Barco signs 5-year panoramic cinema format deal with 20th Century Fox

Barco and 20th Century Fox have announced a five-year, multi-title per year agreement to release movies in Barco’s multi-screen, immersive movie format Barco Escape.

Fox will be working with its filmmakers to produce new projects for the format beginning with the September release of Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials.

As part of the deal, a Barco Escape setup will be installed in a theater on the 20th Century Fox studio lot.

Chris Aronson, 20th Century Fox’s president of domestic distribution said: "We started working with Barco on this technology because we believe immersive experiences are the future of cinema. Now that Barco has upgraded its Barco Escape systems to be fully DCI compliant, we are further interested in finding tent pole movies for the format that will inspire audiences to leave their homes and go to the theater to share in this unique experience."