28 Jul 2014

Spreading the magic of the movies in the Brazilian favelas

On 26 June last, in the midst of the FIFA World Cup madness, inhabitants of the Brazilian community of Manguinhos (Rio de Janeiro) were immersed into a totally different type of leisure: they welcomed ‘their’ very first movie theater. The Cine Teatro Eduardo Coutinho was established as part of the Favela Creative project, which aims to bring social and cultural projects to favela inhabitants. Barco was happy to support the project with a DP2K-23B digital cinema projector.
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25 Jul 2014

Three reasons to go see 'Lucy'

Lucy mixed in Auro 11.1
Action sci-fi film 'Lucy' is hitting US theaters today and there are numerous reasons to go watch this movie. We've picked out three.
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21 Jul 2014

Discover Barco at London’s new, luxurious Ham Yard boutique hotel

Visiting London this summer and looking for an exclusive, stylish place to stay? Check out the brand-new Ham Yard boutique hotel, part of the Firmdale group, at London’s West End. Stylishly furnished with a trendy restaurant and bar, a library, a spa and gym and even an original, 1950s four-lane bowling alley imported from Texas, the hotel offers a truly unique experience. The cherry on the cake, if you ask us? The 188-seat Ham Yard screening room, featuring one of our ultra-bright DP4K-32Bx digital cinema projector.
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16 Jul 2014

Auro 11.1 immersive sound goes Switzerland. Thanks Arena Cinemas!

Auro 11.1 cinema speaker set-up
“Luxury, wide padded seats with large armrests, great leg room, big screens, a stylish lounge and bar: we’ve really raised the bar to make sure our audience truly enjoys their time at the movies,” says Patrick Tavoli, CEO of Arena Cinemas, Switzerland’s third largest cinema operator. So when the group built its new flagship cinema in Geneva, it equipped each of its nine theaters with Auro 11.1 immersive sound by Barco.
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01 Jul 2014

Feel the vibes of CineEurope 2014 in our wrap-up video

Our digital cinema projectors did a great job at CineEurope 2014, all eyes were on our colleague Brian Claypool during the immersive sound focus session and we managed to bring the CinemaBarco message across. In addition, the world of CineEurope is fun too. Our wrap-up video is your chance to relive CineEurope: great Barco technology, a stylish booth, flashy images, pounding music, happy – and beautiful - people with, of course, the World Cup soccer in the background …
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16 Jun 2014

CinemaBarco at CineEurope: let the show begin!

While World Cup mania sweeps the globe, part of our European team has had its mind on another form of entertainment lately: cinema. Today, we’re all ready to turn the heads of thousands of visitors during this week’s CineEurope in Barcelona - Europe’s largest get-together of the cinema exhibitor community…
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12 Jun 2014

Bill Beck “The Laser Guy” joins Barco

Bill Beck The Laser Guy
Building upon a successful launch and early market lead, Barco has invited Bill Beck to join the Barco team to further strengthen its leadership in laser-illuminated projection for digital cinema. Known as “The Laser Guy,” Beck has been on the leading edge of laser technology for more than 10 years, focusing his efforts on the image quality and operating benefits of laser illumination for cinema exhibition and other high-performance projection applications. In his new role, Beck will work closely with Barco’s Sales and R&D teams to further expand its reach into global markets.
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10 Jun 2014

Metro Cinema does the past justice by choosing Auro 11.1 by Barco

3D sound
Gentlemen in suits and bowl hats, women in delightful dresses, a unique art deco interior… no wonder the Metro Cinema was, for a long time, the most distinguished, red-carpet theater in Mumbai. Focusing on offering its contemporary audiences an unmatched movie going experience as well, current owner BIG cinemas recently installed the unique ‘Auro 11.1 by Barco’ technology. Because, after all, movies today are so much more than just moving images.
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27 May 2014

Barco's CineCare Web connected services tool wins Product Innovation award

IoT
Barco was recently honored for its CineCare Web connected services tool, which leverages Axeda Corporation's Internet of Things technology platform to provide a wealth of information to movie exhibitors about their projector network. “We are breaking new ground in cinema monitoring by empowering exhibitors with the knowledge they need to better control their cinema operations,” comments Bram Dieryckx, Director Product Management for Barco.
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20 May 2014

Maheshwari Theatre treats Bangalore (India) to larger-than-life cinema experience with ‘Auro 11.1 by Barco’

3D sound
A 1,000-seat theater, complete with a luxurious interior, a prestigious balcony and a world-class, ultra-bright Barco projection system; as if all this wasn’t enough to ensure a memorable movie-night, the Maheshwari Theatre recently installed the ‘Auro 11.1 by Barco’ immersive sound technology. On 20 May, journalists and VIPs from Bangalore’s entertainment industry were invited to experience the sound platform’s unique, true-to-life sound reproduction features during a press conference. After Manasa Theatre in July 2013, Maheshwari Theatre is the second complex in Bangalore to give its sound system the Auro 11.1 by Barco-upgrade.
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