Vue International has won the New Build Screen of the Year award at the International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA) awards for its new multiplex in Alkmaar, Netherlands.
Presented at the ICTA Seminar Series in Barcelona, the award recognises Vue Nederland's new state-of-the-art Alkmaar multiplex.The new cinema, which opened in February 2016, has seven screens and 1,530 seats, including 223 VIP and 105 recliners. It features three Dolby Atmos screens, a Barco 4k cinema projector and one laser projector – offering viewers a richer, more captivating cinematic experience that combines cutting-edge image and sound technologies. The Dolby Atmos sound technology, which has 47 audio channels, moves sound around the theatre with richness and depth.
The opening of the Alkmaar multiplex marked the 2016 roll out of the Vue brand in the Netherlands following Vue's acquisition of the JT Bioscopen estate, the second largest cinema chain in the Netherlands – and the first European cinema to install Dolby Cinema Laser Projection. Vue's acquisition of JT Bioscopen in August 2015 represents its fourth international cinema estate acquisition in three years. Vue’s wider investment across its pan-European estate includes the roll out of high quality premium seating, allowing customers to enjoy the full cinematic experience in total comfort.
Tim Richards, Vue Founder and CEO, commented: “We are delighted to have won such a prestigious award and are thrilled that our investment in state-of-the art cinema has been recognised. We are committed to delivering a premium entertainment big screen experience for our customers by owning, managing and developing the highest quality cinema assets around the world. The New Build Screen of the Year Award reflects that commitment and I want to thank our team in the Netherlands for an incredible effort.”
Vue Nederland has 21 cinemas and 111 screens across 20 towns and cities.
Since 2012 Vue has acquired Apollo Cinemas, CinemaX, Multikino, Space Cinemas and JT Bioscopen becoming the largest cinema group in Europe spanning ten countries with 210 sites, 1,868 screens and 8,500 staff.
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About Vue International
From its inception in May 2003, Vue International became a worldwide operator and developer of modern, innovative multiplex cinemas. Vue International has grown organically and through strategic acquisition owning some of the most respected cinema brands in Europe. With the acquisition of Apollo Cinemas and the takeover of CinemaxX (Germany and Denmark) in 2012, the acquisition of Multikino (Poland, Latvia and Lithuania) in 2013, and Space Cinemas (Italy) in 2014 the company grew to be the fifth largest cinema group in the world by box office revenue. The recent acquisition of JT Bisocopen (Netherlands) is the fourth international transaction bringing the best in big screen entertainment to ten countries with 210 sites and 1,868 screens.
About Vue Nederland
Vue Nederland, formally known as JT Bioscopen, is the second largest cinema chain in the Netherlands with 21 cinemas and 111 screens across 20 towns and cities. It was the first exhibitor in the world to offer premium large-format concept Dolby Cinema and one of the first to introduce laser projectors and Dolby Atmos sound technology. Since 2011 JT Bioscopen has opened 7 new state-of-the-art cinemas in the Netherlands, with an 8th state-of-the-art cinema opening in Alkmaar in February. Arma Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to JT Bioscopen on this transaction.About the International Cinema Technology Association
About the International Cinema Technology Association
The International Cinema Technology Association is a global network of professionals in the motion picture industry. Members of the ICTA are those companies that manufacture, service and create the equipment that goes into movie theatres.