Severtson Screens’ New Smartphone Device App & Website “Price Estimator” Featured During ShowEast Expo 2015

Once Registered with an Account at, the Price Estimator Tool Provides Dealers with Product and Packaging Price Estimates for Cinema Screens as Soon as the Dealer Inputs the Pertinent Information, Such as Screen Dimensions, Coating, Material, and Packaging

Hollywood, Fla., USA, Oct. 12, 2015 - Severtson Screens (, a global leader in innovative and quality projection screens for the cinema, commercial, pro AV, and home theater markets, announced that it will feature its new cinema screen price estimator during ShowEast Expo 2015, held in Hollywood, Fla. from Oct. 12-15 at The Diplomat Resort & Spa, booth # 423. The new technology for its dealer base is now available via its website as well as a mobile app for Apple iOS and Android Smartphones.

"Do you already know exactly what you're looking for in a cinema screen and want to know the price right away, any time of the day or night?" asked Toby Severtson, president and CEO of Severtson Corp. "We've designed the new price estimator to do just that for our dealer network. Simply log on to or visit the App Store to download the Severtson Price Estimator to your phone. After registering and logging in, dealers can instantly get quotes on the exact cinema screen they are looking for. This is going to save a lot of time for customers, especially with international orders. With this new tool, dealers can find out prices without having to speak with a sales representative or waiting for an email response."

Once the dealer is registered with an account and granted access at, the tool provides product and packaging price estimates for Severtson cinema screens as soon as they input the necessary required information, such as screen dimensions, coating, material, and desired packaging. The packaging portion of the price estimate is then calculated based on the selected product's weight and container dimensions, which the tool also provides.

For each estimate requested, the customer will receive an automated email and PDF file detailing the screen price and packaging estimate. Prices are only estimates and do not include shipping charges or any other potential international fees.

"The new Price Estimator also features our new folded SēVision 3D GX line of cinema projection screens which can reduce international shipping costs by up to 70 percent, providing tremendous cost and time savings for Severtson customers worldwide," added Severtson.

Severtson Corporation is a member of the Giant Screen Cinema Association. They have manufactured cinema screens for theaters in countries all over the world, including the United States, Mexico, Canada, Korea, Japan, Brazil, Indonesia, Singapore, Spain, Germany, France, New Zealand, Australia, Netherlands, Thailand, Scotland, China, Russia, and many more. To meet the challenge of creating extremely large screens, Severtson Corporation designed a robotic spray-arm application system to paint its screens as large as 67.75ft.x 150ft. (20.7m x 45.8m). It is currently the largest in-house cinema screen optical coating system in the world. Severtson Screens certifications and partners include Technicolor, MasterImage, Dolby, Volfoni, DepthQ, and RealD (

Approaching its 30th anniversary in 2016, Severtson Corporation continues to be a global leader in innovation and quality. The Severtson family's extensive experience in manufacturing small home theater screens and large cinema screens has given Severtson Corporation the expertise to meet the needs of the professional and consumer AV markets for both indoor applications as well as large outdoor venues. With its three Arizona-based production facilities and its state-of-the-art robotic application system, Severtson has plentiful production capabilities and an unusually wide array of screens. The screens range in size to accommodate massive movie theaters, comfortable home theaters, and everything in between.

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About Severtson Screens

Mesa, Ariz.-based Severtson Screens, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2011, is an award-winning global leader in innovative and quality projection screens in the home theater, pro AV, and cinema markets. Its low rejection rate coupled with the high quality of all its products has made Severtson Corporation the industry standard for quality and customer service worldwide. From its unlikely origins in the family kitchen to today's three modern production facilities, Severtson Corporation has remained committed to the principles of innovation and uncompromising quality that have made them who they are today.

