MILWAUKEE -- Marcus Theatres®, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE:MCS), announced today that it will debut its state-of-the-art UltraScreen DLXTM immersive cinema experience in Addison, Ill., Oakdale, Minn., and Columbus, Ohio in time for the newest holiday blockbusters. UltraScreen DLX combines the massive, three-story-high UltraScreen® with spacious DreamLoungerSM leather electric recliner seating and immersive sound to create a movie-going experience unlike any other.
"The UltraScreen DLX auditoriums provide an entirely new moviegoing environment that can only be experienced at Marcus Theatres," said Rolando B. Rodriguez, president and CEO of Marcus Theatres. "Our three UltraScreen DLX auditoriums are the first to integrate all reserved stadium recliner seating, giant screens of at least 65 feet in width and amazing sound in one complete package, creating the ultimate entertainment destination. These auditoriums are designed and engineered to provide unmatched comfort, razor sharp digital images and ultra-realistic sound that envelops audiences as never before."
"Our UltraScreen DLX is the next evolution of the original UltraScreen which Marcus Theatres launched in 1999 as the first branded premium large format screen in the industry," Rodriguez added.
Every seat in the UltraScreen DLX auditoriums is an oversized DreamLounger recliner that the moviegoer can adjust to go from upright to full recline at the touch of a button. The combination of the incredibly comfortable seating with the enormous screen and immersive audio is a multisensory cinematic experience unavailable anywhere else in the world.
To celebrate the launch of the new UltraScreen DLX, Marcus Theatres is sponsoring a number of giveaways. In each of its inaugural markets, people can enter to win a pair of DreamLoungers to enjoy in their home. Other lucky winners will receive packages of four courtesy passes to the movies of their choice.
The first two UltraScreen DLX auditoriums will open at the Marcus Crosswoods Cinema in Columbus, Ohio and the Marcus Addison Cinema in Addison, Ill., on November 15, followed by the Marcus Oakdale Cinema in Oakdale, Minn., on November 19. In addition to the UltraScreen DLX auditoriums, DreamLounger seats are also being installed in all other auditoriums at these three locations.
London, United Kingdom -- Sony Digital Cinema today announced that it is supporting the 2013 Cork Film Festival in Ireland. Attendees from across the country are invited to view a variety of content on Sony's 4K digital cinema SRX-R515 projector from up until Sunday 17th November.
The SRX-R515 will be installed by GFD in the Cork Opera House where festival-goers can watch screenings of old classics that have been re-mastered such as Apocalypse Now, Night Train to Lisbon, All is Lost, The Blues Brothers and many more. Sony Digital Cinema is giving attendees the chance to enjoy superior picture quality by creating the ultimate viewing experience.
Tim Potter, Digital Cinema Solutions Account Manager, Sony Europe, said: "We were delighted when we were approached by The Cork Film Festival to deliver some of the main screenings on Sony 4K. The fact the organisers wanted to use the SRX-R515 reflects the importance of picture quality in the audience's experience of a film as the projector uses the highest contrast ratios in cinema and for 4K either delivers the detail native or cleverly up scales the image. With Sony 4K, viewers benefit from being able to see the films how the directors intended."
2013 is Disney's biggest year at the global box office in the studio's history. Disney broke its previous record of $3.791 billion, set in 2010, thanks to a string of hits like Iron Man 3, Monsters University, and Thor: The Dark World.
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BURBANK, Calif. –– Today, The Walt Disney Studios will break its previous global box office record of $3.791 billion, set in 2010.
“With incredible results from our Marvel, Disney and Pixar brands, this is a phenomenal achievement and we still have seven weeks and three exciting films to go this year,” said Alan Bergman, president, The Walt Disney Studios. “What all of our films have in common is not only quality but great characters and universal stories that connect with people around the world, which is so important to us.”
In July, Disney was the first studio to reach the $1 billion domestic box office milestone for the year, a threshold it has achieved for eight consecutive years. In August, in record time, Disney reached the $2 billion international box office threshold for the fourth year in a row, and in early November the studio surpassed its previous all-time international box office record of $2.302 billion, also set in 2010.
The announcement comes as Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World continues to dominate the global box office. The film opened domestically November 8 with $85.7 million and has earned $348.5M million worldwide since beginning its international rollout October 30.
In addition to Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World, the studio’s box office results this year have been led by Marvel’s Iron Man 3, which opened domesticallyand has amassed over $1.21 billion to become the year’s top-grossing film and the fifth highest-grossing film of all time; Disney•Pixar’s Monsters University, which opened and has earned over $744 million to become the year’s fourth highest-grossing film and Pixar’s third highest-grossing film ever; and Disney’s Oz The Great and Powerful, which opened and has brought in over $493 million worldwide.
Still to come in 2013 are DreamWorks Studios’ Delivery Man ( ), Disney’s Frozen ( ), and Saving Mr. Banks ( limited; wide).