ArcLight Cinemas selects GDC servers for digital deployment
Sterling, Virginia (November 04, 2011) – GDC Technology (“GDC Tech”), a world-leading digital cinema solution provider, is pleased to announce today it has reached a server supply agreement with the innovative ArcLight Cinemas (“ArcLight”). GDC Tech’s SX-2000A Digital Cinema Servers with Integrated Media Block (IMB) will be installed throughout ArcLight’s cinemas, launching the advanced digital capabilities of each unique site. To date, 48 systems have been installed in four different locations. Under the new server agreement, ACS Enterprises Inc. (“ACS”) will supply and install GDC digital cinema servers.
Created and opened by Pacific Theatres in the spring of 2002, ArcLight represents an exciting evolution in the movie-going experience. ArcLight Cinema’s signature amenities including “black box” auditoriums, extra-wide seats with double armrests, stadium seating, digital projection and a wide variety of dynamic programming ranging from the newest Hollywood blockbusters to independent art-house fare, cult favorites and classics, and 21+ screenings, making it one of the most popular destinations for discerning moviegoers. ArcLight operates 61 screens at four locations in Southern California, with Hollywood boasting the historic and unique Cinerama Dome – one of only three such theaters in the world today.
“In making this important transition, we wanted to ensure the new technology would support our goal of providing the best possible movie-going experience for our guests. We chose GDC Tech because of their excellent customer support and reliable servers that are rich in features that met our requirements,” said Joe Miraglia, director of design, construction & facilities of ArcLight. “GDC Tech has an excellent technical support team which is extremely reliable, and that, for us, is the most basic foundation for a successful new relationship.”
“ACS is very proud of our partnership with the ArcLight and Pacific Theatres family, and its choice of ACS for its digital cinema conversion,” said Jose Alvarado, CEO of ACS. “And we’re grateful to GDC Tech for assisting our client throughout this entire process.”
“We’re very excited to be selected by a pioneering company such as ArcLight. This new partnership shows that we’re a reliable choice to provide the highest-quality technology for even the most innovative clients,” said Dr. Man-Nang Chong, founder and CEO of GDC Tech. “We’re confident that this new relationship will take us to new heights of cinema evolution, and we truly appreciate ArcLight’s decision.”
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About GDC Technology (www.gdc-tech.com)
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, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and China. GDC Tech is a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group.
About ArcLight Cinemas (www.arclightcinemas.com)
ArcLight Cinemas, created by Pacific Theatres, represents an evolution in the movie-going experience. ArcLight Cinemas with locations in Hollywood, Sherman Oaks, Pasadena and El Segundo offers an unprecedented combination of technology, amenities, comfort, and customer service. Facilities include the historic Cinerama Dome (only at the Hollywood location) and state-of-the-art “black box” auditoriums as well as a café bar and a cinema-focused gift shop. Tickets can be purchased online without a fee and printed at home and at the theaters’ automated ticketing kiosks. For more information about ArcLight visit
About ACS Enterprises Inc. (www.acs-ent.com)
ACS Enterprises Inc. (ACS), located in Pomona, California, offers a wide-range of comprehensive services for the motion picture industry. With over 150 years of combined experience in the motion picture industry, the ACS Team offers extensive experience in construction, engineering, procurement, and facility maintenance, creating a unique one-stop solution for motion picture company needs.
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