Santa Rosa Entertainment Group selects GDC servers for its innovative Blue Oaks Cinema 16 booth-less digital theatre

SHOWEAST, Orlando (October 11, 2010) – GDC Technology (“GDC”), a world leading digital cinema solution provider, is pleased to announce it has been selected by Santa Rosa (“SR”) Entertainment Group for its 3,000 seat booth-less digital cinema project at its new Blue Oaks Cinema 16 multiplex in Rocklin CA. The equipment will be installed by Portland, Oregon-based American Cinema Equipment (“ACE”), a premiere equipment and service provider for theatres. Blue Oaks Cinema 16 is slated to open in November, just in time for the many upcoming holiday movie releases.

 

The Tocchini family has had a long history of innovation in theater exhibition. In the 1920’s, its Strand Theater showed the first “Talkies” in Santa Rosa. Today, SR Entertainment Group operates, designs, builds and renovates many state-of-art theatres, and the family tradition of innovation continues with its new groundbreaking booth-less Blue Oak Cinema 16.

 

“The compact nature of digital cinema technology lends itself to innovative design possibilities,” said Larry Jacobson, owner of Digital Cinema Development, Inc. (“DCD”), the theater design company responsible for transforming the old Mervyns’ store into the Blue Oaks Cinema 16. “Mounting the projectors on lifts at the rear of the auditoriums creates a very cost effective solution.”

 

“The cost savings we realized by converting the old Mervyns’ store would not have been possible without the digital cinema technology and booth-less solution,” said Dan Tocchini, President and CEO of SR Entertainment Group. “This savings enabled us to install best of breed furnishings and equipment. GDC’s digital server solution was a natural fit”.

 

“It is a pleasure to announce GDC as our digital cinema server provider for our new Blue Oaks location. GDC is a leader in the digital cinema server field with a reputation for outstanding service and consistent technological advances,” said Neil Pearlmutter, VP of Operations and New Development of SR Entertainment Group. “GDC’s “future-proof” solution will allow Blue Oaks to remain contemporary for years to come”.

 

“We are proud that SR had the confidence in us and picked GDC as the sole server provider for this trendsetting project. The Blue Oaks cinema design is a first in the industry and GDC is honoured to be associated with SR and Larry Jacobson boasting such innovations,” said Dr Man-Nang Chong, founder and CEO of GDC Technology. “GDC is a firm believer in innovation and we look forward to working with SR and Larry in the near future.”

 

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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 Santa Rosa Entertainment Group (http://www.srentertainmentgrp.com)
Santa Rosa Entertainment Group is a family-run company that operates, designs, builds and renovates theatres. The company operates many state-of-the-art megaplexes in California and the Horizon Stadium 9 in Laughlin, Nevada. Its trend-setting complexes feature large snack bars and separate cafés featuring espresso, cappuccino, and specialty foods, as well as THX & Digital Sound, and giant auditoriums with wall-to-wall screens.

 

GDC Media Contact:
Laura Matthews
GDC Technology of America LLC
21155 Whitfield Place, Suite 207
Sterling, VA 20165
Tel: (1) 877-337-0868
Fax: (1) 571-313-0468
Email: laura.matthews@gdc-tech.com

 

Santa Rosa Entertainment Group Media Contact:
Dan Tocchini
Tel: (1) 707-523-1586 x15
Email: dtocchini@theatreservices.com

Neil Pearlmutter
Tel: (1) 707-523-1586 x25
Email: npearlmutter@theatreservices.com

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