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Moscow’s oldest cinema reopens after 7 year reconstruction

The Art Elektro-Theatre is one of the three oldest movie theatres in the world.  The Art Theater (Khudozhestvenny) on Arbat Square was for more than a century the site of openings, cinema festivals, and special events. Built in 1909 by Robert Albert Broksha, it was the third cinema in the city and the only theater especially designed to show movies. In 1912-1913 Broksha had Fyodor Shekhtel, Russia’s finest style moderne architect, redesign and expand the theater. Damaged during the war and reconstructed many times in the following years, little remained…

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Korean gamers

The cinemas now hiring out their screens to gamers

Eui Jeong Lee and three of her friends sit in an otherwise empty 200-seat cinema auditorium and play a video game on the giant screen. As Ms Lee blasts her gaming opponents with her wireless controller, the sound whips loudly around the dark room from the numerous cinema speakers. “The sound quality is particularly amazing,” says the 25-year-old student. “The sound of the gunshots is just so vivid, and when something flew directly at me from the screen I even screamed.” Ms Lee and her mates had hired the screen…

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IMAX

Shanghai to have four new Imax with laser theatres

Imax, along with subsidiary Imax China, has signed an agreement with Hong Kong-based chain Broadway Theatre Company Limited for four new Imax with Laser theaters in Shanghai. Broadway Theatre Company Limited currently operates 52 cinemas and 436 screens across five brands in China, as well as 13 cinemas and over 70 screens in Hong Kong. Eight of Broadway’s top-performing theaters in China currently boast Imax screens. One of the new Broadway Imax theaters will be located in One East, a flagship mixed use property located in downtown Shanghai. All four…

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