Brenden Theatres selects GDC Technology as an integral part of itsdigital cinema deployment

CINEMACON, Las Vegas (April 24, 2012) GDC Technology (“GDC Tech”), a world-leading digital cinema solution provider, is pleased to announce that it has secured a server supply contract with Brenden Theatres (“Brenden”) to install 70GDC SX2000 Digital Cinema ServerswithIntegrated Media Block (IMB)at 6 locations over the coming months whereby Bright Star Systems Corp(Bright Star) will be providing other equipment and technical support.


Brenden currently operates nearly 100 “Movie Magic” screens at 7 locations in the East Bay of Northern California, Colorado, Southern Nevada, and Arizona. The first Brenden movie theater was founded in May 1990 in Northern California. Brenden is committed to providing the very best moviegoing experience in four areasFacilities, Guests, Employees, and Community. “Brenden Theatres is very excited to partner with GDC Tech as we share a common goal to provide the best movie-going experience possible. We are always looking for ways to bring the magic of movies to life and adopting digital projection and sound that brings us that much closer to our goal,” said Mr. Johnny Brenden, President, and CEO of Brenden.


Since its founding in 1989, Bright Star has been a full-service cinema consultant, planner, equipment provider, and installation and service company.Bright Star has had a close relationship with Johnny Brenden and BrendenTheatressince since its founding, and we are pleased that they look to us for our assistance with the technical side of their business. This relationship goes back to Johnny’s grandfather, Ted Mann when he operated theatres in Minnesota and later on the West Coast. While our relationship with GDCTech is quite a bit newer, we find that they are an excellent company to work with as well. A significant number of our digital installs have been done with GDC servers.GDC Tech operates on the same principles and values that we expect from a key vendor in this market.said Mel Hopland, President of Bright Star.


We are delighted to be selected by Brenden and to demonstrate our superior technology, product quality, our reliable service, and bringing the best in digital cinema to all moviegoers,” said Dr. ManNang Chong, founder, and CEO of GDC Tech. “We are glad to cooperate with Bright Star who offer great flexibility and synergistic benefits to this deployment and we look forward to cooperating with Bright Star in the future.


About GDC Technology Limited (

As one of the world’s leading global solution providers for digital cinema, media delivery, and display markets, GDC Technology (GDC Tech) has successfully delivered and installed digital cinema servers, projection, and 3D systems worldwide. GDC Tech is currently the largest supplier of digital cinema servers throughout Asia and the second largest provider of digital cinema servers worldwide, serving its customers through offices in the US, Spain, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and China. GDC Tech is a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group.

About Johnny Brenden and Brenden Theatres (

Johnny Brenden comes from a family with long ties to Hollywood and Motion Picture Exhibition. His grandfather, Mr. Ted Mann, started in the late 1930s and built one of the most successful circuits in the country which included the Mann’s Chinese and Westwood Theatres in California. Brenden’s Grandmother is silver screen starlet Rhonda Fleming, who appeared in over 40 Hollywood Films in the 40’s and 50’s. In 1990 Johnny Brenden, following in his Grandfathers footsteps, opened Brenden Theatres in Northern California and quickly expanded throughout California with additional theatres in Arizona, Nevada, and Colorado. Brenden Theatres operates nearly 100 screens of movie magic featuring walltowall curved screens, stadium seating, highback “rocker” chairs, 3D and IMAX experience.

About Bright Star Systems Corp (

Bright Star Systems is a full-service cinema consultant, planner, equipment provider, installation, and service company. Bright Star has a long history of successful projects and after completion service and supply. Partners Mel Hopland and Doug Teetor have a combined 65 years of experience in the cinema business. Bright Star itself has been in operation since 1989 and operates two offices, one in the Boston area and the other in the Minneapolis area. Our technical staff and our support staff also have years of training and experience. Bright Star has done projects all over the world with large and small clients.

GDC Technology Media Contact:

Connie Wong


Brenden Theatres Media Contact:

Brian Epling

Email: [email protected]

Bright Star Media Contact:

Mel Hopland