Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Digital Conversion Completed at our PA Theaters!

Greetings Digi Friends! 
We wanted to let you know that our Pennsylvania theaters (former Cinema Centers) are now ALL DIGITAL! From the press release:

Digital Cinema Destinations Corp. (NasdaqCM: DCIN), a fast-growing motion picture exhibitor dedicated to transforming movie theaters into digital entertainment centers, today announced the completed installation of 54 Barco digital cinema projectors in the remaining Pennsylvania-based auditoriums acquired from Cinema Centers in April 2012. As of June 30, 2012, Digiplex’s total theatre circuit of 73 screens is 100 percent digital.
Digiplex Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bud Mayo stated, “Digiplex Destinations is a theater circuit built for the digital era from top to bottom. Our conversion of all Cinema Centers’ 54 screens to Digiplex’s integrated digital cinema network was completed earlier than forecast and on budget with the help of the Barco Digital Cinema team and our own best-of-breed tech department. We make a complex job look easy. I’m grateful to have them at our side as we prepare to use the enabling technology to bring our customers many more choices of entertainment from sports and pop music to Broadway plays and opera. That was always the promise when so many of us started this industry changing journey more than a decade ago. Now it’s a reality, and our customers are the winners.”
“We are thrilled with the continued success of Digiplex and are proud to support its efforts with market- leading technology,” commented Patrick Lee, VP Digital Cinema for Barco North America. “Bud and the Digiplex team have made huge strides with this successful conversion, and we look forward to exploring new and exciting ways to differentiate their theaters.”
Some of the alternative content coming soon to a Digiplex screen near you (visit www.digiplexdest.com for specific dates/times/locations) this month includes:
  • Kidtoons: The Wiggles Big Birthday (numerous dates in July)
  • Bolshoi Ballet: Raymonda ENCORE (7/10)
  • Met (Opera) Summer Encore: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (7/11)
  • TCM Presents Singin' in the Rain 60th Anniversary Event (7/12)
  • The Who - Quadrophenia: The Complete Story(7/24)