Source: Deadline.com

The Spider-Man reboot will hit theaters in 3D on July 3, 2012. Check out the pic below:

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COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ: CKEC), a leading DIGITAL cinema and 3D motion picture exhibitor, today announced that it has signed a lease with a Joint Venture between Cedar Shopping Centers and Tristate Ventures to build a 12-screen theatre with 2,330 seats. The theatre will feature a new Carmike state-of-the-art entertainment complex to be located at The Upland Square Shopping Center in West Pottsgrove, PA. Carmike's Next Level In Cinema will feature THE BIG D DIGITAL EXPERIENCE, which will immerse our patrons in the ultimate sight and sound moviegoing adventure.

Amenities for the new 45,300 square ft 12-plex will include stadium style, high-back plush seating throughout the entire complex. This theatre will feature wall-to-wall screens, with projection powered by DLP DIGITAL technology, which produces 35 trillion colors delivering the sharpest and most pristine picture available anywhere. The theatre will include state-of-the-art DIGITAL 3-D capability from Real-D technology. This will have moviegoers immersed in each action packed feature.

With the West Pottsgrove opening, the state of Pennsylvania becomes the 4th state in the nation to offer theatergoers the exciting new BIG-D format that was recently launched by Carmike.

Carmike President and CEO David Passman stated, "Carmike Cinemas is delighted to be expanding in this market. We have found a partner who has the ability to build a new state-of-the-art entertainment complex for The Upland Square Shopping Center. In addition to the best possible moviegoing experience for the community, Carmike's use of DIGITAL technology will also enable us to show live and recorded sporting events and concerts, with most being shown in Real-D 3-D."

"The BIG-D" is a totally re-designed premium auditorium that includes a wall-to-wall screen measuring 78 feet wide and over three stories tall, the latest in 7.1 DIGITAL surround sound and DIGITAL projection for both 2-D and 3-D features. In technical terms, Carmike's BIG-D DIGITAL experience is powered by a cutting-edge Christie Brilliant 3-D flash projector. Images are projected onto the colossal wall-to-wall, ceiling-to-floor screen. The end result is a light output of 30,000 lumens, creating a picture quality with noticeably higher resolution than HD.

To further enhance the experience, the custom QSC DIGITAL audio system is tuned to a 7.1 speaker array with 8 discrete channels and the ability to upgrade to 11.1, a revolution in surround sound technology with DIGITAL audio processing supported by quad-amplified, 4-way speakers and six 21-inch subwoofers.

This exciting new environment also includes the ultimate comfort of plush leather high-back rocking seats placed for optimal viewing in a stadium seating configuration.

"The success over the past year of 3-D releases for features like "Avatar" and "Alice In Wonderland" proves that audiences are not only willing to pay a modest premium for the new DIGITAL experience, but they are now demanding it," stated Mr. Passman. "These and other early successes will no doubt persuade producers to release more movies in this format and with its BIG-D experience Carmike is providing our audiences with the technology and total luxury that brings theatre-going to a whole new level."

Plans for Carmike's BIG-D Experience include more new locations around the U.S. by the end of 2011. "Whether it is a movie, concert, sporting event, motivational speaker or church service, our patrons will find BIG-D placing them at the heart of the event and the action," added Dale Hurst, Carmike's Director of Marketing.

 

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OMAHA, Neb. -- Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE Amex: BTN), a provider of digital cinema projection equipment and services, cinema screens and other cinema products, announced today that it has been selected to provide 150 NEC digital cinema projection systems to Beijing Yida Jiuzhou Film, a newly launched exhibition company, and 100 projection systems to The Jinyi Group. Both are first-time Ballantyne customers. Approximately 50 of the systems were shipped in Q4 2010, and the balance is expected to ship principally in Q1 2011.

Gary L. Cavey, President and CEO of Ballantyne, commented, "Our Asian digital cinema business continues to thrive as Chinese theatre exhibitors move aggressively to both convert existing theaters to digital as well as to expand cinema penetration across the country. We are delighted to forge new relationships with both Beijing Yida Jiuzhou Film and The Jinyi Group. Ballantyne remains well positioned to participate in Asian growth opportunities in coming years."

With over 16 years of experience operating in Asia, Ballantyne has significantly expanded its presence in region over the past two years. The Company has full-service facilities in Beijing and Hong Kong and a recently opened satellite sales office in Shanghai.

 

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Source: THR

David O. Russell may direct an adaptation of 2 Guns, a popular comic book from Boom! Studios. Universal is housing the project.

2 Guns would serve as a star vehicle for Vince Vaughn. The official synopsis from boom-studios.net reads as follows, "A pulp story about cops and thieves and the men that are something in between. Trench has targeted a local bank to rob, and asked Steadman in on the job. Trench figures it's a great way to score considering it's a cover for mob money. They'll be thieves ripping off thieves. But what Steadman doesn't know is that Trench is a DEA agent. And what Trench doesn't know is that Steadman's a Naval Intelligence officer. They're both cops! And neither one knows that they're not robbing the mob, they've been set up to steal $50 million from the CIA! A light-hearted crime romp in the vein of Ocean's Thirteen and The Italian Job from comics legend, Steven Grant!"

Russell recently snagged a DGA nomination for The Fighter, which makes him a very strong contender for an Oscar nod. The volatile director's career has really received a shot of adrenaline thanks to the boxing drama. Russell is also currently attached to direct Uncharted: Drake's Fortune.

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