Kortrijk, Belgium – June 10, 2021 – Cinionic, the Barco, CGS, and ALPD cinema joint venture, has been named the exclusive technology partner for Cine Colombia. The deal is a culmination of years of ongoing support by Cinionic for Cine Colombia, the largest exhibitor in Colombia, with 339 screens across 46 locations. As the exclusive provider of all of Cine Colombia’s cinema visualization technology, the arrangement also includes access to Cinionic’s laser light upgrades and an extended warranty for the circuit’s entire fleet.
“Cine Colombia has a long history of offering audiences dynamic cinema experiences, through our dedication to excellent customer service and advanced technology,” says Munir Falah, President & CEO, Cine Colombia. “We put our trust in Cinionic because of their solutions, people, and proven track record of reliability. Together we can provide outstanding cinema for our guests for years to come.”
Cine Colombia is an entertainment leader in Colombia. Known for its high standard in customer service and advanced technology, the circuit features a rich array of premium cinema formats. The popular Cineco loyalty program and new website are also part of a customer-centric focus that continues to drive success for Cine Colombia. In 2019, the circuit accounted for 45% of local box office market share.
Through dedicated support and the latest technology for the entire circuit, Cinionic will improve efficiency and service for Cine Colombia. This includes addressing the unique configurations needed to operate in Colombia’s high altitudes. Powered by Cinionic’s leading laser technology solutions, the deal ensures that customers eager to return to Cine Colombia’s theaters will have the best big screen experience available.
“Cinionic has a proud heritage in South America,” says Wim Buyens, CEO, Cinionic. “Today, cinema pioneers like Cine Colombia safeguard and elevate the moviegoing experience. By combining Cinionic’s dedicated local team and leading solutions portfolio with Cine Colombia’s passion for film, together we will deliver exceptional entertainment opportunities for audiences in Colombia for years to come.”
Cinionic’s heritage of innovation reflects a commitment to providing future-ready solutions for a changing global exhibition community. Today, Cinionic stands with exhibitors as they navigate a challenging period by offering new resources and flexible financing, including initiatives such as vendor financing like Laser Now, free virtual training, and new as-a-service business models.
Founded in 2018 as a cinema joint venture between Barco, CGS, and ALPD, Cinionic unites global leaders committed to creating a new visual standard and moving the cinema industry forward. Cinionic’s future-ready enhanced services and technology solutions provide compelling cinema experiences. The company’s world-class technology portfolio includes award-winning laser projectors, HDR, integrated media servers, and premium cinema experiences, among other innovations.
With more than 95,000 projectors installed globally, Cinionic is trusted by more than 200 exhibitors to help capture audiences at multiple touchpoints in their cinema journey and keep them coming back for more. Today, more than half of the world’s movie theaters are illuminated by Cinionic.
Cinionic has offices in Belgium, United States, Australia, Mexico, and Hong Kong.
About Cine Colombia
Founded in 1927, Cine Colombia is the biggest movie theater chain and one of the most important films distributors of Colombia. As of December 31 of 2020, Cine Colombia owns 46 theaters, 339 screens and 64,000 chairs around the country and closed 2019 with a market share of 45% in box office and 30.7 millions of spectators.