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Kortrijk, Belgium—Jun 13, 2018

Kinepolis Chooses Cinionic and Barco Laser Technology to Renew 300 Screens Through 2021

Cinionic, the Barco cinema joint venture, will be the exclusive laser projection partner for Kinepolis, launching the replacement wave by outfitting hundreds of existing and new screens with Barco laser over the next three years across Western Europe and Canada. 

Laser powers the premium experience in every auditorium Citing the wide breadth of Barco’s laser projector portfolio - more than 18 projectors - Kinepolis will deploy the full complement of Smart Laser models throughout its circuit, which now includes Canadianbased Landmark Cinemas acquired last year. Cinionic will provide the perfect match for every screen, from smaller cinemas to complete multiplexes, including future “Laser Ultra” premium large format (PLF) venues. 

“After fantastic results from our earlier Barco laser projector deployments, we’re excited to strengthen our partnership with Cinionic and roll-out laser to new theaters and other existing sites,” comments Eddy Duquenne, CEO of Kinepolis. “As a pioneer for many of the Barco’s cutting-edge cinema technologies we are proud to offer our customers the ultimate moviegoing experience they’ve come to expect from us. And what’s more, Barco laser projectors provide superior image quality, while saving energy compared to Xenon based projectors.” 

A growing commitment to Barco laser 
Kinepolis was the first exhibitor to launch an all-laser powered by Barco cinema complex in Europe in August, 2016, with the opening of its 10-screen theater in Breda, the Netherlands. After evaluating performance during the first year of operation, theater manager Vicky Vekemans shared that “Customer satisfaction surveys clearly show that visitors prefer laser-illuminated projection.” Kinepolis has since opened all-laser cinemas in three additional locations and will, within weeks, open two new all-laser sites in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, and Brétigny-sur-Orge, France.

The perfect solution for an all-laser multiplex Featuring the world’s first 4K smart laser phosphor cinema projector, Cinionic’s full range of Barco Smart Laser projectors offer an excellent value proposition for movie exhibitors: consistent laser image quality over the entire lifetime, 2K and 4K native resolution, enhanced ANSI and native contrast, proven DLP technology, and a long lifetime. “We are honored that our long-term cinema partner Kinepolis has chosen Barco laser as their exclusive projection technology to expand their international footprint in premium cinema,” comments Wim Buyens, CEO of Cinionic. “It is our fondest desire to empower Kinepolis with a full complement of cinema experiences that help them differentiate their entertainment offering for today’s moviegoers.” 


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About Cinionic: 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.   

Visit  www.cinionic.com  and follow us on  Twitter LinkedIn Facebook, YouTube for more information.
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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, classroom 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 2020, we realized sales of 770 million euro. We have a global team of 3,300 employees, whose passion for technology is captured in 461 granted patents. For more information, visit us on www.barco.com, follow us on Twitter (@Barco), LinkedIn (Barco), YouTube (BarcoTV), or like us on Facebook (Barco). Barco Directory page
About Kinepolis Group: Kinepolis Group NV was formed in 1997 as a result of the merger of two family-run cinema groups and was listed on the stock exchange in 1998. Kinepolis offers an innovative cinema concept which serves as a pioneering model within the industry. In addition to its cinema business, the Group is also active in film distribution, event organization, screen publicity and property management. 

In Europe, Kinepolis Group NV has 55 cinemas spread across Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Poland. Since the acquisition of Canadian movie theatre group Landmark Cinemas and American movie theatre group MJR, Kinepolis also operates 46 cinemas in Canada and 10 in the US.

In total, Kinepolis Group currently operates 111 cinemas worldwide, with a total of 1,079 screens and almost 200,000 seats. Kinepolis employs 4,600 people, all committed to giving millions of visitors an unforgettable movie experience.  More information on www.kinepolis.com/corporate.
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