21 Oct 2014

Meeting up with the world of showbiz in Abu Dhabi

The brand-new International Showbiz Expo (ISBE), taking place in Abu Dhabi this 21 to 23 October, hosts panel discussions and presentations, an industry trade show and movie screenings. Barco is a proud event sponsor: we’ve delivered visualization equipment for the main theater and we’ve set up a Barco booth. Our participation is a great way to highlight our commitment to the entertainment industry in the Middle East.
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14 Oct 2014

Kinoforum introduces Barco Auro 11.1 immersive sound in CIS countries

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Barco Auro 11.1 immersive sound is quickly gaining ground across the world, and the latest region to succumb to its unique features is the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). In Kirgizstan, cinema service provider Kinoforum (a subsidiary of Barco partner Seoul Incorporate) is installing the system in its brand-new preview theater. The inauguration ceremony took place on 10 October, in the presence of industry leaders and politicians.
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14 Oct 2014

Rolling out the red carpet for Film Fest Gent

The Belgian city of Ghent has just rolled out the red carpet for tonight’s kick-off of its 41st Film Festival. Between today and 25 October, Belgian and international actors, directors, producers, music composers and musicians, as well as thousands of film lovers will walk the red carpet to discover the magic of movies and music. Committed to the world of cinema as we are, we will be there too, of course, as an official sponsor to the festival.
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10 Oct 2014

Coming tonight to a theater in Antwerp, Belgium: Barco Escape!

Barco has been all over the news in Belgium, these past few days. The reason? A prestigious première: Kinepolis Group has just equipped the very first European theater with Barco’s panoramic theater configuration. Tonight is D-Day for the new technology, as 20th Century Fox’s new movie, ‘The Maze Runner’, will be shown in Barco Escape technology. The expectations are high … and we’re sure the audience will not be disappointed!
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10 Oct 2014

After the soccer, came the films: looking back upon a successful Festival do Rio

These are exciting times for the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. The host city for the final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup – and for the 2016 Olympic Games – has now just waved goodbye to the thousands of film fans that overwhelmed its cinemas for the recent Film Festival do Rio. As a preferred visualization partner, Barco had installed three digital cinema projectors for the screenings, including an ultra-bright 4K projector.
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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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