Hollywood, CA / Terrebonne, Quebec -- Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp.(NASDAQ: CIDM), the global leader in digital cinema, today announced the deployment of 142 Cinedigm-CertifiedTM screens in 11 Guzzo Cinemas sites, Canada's Largest Independent Family owned Theater chain.
Cinedigm's system will ensure the highest quality theatrical entertainment for Guzzo Cinemas customers along with the ability for each of the theatres to provide consumers all-new digital entertainment options, including high quality live and alternative content programming. Guzzo Cinemas are the most DIGITALIZED chain in Canada, with 54% of its screens digital and 50 of them with MasterImage 3D technology.
"The partnership with Cinedigm will not only allow us to get to our goal of being 100% Digital before Christmas 2012, but it will also allow us access to more educational and cultural Alternative Content, as well as increase our presence in the Sporting Alternative Content," said Vincenzo Guzzo, Executive Vice President, Guzzo Cinemas.
"Guzzo Cinemas is truly one of the most creative and dynamic exhibition companies in the industry today," said Chuck Goldwater, President, Media Services Group of Cinedigm. "Their passion for the cinema business and their dedication to their customers and their communities makes us proud that they have selected Cinedigm as their digital cinema partner."
Cinedigm offers a new business model to exhibitors like Guzzo Cinemasby enabling theaters to present engaging alternative programming including live 2-D and 3-D sporting events and concerts, shorts, cartoons, live Q&A's, as well as branded entertainment. Recent releases by Cinedigm include the ground-breaking, worldwide LIVE 3D broadcast of the FIFA World Cup Championship, the BCS Championship in LIVE 3D, the Dave Matthews Band 3D concerts, and the sold out 3D PHISH concerts. Cinedigm has also released the KIDTOONS series for the past six years, a weekly family friendly matinee series that runs in over 165 theatres across the country.
Since the beginning of digital conversions, Cinedigm has been the leader in digital cinema. In Phase 1, Cinedigm deployed 3724 screens at 348 sites for 18 exhibitors in the United States. In the current Phase 2, Cinedigm has signed contracts with 73 exhibitors to deploy 3,200 Screens. Such theatres are fully networked, turnkey systems - simple and cost-efficient to operate.
Cinedigm's Digital Cinema division is the industry-leading deployment program for Digital Cinema. It facilitates the funding, installation support and administration for the company's studio-supported Digital Cinema rollout plans. Cinedigm is also the digital cinema integrator of choice for the CBG, a buying program of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) for small and independent theatre operators in United States and Canada.