KARO, one of Russia’s largest cinema chains, selects Barco Flagship Laser Projector from
Cinionic, the Barco, CGS, and ALPD cinema joint venture, for the premiere hall
at Moscow’s historic ‘KARO
11 October’ cinema.
to the Moscow International Film Festival and the preferred location for major
movie premieres in Russia, the distinguished 1,500 seat hall is widely regarded as Russia’s leading movie
premiere and festival site. Barco Flagship Laser Projector elevates the location’s
visual presentation with stunning 4K laser picture quality that is only
available in theaters.
The Barco DP4K-60L Flagship model is the pinnacle of laser projection,
providing the high brightness, color gamut and quality that movie studios and
distributors demand when showcasing their films. Upgrading the premiere
auditorium in the ‘KАRО 11 October’ cinema
to laser exemplifies KARO’s ongoing commitment to, and investment in, Russia’s
rapidly growing cinema industry.
This announcement is the latest from a longstanding relationship between
Cinionic and KARO, built on a mutual dedication to providing an unparalleled
moviegoing experience. More than half of digital projectors installed in Russia
today are from Barco, reflecting the strength of Cinionic’s leading portfolio.
“Russia’s robust box office during this time is testament to the moviegoer’s
affinity for cinema,” added Wim Buyens, CEO, Cinionic. “The forward-thinking
approach of exhibitors like KARO ensures audiences have exceptional cinema opportunities
for years to come. As the leader in laser cinema, Cinionic continues to support
theaters around the world with advanced services and innovative solutions to enable
elevated entertainment experiences.”
Located in the center of the capital of Russia, Noviy Arbat Street, October
is one of the largest multiplexes in the country, with over 3,000 seats across
11 halls. With enhanced disinfecting measures and social distancing precautions
in place, KARO cinemas reopened to the public in August 2020 and box office
numbers approached pre-shutdown averages for the market.