HONOLULU, HAWAII -- When Moving Image Technologies' Rydt Entertainment Systems Division faced the challenge of installing Hawaii's largest commercial movie screen, part of Consolidated Theatre's latest venture to attract more moviegoers, it turned to Harkness' Perlux® 220 3D screen (ShowEast Booth 518) for the solution.

Named "Titan Extreme Cinema" ("Titan XC"), this new big-screen concept treats guests to an enormous wall-to-wall movie screen, pristine, eye-popping 3D images, ground-breaking sound and brand new, first-class leather seating.

The Titan XC, which made its Hawaiian debut at the popular Ward Stadium 16 on Friday, June 18, 2010, to coincide with the release of Disney/Pixar's Toy Story 3 in 3D, has quickly established itself as Hawaii's premier cinema viewing experience. The auditorium offers a seating capacity of 500 and features a 66-foot wide Harkness Perlux® 220 screen.

"We chose the Harkness brand because we believe it is the best screen on the market," says Jerry VandeRydt, president of the Rydt Entertainment Systems Division of Moving Image Technologies. "For this unique project, we selected Harkness' Perlux® 220 because we wanted the higher 2.2-gain screen. When dealing with such a large screen, you are always starved for light when running 3D. The 2.2-gain screen gives us the most reflectivity and, in turn, the most light output to utilize for a 3D situation."

In addition to the selection and installation of the Perlux® 220, Rydt also designed the sound system and performed all of the installs of the speakers and equipment inside the theater.

VandeRydt and his team installed QSC amplifiers, JBL backstage speakers and surrounds and QSC subwoofers for a total of 18 surround speakers in the walls, 14 surround speakers in the ceiling and eight subwoofers.

All movies shown in Titan XC and on the Harkness Perlux® 220 will be presented digitally with a new, state-of-art NEC digital projection system, providing Titan moviegoers with striking, vivid images. Additionally, 3D blockbusters will be showcased using XpanD's 3D system, the first of its kind in Hawaii.

Harkness Perlux® screens are considered by leading cinema exhibitors worldwide to be the premier gain projection surfaces. The Perlux® line of screens provides a choice of gain characteristics, high contrast, bright pictures, generous viewing angles and excellent color temperature. The Perlux® 180 and 220 high gain screens are perfect companions for digital 3D systems that use non-polarized light, such as XpanD 3D and Dolby 3D.

 

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TORONTO, ON -- Cineplex Entertainment via our Front Row Centre events and Eagle Rock Entertainment, are very pleased to announce our next concert event - Phil Collins Going Back Live from Roseland, NYC. This extraordinary concert will play in select Cineplex Entertainment theatres across Canada for one-night only on Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 at 7:00 pm local time in all regions.

"Phil Collins is a legendary performer and this concert is must-see entertainment," said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. "From his days as the frontman for Genesis to his solo career, Phil Collins has a host of hits that will take us all down memory lane. The concert features Phil Collins backed by an 18-piece band so he needed Cineplex's big screens to fit it all in."

Going Back was filmed live at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City. The production is full of classic songs from the likes of The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson including great versions of You've Really Got A Hold On Me, Standing In The Shadows Of Love and Heatwave (Love Is Like A Heatwave). The 18-piece band includes three of Motown's original backing band The Funk Brothers: Bob Babbitt on bass and guitarists Eddie Willlis and Ray Monette, as well as two stalwarts of Genesis' live shows: Chester Thompson on drums and Darryl Stuermer on guitars.

Tickets for this event are on sale now at participating theatre box offices listed below and online at www.cineplex.com/events

BRITISH COLUMBIA
Coquitlam
SilverCity Coquitlam Cinemas,170 Schoolhouse Street
Kamloops
Cineplex Odeon Aberdeen Mall Cinemas,700-1320 Trans Canada Highway
Langley
ColossusLangleyCinemas,20090 91A Avenue
Nanaimo
Galaxy Cinemas Nanaimo,213-4750 Rutherford Road
Vancouver
Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver,900 Burrard Street
Vernon
Galaxy Cinemas Vernon, 2306 Highway 6
Victoria
SilverCity Victoria Cinemas, 3130 Tillicum Road

ALBERTA
Calgary
Scotiabank Theatre Chinook,6455 Macleod Trail SW
Edmonton
Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton, 8882-170 Street

