GDC Technology shipped 116 servers for Bow Tie Cinemas’ digital cinema deployment
SHOWEAST, Miami (October 24, 2011) – GDC Technology (“GDC Tech”), a world-leading digital cinema solution provider, is pleased to announce today the partnership with Bow Tie Cinemas (“Bow Tie”) for its digital cinema deployment, one of oldest cinema chains in the entertainment industry. The agreement involves the deployment of a total of 116 SX-2000A Digital Cinema Servers with Integrated Media Block (IMB) at Bow Tie Cinemas locations across New York, Connecticut, Maryland, Virginia and Colorado. The installation of the servers was successfully completed in Q3 2011.
A four-generation family-owned company, Bow Tie was founded more than 100 years ago. In 1936, its founder, B.S. Moss, opened the Criterion Theater in Bar Harbor, Maine, which was the first motion picture theatre built exclusively for the exhibition of talking movies. Today, Bow Tie is dedicated to providing a movie-going experience which is one of class and sophistication, currently operating 169 screens in 20 locations across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic United States.
“In maintaining the traditions of our founding principles, Bow Tie Cinemas strives to ensure the movie-going experience is one of genuine style and elegance for all patrons,” said Ben Moss, owner of Bow Tie Cinemas. “To achieve this, we’re delighted to partner with GDC Tech for the deployment of its superior, cutting edge digital cinema technology. Furthermore, we couldn’t be happier with GDC Tech’s stellar service.”
“It’s truly an honour to have been selected by Bow Tie Cinemas for its digital conversion, and to have such an esteemed chain become part of GDC Tech’s expanding customer base,” said Dr. Man-Nang Chong, founder and CEO of GDC Tech. “GDC Tech and Bow Tie are a perfect match for one another, as both enterprises are committed to high-quality products that deliver the finest cinematic experience possible.”
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 Bow Tie Cinemas (www.bowtiecinemas.com)
Bow Tie Cinemas was founded over 100 years ago, in the era of the Nickelodeon, when B.S. Moss began his long and illustrious career providing popular entertainment to the public. The business of operating street front Nickelodeons quickly gave way to Vaudeville, which was the heart of B.S. Moss Theaters until the 1930s when B.S. Moss sold his last Vaudeville theatre and dedicated himself fully to building and operating motion picture theatres. In 1936, B.S. Moss opened the Criterion Theater, known then as The Theater of Tomorrow, on Broadway in the heart of Times Square. The Criterion was the first motion picture theatre built exclusively for the exhibition of talking motion pictures. It operated continuously for 63 years and was the home of several major New York film premiers, including Sleeping Beauty, My Fair Lady, Funny Girl, Lawrence of Arabia, and Alien. Today, Bow Tie Cinemas is dedicated to returning style and elegance to the movie-going experience. In each of its 20 locations and 169 screens, Bow Tie Cinemas provides the best possible presentation and service to its patrons, continuing in the tradition of its founder.
GDC Tech Media Contact:
Bow Tie Cinemas Media Contact: