Enjoy true immersive cinema as Philips joins up with global entertainment leaders to bring the Rolling Stones in concert to the silver screen
• Philips LightVibes® makes Rolling Stones fans feel as if they are actually part of a live concert, complementing the main screen images with immersive lighting effects throughout the film
• Odeon & UCI Cinemas Group premiere Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live, an iconic Rolling Stones performance from 2013 at the UCI KINOWELT Ruhr Park in Bochum, Germany on July 15
• The event has been made possible in collaboration with Universal Music Group and its concert division Eagle Rock Entertainm
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), the global leader in lighting, is giving music fans the chance to relive famous concerts and feel like they are there in person. The world premiere of Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live, an iconic live concert film by The Rolling Stones, was screened on July 15 at Odeon & UCI Cinemas Group’s KINOWELT Ruhr Park cinema in Bochum, Germany. Philips LightVibes creates a truly immersive experience for the audience by adding subtle, meaningful lighting effects during the film that will enhance the concert.
“This unique premiere brought together an incredible group of industry leading collaborators to create a remarkably powerful cinema experience,” said Niels Van Duinen, General Manager of LightVibes. “We started with Sweet Summer Sun – Live in Hyde Park, a fantastic live concert by the Rolling Stones from Universal Music and Eagle Rock Entertainment. We enhanced it with LightVibes technology to make the experience even more engaging, exciting, and fun. And we premiered the concert at Odeon’s & UCI state-of-the-art KINOWELT Ruhr Park cinema in Bochum – all for an enthusiastic audience that will remember the experience for years to come.”
Philips LightVibes creates a more immersive cinema experience by delivering subtle but powerful ambient lighting to every viewer’s peripheral field of vision, enhancing musical performances and events as well as feature films, pre-show programming and advertising. With Philips LightVibes, cinema owners can expand their offerings to include event cinema content and attract new audiences. Philips LightVibes also brings intriguing new capabilities to cinematographers and the wider creative community.
“We are very excited to premiere the new Philips LightVibes version of Sweet Summer Sun – Live at Hyde Park at our cinema in Bochum,” said Jens Heinze, UCI KINOWELT Managing Director Germany. “This innovative visual dimension will contribute to create an inspiring entertainment experience for our guests. We look forward to welcoming a diverse audience of industry professionals and Rolling Stones fans alike.”
The screening is also supported by Universal Music, the world’s largest leading music label company. Philips and Universal Music announced at CinemaCon 2015 in April that they will collaborate on an ongoing basis to make iconic concert films available in the immersive LightVibes format. As well as the Rolling Stones, other exclusive concerts part of the collaboration include The Doors, Morrissey, Paul McCartney and Wings, Dream Theatre, Queen, Alice Cooper and Peter Gabriel.
Notes to editors:
LightVibes was a 2015 Digital Cinema Report ‘Catalyst Award’ winner at CinemaCon, identified as one of the breakthrough technologies in the industry. LightVibes has been tested extensively and 90% of demo visitors report that LightVibes improves the event cinema experience. Cinema owners will be able to receive a bundle deal when installing LightVibes in their cinemas with access to concert titles for two years.
About Royal Philips
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2014 sales of EUR 21.4 billion and employs approximately 105,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.
About Odeon & UCI Cinemas
With over 75 years of cinema experience, Odeon & UCI Cinemas is the largest cinema chain in Europe and the biggest exhibitor in Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and Ireland. Under the Odeon brand, it operates 950 screens at 124 sites across the UK & Ireland and operating also as UCI and Cinesa Cinemas, the group operates 2.232 screens at 244 sites across Europe as a whole.
About Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group is the global music leader, with wholly owned operations in 60 territories. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, one of the industry’s premier music publishing operations worldwide. Universal Music Group’s labels include A&M Records, Angel, Astralwerks, Blue Note Records, Capitol Christian Music Group, Capitol Records, Capitol Records Nashville, Caroline, Decca, Def Jam Recordings, Deutsche Grammophon, Disa, Emarcy, EMI Records Nashville, Fonovisa, Geffen Records, Harvest, Interscope Records, Island Records, Machete Music, Manhattan, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Motown Records, Polydor Records, Republic Records, Universal Music Latino, Verve Music Group, Virgin Records, Virgin EMI Records, as well as a multitude of record labels owned or distributed by its record company subsidiaries around the world. The Universal Music Group owns the most extensive catalogue of music in the industry, which includes the last 100 years of the world’s most popular artists and their recordings. UMG’s catalogue is marketed through two distinct divisions, Universal Music Enterprises (in the U.S.) and Universal Strategic Marketing (outside the U.S.). Universal Music Group also includes Global Digital Business, its new media and technologies division, Bravado, its merchandising company and Eagle Rock Entertainment. Universal Music Group is a fully owned subsidiary of Vivendi.
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