Kinepolis goes digital in Belgium

6th July 2006, Comments 0 comments

6 July 2006, BRUSSELS — Kinepolis will digitalise all of its cinemas by the end of 2007 to become the first European cinema network to convert completely to digital projection.

6 July 2006

BRUSSELS — Kinepolis will digitalise all of its cinemas by the end of 2007 to become the first European cinema network to convert completely to digital projection.

Screen manufacturer Barco will supply Kinepolis with 130 projectors, newspaper 'De Standaard' reported.

The announcement was made as Kinepolis opened its new cinema complex in Brugge on Thursday.

The cinemas will be equipped with Barco digital cinema projectors supplied by Technicolor Digital Cinema. This company will be responsible for content and supervision.

Kinepolis said it wanted to show "vision and leadership" with its digitalisation project. The cost of the investment plan is not yet known.

Currently, Kinepolis has 21 digital cinemas, 13 of which are located in Belgium.

Digital cinema gives better sound and picture. Also, the durability of a digital copy of a film is much longer because digital projection does not lead to wear and tear.

Kinepolis said besides films, there is now the possibility of offering events, television series, live concerts, sporting events or business presentations in digital quality.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Belgian news

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