Nite Owl Theatre Selects CES+ & Cinionic to Deliver a Laser Drive-In Cinema, Miami

Nite Owl Theatre brings a laser-powered drive-in cinema experience to the heart of Miami with Laser Projection from Cinionic, the Barco, CGS, and ALPD cinema joint venture. Working with CES+, the Nite Owl Theatre deployed
state-of-the-art.

4K RGB laser Barco Series 4 projection in a mobile airstream RV, upgrading the drive-in location from 35mm to the next generation of digital presentation technology. The Knight Foundation-backed Nite Owl Drive-In offers movie aficionados in the Miami area a way to reconnect with the big screen from the safety of their car. Featuring a 53-foot screen, the innovative theatre concept can accommodate between 65-70 cars per screening. The 4K laser projection provided by Barco’s award-winning Series 4 model ensures theatre guests will enjoy enhanced visual experiences, with brighter higher quality images, while maintaining social distance in the new venue.

“Taking 4K RGB Laser projection outdoors in Miami was going to be a challenge. My dream has always been to work with Barco and Harkness Screens on a massive Drive-In Theatre and to bring Art-House Cinema quality deep in the heart of downtown,” said Nite Owl founder, Nayib Estefan. “Working with CES+ and Airstream Trailers, we were able to seamlessly outfit a 22-foot Airstream Bambi with the gnarliest 4K DCP laser rig Miami has ever seen. Finally – the Nite Owl can play all the 4K remasters of classic films, and new content we have never been able to access. Which is exciting after having previously operated a strictly 35mm repertory theatre. Anyone that has been to a Nite Owl Drive-In show will tell you: this is the best that Cinema has looked, ever.”

As audiences around the world continue to crave community entertainment experiences, there has been a renewed interest in drive-in and theatre concepts.

The exceptionally bright laser cinema technology from Cinionic makes bringing exceptional cinema presentation in outdoor settings possible like never before, with high brightness and a reduced environmental impact. Over 200 global exhibitors today turn to Cinionic’s leading portfolio of laser technology for ways to deliver unparalleled cinematic experiences for their guests, with more than 20,000 laser units currently in the field. In 2019, Cinionic introduced Barco Series 4 as part of its leading portfolio of laser projectors.

The stand-out Series 4 laser projection platform delivers a new visual standard in cinema with vivid colours, high uniformity, and the patented Barco AIM (Active Image Management), facilitating unparalleled movie presentations for theatre guests.

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