Flix Brewhouse Chooses GDC Central Management System to Manage Content Circuit Wide

CMS-3000 web-based enterprise software selected to centralize manage content, show playlists and KDM keys

LAS VEGAS, April 25, 2023 — GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’), a leading global provider of digital cinema solutions, announced today that Flix Brewhouse deploys GDC innovative CMS-3000, a web-based central Management Enterprise Software. CMS-3000 is designed to fully automate the content transfer and monitor real-time playback status, sound processors and digital cinema projectors for all the nine properties from the company’s headquarters in Round Rock, Texas.  


Flix Brewhouse was founded in 2011 and now operates nine dine-in cinema concepts across Indiana, Iowa, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas and Wisconsin with a 10th under construction in Mansfield, TX. True to the company’s knack for innovation, Flix is the only first-run movie theatre in the world to incorporate a fully functioning microbrewery. The cinema chain exhibits blockbuster films while serving fresh food and craft beer brewed in-house. Auditoriums are equipped with state-of-the-art sight and sound technology, super comfortable leather seating, as well as dine-in food and beverage service at every seat. The circuit features the Flix Maximum Experience (MX) in select locations: a dynamic, state-of-the-art system offering large format viewing, 360-degree immersive sound technology, ultra-high resolution, next-generation 4K projection, premium extra wide seating and a 60-foot wide, super low distortion, HD parabolic silver screen.


CMS-3000 Key Features


  • Provides an overview of all upcoming scheduled shows organized by showtime for an entire circuit.
  • Uses multiple color coding to represent the status of the scheduled shows.
  • Sorts out the scheduled shows with missing Composition Playlists (CPLs), missing Live Play Sources (LPSs) or invalid Key Delivery Messages (KDMs) with different filters.


  • A centralized view of all sites in the circuit to monitor real-time playback status, sound processors and projectors.


  • A centralized view of the scheduler of each registered TMS in the entire circuit.
  • Allows users to amend the schedules instantly from the headquarters.

SPL editor

  • Allows users to create and edit Show Play Lists (SPLs), which can be sent to all or specific cinemas from the CMS at headquarters.
  • Synchronizes with all the cinema’s CPL metadata to show all related information without requiring physical content stored in the CMS at headquarters.

Pack editor

  • Allows users to create and edit Packs with all the necessary rules, which can be sent to all or specific cinemas from the CMS at headquarters.
  • Synchronizes with all the cinema’s CPL metadata to show all related information without requiring physical content stored in the CMS at headquarters.

Content transfer

  • An overview of the transfer status for SPLs, Packs, and Digital Cinema Packages (DCPs).

“Flix Brewhouse is a cinema hospitality company committed to providing our guests with the best possible cinema dining experience, said Chance Robertson, CEO of Flix Brewhouse. “We rely on our vendor partners, such as GDC to provide innovative technologies to achieve our vision to be the Gold Standard in the communities we serve. GDC’s central management software was selected for its advanced features to centralize tasks done by the management of each site.  By supporting multiple users access simultaneously anytime and anywhere with its web-based application, we have complete control of all nine locations at our headquarters.”


“CMS-3000 was developed from our 20-year knowledge of digital cinema and constantly working with our industry partners, such as Flix Brewhouse, said Annie Wang, president for GDC Technology USA LLC. “The installation of our web-based enterprise software at their headquarters will provide them with technology to transfer content and monitor devices from a central point, eliminating time and labor spent on tasks normally done by management at the theatre level.”

About GDC Technology Limited

GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’) is a leading digital cinema solutions provider with its manufacturing facility certified with ISO 9001:2015 by SGS. GDC develops, manufactures, and sells cinema projector, media server for both projector and LED cinema display, content storage system, cinema enterprise software including theatre management system and advanced cinema automation system for the global cinema industry. GDC is a licensee of the DTS Surround and DTS:X with IAB, the object-based immersive sound technology from DTS, Inc. for the development of its media servers. In addition, GDC also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including LED cinema, 3D product, audio equipment, projector lamp, post-production service, and Electronic Delivery System (EDS).

About Flix Brewhouse
Flix Brewhouse was founded in Round Rock, Texas in 2011 and is the world’s first cinema brewery. Flix combines the latest Hollywood productions, award-winning, brewed on-premises craft beer and delicious food – all served to guests in their luxury dining recliners. The genesis of the Flix concept stems directly from consumer demand for a better, more value-oriented way to watch a movie. Designed from the inside out to deliver a premium viewing and dining experience at an affordable price, Flix Brewhouse addresses the primary concern of moviegoers everywhere – the rising cost of admissions and concessions and the typically poor value realized at the conventional multiplex. The company has nine successful operating locations in six states and employees over 1,400 team members.For further information visit www.FlixBrewhouse.com


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SOURCE: GDC Technology