Cinema Technology Aug. 19, 2018
Register & Log in
X
Please login again. New Authentication System and User Account Options
April 2018

We have recently upgraded our login system.  An account is not required, but necessary to set your preferences and edit company information.  If you have previously registered, you can log in again using the same email address and password.  You can reset your password by following the "forgot password?" link on the login page.

  • You can now log in using your external account from GoogleTwitter or LinkedIn.  More services may be added. Feedback is requested to support@DCinemaToday.com. You may still need to add (and confirm) your email address if its not provided by the external login provider.
  • When logged in, you can access your Account Manage page by clicking on your email address under the DCinemaToday logo. 
  • A login account allows you to request edit permissions for your company listing.  This permission is granted on a request basis to authorized employees and business principals.  More information on requesting to updating company information is available on the Account Manage page.  Once authorized, the companies you can update will be listed in the Authorizations section of your Account Manage page. 
  • A login account allows you to set the order of the Market Focus tabs on the DCinemaToday Home page.  You can set any tab as your default starting tab. To do this, go to the Tab Preferences section of the Account Manage page   (Desktop only - not yet ready for the Mobile App.)   More user-specific features are under development, so we recommend you log in when possible.
Please contact us with any questions, feedback, issues, bug reports at support@DCinemaToday.com
Sponsors
Member
logo
logo
logo
logo
logo

# 1930 de Forest

RSS News
RSS Info About RSS

Skip Navigation LinksStart/Menu > Find News > Refresh this page
Kortrijk—Dec 21, 2012

Legendary Cinema De Keizer Enters the Digital Age with Barco’s New DP2K-10S Projector

A passion for movies is what links Digital Cinema Pioneer Barco with legendary Cinema De Keizer. Located in the small Belgian town of Lichtervelde, this unique single-screen movie theater will re-open its doors to the public on 21 December, following a pre-opening on 18 December for a preview showing of ‘Brasserie Romantiek’ - the feature film debut of Belgian director Joël Vanhoebrouck. The theater was recently equipped with Barco’s new DP2K-10S digital cinema projector, specifically designed for smaller cinema screens. 
 
Established in 1924 by Gerard Debaillie, Cinema De Keizer is a reference beacon in the Belgian cinema world and the lifework of Gerard’s daughter Agnes, a cinephile who personified the world of cinema to the citizens of her town. When Agnes passed away earlier this year, the future of the longest running cinema in Belgium - which was still mostly in its original state - seemed uncertain. Recently, Flemish Vice-Minister-President Geert Bourgeois decided to protect the cinema as cultural heritage and seven locals invested in the theater. “I’d seen hundreds of movies at Cinema De Keizer and dreamt of installing a 21st century theater in the original 1920s décor, to bring back that ‘community feeling’ that the cinema inspires,” explains Hans Maertens, who leads the Cinema De Keizer non-profit organization. 

World-class digital cinema technology on Cinema De Keizer’s doorstep 
Sofie Eeckeman, who was the right hand of Agnes Debaillie for many years, will operate the cinema. She welcomes the new Barco technology: “I spent my childhood helping out Agnes at Cinema De Keizer and am delighted to continue her dream. We are happy to be working with Barco to replace one of our twin 35mm projectors with a digital solution. It was a stroke of luck for us that Lichtervelde is close to the global Digital Cinema market leader, and we couldn’t have found a better partner. We were very impressed with Barco’s vision for the cinema of the future, which also fits well with my interests as a Lecturer New Media and Communication Technology at University College West Flanders (Howest). The new DP2K-10S digital cinema projector is ideal for our needs and enables us to bring Cinema De Keizer into the future, while maintaining that old era charm and character that is unique to our theater.” 

Addressing the needs of smaller theaters 
The Barco DP2K-10S is a compact digital cinema projector designed for the special needs of smaller theaters, independent cinemas and art houses. Thanks to the DP2K-10S, smaller exhibitors can also enchant moviegoers with first-class movie experiences - with consistent picture brightness, vibrant and stable colors. The 0.69” DLP Cinema® projector comes with a high-grade cinema lens and an intuitive projector user interface that further simplifies operation and ensures low operating costs. As a DCI-compliant projector it is the perfect choice for exhibitors looking for a worry-free solution to go digital with minimal hassle and risk. 

