IMAX Format Gains Momentum in India

IMAX unveiled two agreements with exhibition groups to open nine new giant screens in India. The new deals mean that IMAX is on the way to doubling its footprint in the world’s second most populous nation. With Cinepolis, the company signed an agreement for four new screens to be opened in Bangalore, Kolkata, Navi Mumbai […]

IMAX unveiled two agreements with exhibition groups to open nine new giant screens in India. The new deals mean that IMAX is on the way to doubling its footprint in the world’s second most populous nation. With Cinepolis, the company signed an agreement for four new screens to be opened in Bangalore, Kolkata, Navi Mumbai […]

Berlinale: Cinepolis Picks up Gael Garcia Bernal’s ‘Museo’ for Latin America

The only Mexican film in official competition at the Berlin Film Festival, Alonso Ruizpalacios’ “Museo,”  has been picked up by Mexican exhibition-distribution giant Cinepolis for release across Mexico and the rest of Latin America. Inspired by actual events, “Museo” stars Gael Garcia Bernal, Leonardo Ortizgris, Alfredo Castro and Simon Russell Beale, and is penned by Ruizpalacios […]

The only Mexican film in official competition at the Berlin Film Festival, Alonso Ruizpalacios’ “Museo,”  has been picked up by Mexican exhibition-distribution giant Cinepolis for release across Mexico and the rest of Latin America. Inspired by actual events, “Museo” stars Gael Garcia Bernal, Leonardo Ortizgris, Alfredo Castro and Simon Russell Beale, and is penned by Ruizpalacios […]

Cinepolis Rolls Out Haptic Version of Sony’s ‘Insidious: The Last Key’

Cinepolis, the largest movie circuit in Mexico, has launched a version of “Insidious: The Last Key” with full-motion, sensory effects. The so-called haptic technology was demonstrated last month at the CineAsia convention in Hong Kong. It delivers tactile sensations concurrent with the narrative of the film through vests that users wear. The world’s fourth largest […]

Cinepolis, the largest movie circuit in Mexico, has launched a version of “Insidious: The Last Key” with full-motion, sensory effects. The so-called haptic technology was demonstrated last month at the CineAsia convention in Hong Kong. It delivers tactile sensations concurrent with the narrative of the film through vests that users wear. The world’s fourth largest […]

Ventana Sur: Cinepolis Corners Soccer Comedy ‘Penalty’ for Mexico and Central America (EXCLUSIVE)

Mexican exhibition giant Cinepolis’ fledgling distribution arm outbid other key players to seize Mexican and Central American theatrical distribution rights to Colombian hitmaker Dago Garcia’s Mexican remake of his 2001 soccer comedy blockbuster “La Pena Maxima” (“Penalty”). “Penalty” will make its market debut at Ventana Sur on Nov. 30 with Elba McAllister and Diana Dudek’s […]

Mexican exhibition giant Cinepolis’ fledgling distribution arm outbid other key players to seize Mexican and Central American theatrical distribution rights to Colombian hitmaker Dago Garcia’s Mexican remake of his 2001 soccer comedy blockbuster “La Pena Maxima” (“Penalty”). “Penalty” will make its market debut at Ventana Sur on Nov. 30 with Elba McAllister and Diana Dudek’s […]

Morelia: Cinepolis Bows Exhibition Operations in Arab Gulf States (EXCLUSIVE)

  MORELIA, Mexico – Now ranking second in the world in terms of admissions, Morelia-based giant exhibitor Cinepolis is expanding into the Middle East and has set up a beachhead in Dubai with former Cinepolis India expansion chief Ashish Shukla at the helm. Plans are underway to raise a still unquantified number of screens in […]

  MORELIA, Mexico – Now ranking second in the world in terms of admissions, Morelia-based giant exhibitor Cinepolis is expanding into the Middle East and has set up a beachhead in Dubai with former Cinepolis India expansion chief Ashish Shukla at the helm. Plans are underway to raise a still unquantified number of screens in […]

Cinepolis to Introduce Kid-Friendly Theaters With Jungle Gyms and Slides

Cinepolis Junior will debut at two theaters in Southern California next week.

Cinepolis, the fourth-largest movie-theater chain in the world, is set to introduce in-theater playgrounds to two locations when the live-action “Beauty and the Beast” remake opens next week. Cinepolis Junior will be open to kids at the company’s Pico Rivera and Vista theaters, complete with beanbag chairs, a slide and a play area directly in front of the screen; suffice to say such a thing would never happen at an Alamo Drafthouse.

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“It’s really intended to make kids feel welcome and comfortable,” Cinepolis USA Chief Executive Adrian Mijares Elizondo told the Los Angeles Times. “The whole idea is to make it easier for parents to take their kids to the movies and let the kids have more fun.” Tickets to Cinepolis Junior screenings will cost $3 more than a regular screening and are intended for families with kiddos aged 3 to 12.

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Theater chains have mulled many options in recent years as a means of boosting attendance; AMC famously considered allowing texting in some theaters before public outcry caused the company to cancel those plans. Cinepolis is based in Mexico, where the child-friendly theaters were introduced three years ago. They’ve since expanded to Spain, Costa Rica and Guatemala.

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Netflix Grabs SVOD Rights to ‘Bellas de Noche’

Vying for a top award at the Los Cabos Int’l Film Festival’s Mexico First competition with her maiden docu-feature “Bellas de Noche” (“Beauties of the Night”), Maria Jose Cuevas comes with prizes and top festival berths already under her belt. After participating in Los Cabos’ Work in Progress program last year, her docu screened at… Read more »

Vying for a top award at the Los Cabos Int’l Film Festival’s Mexico First competition with her maiden docu-feature “Bellas de Noche” (“Beauties of the Night”), Maria Jose Cuevas comes with prizes and top festival berths already under her belt. After participating in Los Cabos’ Work in Progress program last year, her docu screened at... Read more »