, just like it did in Brussels one day later. For those attending tonight’s première in Madrid: prepare yourself to be impressed!
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11 Dec 2014

A preview of Italian cinema in 2015

The popular Italian seaside resort of Sorrento rolled out the red carpet for over 2,000 movie professionals, from 2 to 5 December last. From Italy’s most prominent filmmakers and actors to cinema exhibitors, production companies and marketing agencies: they all travelled to Sorrento for the 37th ‘Giornate professionali di cinema’ (Professional Days of Cinema). Barco partner Cinemeccanica, the technical sponsor of the event, had invited our colleague Marc Aarts, Sales Director Digital Cinema Western Europe, to talk about Barco’s solutions for the future of cinema…
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08 Dec 2014

Barco reaches 50,000 digital cinema projector milestone

DP2K Series
Since the release of its first digital cinema projector in 2000, Barco has continued to provide the industry with innovative solutions in movie projection, from 2K to 4K, xenon to laser, and the evolution of 3D and high frame rate technology. Many of the top exhibitors have chosen Barco projectors for their theaters, establishing the company as the clear leader in its class with 40 percent market share worldwide.
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05 Dec 2014

Film Fest Gent: the movie

“Barco is an important sponsor of Film Fest Gent, as it’s a very innovative company with Flemish roots that provides top-quality visualization solutions,” says Wim De Witte, programmer at Film Fest Gent. For over 20 years now, Barco has been sponsoring the film festival in the Belgian city of Ghent. On the occasion of this year’s 41st edition, we talked to the programmer and to Wim Buyens, Head of our Entertainment division, about our long-term partnership. Watch the video to hear what they have to say!
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18 Nov 2014

PVR Cinemas bring ‘Auro 11.1 by Barco’ to New Delhi

PVR Cinemas Delhi - Picture 1
Fans of impressive images and astonishing acoustics in India’s capital can rejoice: the first completed installation of ‘Auro 11.1 by Barco’ in New Delhi is a fact. The place to be? The PVR multiplex in the Pacific Mall, Tagore Garden; one of the busiest places in town. The installation also marks the first installation of the Auro 11.1 technology in the North of the country.
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