Browsing: Ster-Kinekor

TalkCentral: Ep 171 – ‘Bad movie’

On TalkCentral this week, Ster-Kinekor’s old website allegedly leaked almost 7m users’ account details – we speak to the Durban-based software developer, Matt Cavanagh, who exposed a major security flaw in the

New Star Wars smashes SA bookings record

Bookings for one of the most widely anticipated releases of 2015, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, are now officially open at the Ster-Kinekor box office. Bookings opened on Monday, 19 October, and a record number of 2 299 tickets were snapped up on the first day

Prepare for battle, win a drone

In collaboration with Ster-Kinekor and Drone Force, TechCentral is giving away five Nano Quadcopters to five lucky readers to celebrate the opening of the new movie Robot Overlords. If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if the Transformers weren’t

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IMAX set to return to Gauteng

Cinema chain Ster-Kinekor has announced plans to build its first new IMAX theatre in Gauteng, at a Pretoria mall. It’s the second IMAX theatre to be opened in South Africa following the launch last year of the first such facility at the Gateway Theatre of Shopping

Kirsh finds value in new venture

Though he’s mostly been out of the headlines in recent years, Primedia founder William Kirsh didn’t disappear into early retirement when he resigned in September 2009 as CEO of the media empire he led and helped build. Rather, he’s been hard at work creating a new business – with his father

IMAX theatres to return to SA

After an absence of several years, Ster-Kinekor is set to reintroduce IMAX threatres in South Africa, the cinema chain operator’s CEO Fiaz Mahomed revealed on Wednesday. The company has already begun construction of an IMAX theatre at the Gateway Theatre of Shopping north of Durban

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Romance of the movies fades

What is film? Film is the illusion of movement through the montage of still images, 24 or 25 photographs a second on lengths of translucent plastic. The result is the motion picture that we love and have loved since the late 19th century. What began as a rudimentary carnival trick and was subsequently pioneered

Cinema all-digital in 2013: Ster-Kinekor

Fans of celluloid won’t like this news. South Africa’s largest cinema chain, Ster-Kinekor, which is owned by privately held media group Primedia, will complete its migration from film to digital projection technology by 17 December this year. CEO Fiaz Mahomed says

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Big action on the big screen

Primedia-owned cinema chain Ster-Kinekor is investing R180m over a 12-month period in decommissioning all of the 35mm film projectors in its movie houses around the country and in replacing them with newfangled digital projectors – and, in some cases, fancy new surround-sound audio systems, too

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