MANITOBA
Winnipeg
SilverCity Polo Park Cinemas,817 St. James Street

SASKATCHEWAN
Regina
Galaxy Cinemas Regina,420 McCarthy Boulevard N
Saskatoon
Galaxy Cinemas Saskatoon,347 2nd Avenue

ONTARIO
Ancaster
SilverCity Ancaster Cinemas, 771 Golf Links Road
Barrie
Galaxy Cinemas Barrie,72 Commerce Park Drive
Burlington
SilverCity Burlington Cinemas, 1250 Brant Street
Etobicoke
Cineplex Odeon Queensway Cinemas,1025 The Queensway
Gloucester
SilverCity Gloucester Cinemas,2385 City Park Drive
Hamilton
SilverCity Hamilton Mountain Cinemas, 795 Paramount Drive
Kingston
Cineplex Odeon Gardiners Road Cinemas,626 Gardiners Road
London
SilverCity London Cinemas,1680 Richmond Street
Mississauga
SilverCity Mississauga Cinemas,3055 Vega Boulevard
Newmarket
SilverCity Newmarket Cinemas,18151 Yonge Street
Niagara Falls
Cineplex Odeon Niagara Square Cinemas,7555 Montrose Road
Oakville
SilverCity Oakville Cinemas,3531 Wyecroft Road
Oshawa
Cineplex Odeon Oshawa Cinemas,1351 Grandview Street N
Peterborough
Galaxy Cinemas Peterborough, 320 Water Street
Port Hope
Capitol Theatre, 224 Main Street
Richmond Hill
SilverCity Richmond Hill Cinemas, 8725 Yonge Street
Sault Ste. Marie
Galaxy Cinemas Sault Ste. Marie,293 Bay Street
Scarborough
Coliseum Scarborough Cinemas, 300 Borough Drive
Sudbury
SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas,355 Barrydowne Road
Thunder Bay
SilverCity Thunder Bay Cinemas,850 North May Street
Toronto
Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Cinemas, 4861 Yonge Street
Scotiabank Theatre Toronto, 259 Richmond Street W
Waterloo
Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo, 550 King Street N
Windsor
Cineplex Odeon Devonshire Mall Cinemas,3100 Howard Avenue

QUEBEC
Brossard
Cineplex Odeon Brossard Cinemas,9350 boul. Leduc
Gatineau
StarcitéGatineau Cinemas,115 boul. Du Plateau
Granby
Cinéma Élysée, 160 rue Simonds nord
Jonquière
Cinéma Élysée, 160 rue Simonds nord
Kirkland
Coliseum Kirkland Cinemas,3200 rue Jean Yves
Montreal
Scotiabank Theatre Montreal, 977 rue Ste-Catherine O
St-Eustache
Cinéma St-Eustache, 282 Hector Lanthier
Ste.Foy
Cineplex Odeon Ste. Foy Cinemas,1200 boul. Duplessis
Terrebonne
CinémaTriomphe, 1100, rue Yves-Blais

 

 

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SHOWEAST, Orlando (October 14, 2010) - GDC Technology ("GDC"), a world leading digital cinema solution provider, is pleased to announce today that Dickinson Theatres has selected GDC's digital cinema servers for its digital cinema conversion. A total of 25 theatres will undergo digital conversion with the installation of 250 GDC digital cinema servers across five Midwestern states.

In addition to GDC, Ballantyne Strong, Inc. will operate as the project integrator, and supply NEC projectors. Cinedigm will provide deployment support, while NEC Financial Services and bankers MacQuarrie International will provide financing.

Founded in 1920, Dickinson Theatres has been entertaining audiences in the American Midwest for over 80 years, operating 367 screens at 37 locations in nine states. With a dedication to serving customers motion-picture excellence by providing quality presentations and superior customer service, Dickinson's Theatres believes the transition to digital is an essential step forward. GDC along with NEC, Cinedigm and Ballantyne Strong expect to successfully complete at least half of the 25 theatre conversions over the next 12 months.

With operations across Arkansas, Arizona, Kansas, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas, Dickinson Theatres has developed an impeccable understanding of the cinema market. Their mission to provide the finest cinematic experience is paramount, being one of the first exhibitors to enlist in Cinedigm's Phase 2 digital rollout program. The expansion announced today will allow for an impressive 250 screens to be digitized, keeping Dickinson Theatres a leader in the Midwest cinema market.

