A visit to the “Purely digital cinema”
In its 2008 edition, DigiTraining Plus concentrates on the practical experiences of exhibitors who have adopted digital technology.
connection with this, MEDIA Salles is particularly happy to announce
a visit to the Kino Digital in Hawkhurst, Kent, UK a cinema with no
35mm projectors at all.
“The first Kino Digital, a single screen installation (91 seats) into a village hall in Hawkhurst, Kent, opened in mid February, 2006, almost exactly 2 years ago.
The cinema was built as a very high quality prototype, specifically to test the concept of a totally digital cinema. It has never had an analogue projector.
The architect was Stefanie Fischer of Burrell,
Foley, Fischer, who has designed a number of small cinemas in the UK,
and the builder and acoustic engineer was Andy Munro, one of the leading
builders of sound studios and re-recording suites in England and Germany.
The second site, Sevenoaks, is a twin with
about 110 seats in each screen. The cinemas are in a larger building which
also includes two theatre spaces for live performance.
Our company, Kino Holdings Ltd, is
a commercial company set up specifically to explore the financial benefits
of exhibiting films totally digitally.