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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

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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

Duncan McLeod
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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​iTunes: where are the movies?

With fewer than 1m broadband digital subscriber lines in service in South Africa, and longstanding exclusive rights to content held by local media companies, there is little demand for – and huge complexity involved in – bringing video content to the

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Ster-Kinekor ditches film in digital overhaul

Cinema chain Ster-Kinekor Theatres will replace all of its screens countrywide with digital technology over the next 12 months in a deal that will probably be worth nearly R100m. About 400 screens are affected by the move. The company, which is owned by Primedia, has signed an agreement with Arts Alliance Media, a digital cinema

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Ster-Kinekor ditches print media

SA’s largest cinema chain, Ster-Kinekor Theatres, which is owned by Primedia, has decided to end its decades-long advertising in print newspapers, directing its clients to the Web and to mobile instead, according to a report. iAfrica.com, also a Primedia property, said on Tuesday that

Craig Wilson
How video games shot their way to the top

Gaming is the biggest entertainment industry in the world, bigger than even Hollywood. It’s the biggest in SA, too. It seems if you want to make money in entertainment, you’d be better off learning to code than trying your luck on Idols. Though sales of CDs, cinema tickets and DVDs have declined

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End of an era as last drive-in closes

Ster-Kinekor has confirmed that the Velskoen drive-in in Randburg, Johannesburg will close next year. It is the last of its drive-ins and the company says the decision comes as a result of declining audiences, which is says isn’t unique to SA. “Cinema audiences