|= Dolby 3D Cinema Theater|
|= IMAX 3D Cinema Theater|
|= RealD 3D Cinema Theater|
PHILLIPINES: TriNoma opens Digital 3D Cinema
Residents of Quezon City and neighboring areas do not have to travel to the south of Metro Manila to experience state-of-art, three-dimension (3D) digital movie entertainment. This as the Ayala-owned Triangle North of Manila (TriNoma) shopping complex has formally unveiled its Digital 3D Cinema last week.
TriNoma refurbished its existing Cinema 4 to become its Digital 3D Cinema, equipped with the latest Dolby 3D Cinema technology. With the upgrade, audiences can enjoy brilliant images, and clear surround sound when they watch movies.
"At Ayala Malls Cinemas, we are constantly on the lookout for the latest innovation to give our patrons a movie-watching experience that is relevant to their lifestyle," Amir Precilla, Ayala Malls Cinemas general manager, said in a statement.
Singapore Hosts World’s First Fully 3-D Based Film Festival
Singapore has been named the host city of the world’s first fully 3-D based film and entertainment technology festival taking place from November 19 – 23, 2008. The Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) will host the festival officially named 3DX: 3D Film & Entertainment Technology Festival.
Jim Chabin of 3D Partners Ltd will serve as 3DX executive producer of the five day event taking place in Asia. It is also supported by the Singapore Tourism Board.
Said Dr. Christopher Chia, Chief Executive Officer, MDA: “The development of a world class 3-D festival in Singapore highlighting the creative talent and technology in 3-D film underlines Singapore’s commitment to play an active role to expand the boundaries of 3-D.
Through a Glass Starkly
A film more than a decade in the making will be the first 3D feature shown in Vietnam
By Pham Thu Nga - Trong Kha
Three-dimensional cinema finally reached Vietnam last month when Megastar Media gave reporters and other invited guests a preview of the country’s first 3D theaters in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. While digital 3D clips have been shown in Vietnam since the 90s, Hanoi’s Megastar Vincom City Towers and HCMC’s Megastar Hung Vuong Plaza will screen the first full-length 3D features from December.
Great expectations: The first 3D film to hit Vietnam will be “Avatar,” directed by James Cameron of “Titanic” and “Terminator” fame. The US$250- million production conceived 15 years ago is one of the first full-length non-animated 3D features.
Megastar’s Distribution General Manager Su Lee told Thanh Nien Weekly the film’s screening here would be a milestone in Vietnam’s cinema market. Tipped by no less than Steven Spielberg to be the biggest action flick of all time, “Avatar” will be released in both 2D and 3D format the same day as in the US, on December 18, Lee said.
|Jakarta - Plaza Senayan XXI, Jl. Asia Afrika No.9|
|Jakarta - Blitzmegaplex Mall one Pacific Place, Pacific Place Mall Lt 6,Jl. Jend Sudirman kav 52-53
|Jakarta - Grand Indonesia, 8 th Floor, No 1 Jl.Tamrin|
|Jakarta - Mall of Indonesia, Kelapa Gading Square 2nd Floor,Jl. Boulevard Barat Raya. Utara
|Tanggarang - Blitzmegaplex Teraskota, Sektor IV, CBD Lot VII B, BSD City; Serpong
|Auckland - Hoyts Sylvia Park Sylvia Park Shopping Centre 286 Mount Wellington Highway|
|Christchurch - Hoyts Westfield Riccarton, Westfield Mall, Rotherham St|
|Wellington - Reading Cinemas Courtenay Central |
NEW ZEALAND: Cinema chief stepping up sizzle factor
SkyCity Cinemas general manager Jane Hastings has her own take on the old maxim that marketers should sell the sizzle, not the sausage. She says New Zealand's biggest cinema chain - with 96 screens in 13 cinemas focused on Auckland and the north - has lifted its market share.
In the past nine months its share of the Auckland cinema revenue is up from 55 per cent to 65 per cent and nationally from 34 per cent to 38.5 per cent, SkyCity says.
Hastings took over the sales and marketing director role for parent SkyCity Entertainment two years ago and mid-way last year was appointed to "turn around" the casino company's unloved cinema division.
