Kortrijk – November 5, 2020 – TOHO Cinemas selects Cinionic laser cinema projection for its new Tachikawa location, opened in September 2020. The theater is the first laser site powered by Cinionic for TOHO Cinemas, one of Japan’s largest exhibitors with over 679 screens across 72 locations. Cinionic, the Barco, CGS, and ALPD cinema joint venture, will provide a technology mix that includes Barco Series 4 and Barco Smart Laser units to power the multiplex.
An advanced laser projection system capable of exceptional visual performance is paramount to TOHO Cinemas’ commitment to delivering unparalleled guest experiences. As the laser market leader, Cinionic’s laser solutions feature proven laser technology, superb film presentation consistently over time, and brighter, high-quality images. Guests at TOHO cinemas Tachikawa will enjoy an elevated experience powered by Cinionic.
This announcement expands Cinionic’s presence in Japan, the fourth largest film market in the world. TOHO Cinemas joins exhibitors worldwide turning to Cinionic laser solutions as today’s leading cinema technology, benefitting from simpler operations, cost-savings, and reduced environmental impact. Cinionic has the leading portfolio of cinema solutions, with more than 90,000 projectors installed globally, including over 20,000 laser projectors in the field.
“We are honored to be selected by TOHO Cinemas to bring Cinionic’s all-laser solutions and future-ready technology to a market as passionate about film and cinema as we are,” said Wim Buyens, CEO, Cinionic. “We look forward to working with our local partners to expand our laser footprint in Japan for a brighter moviegoer experience.”
Harnessing the power of laser-projection from Cinionic, theaters benefit from significant cost-savings and a reduced carbon footprint with up to 70% less power consumption and no more waste from lamps. The laser transition offers millions of moviegoers a greener way to go to the cinema.
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 90,000 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.
About TOHO Cinemas
TOHO Cinemas, a subsidiary of TOHO, Asia’s leading film, theatre production and distribution company, is one of the largest cinema chains in Japan, and among the most recognized brands throughout Asia. It operates 679 screens in 72 cinemas including five jointly operated cinemas with 56 screens. TOHO CINEMAS advocates the concept of “GOOD MEMORIES,” and strives to deliver premier cinema experience to customers, in excellent and comfortable environment.