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Ritzy cinema in U-turn on job cuts: bosses back down in row over London Living Wage – London – News – London Evening Standard

The owner of Brixton’s Ritzy cinema today performed a dramatic u-turn, axing controversial plans to sack a third of its workforce which had triggered a boycott and public protests.

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Created on October 30th, 2014. Last updated on October 30th, 2014.

BBC News – Coastal funds see Margate derelict cinema return to use

A derelict Art Deco cinema in Margate is to be brought back into use with the help of £1.8m of government funding.

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Created on October 30th, 2014. Last updated on October 30th, 2014.

Exclusive: Pillow Cinema comes to Shoreditch – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

What’s better than watching a film all snuggled up in bed? Watching something on a big screen whilst lounging on a bean bag, propped up on comfy pillows and being served drinks and snacks, that’s what! Well, that’s what the folks behind wet and wild film party Hot Tub Cinema are hoping, as they launch their brand new concept: Pillow Cinema!

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Created on October 30th, 2014. Last updated on October 30th, 2014.

BBC News – Prestatyn’s Scala cinema and arts centre faces closure

A cinema and arts centre in Denbighshire could be forced to shut unless it can resolve funding problems.

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Created on October 30th, 2014. Last updated on October 30th, 2014.

VERITEK TO PROVIDE SONY DIGITAL CINEMA WITH EUROPE-WIDE NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTRE

Veritek has been selected by Sony Digital Cinema to provide a pan-European, multi-lingual Network Operations Centre (NOC) to Sony’s entire Digital Cinema screen portfolio across Europe.

 

Following a six-month, seven-way competitive tender process, Veritek successfully secured the contract that will provide exhibitors and integrators with first and second line technical support, including the proactive monitoring of Sony Digital Cinema’s total European Installed base.

 

The multilingual NOC will operate from 9am to midnight seven days a week in English, German, Italian and Spanish from December 2014.

 

David McIntosh High ResDavid McIntosh, Vice President, Sony Digital Cinema 4K Solutions for Europe and the Americas said: “Our key aim was to provide one uniform, effective and efficient service to all our digital cinema customers across Europe. We have chosen Veritek to provide this as its service offering, both in terms of expertise and geographical spread will help us achieve this possible customer support.”

 

Prior to this Sony had an English language NOC provided by Convergent in Atlanta, an internal NOC in Basingstoke as well as Veritek’s NOC in Germany. Sony’s strategic aim was to consolidate this model to create a simplified and more effective NOC for its customers.

 

Jim Edgar, CEO, Veritek said: “We are delighted to be providing Sony Digital Cinema with our award-winning service and support. Veritek Global Jim EdgarOur pan-European reach and highly skilled team look forward to providing Sony’s Digital cinema customers with a multilingual network operation centre.”

 

Veritek began working with Sony in 2011 as it’s on site provider (OSP) for breakdown and preventative maintenance support to Vue cinemas in the UK. In 2013 Veritek completed the digitalisation of the CinemaxX group in Germany and Denmark and began providing OSP and NOC support there as well.

 

Veritek already provides Sony Digital Cinema with a NOC in Germany, and to provide the best possible language support it will add Sony support to its existing in country NOC’s in Italy, UK and Spain.

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Created on October 30th, 2014. Last updated on October 30th, 2014.

Cinema experience to launch at Pyramid as part of contemporary film season (From Warrington Guardian)

THE Pyramid is to be transformed into a cinema for a season of classic and contemporary film.

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Created on October 30th, 2014. Last updated on October 30th, 2014.

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