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CJ’s Top 50 Women In Global Cinema – 2020

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WOMEN.

Congratulations to two of our very own, Principal Theresa English and Sr. Principal Tamra Knapp on being named in the Celluloid Junkie Top 50 Women in Global Cinema for 2020.

What is Celluloid Junkie?

Celluloid Junkie is the leading online resource dedicated to the global film and cinema industry. Celluloid Junkie is squarely dedicated to the place in which the movies play out – the cinema. They track the business, technology, personalities, events, trade shows, news, and trends that relate to the world of motion picture exhibition. You can get your daily fix of all things cinema at Celluloid Junkie from the people who know it and live it every day as industry insiders.

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So far, 2020 has been an eventful year for the international cinema exhibition industry, and not in the way we all hoped. That said, before the global COVID-19 pandemic struck, the previous twelve months were marked by some incredible achievements by the women in our industry. And so, Celluloid Junkie is proud to present the fifth “Top Women in Global Cinema” list, especially during these trying times.


Their female-majority panel reviewed hundreds of suggestions and nominations, made decisions, un-made decisions, and eventually arrived at the list found in the article. There are so many impressive women in our industry that, rest assured, the list was more difficult than ever to compile. Still, Celluloid Junkie strived to maintain a balance between geographical locations, accomplishments, and recognizing new talent, where possible.


We salute each and every woman in the industry, on the list or not. This is just a small way of acknowledging all that these incredible women have achieved.


Founded in 1981, TK Architects is a full-service architectural firm that offers all professional design services in-house to simplify and streamline coordination, including: Architecture, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Structural Engineering, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineering. The firm’s focus is entertainment architecture and engineering, including cinema, bowling, bars/lounges, food service and entertainment centers worldwide. TK Architects provides the right services at the right time to meet client’s specific needs, including: New Buildings, Tenant Interiors, Renovations, Facility Upgrades and Maintenance.


For more information about TK Architects please visit www.tkarch.com or contact Jack C. Muffoletto, at jcmuffoletto@tkarch.com

The Re-emergence of the Drive-in Movies

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With change comes adaptation.“It is not a failure to readjust my sails to fit the waters I find myself in.”
–Mackenzi Lee

Drive-in movie theaters were most popular in the 50s and 60s. Since then, they’ve become more nostalgic than anything, until now.

With social distancing in mind, drive-in theaters across the country have been booming. Coronavirus regulations have resulted in the shut down of local movie theaters, but Marcus Theatres wanted to find a way to keep showing movies to the community and keep staff employed.

A little closer to home, in Bellevue, Twin Creek Cinema is expected to open this weekend riding that wave. “They’ll be in their own cars, and their own environments, and be able to maintain distancing, and still enjoy a couple of films,” said Mark Gramz.

The outdoor cinema at 3909 Raynor Parkway will feature a 42-foot screen and appropriately distanced parking spots with a clear line of sight. On the night of the shows, staff will direct viewers where to go, with a designated area for big vehicles. There are enough spots for 120 cars.

Starting Friday night (May 22, 2020), the 42 by 20-foot screen will light up.

“You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend.”
–Bruce Lee

Marcus Twin Creeks Drive-in parking designations

Patrons can watch from inside their cars, from their truck beds or in chairs in front of their vehicles, and can tune into 89.1 FM to get audio for their silver screen showing.

Concessions will be offered as well, to try and normalize the movie-going experience and can be picked up at a table located by the theatre entrance vestibule. Restrooms can be accessed from within the cinema, but restroom capacity counts will be strictly enforced, some patrons may have to wait outside. Hand sanitizers will be placed outside the building for use and tickets are only $20 a carload and must be purchased online at marcustheatres.com or through the Marcus Theatres app.

While the Drive-in Movie experience is something that Marcus is offering due to the Covid-19 pandemic and are committed to entertaining their customers in a safe fashion, the Drive-in Movies could be something Marcus theatres keeps around as an attraction.

