At the 2012 Telluride Film Festival in the scenic Colorado ski town, a school gymnasium was once again skillfully transformed into a world-class screening room named the Galaxy. Here, a Meyer Sound system based on Acheron® screen channel loudspeakers played an instrumental part in creating an environment that left a favorable impression on festival guest director and English writer Geoff Dyer, who selected several film revivals for this year's event.

"I'll never forget showing ‘Baraka' there in 70mm," says Dyer, who was surprised to learn that Galaxy was not a permanent entity. "The projection was amazing and the sound so incredible, so crisp."

Film connoisseurs, including esteemed guests from the film industry, are drawn to Telluride every summer for its carefully curated program packed with sneak peeks of new movies as well as Q&A sessions and panels with the filmmakers. In addition to "Baraka," movies that were heard this year through the Meyer Sound system at the Galaxy included "Argo" by director Ben Affleck, "The Iceman" by Ariel Vromen, "Hyde Park on Hudson" by Roger Michell, and "Frances Ha" by Noah Baumbach.

"There were numerous instances throughout the four-day Telluride Film Festival when a filmmaker would remark how amazing the sound presentation was at the Galaxy theatre," comments Julie Huntsinger, co-director of the festival. "Ariel Vromen and his colleagues with ‘The Iceman' were particularly thrilled when they heard their film presented-they couldn't believe the quality of sound."

The configuration deployed at the Galaxy included the Acheron screen channel loudspeakers, HMS-10 cinema surround loudspeakers, and X-800C subwoofers. MINA line array loudspeakers provided live sound reinforcement. System implementation was handled by festival staff and Boston Light & Sound.

At the Telluride Film Festival's 40th anniversary in 2013, Meyer Sound will be supplying sound reinforcement for the Galaxy for the third straight year. Passes will be available beginning March 2013.


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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS -- Harkness Screens, the world's leading manufacturer of projection screens for cinema and events applications, assisted Christie Digital and Xpand in achieving an industry first, showing a full-length feature film in 3D at 14fL, the DCI-specification for 2D presentation using Laser projection.

The showing of Martin Scorsese's Hugo in 3D held in the ‘IBC Big Screen' theatre at RAI Amsterdam utilised a 16.7m x 7m Harkness Spectral 240 3D silver screen along with Christie Digital's first prototype laser projector and Xpand's active 3D system.

"The industry is extremely aware of the brightness level issues involved with 3D digital cinema. This demonstration provided a glimpse into the not too distant future at what might be achievable and also highlighted that whilst our Spectral 3D surfaces are usually deployed in passive 3D systems, the high gain properties can make it suitable for active systems. The screening was simply stunning and showed just how impressive 3D content can look with correct brightness levels, says Tony Dilley, Head of International Sales at Harkness Screens.

Harkness' SpectralTM 240 3D silver screens are considered by cinema exhibitors and special venue operators worldwide to be the optimum 3D projection surface for 3D systems using polarised light.

SpectralTM 240 is a high brightness silver screen that gives excellent performance with "passive" 3D applications using polarised light such as RealD. It also performs well under 2D conditions. The aluminium flake based coating applied to the unique base material provides high gain characteristics, strong signal-to-noise ratios, generous viewing angles and excellent colour temperature.


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Hong Kong -- GDC Technology ("GDC Tech"), a world leading digital cinema solution provider, is delighted to announce today that GDC Tech's new Integrated Media Block ("IMB") with digital cinema servers including SX-3000A, SX-2000AR and SX-2000TR models are now compliant with the Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC (DCI) digital cinema system specifications, pursuant to compliance testing as conducted by Keio University, an entity licensed for compliance testing by DCI.

GDC Tech's groundbreaking SX-3000A and SX-2000AR/ TR IMBs support high frame rate ("HFR") playback in both 2D and 3D (at 48 and 60 frames per second per eye), as well as 2K and 4K resolution. In addition, they also feature Intopix decoding technology capable of playing compression bit rates of up to 500 Mb/s for all color components, and delivers second to none playback quality for HFR 3D content. They also support built-in digital connectivity for alternative content. Furthermore, they feature long distance content streaming and remote access via gigabit Ethernet, which can significantly simplify cinema multiplex operations with standalone architecture.

