Classic Cinemas is full speed ahead on itsdigital rolloutwith GDC Technology servers
Sterling, Virginia (May 2, 2012) –GDC Technology (“GDC Tech”), a world-leading digital cinema solution provider, was selected by Downers Grove, Illinois (USA) based Classic Cinemas (“Classic”) to provide the SX–2000A Digital Cinema Server with Integrated Media Block (“IMB”) for it’s-complete digital conversionof100 movie screens. Classic installed100 new GDC Techserverswhich feature advanced digital cinema technology.
Classic won industry awards for its restoration of older movie theaters starting as far back as1978with the Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove. Its mission is to provide an outstanding, affordable experience in a well-maintained, well–supervised environment, using state-of-the-art technology. Classic is totally committed to customer service while working with the community to improve the quality of life. With the SX–2000A Digital Cinema Servers with IMB being exclusively deployed at its cinemas, Classic is leapfrogging into the future of cinematic entertainment.
“We are extremely satisfied with the earlier deployment of GDCTechservers and after–care services. We have decided to move forward using GDC Techproductsexclusivelyin the rest of our theaters,” said Mr. Chris Johnson, Vice President Operations, Classic Cinemas. “GDC Tech shares the same belief as we do, providing the best service to customers and demonstrating its dedication to the industry. We look forward to GDC Tech’sequipmentdeliveringa more exciting cinema experience to our customers.”
“GDC Tech is pleased to have gained the trust of Classic which has a long history in cinema exhibition,” said Dr. Man–Nang Chong, founder, and CEO of GDC Tech. “The industry is now moving quickly into the digital age. In providing cutting-edge and technologically advanced products, complemented by aftersales support services to Classic, GDC Techjoinshands with Classic to provide a futuristic cinematic experience for moviegoers.”
About GDC Technology Limited (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, Spain, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and China. GDC Tech is a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group.
About Classic Cinemas (www.classiccinemas.com)
Classic Cinemas is a family-owned theatre chain founded in 1978 with 100 screens in 13 locations across Northern Illinois with all but one theatre in the Chicago DMA. Many of Classic Cinemas’ locations are historic downtown theatres and have been meticulously renovated to highlight their character. This combined with outstanding guest services and the latest technology helps create an exceptional movie-going experience.
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