The new Centaurus Cineplex, Islamabad, Pakistan, opens its doors in June outfitted with multiple high-lumen DCS Digital Cinema Solutions from Kinoton.
The multiplex theatre is prominently located within the prestigious new Centaurus mega-mall in Islamabad, enriching Pakistan’s capital city with a modern building complex that combines a mall with residential and business facilities.
The Cineplex has five auditoriums that seat a total of 520. Cinema 5, with only 17 seats, is designed as a premium auditorium for meeting high expectations. The Centaurus shopping center, which was inaugurated in February 2013, is intended to boost Pakistan’s attractiveness for organizers of international conferences and seminars while symbolizing the country’s growth.
Kinoton’s Pakistani distributor, Pakwestrex, in collaboration with Mandviwalla Entertainment, which operates the Centaurus Cineplex, installed high-end D-Cinema projection solutions in all five of its auditoriums.
Throughout the multiplex, programmes are controlled and managed by Kinoton’s innovative, user-friendly Theater Management System (TMS). This networks cinema hardware and software for comfortable, user-friendly operation. The intuitive TMS software enables central control and management of both auditoriums and projection booths. This includes loading, managing, and distributing content, DCPs, and KDMs, programming and planning of shows, and central storage of DCPs in a library.
All of the connected systems can also be remotely maintained and monitored via the Kinoton Remote System (KRS). As a result, the Kinoton distributor’s service technicians can quickly access and monitor equipment in projection booths and offer assistance if any problems develop. Via My Cinemas, Centaurus Cineplex personnel can use the Internet to view the status of the connected D-Cinema equipment in all projection booths from anywhere. For showing 3D movies, some of the auditoriums feature active and passive 3D systems.
Brand-new, state-of-the-art sound systems round out the digital cinema experience.