GDC Technology to supply 100 digital cinema servers to Landmark Cinemas
Sterling, Virginia (November 2, 2011) – GDC Technology (“GDC Tech”), a world-leading digital cinema solution provider, is pleased to announce today the signing of a new digital cinema server supply agreement with Landmark Cinemas of Canada Inc. (“Landmark”), the largest independent exhibitor in Western Canada. Patrons of Landmark are sure to appreciate the dramatic enhancement of their cinematic experience after a total of 100 SX-2000A Digital Cinema Servers with Integrated Media Block (IMB) are installed throughout this cinema chain.
Privately-owned and operated since 1965, Landmark is Canada’s largest independent exhibitor. The cinema chain currently operates 31 cinema complexes, with a combined total of 109 screens in 31 locations in Western Canada and the Yukon. With its 600-plus employees chosen for their passion for movies, Landmark’ patrons are guaranteed the best possible conditions for enjoying the latest films. The installation of GDC’s digital cinema servers will continue to ensure that Landmark’ patrons receive the finest entertainment available. Under the current agreement, King Cinema Services will install 100 GDC servers throughout Landmark cinemas.
“Landmark has been installing digital and digital 3D since 2008, and all our locations and those of independents that we have done to date are 100% Christie®, GDC and RealD. The reason for this is simple, quality of equipment and quality of relationship with these companies. GDC Tech is really Annie Wang and Paul Marcot or Paul and Annie depending on who is calling. Both are well skilled in their product lines and both strive to deliver our requests on time and on budget. To that end when Landmark chose Christie as our digital integrator we also chose GDC Tech as our server company” said Neil Campbell, COO and Partner of Landmark. “We are now actively installing our circuit to digital and both GDC Tech and Christie have proved their support by either not having any delivery issues and going to great lengths to ensure any issue is immediately remedied. We could not be more excited and confident to have such strong, responsible, and reliable companies as our partners, as we move out of film and into the world of Digital.”
“It’s been a joy to work with people who share our vision. Like Landmark, we are always striving to provide the best for less and it is likely this philosophy has made us the second largest digital cinema solution providers worldwide,” said Dr. Man-Nang Chong, founder and CEO of GDC Tech. “We are looking forward to continually providing Landmark with the best cinema technology and we join in their mission to ensure that every patron’s experience is unforgettable.”
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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 Landmark Cinemas (www.landmarkcinemas.ca)
Landmark Cinemas a Western Canada based exhibitor. Landmark Theatres are located from Manitoba to British Columbia and the Yukon Territory. Landmark has 31 locations (109 screens) as of today and 3 new theatres (25 screens) under construction to open in spring 2012. The circuit was started in 1965 and has been under the current ownership since 2007. Landmark also owns and operates King Cinema Services based out of Edmonton which retails a complete line of supplies for Cinema operators from popcorn to digital equipment. King is the GDC Tech dealer for Canada, and a Preferred Christie dealer. Theatre Agencies is a film buying and booking company that Landmark operates to provide film services to cinema operators across Western Canada.
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