Dickinson Theatres accelerates digitalization by deploying with GDC Digital Cinema Servers
CINEMACON, Las Vegas(April 23, 2012) –GDC Technology (“GDCTech”), a world-leading digital cinema solution provider, is pleased to announce today that it is deploying 210 GDC digital cinema servers to Dickinson Theatres(“Dickinson”), a privately owned movie theatre chain operating 18 theatres with 210 screens in seven states.
Dickinson has been entertaining moviegoers in the Midwest for 90 years in Arkansas, Arizona, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas where it provides motion picture excellence with quality presentations and superior customer service. At Dickinson, customers are treated like family in an environment of trust, innovation, and fun.
Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM), the global leader in digital cinema conversion programs, is responsible for structuring and implementing the underlying Virtual Print Fee (“VPF”) agreement enabling Dickinson’s conversion to digital cinema, as well as assuming the entire administrative responsibility of the VPF program. Ballantyne Strong as the system integrator is providing the NEC projectors and the GDCservers for Dickinson’s digital deployment.
“GDC Tech’s exceptional products and quality services ensure that we will be able to deliver a great movie-going experience to our customers,” said Mr. Ron Horton, President, and CEO, DickinsonTheatres. “GDCTechis always responsive to our questions and needs, leading the industry into the digital era as a pioneer in advanced technology.”
“Dickinson has a long esteemed history as an exhibitor in the United States and we are honored that it has chosen GDCTechto to help it migrate to digitalization. We will stand by Dickinson as a steady and reliable partner for another 90 years of its history,” said Dr. Man–Nang Chong, founder, and CEO of GDC Tech.
About GDC Technology Limited (www.gdc–tech.com)
As one of the worlds 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 Dickinson Theatres (http://www.dtmovies.com/about.htm)
Entertaining audiences in the Midwest for 90 years, Dickinson Theatres continues to provide motion picture excellence with quality presentations and superior customer service. Ron Horton, the new President & CEO is continuing to lead the company into the digital age. The company currently operates 18 theatre locations with 210 screens across 7 states. With unlimited projected growth, stability in operations, and a never–ending pursuit to please customers, Dickinson Theatres strives to be the premier movie exhibition company in the Midwest. The fundamental goals of the company rest in the enduring mission statement: “Dickinson Theatres is dedicated to serving customers as we would our own families –in an environment of trust, innovation, and fun.”
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