Hastings' background is in retail and marketing - she worked for eight years in Asia in the crossover between advertising and client marketing.
|Anyang - Lotte Cinema Anyang 7, 8F, Lotte Department Store, 88-1, Manan-gu|
|Busan - Lotte Cinema Busan 11, 10F, Lotte Department Store 503-15, Busanjin-gu|
|Changwon - Lotte Cinema 7, 3F, Lotte Department Store, 79, Changwon-city, Kyoungnam, Sangnam-dong
|Daegu - Lotte Cinema Daegu 9, 302-155, 2ga, Chilsungdong, Buk-gu|
|Daejeon - Lotte Cinema Daejeon 8, 10F, Lotte Department Store 423-1, Koijeong-dong, Seo-gu
|Guri - Lotte Cinema Guri 7, Gurimax Bldg 676-2, Incahng-dong|
|Gwangju - Lotte Cinema Gwang-ju 6, 9F, Lotte Department Store, 7-1, Daien-dong, Dong-gu|
|Gwebeop-dong - Lotte Cinema Sasang 7, 3-5F, Busan West Bus Terminal Bldg. 533-1, Sasang-gu, Busan
|Incheon - Lotte Cinema Bupyoung 9, Downtown BLDG 11 6F 152-1, Bupyoung-gu|
|Jeonju - Lotte Cinema Jeonju 8, 7F, Lotte Department Store, 971 Seoshin-dong, Wansan-gu|
|Koyang - Lotte Cinema Lafesta 8, C Block 3F, Lafesta 764, Janghang-dong, Ilsan-gu, Ilsan-gu
|Ulsan - Lotte Cinema Ulsan 9, 2F, Cinema Bldg. 1480-1, Nam-gu|
|SOUTH KOREA - SEOUL|
|Choong-gu -Lotte Cinema Ansan 8, 130, Namdaemun 2ga, Choong-gu|
|Gwangjin-gu - Lotte Cinema Kondae-ipgu 11, 2-3F, Starcity Bldg, 227-7 Jayang-dong |
|Nowon-gu - Lotte Cinema Nowon 8, 10F, Lotte Department Store 713, Sangkye-dong|
|Yeongdeungpo-gu - Lotte Cinema Youngdeungpo, Bldg 7F 618-496 Youngdeungpo-dong|
SOUTH KOREA: GDC Forges Partnership with RealD to Deliver Leading-edge 3D Digital Cinema Experience
GDC is pleased to announce a partnership with RealD, the global leader in 3D cinema technology. Under the partnership, GDC’s best-selling digital cinema server - SA-2100 will be offered as part of RealD’s premier 3D platform for future 3D rollout.
GDC is the market leader in Asia with two-thirds of the market share and has the second largest deployment of digital cinema servers worldwide. RealD is the global leader in 3D, having captured 90% of the worldwide digital 3D market.
The partnership will propel GDC servers into the fast expanding 3D market, estimated to reach between 4000 and 5000 screens by 2009. Early success of the partnership includes 20 installations at Lotte Cinema, South Korea.
|Kaohsiung - IMAX® 3D Theatre, National Science & Technology Museum|
|Kaohsiung - Cinemark Dream Mall, 8th Fl, No 789, Sec 5 Chung Hua|
|Taipei - 3D 88, Cheng Tu Road|
|Miramar Cinemas IMAX® Theatre - Miramar Entertainment Park
|Taipei - Cinemark Core Pacific, B1F, No 138, Sec 4, Bade Rd|
|Esplanade 99 Esplanade Building Ratchadapisek Rd|
|Major Cineplex Rama 3 79/323 Sathupradit Rd. Chongnonsi|
|Major Cineplex Ratchayothin 1839 Paholyothin Rd. Ladyao |
|Major Cineplex Sukhumvit 1221/39 Sukhumvit Rd. Klongtannuea|
|SF Cinema City Bangkapi The Mall Bangkapi 3522 Ladprao Rd. |
|SFX Cinema Central 1691 6th Floor Central Palza Paholyothin Rd. Ladyao|