Finnkino holds first digital screening
by Annika Pham
20/12/2006 - Mystery of the Wolf [trailer], the new children’s film by Raimo O. Niemi produced by Kinoproduction in Finland in co-production with Filmlance International (Sweden) and F&ME (UK), had the honour of being launched last Friday in the first ever digital screening in Finland in Finnkino´s Tennispalatsi cinema in Helsinki.
Finland´s first digital Barco projector is a 2K Digital Cinema projector. The server is based on the new JPEG 2000 compression standard, which can show all of the over 38 million colours. Finnkino is the largest cinema chain in Finland with 15 cinemas and 70 screens.
Owned by media giant Rautakirja since 1994, the company is continuously developing its cinema services, both by building new theatres and refurbishing existing ones. Mystery of the Wolf was released by Nordisk Film on a total of 50 screens and attracted 8,867 cinemagoers.
In the near future, two more Finnish films will be presented by Finnkino in digital screenings: Aleksi Mäkelä’s V2 Dead Angel, the sequel to the 2004 box office hit Vares [trailer], produced by Solar Films, which will be distributed by BVI Finland on January 12; and Olli Saarela’s The Year of the Wolf, produced by MRP Matila Röhr, to be released by Nordisk Film on February 2, 2007.