Kortrijk, Belgium – December 19, 2022 – Cinionic, the leader in laser-powered cinema solutions, and Kinopolis, one of the largest cinema groups in Germany, team up to bring audiences Laser Projection by Cinionic in time for the holiday moviegoing season. The installs are the first phase of a new project to bring laser-powered cinema to 48 Kinopolis screens across Germany by 2025, replacing xenon projection with next-generation Barco technology from Cinionic’s all-laser portfolio.
Working with our local integrator Vandors, laser projection from the award-winning Barco Series 4 line-up now powers the premium auditoriums at Kinopolis’ (m)k6 in Munich, Main-Taunus in Sulzbach, and Gießen locations. The upgrade delivers elevated movie presentation with laser-sharp images, exceptional brightness, deeper contrast, and vivid colors. Moviegoers can look forward to experiencing this year’s most hotly anticipated movies on laser-powered screens for an experience that is unlike anything available outside of a cinema.
“With our new Barco laser projectors, we offer our guests a projection quality that leaves nothing to be desired in terms of brightness, contrast and color. Our new partnership with Cinionic underlines our firm belief in the future of cinema and helps us pursue our declared goal to always offer our guests the best possible cinema experience,” explains Gregory Theile, Managing Director of the KINOPOLIS Group.
Kinopolis’ move to laser delivers more than an enhanced image. Thanks to the eco-driven design of Barco Series 4 and the elimination of Xenon lamps in the projection booth, the result on screen is both better for the viewer and the planet – boosting energy savings of as much as 70% compared to traditional digital projectors. The chain also benefits from greater efficiency in its operations at each site with an ultra-low maintenance schedule and consistent on-screen performance over time.
“Moviegoers around the world are seeking elevated cinema experiences, especially during the upcoming holidays,” says Wim Buyens, CEO, Cinionic. “By moving to laser projection, Kinopolis offers audiences in Germany a new way to enjoy movies with bright, vivid colors, high-quality presentation which stays consistent over time.”
Kinopolis’ locations join more than 30,000 locations around the world illuminated by Laser Projection by Cinionic. Since launching laser projection to the cinema market in 2014, leading cinemas are selecting Cinionic laser solutions as part of complete projection solutions designed to deliver world-class cinema experience to a new generation of moviegoers.
Founded in 2018 as the Barco cinema joint-venture, 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 100,000 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.
With over 100 years of movie theatre tradition under its belt, the Kinopolis Group is a fourth generation, family-owned enterprise which is widely recognized as one the largest and most successful movie theatre companies in Germany. Kinopolis has a presence in 15 locations across the country, including the Mathäser Filmpalast – Germany´s best running movie theatre. Based in Darmstadt, Kinopolis is committed to bringing the highest level of professionalism and state-of-the-art technology to the industry. For more information, visit www.kinopolis.de.