Troubled Digiplex

Sullivan, Laurie
May 2007
Red Herring;5/28/2007, Vol. 4 Issue 17/18, p33
Trade Publication
The article discusses the transition of motion picture theaters from film to digital. It offers information on the plans of Paul Glantz, the founder and chairman of Emagine Entertainment, a small-town theater chain, to transform his theaters into entertainment hubs. It is stated that turning movie theaters into entertainment hubs could still be a hard sell. In Spain, Cinegames recently began testing a system at the company's Yelmo Cineplex in Madrid, spending more than $390,000 to retrofit a small theater, equipping each of its 50 seats with a 17-inch screen and game pad. In Canada, TimePlay Entertainment spent years developing a system that lets moviegoers using touchscreen devices compete with each other in interactive, ad-sponsored games projected on the big screen.


Related Articles

  • TimePlay to spend £250k on UK interactive cinema launch.  // Marketing Week;2/14/2008, Vol. 31 Issue 7, p12 

    The article reports that the U.S.-based TimePlay Entertainment, a company that exclusively provides interactive content for cinemas, has planned to launch in Great Britain. The launch's concept means that cinemas could allow audiences to use hand-held game controllers to interact with content,...

  • Four times the charm. Hornaday, Cole // Boxoffice;Aug2011, Vol. 147 Issue 8, p16 

    The article offers information on Paul Glantz, founder of the company Emagine. It states that he bought his first theater in rural Michigan and called it Clarkston Cinema. Glantz and the company opened their first built-from-the-ground-up movie theater called Cinema Hollywood in Birch Run,...

  • DISCOVERIES.  // Current Science;2/24/2012, Vol. 97 Issue 10, p15 

    The article presents information on digitization of motion picture theater.

  • Down Under wonder. Zion, Lawrie // Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;6/3/2003, Vol. 378 Issue 46, p14 

    The article focuses on Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne, Victoria, a venue for screening of motion pictures. The goal of ACMI is to become a place where the moving image can be experienced in all its forms. With dedicated spaces for exhibitions, production and outdoor...

  • Theater biz model changes its focus, then changes again. Halcom, Chad // Crain's Detroit Business;6/29/2015, Vol. 31 Issue 26, p3 

    The article discusses trends in the business operations of film theater owners in Detroit, Michigan. Topics explored include the outlook issued by Emagine Entertainment Inc. chairman Paul Glantz for moviegoing in downtown Detroit, the business model and marketing strategy of MJR Theatres Inc.,...

  • Theater ads going digital. Price, Mike // Fort Worth Business Press;10/31/2003, Vol. 16 Issue 42, p22 

    Reports on a Digital Theater Distribution System (DTDS) that will be installed by National Cinema Network in Forth Worth and Dallas, Texas to change pre-show advertising segments as of October 31, 2003. Traditional approach used in the pre-show advertising segments of movie theaters; Features...

  • Movies Going Digital.  // Current Science;2/24/2012, Vol. 97 Issue 10, p14 

    The article presents information on digitization of old reel-to-reel projectors in U.S. movie theaters.

  • Projector Maker Awaits Movies Move to Digital. Cruz, Sherri // Orange County Business Journal;9/15/2003, Vol. 26 Issue 37, p1 

    Reports that Christie Digital Systems Inc. has started making digital projectors for several movie theaters in the U.S. Worth of the company's sales for the year 2002; Usability of the digital product; Number of theaters in the U.S. using digital projectors for movies.

  • SUPPLY SIDELINES. Ellingson, Annlee // Boxoffice;Feb2004, Vol. 140 Issue 2, p25 

    The article reports that AdSpace Networks Inc. has added five Magic Johnson Theatres to its CoolSign digital media advertising and promotion network in the U.S.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics