Ongoing advances in digital technology are driving transformation in the cinema business. Your local movie theatre is rapidly becoming an entertainment complex and community centre where you can see a movie and then maybe linger to enjoy a meal in a nice restaurant, have a drink in a comfortable bar, go bowling, or enjoy some other leisure activity.
Increasingly, local theatre owners are transforming their businesses to cater to the specific needs and wishes of their community. This transformation has been driven by digital cinema technology, and the resulting increase in business – business often not directly tied to Hollywood feature films – shows no signs of easing soon.
The possibilities for a movie theatre today are wide open. Exploring and understanding those possibilities are the focus of the first Digital Cinema Summit, which will be held on the afternoon of 6 February at the Hotel Okura. The half-day event will feature top digital cinema technology authorities from around the world addressing a range of issues facing professionals in all phases of the motion picture industry. The purpose of the event is to give digital cinema technology centre stage.
In panels discussions moderated by Nick Dager, Editor and Publisher of Digital Cinema Report, the topics will include:
- Lobbies – The Moviegoing Experience Begins at the Front Door
- Theatre Sound – Object Based or File Based?
- High Dynamic Range in Exhibition – Laser versus LED
The discussions will be followed by a networking cocktail reception for all attendees. There will also be a small exhibition area where attendees can get a hands-on look at some of the latest digital cinema technology.