"We are excited to be moving forward and we believe GDC's digital cinema servers will deliver the best cinematic experience for our customers," said John Hartley, President and CEO of Dickinson Theatres. "Not only do they provide top quality products, but we also feel we are in secure, experienced hands with GDC, who has assisted us in many aspects of preparation of this transition."

"It is a sincere pleasure to work with Dickinson Theatres at such a pivotal point in their long history" said Dr Man-Nang Chong, founder and CEO of GDC Technology. "We are confident that this collaboration will ensure Dickinson Theatres are serviced with the highest quality and future proof digital cinema technology, while also enriching the moviegoer's experience."

"We are delighted be the digital cinema integrator of choice" said Chuck Goldwater, President of Cinedigm's Media Services Group. "Dickinson Theatres has achieved an impressive reputation in the cinema industry which we are excited to be a part of." "We are delighted to have secured this contract with Dickinson Theatres and to have NEC Financial Services provide the financing to make this deployment possible", said Pierre Richer, President and C.O.O. of NEC Display Solutions. NEC Digital Cinema Projector Series provides the highest quality for moviegoers, and when coupled with NEC financing solutions, represents a best-in-class solution for exhibitors looking to make the move to digital. Partnering with Ballantyne and Cinedigm on this particular deployment is not only an asset for NEC but a building block to leverage Dickinson Theatres." "The alliance between Cinedigm, NEC, GDC and Ballantyne is an approach to digital conversion which evidently works, and with rapid progress already achieved in this deployment, our expectations are justifiably high." said John Wilmers, President and CEO, Ballantyne Strong.

 

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Burbank, CA -- From the acclaimed filmmaker of "The Dark Knight" and "Batman Begins" comes the heart-pounding thrill ride "Inception," exploding onto Blu-ray and DVD this December 7th from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group (WBHEG). Featuring an all-star international cast this original mind-bending blockbuster travels the globe exploring the secret and infinite world of dreams. The Blu-ray disc's exciting special features include a unique in-movie experience with Christopher Nolan, Leonardo DiCaprio and the rest of the cast as they delve into the intricacies of the film, a never-before-seen documentary conceived by Nolan on dream research, and much more.

Written and directed by Oscar® nominee, Christopher Nolan ("Memento," "The Dark Knight"), "Inception" stars three-time Academy Award® nominee Leonardo DiCaprio ("Blood Diamond," "The Aviator"), Academy Award® nominee Ken Watanabe ("The Last Samurai"), Joseph Gordon-Levitt ("500 Days of Summer"), Oscar® winner Marion Cotillard ("La Vie en Rose"), Academy Award® nominee Ellen Page ("Juno"), Tom Hardy ("RocknRolla," "Bronson"), Cillian Murphy ("Batman Begins"), Academy Award® nominee Tom Berenger ("Platoon"), Dileep Rao ("Avatar"), and two-time Oscar® winner Michael Caine ("Hannah and Her Sisters," "The Cider House Rules", "The Dark Knight").

Christopher Nolan's behind-the-scenes collaborators on "Inception" included three-time Oscar®-nominated director of photography Wally Pfister ("The Dark Knight," "The Prestige," "Batman Begins"), production designer Guy Hendrix Dyas ("Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," "Elizabeth: The Golden Age"), two-time Oscar®-nominated editor Lee Smith ("The Dark Knight," "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World"), Oscar®-nominated costume designer Jeffrey Kurland ("Bullets Over Broadway," "Collateral"), and Oscar®-nominated special effects supervisor Chris Corbould ("The Dark Knight"). The music is by Academy Award®-winning composer Hans Zimmer ("The Dark Knight," "The Lion King").

"Inception" will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, featuring a hi-definition, a standard definition, and a digital copy of the film, for $35.99 and on Single Disc DVD in widescreen format for $28.98 SRP.

On December 7th, "Inception" will also be available ON DEMAND through Digital Cable, Satellite TV, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game consoles and it can be downloaded for rental or purchase on iTunes and Amazon Video On Demand.

It will also be available to rent via kiosks and subscription on January 1, 2011.

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