“Life is neither static nor unchanging. With no individuality, there can be no change, no adaptation, and in an inherently changing world, any species unable to adapt is also doomed.”
–Jean M. Auel


Founded in 1981, TK Architects is a full-service architectural firm that offers all professional design services in-house to simplify and streamline coordination, including: Architecture, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Structural Engineering, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineering. The firm’s focus is entertainment architecture and engineering, including cinema, bowling, bars/lounges, food service and entertainment centers worldwide. TK Architects provides the right services at the right time to meet client’s specific needs, including: New Buildings, Tenant Interiors, Renovations, Facility Upgrades and Maintenance.


For more information about TK Architects please visit www.tkarch.com or contact Jack C. Muffoletto, at jcmuffoletto@tkarch.com

THE BROTHERS BIMm

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THE NEW DAWN

When I began my adventure into architecture, the tools of the day were pens, pencils, erasers, razor blades (the original undo button), vellum drawing boards, and parallel squares. There was no magic in the background other than experience and mentoring. Our information sources were our mentors or the physical libraries located in our city offices. Faxes and chorded phones were the cutting edge of technology for communicating and transferring information quickly.

Not even the Brothers Grimm could have foretold such technical magic that was to come. Who could have fantasied about the brave digital age ahead and how it would reshape architectural production and coordination, forever?

Efficiencies in production were slow to adopt early releases of CAD software, in addition to being limited on computing power. However, as technology developed, it became apparent that there were real production advantages to be uncovered. The evolution of communication through technology has been a constant driver in the continued improvement in collaboration across disciplines and parties. In a short period of time, we have gone from fax-to email-to Revit and CAD computer software and cloud-based resources and apps like BIM-360. Working together is extremely quick and effective across the board. TK Architects uses BIM 360 for communication and site sharing capabilities as well as:

  • Provide a reliable, one source location for all project teams to secure online file management in Revit
  • Secure automatic back-up and historical retrieval of previous iterations of a developing Revit model
  • Security against internal hardware failures such as viruses, networks, and hard drive corruption; all that can lead to a great loss of product produced, product to be redone.and downtime.
  • Built-in document review, markup and instant sharing of these with our teams
  • The ability to allow regulated access to files for our clients, vendors, and contractors

 

A BRAVE NEW WORLD

As a benefit to our clients, TK strives to be at the cutting edge of technology, using advanced software like Autodesk Dynamo. Dynamo is used to automate repetitive, time-consuming, and often laborious tasks that often in the past could generate minor inconsistencies. This allows us to provide a higher quality, more efficient, and accurate product while allowing us to focus on the larger scale scope and coordination issues associated with just about any complex project.

There is a new kind of architect and engineer, one with equal doses of digital, hands-on team collaboration, and ingenuity.

 

WHAT DEVELOPMENTS ARE TO COME?

What can you imagine? VR building of the model, as if hands-on? What will be the extent of 3D printing in construction? What wonders and opportunities for new structures, materials, efficiency will be available to us all. We see man vendors and companies from all fields implementing these tools in order to bring the client into the project and model as early as possible, allowing them to sample the space being created.

 

EPILOGUE (actually, it’s just the beginning)

I have been in the industry for over 30 years and love it with a passion every day. That passion is fanned by many of the new BIM developments in technology that are allowing us to increase efficiency and quality while freeing us up to spend time on things like design.

 

– Ian Wilson

 


Founded in 1981, TK Architects is a full-service architectural firm that offers all professional design services in-house to simplify and streamline coordination, including: Architecture, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Structural Engineering, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineering. The firm’s focus is entertainment architecture and engineering, including cinema, bowling, bars/lounges, food service and entertainment centers worldwide. TK Architects provides the right services at the right time to meet client’s specific needs, including: New Buildings, Tenant Interiors, Renovations, Facility Upgrades and Maintenance.


For more information about TK Architects please visit www.tkarch.com or contact Jack C. Muffoletto, at jcmuffoletto@tkarch.com

Impact of Data on Cinema

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By Michael Cummings, Sr. Principal, TK Architects International

June 30, 2016

There were several sessions at the CineEurope convention in Barcelona this year that focused on the impact that data is having on Cinema.  Data is the reason that Amazon has a better idea of what you want for your birthday than your spouse.  Many of the discussions focused on exhibitor loyalty programs and what is possible to do with that information.cine europe aign (more…)