"We are extremely pleased to confirm that our new IMB has passed all applicable CTP requirements for DCI compliance," said Dr. Man-Nang Chong, founder and CEO of GDC Tech. "As an accredited and trusted global digital cinema service provider with over 20,000 servers installed worldwide, we are determined to offer exhibitors the most cutting-edge and reliable technology. Thanks to GDC Tech's feature-rich products and track record of earning customer trust over the years, GDC Tech has received orders of approximately 3,000 units of DCI-compliant new IMBs to be delivered over the next 12 months. We are confident that we will continue to contribute to the industry with premium-quality digital cinema solutions."


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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, announces a celebration of the Twilight movies with a one-day-only event November 15 for fans to experience the complete saga including the premiere of ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2.' Tickets for the final installment of the Twilight Saga go on sale Monday, October 1 online and at 450 participating Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards Theatres.

When purchasing tickets in person at the box office, Regal Crown Club members can enjoy an exclusive offer on both tickets and snack purchases. Admission for loyalty club members is only $15 for all five movies. And with each $15 ticket sold, members receive a coupon good for a Twilight Saga Combo of a medium popcorn and medium drink for only $5. The industry-leading Regal Crown Club is free to join and enables frequent guests to enjoy tremendous values. For online ticket sales and for those without membership, admission is $20. Those attending the marathon will also receive a commemorative lanyard to remember the event, while supplies last.

"On this one day, Twilight will begin before noon and last past midnight as fans savor every moment of the saga at their favorite Regal Entertainment Group theatre," stated Ken Thewes, Chief Marketing Officer at Regal Entertainment Group. "The conclusion of the Twilight Saga is one of the most eagerly anticipated movies of the year. And Regal is pulling out all the stops, celebrating the Twilight phenomenon with an epic one-day-only event showcasing all five films for the ultimate fans."


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NEW YORK & LOS ANGELES -- Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, announced today that it has appointed film expert Dave Karger to the newly created role of Chief Correspondent. The hiring of Karger, a 17-year veteran and senior writer from Entertainment Weekly who also served as the Academy's official Red Carpet Greeter for the 2011 and 2012 Oscars, is a key part of Fandango's strategy to be a multi-platform entertainment brand. He will report to Hilary Smith, SVP of Digital Communications and Integrated Media Marketing for NBCUniversal's Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media division.

"Dave has a well-deserved nationwide following as one of the industry's most dynamic and respected film and awards authorities," said Smith. She added, "Bringing him to Fandango in this newly created position is a game-changer for the brand, as the business builds on its image as the primary source for all things movies."

Karger will be available to regularly contribute movie commentary and box office insights, on behalf of Fandango, across NBCUniversal's vast array of news and Entertainment properties, including TODAY, Access Hollywood, E! Entertainment, and local stations -- as well as other media outlets. Over the years, Karger has appeared on NBC News' TODAY more than150 times.

"This is a dream job for me," said Karger. "Film and entertainment has been my lifelong passion, and I cannot think of a better place to launch the next chapter of my career as an on-camera correspondent than the nation's leading moviegoer destination and NBCUniversal."

Karger will also represent Fandango at major movie premieres, awards shows, key industry conferences and film festivals - capturing celebrity interviews and reporting top movie news. Karger will also provide Fandango with his dead-on awards predictions and Oscar commentary, for which he has become a nationally recognized expert in the industry.

Karger covered movies, music, and television for Entertainment Weekly from 1995 until 2012. He wrote more than 50 cover stories for the magazine, on subjects including George Clooney, Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Denzel Washington, Charlize Theron, Halle Berry, Will Smith, Elton John, Kelly Clarkson, and Carrie Underwood. He spearheaded Oscar coverage for the magazine and

On television, in addition to his numerous appearances on TODAY, Dave has frequently served as a guest correspondent for Access Hollywood. He has hosted the movie-interview specials, "The Suite with Dave Karger" (AMC) and "Reel Comedy" (Comedy Central) and has interviewed actors and directors on the BBC, the Sundance Channel, Logo, and the People's Choice Awards (CBS). He has also appeared on Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Piers Morgan Tonight, and Anderson Cooper 360.

Since 2011, Dave has been the Academy of Motion Picture Arts + Sciences' official Red Carpet Greeter on Oscar night, the third person to hold that post (following Army Archerd and Robert Osborne). He has served on the juries of the TriBeCa, Los Angeles, and Florida Film Festivals. Dave graduated cum laude from Duke University.

An active user of social media, Dave can be followed on Twitter via @Davekarger.

As a sign of Fandango's growing popularity, more than 41 million people visited Fandango's Web and mobile destinations last month, while the company reported record-breaking online and mobile traffic and ticket sales during the summer of 2012.


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