Live/online event. Photo by Jason Rost on Unsplash

The importance of venue to the online world

– opinion by Emily Ng, Mediamation Inc. Consumers are seeing an expanding content selection at home across the spectrum of entertainment including movies, music, and gaming. Through streaming platforms like Netflix, Spotify and more recently within the gaming sector (Google Stadia, xCloud, etc), content owners can promote their IP to consumers from the comfort of their couch. At every trade show, both for the cinema and attraction sectors, there are forums for discussion about the imminent competition from home entertainment. Leading industry veterans are acknowledging the impending disruption to the out of home…

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Boutique cinema, Westfield Newmarket, Auckland

Shopping centre multiplex is Auckland’s hottest opening

The hottest new opening in Auckland is not a restaurant or a bar or some hard-to-get-into club – it’s the new boutique cinema finally opening at Westfield Newmarket.  The Event Cinemas Newmarket new seven-screen multiplex houses Event Boutique, the most Instagrammable cinema in the country – because that’s apparently a prerequisite in 2020.  Related News Take note Tindr daters – this one is sure to impress. The boutique cinemas The Library and The Gallery, are home to designer recliners with FOOTRESTS, and little tables so you can crack into a…

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An artist’s impression of the planned new Filmhouse building in Edinburgh (Richard Murphy Architects/PA)

Edinburgh awaits 21st Century ‘temple for film’

Plans for a new £50 million cinema complex that would become the home for the Edinburgh International Film Festival have been unveiled. The new Edinburgh Filmhouse would feature six screens, allowing the festival to showcase more movies. Also proposed are a new festival centre, where events can take place year round, as well as a cultural industries hub, a cafe/bar and a rooftop events space. Film festival bosses hailed the planned new building as a “21st century temple for film” and said it would “transform what we’re able to do…

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