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What can cinemas learn from airports?

Danny Jeremiah, AAM's Head of Cinema Products, recently contributed an article to Film Journal about how the cinema industry might benefit from centring operations around technological hubs. We..

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What is the cloud, and why should you care? A quick guide for cinemas

By Alex Hibbitt, Systems Architect

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How to connect the cinema industry, from studio to screen

Arts Alliance Media (AAM) first opened its doors in London June 17, 2003. In those very early days of digital cinema, the new company and its ten employees carved out a space in technology and,..

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The price of success: how new models are shaking up the cinema business

Last month, our CMO, Sonny Waheed, shared his thoughts on the shifting pricing models in the cinema industry with Film Journal. As exhibitors look to experiment further with their pricing, we..

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Top 4 takeaways from CinemaCon 2018

By Danny Jeremiah, Head of Cinema Products

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VPF: The end of an era

By Rich Phillips, CTO

How necessity brought cinema into the digital age

Cinema was the last medium to go digital. Long after most of us moved our record collections to gather dust in the attic,..

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Streaming won't kill Cinema, and here's why

By Danny Jeremiah, Head of Cinema Products

There’s a quote from legendary Harvard professor Theodore Levitt: “People don’t want a quarter-inch drill, they want a quarter-inch hole”. That is to..

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How a digital-first mind-set is helping Asian cinemas boom

Late last year, our CEO, John Aalbers, shared his thoughts on the growing cinema industry in Asia with Film Journal. As exhibitors continue their expansions there over the coming year, we thought..

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AAM launches new website

We are very excited to launch our completely refreshed website.

We've made improvements to the navigation and the website structure, and made the whole thing much more mobile-friendly, so you can..

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What's next for cinema- The exhibitors speak

Back in September, we teamed up with Digital Cinema Report to ask you about cinema's evolving relationship with technology. We wanted to find out what exhibitors, industry experts, and movie-goers..

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Data-driven cinema: The future?

By Danny Jeremiah, Head of Cinema Products

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6 ways training can help your cinema

Too often internal discussions about staff training dwell on the time and financial investments required, rather than the benefits. This is understandable, as deploying training can be costly and..

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What's next for exhibition?

That's the question we set out to answer together with Digital Cinema Report.

We teamed up to ask you how cinemas are going to change over the next few years. What are the technologies that will..

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Digital cinema glossary

As many industries will testify, just because they are relatively new, doesn't mean they don't have their fair share of jargon.

Digital cinema, though only just over a decade old, is no different. 

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How to read a CPL

CPLs (Composition Playlist) are key components of the cinema industry's content ecosystem. Stored inside DCPs (Digital Cinema Package) along with all the content, they are the instructions on how..

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Questions to ask your new TMS provider

When cinemas first made the conversion from analogue 35mm projectors to digital over ten years ago, they also installed their first TMS (Theatre Management System). For many cinemas, these..

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Digital cinema quiz

Have you ever wondered how cinemas get the picture onto the big screen? Or how surround sound systems create the immersive audio that, well, surrounds you?

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3 steps to your optimised cinema

Step one: Get the foundations right

A smarter Theatre Management System (TMS) streamlines the day-to-day and automates the manual efforts. But it can go far beyond helping a single site, it can..

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A quick guide to SMPTE DCP

Back in 2015, AAM CTO Rich Phillips talked to Cinema Technology magazine about the upcoming changes to DCPs. Now that we are well into transitioning over to SMPTE DCPs, we thought we might repost..

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The software behind the cinema

From the moment you step through the door at a cinema, you are probably looking at something that software helped to make possible. Digital menu signs that flick through the latest popcorn offers,..

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Troubleshoot your content transfer errors

During the course of your cinema’s daily operations you can easily send terabytes of content between your screens every week. In addition to the KDM errors we covered previously, there are some..

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The smarter cinema - AAM at CinemaCon

At last year's CinemaCon we unveiled Thunderstorm- the first online marketplace designed specifically to give cinemas access to innovative new services. This year, on booth 217F, we are excited to..

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Keeping your cinema ahead of the curve

Audiences are evolving, and cinemas should be evolving with them. Faced with customers used to a fast-paced digital world, what can cinemas do to keep up with their audiences?

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The evolution of digital cinema: from VPF to the future

It's the start of a new year, so what better time to take a look back - and forward - at the digital cinema conversion. In the December 2016 issue of Cinema Technology magazine, AAM CTO Rich..

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4 steps to bringing online targeting to real world cinemas [E-book]

Businesses around the world have been gathering valuable customer data from online shopping to improve their marketing and products for over a decade now, and many customers look to a brand’s..

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5 worries cinema managers can let go of

Cinema managers no longer have to worry about worn out celluloid ruining their presentation quality, but the switch to digital hasn’t stopped them trying to find new reasons to worry about missing..

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Do you take your coffee with free Wi-Fi?

Business insights: bringing the best innovations from other industries to cinema

Cinema often finds itself sitting between both the entertainment and hospitality industries. Does this balance..

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Be Part Of The Conversation With #MyStrangeSelfie

Have you been to see Doctor Strange yet? Released in the UK last week, if you go to see it in selected ODEON sites, you can also be among the first to be part of ODEON’s Cinema Conversations trial..

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A better lobby for a better experience

Last week, we explored some of the pioneering new technologies that are destined to transform cinema lobbies in the near future. When applied, they would help cinemas to:

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The revolution will be cinematised

Today’s cinema audiences are becoming significantly more sophisticated in the way that they consume content. With streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime becoming increasingly popular,..

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Start the show from the front door

The digitisation of the cinema has allowed for some exciting developments within the theatre; 4d experiences, 4k/laser projectors, and improved 3d films to name a few. Too often though, cinemas..

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Could audiences soon book their cinema tickets like they book flights?

Business insights: bringing the best innovations from other industries to cinema

Cinema often finds itself poised between both the entertainment and hospitality industries. Does this blend offer..

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What happened when a cinema put their prices up?

Cinemas have always tried to balance getting as many people through the door as possible, with making as much money as they can. However, understanding your audience well enough to know what to..

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Driving the Next Generation of Innovation

Patrick Croot, Software Developer

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Your audience is online. Are you?

5 Reasons Cinemas Should Be Using Social Media

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Embracing the second coming of digital cinema

Last month AAM CEO John Aalbers wrote a piece on cinema's impending second digital revolution for Cinema Technology Magazine. The key idea is that "Cinema's second digital revolution must really..

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CineEurope: Is the cinema industry ready for the day after tomorrow?

Anyone working in the world of cinema knows that CineEurope is one of the industry’s biggest events. So after a much needed sit down (and of course, cup of tea), we’ve reflected on what we learnt..

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The Calm Before The Thunderstorm

Sonny Waheed, Chief Marketing Officer

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Cinema advertising needs a makeover

Cinema advertising currently accounts for just 0.5% of global advertising spend–a mere $2.1 billion of the global annual $450 billion. Cinema is a great advertising medium - no one is..

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Make The Connection

Control, Flexibility, Happier Customers, More Revenue

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