The Independent Cinema of the Future 
“The opportunity of Digital Cinema is not only for larger cinema chains. There is a lot of concern about the transition from 35mm to digital, which threatens the survival of a number of smaller, independent and art house cinemas that take up a unique position in the cinema landscape. Barco strongly believes, however, that Digital Cinema also offers a unique opportunity for these cinemas to thrive, thus offering them flexibility in their programming and a range of new revenue opportunities,” comments Tim Sinnaeve, Market Director Digital Cinema. “We have designed our new DP2K-10S with this in mind, integrating our leading digital cinema technologies into a compact, scalable and cost-effective platform without sacrificing image quality. I’m delighted that the team behind Cinema De Keizer, a unique and historic location, shares our passion and vision for the independent cinema of the future, and is confident that other independent cinemas can be inspired by their story.” 

Cinema De Keizer pre-opened, in the presence of a host of Flemish top actors and Minister Hilde Crevits, on 18 December. On 21 December, the theater opens its doors to the general public, showing a restricted selection of today’s box-office hits (at weekends and during the holidays). In addition, the cinema team plans to show screenings of additional content such as concerts, sports events, etc., gathering the local community around the big screen, like in the olden days… Agnes Debaillie would be proud. 



About Barco: Barco designs technology to enable bright outcomes around the world. Seeing beyond the image, we develop visualization and collaboration solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theaters to live events and attractions). In 2017, we realized sales of 1.085 billion euro. We have a team of 3,600 employees, located in 90 countries, whose passion for technology is captured in 400 granted patents.

Barco is one of three licencees of Texas Instruments DLP Cinema™ technology. TI developed DLP Cinema™ technology working in close cooperation with Barco and others in the movie industry, to develop Cinema Projector and support systems based on DMD™ technology, to meet the requirement of studios, film distributors and exhibitors alike.
Barco Directory page
Source:
Barco (Kuurne)
Countries:
Belgium

Share this page:
More Barco News:
Jun 13, 2018 Kinepolis Chooses Cinionic and Barco Laser Technology to Renew 300 Screens Through 2021
Jun 11, 2018 Cinionic and AMD Collaborate on Interactive, Augmented Reality Lobby Experiences
Jun 5, 2018 Cinionic Showcases Innovative Cinema Experiences at CineEurope
May 17, 2018 Guy Fieri’s Kitchen & Bar and Dine-In Cinema By Reel Cinemas Impresses Moviegoers with Barco Laser Projection
May 15, 2018 Cinionic Forges Partnership with Cine Project and Powers Launch of First All-Laser Cinema in Germany
Apr 25, 2018 Cinionic Introduces Family VR Experiences for Cinema Lobbies at Cinemacon
Apr 24, 2018 Cinionic Fuels Major Global Expansion of CJ CGV Cinemas with Barco Projection
Apr 24, 2018 Cineworld Group Signs Deal for 600 Movie Screens Worldwide with Barco Laser Projectors
Apr 24, 2018 Cinionic and Ultrahaptics Enhance Immersive Cinema Lobby Experiences with New Mid-Air Haptic Displays
Apr 23, 2018 Cacinesa Partners with Barco and Bardan to Become First All-Laser Cinema in El Salvador
Apr 23, 2018 Cinionic and Bardan Power First All-Laser Multiplex in Chile with Cineplanet
Apr 17, 2018 Introducing “Cinionic” – A New Brand Launching A New Era in Cinema Experiences
Dec 14, 2017 Barco Receives the Technology Innovator Award at CineAsia 2017
Dec 4, 2017 Barco Joins Forces with Strategic Partners to Advance the Delivery of Dedicated and New Cinema Solutions
Oct 25, 2017 Cinépolis Plaza Satélite Cinema Becomes First “All-Laser” Multiplex in Mexico Powered By Barco Smart Laser Projectors
Oct 23, 2017 Barco Achieves Milestone of 100 All-Laser Cinema Multiplexes Installed Worldwide
Oct 19, 2017 Barco Invites Theater Owners to Experience the Future of Cinema Today at ShowEast 2017
Oct 16, 2017 Cinemark Theatres First to Adopt Single-Source Solution for In-Theater Media Marketing with “One Network Alliance” Digital Lobby Experience
Aug 9, 2017 Galaxy Theatres Selects Barco Laser Projectors to Upgrade its DFX Premium Movie Experience Auditoriums
Jun 20, 2017 Barco Details Traction of Laser Roll-Out: Growing Number of Cinema Exhibitors Trust Barco Laser Projection to Deliver Amazing Movie Experiences While Reducing Operating Costs
©Copyright 2003 - 2018 WHMCC, LLC. All rights reserved.   | Contact | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy
Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement
banner