KORTRIJK, Belgium (April 26, 2023) – Cinionic, the leader in laser cinema, and CJ 4DPLEX, the world’s leading producer of premium film formats, announce a new partnership to power the global ScreenX format with Barco laser projection. The deal names Cinionic as the global laser projection partner for ScreenX, covering future ScreenX installs and renewals of older sites. With this announcement, CJ 4DPLEX’s ScreenX joins the growing number of premium cinema brands around the world turning to Cinionic to power their premium experience with the leading laser technologies.
This is an exciting time for ScreenX and Laser Projection by Cinionic as each continue to grow rapidly. Now more than ever before, audiences are looking for high-quality, differentiated ways to go to the movies, accelerating the interest in laser-powered premium cinema experience.
“This is another milestone for both companies as the footprints of ScreenX and Cinionic expand,” said Jong Ryul Kim, Chief Executive Officer of CJ 4DPLEX. “With the integration of upscaled ScreenX technology, featuring a seamless screen and Barco projection, we are confident that this collaboration will provide our audiences unparalleled satisfaction.”
Cinionic’s solution for CJ 4DPLEX leverages Barco laser projection commonly deployed at large-scale installations and projection-mapped immersive experiences and will be used to offer a consistent and bright image for the side-wall illumination in ScreenX’s unique format. With Cinionic, the power of ScreenX can be delivered using a single projector for each side wall, generating better image quality for moviegoers without the hassle of the multi-projector systems of the past, while also reducing the operational support & maintenance at each ScreenX location.
Recently, ScreenX has increased the amount of content shown on its expanded side screens, including music concert screenings that utilize the full panoramic potential throughout the entire presentation. To achieve this, projector durability and reliability is key. Barco laser projection from Cinionic is the perfect solution, offering the endurance and quality needed to wow audiences.
“Laser projection from Cinionic is the choice today to deliver a wow-factor in cinema,” said Wim Buyens, CEO of Cinionic, “Together with Barco, we bring visualization expertise and heritage that spans decades in entertainment, enterprise, and healthcare, and we leverage this broad knowledge base to deliver stunning visual experiences to theaters around the world. It’s our privilege to work with CJ 4DPLEX to elevate the innovative ScreenX format with our laser solutions for both moviegoers and exhibitors.”
Since first introducing laser projection in 2012, Cinionic has become the trusted technology partner of the exhibition industry. Laser projection is a cornerstone of the company’s mission to support and enable unmatched cinema experiences, offering laser solutions to meet every business size and need. Cinionic’s all-laser portfolio includes a complete line of cinema projectors, services, training, and support. Today, more than 35,000 screens around the world are powered by Laser Projection by Cinionic.
Cinionic, a Barco company, was founded in 2018 with a commitment 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.
Cinionic has offices in Belgium, United States, Mexico, Australia, and Hong Kong.
About CJ 4DPLEX
CJ 4DPLEX is a leading, next-generation cinema technology company, headquartered in Seoul with international offices in Los Angeles and Beijing. The company has created innovative film technologies for theaters worldwide that include ‘ScreenX’, ‘4DX’, and ‘4DX Screen’ for consumers to experience films in ways that were never before possible.
CJ 4DPLEX is a part of the CJ Group conglomerate that also includes entertainment powerhouses CJ CGV, the fifth largest theater chain in the world, and CJ ENM (CJ Entertainment & Media), who produced the Academy Award®, Golden Globe® and SAG Awards winning film, “Parasite”. CJ 4DPLEX was named Most Innovative Company of 2017 and 2019 in Live Events by Fast Company, and the technology has been recognized with Silver at the Edison Awards in the Media and Visual Communications-Entertainment category in 2015 and 2018.
ScreenX is the world’s first multi-projection cinema with an immersive 270-degree field of view. By expanding the image beyond the frame and onto the walls of the theatre, ScreenX draws you into the story on the main screen and immerses you in a virtual reality like setting with cinema quality resolution. To date, there are over 357 ScreenX auditoriums around the world in 38 countries.
4DX provides moviegoers with a multi-sensory cinema-going experience, allowing audiences to connect with movies through motion, vibration, water, wind, snow, lightning, scents, and other special effects that enhance the visuals on-screen. Each 4DX auditorium incorporates motion-based seating synchronized with more than 21 different effects and optimized by a team of skilled editors. To date, there are over 787 4DX auditoriums around the world, spanning over 69 countries.
4DXScreen is a powerful combination of our super premium immersive theatre technologies of ScreenX and 4DX in one auditorium, creating a never-before-seen experience for cinemagoers. To date, there are 44 4DXScreens installed around the globe.