EPIC Theatres picks GDC for Palm Coast rollout
New full-digital theatre to exclusively use GDC servers
Sterling, Virginia (July 19, 2010) – GDC Technology (“GDC”), a world leading digital cinema solution provider is pleased to announce the signing of an exclusive server deployment agreement with EPIC Theatres, a Florida-based theatre chain. Under this agreement, GDC will be the sole server provider for EPIC’s new alldigital theatre in Palm Coast, Florida. A total of 14 GDC servers were deployed, and the installation was successfully completed in time for the grand opening on June 29, 2010.
Founded in 2003, EPIC Theatres is operated by third and fourth generation exhibitors whose family built its first theatre in 1947. It currently operates 67 screens located at six sites in three southern states in the US. With a vision fixed firmly on the future, the privately held motion picture theatre circuit is always at the forefront of technology, to bring the best cinematic experience to its audiences. EPIC has embarked on an expansion program which will see the addition of more than 40 digital screens to its operations over the next two years.
“EPIC began its digital conversion program with GDC servers and we are extremely pleased to have made the right choice,” said Clint DeMarsh, VP of purchasing for EPIC Theatres. “The great functionality and superb reliability offered by GDC servers is truly impressive. Equally commendable is GDC’s 24/7 call service center, ensuring support is always at hand. We are happy with the GDC package and have decided to stick with it in the Palm Coast project.”
“EPIC is an extremely valued customer to GDC since they recognized our strengths and had faith in us when we were relatively new to the US market, for which we are tremendously grateful,” said Dr. Man-Nang CHONG, founder and CEO of GDC Technology. “The Palm Coast project has further strengthened our strategic partnership in digital cinema, and we look forward to many more years of mutually successful collaboration with EPIC Theatres.”
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About GDC Technology (https://www.gdc-tech.com)
GDC Technology (“GDC”) is a subsidiary of the Hong Kong publicly listed company – Global Digital Creations Holdings Limited. As one of the leading global solution providers for digital cinema, media delivery and display markets, GDC has successfully delivered and installed digital cinema servers and advanced digital signage systems worldwide. GDC is currently the largest supplier of cinema servers throughout Asia and the second largest provider of cinema servers worldwide, serving its customers through offices in the US, Singapore, Hong Kong and China. GDC also holds Virtual Print Fee (“VPF”) agreements with major US studios and acts as a thirdparty for the major deployment of digital cinema systems in Asia.
About EPIC Theatres (http://www.epictheatres.com)
EPIC Theatres is a privately held motion picture theatre circuit based in DeLand, Florida. EPIC currently operates 67 screens, at six sites, in three states. The company has embarked on an expansion program and has announced the addition of more than 40 screens to its operations over the next two years. Founded in 2003, EPIC Theatres is operated by third generation exhibitors whose family built its first theatre in 1947. The management and staff of EPIC Theatres are proud to be a part of the exhibition industry and are dedicated to providing the ultimate movie-going experience in state-of-the-art theatres.
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