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

Cineplanet
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'

Lucy mixed in Auro 11.1
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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01 Jul 2014

Feel the vibes of CineEurope 2014 in our wrap-up video

Our digital cinema projectors did a great job at CineEurope 2014, all eyes were on our colleague Brian Claypool during the immersive sound focus session and we managed to bring the CinemaBarco message across. In addition, the world of CineEurope is fun too. Our wrap-up video is your chance to relive CineEurope: great Barco technology, a stylish booth, flashy images, pounding music, happy – and beautiful - people with, of course, the World Cup soccer in the background …
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16 Jun 2014

CinemaBarco at CineEurope: let the show begin!

While World Cup mania sweeps the globe, part of our European team has had its mind on another form of entertainment lately: cinema. Today, we’re all ready to turn the heads of thousands of visitors during this week’s CineEurope in Barcelona - Europe’s largest get-together of the cinema exhibitor community…
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12 Jun 2014

Bill Beck “The Laser Guy” joins Barco

Bill Beck The Laser Guy
Building upon a successful launch and early market lead, Barco has invited Bill Beck to join the Barco team to further strengthen its leadership in laser-illuminated projection for digital cinema. Known as “The Laser Guy,” Beck has been on the leading edge of laser technology for more than 10 years, focusing his efforts on the image quality and operating benefits of laser illumination for cinema exhibition and other high-performance projection applications. In his new role, Beck will work closely with Barco’s Sales and R&D teams to further expand its reach into global markets.
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