01 Oct 2014

Brazilian Cine Lúmine proudly takes the leap to digital cinema

High image quality, ease-of-use and a modular design: these are the three reasons why María Bastos, owner of Brazil’s Cine Lúmine cinemas, chose to go digital with Barco projectors. Earlier this month, María proudly opened the doors to her digital theaters, equipped with our DP2K-10SX projectors. The opening marked a first: Cine Lúmine was the first to sign a Digital Print Fee with Quanta DGT and receive the digital equipment. “The romanticism and magic of 35mm will stay, but thanks to the new technology, we can broaden now our horizons,” said María upon the opening.
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11 Sep 2014

Barco digital cinema team explores next-generation technologies at IBC

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What’s in store for the future of digital cinema, and is the market ready for these exciting new developments? Bill Beck “The Laser Guy” shares Barco’s insights on the latest trends, technologies and opportunities at the “EDCF Global D-Cinema Update” at IBC 2014 on 14 September, 2014 in RAI Amsterdam. He joins an esteemed group of cinema luminaries who, together, will answer important questions on the industry’s most pressing issues, from screen brightness, to electronic delivery, to how IT systems are changing the way cinemas operate. On September 15, Brian Claypool, Senior Director Strategic Business Development will speak on “Immersive Audio – From the Big Screen to the Small Screen” and Jan Daem, Product Validation Engineer will provide an update on LIPA’s regulatory progress during the “Laser Projectors Part 1: Seeing is Believing” session at the event.
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08 Sep 2014

Centerplex Cinemas: another Brazilian cinema looking forward to install Barco projectors

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Remember the recent news about our deal with Brazilian system integrator Quanta DGT? Well, we’re proud to add another cinema giant to the list of Brazilian exhibitors that chose to go digital with Barco: Centerplex Cinemas will integrate our solutions in its 41 theaters in the Brazilian states of São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Alagoas, Pernambuco e Ceará.
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08 Aug 2014

Holidays at the movies

It’s raining while we are writing this summer news. So this is not really the time to sip from a cool drink on a sunny terrace, cool off with an ice cream on the beach or jump into a refreshing pool or river. Our alternative? The movies!
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04 Aug 2014

500 Barco projectors support cinema digitization in Brazil

Though Brazil is the world’s tenth most important cinema market in terms of admissions, the digitization percentage has been quite low for a long time. Recent public policies aim to encourage exhibitors to digitize their screens. The Virtual Print Fee (VPF) program is one such financing model and has so far been joined by over 70% of Brazil’s exhibitors. Many of them chose to go digital with the support of system integrator Quanta DGT and Barco’s digital cinema projectors.
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01 Aug 2014

15 years of exceptional cinematic experiences at Cineplanet

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Cineplanet, the leading cinema chain in Peru, celebrated 15 years of existence in July. To mark the special anniversary, Cineplanet launched newspaper articles, videos and promotions. Barco, as a long-term digital cinema technology partner to the chain, was happy to partake in the festivities.
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28 Jul 2014

Spreading the magic of the movies in the Brazilian favelas

On 26 June last, in the midst of the FIFA World Cup madness, inhabitants of the Brazilian community of Manguinhos (Rio de Janeiro) were immersed into a totally different type of leisure: they welcomed ‘their’ very first movie theater. The Cine Teatro Eduardo Coutinho was established as part of the Favela Creative project, which aims to bring social and cultural projects to favela inhabitants. Barco was happy to support the project with a DP2K-23B digital cinema projector.
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25 Jul 2014

Three reasons to go see 'Lucy'

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Action sci-fi film 'Lucy' is hitting US theaters today and there are numerous reasons to go watch this movie. We've picked out three.
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21 Jul 2014

Discover Barco at London’s new, luxurious Ham Yard boutique hotel

Visiting London this summer and looking for an exclusive, stylish place to stay? Check out the brand-new Ham Yard boutique hotel, part of the Firmdale group, at London’s West End. Stylishly furnished with a trendy restaurant and bar, a library, a spa and gym and even an original, 1950s four-lane bowling alley imported from Texas, the hotel offers a truly unique experience. The cherry on the cake, if you ask us? The 188-seat Ham Yard screening room, featuring one of our ultra-bright DP4K-32Bx digital cinema projector.
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16 Jul 2014

Auro 11.1 immersive sound goes Switzerland. Thanks Arena Cinemas!

Auro 11.1 cinema speaker set-up
“Luxury, wide padded seats with large armrests, great leg room, big screens, a stylish lounge and bar: we’ve really raised the bar to make sure our audience truly enjoys their time at the movies,” says Patrick Tavoli, CEO of Arena Cinemas, Switzerland’s third largest cinema operator. So when the group built its new flagship cinema in Geneva, it equipped each of its nine theaters with Auro 11.1 immersive sound by Barco.
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