GDC Technology reaches sales agreement with Coming Attractions Theatres for 128 digital cinema servers
SHOWEAST, Miami (October 26, 2011) – GDC Technology (“GDC Tech”), a world-leading digital cinema solution provider, is delighted to announce today the signing of yet another major digital cinema server agreement in the US. The agreement will see a total of 128 SX-2000A Digital Cinema Servers with Integrated Media Block (IMB) installed throughout Coming Attractions Theatres, Inc (“Coming Attractions”). With 20 servers already installed, this second deployment of 108 servers is scheduled to be completed in an impressive timeframe of approximately one month. American Cinema Equipment (“ACE”) will supply and install GDC servers throughout Coming Attraction’s theatres.
Coming Attractions was founded in 1989 in Ashland, Oregon by John Schweiger; and currently operates 151 screens in over 19 theatres across Oregon, Washington, Northern California and Alaska. The company is committed to 100% customer satisfaction, with state-of-the-art presentations. Coming Attractions also seeks to provide the best amenities offered by larger multiplex facilities in their small to medium-sized markets.
“ACE has been the leading technology partner for Coming Attractions for over 20 years, supplying, installing and servicing every location. We are very pleased to be selected to participate in this rollout with GDC Tech and Coming Attractions,” said Scott Hicks, CEO of ACE. “The ACE and Coming Attractions management teams enjoy a very close working relationship resulting in a highly efficient rollout. In particular, John C. Schweiger, president & CEO of Coming Attractions is to be commended for building an exceptional team, with a clear vision into the future of our industry. We are also pleased to be supplying the latest GDC IMB servers in this rollout. GDC Tech has a proven track record for cutting edge products coupled with support second to none. The ACE team is looking forward toward the transition from installation phase into ongoing service and support for many years to come.”
“Thankfully, GDC Tech is especially focused on guiding us through each step at this challenging time,” said Tim Wood, senior VP and COO of Coming Attractions. “This is undoubtedly the most significant change the cinema industry has experienced in our long history, and GDC Tech is incredibly quick and responsive to our questions and needs.”
“We’re extremely pleased with the progress of this deployment. Coming Attractions has demonstrated that our digital cinema technology truly enhances the movie-going experience,” said Dr. Man-Nang Chong, founder and CEO of GDC Tech. “We’re honoured to work with a visionary company that paves the way for others in terms of providing exceptional entertainment for all.”
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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 Coming Attractions Theatres, Inc. (www.catheatres.com)
Coming Attractions Theatres, Inc. is a leading motion picture exhibitor in the Pacific Northwest, and one of the largest independent theatre operators in the US. The Company is dedicated to bringing the finest quality theatre experience to its patrons in medium-sized markets. The company was founded in 1989 by president & CEO John Schweiger with the purchase of the Varsity Theatre in Ashland, OR. The company currently operates 151 screens in 19 locations in four states. Additional information is available on the Company’s Website at www.catheatres.com.
About American Cinema Equipment, Inc (www.cinequip.com)
American Cinema Equipment, Inc. is one of the premier digital technology resellers in the US. ACE is known for their personal touch and is regarded as one of the top cinema technology companies in the industry. Many medium and smaller sized cinema chains trust ACE as their technology partner – engineering, sourcing and installing everything from a digital upgrade to a complete turnkey mega-plex audio/visual package.
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