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Christie Vive Audio 200th Installation Opens at the Southern Movie Tavern Flourtown 8 in Flourtown, Pennsylvania

CYPRESS, Calif. (October 12, 2015) - Christie®, a global leader in advanced entertainment technologies, announced that Christie Vive AudioTM, the cinema industry's only purpose built line array speaker solution, has proven a global hit with installations accelerating in every region of the world. The company is celebrating the 200th Christie Vive installation at Southern Theatres' Movie Tavern Flourtown 8 in Flourtown, Pennsylvania, while anticipating the sale of its 300th Vive Audio system by the opening of Star Wars® Episode VII: The Force AwakensTM on December 18, 2015. Christie noted that Vive Audio is also gaining ground in postproduction, with industry leaders calling the immersive experience "phenomenal."

Around the world, Christie recently celebrated the installation of its first all Vive Audio complex at Poland's Helios Polska Sukcesja Cinema, also featuring Christie 4K projection. Upcoming Vive Audio installations include Dolby Cinema installations with Cineplexx Linz (Austria) and JT Alkmaar (Netherlands), and Dolby Atmos installations in Taiwan with LUX Cinemas; Cobb Theatres' Liberty Luxury 15 in Ohio; as well as installations in South Africa, Japan, Mexico, and South America highlighting Christie Vive Audio's growing worldwide acceptance.

A Sound Solution

The eight-screen Movie Tavern Flourtown complex is the latest addition to Southern Theatres Movie Tavern's national expansion. It is also the fourth Movie Tavern multiplex to feature all-exclusive Christie Solaria projection, Christie Vive Audio, and Christie professional services.

"The Movie Tavern entertainment concept represents one of the country's most exciting trends in first-class movie and dining and offers the highest standard of entertainment demanded by Flourtown moviegoers," said Danny DiGiacomo, Director of Marketing, Southern Theatres. "Christie is an important partner in our continued national expansion strategy, and we're proud to use their superior digital cinema and sound solutions throughout our theatres."

Vive Audio is also reaching the education market. The Eileen Norris Theatre at University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts (USC SCA) features a complete Christie digital cinema and Vive Audio system as part of Christie's continued partnership with the school to enhance its visual technologies, especially its cinematic ones.

During a recent visit at the USC Eileen Norris Theatre, Stephen Flick, an Academy Award and Emmy winning sound designer commented that "...the new Christie Vive Audio system has transformed the Norris Theater. It has a transparency and depth that is rare to find in any motion picture theater. This might even be a game changer, introducing young filmmakers to this immersive audio experience and they, in turn, expecting and demanding in their future professional work that all venues should sound this good!"

"The exceptional pace at which Christie Vive Audio is being embraced by exhibitors worldwide ‘speaks volumes' to the industry's need for a cinema-specific speaker solution that helps unlock the full potential of DCI-compliant sound technologies," said Patrick Artiaga, director of business development for Audio Solutions, Christie. "We continue to see a growing demand for Christie Vive Audio, and look forward to expanding the product line to offer efficient performance solution to meet our customer's requirements."

The Christie Vive Audio LA Series consists of wall and ceiling line array surround speaker that use ribbon driver technology in a single enclosure line array design, purpose-built for motion picture playback environments. The Christie Vive Audio program consists of screen channel speakers, subwoofers, surround speakers, and Class D amplifiers designed specifically for demands of DCI content.

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Basingstoke, 12th October 2015 - Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has expanded its 4K footprint by purchasing the first high-brightness Sony SRX-R515DS dual 4K projection system in the US.

Alamo Drafthouse New Mission is due to open its doors later this year at 2550 Mission St., SF.  Formerly San Francisco's historic New Mission theatre, the iconic century-old movie palace has been restored to its former glories after four years of painstaking work overseen by Alamo Drafthouse founder and CEO Tim League. 

Delivering high on-screen light levels for bright, detail-packed true 4K pictures in 2D or 3D, America's first SRX-R515DS gives patrons a spectacular view of first-run features, arthouse classics and more.

Named "Coolest Movie Theatre in the World" by, Alamo Drafthouse puts a premium on image quality as a central part of its commitment to provide audiences with a truly exceptional entertainment experience.

"Since installing our first 4K projector, we've known it's the only way to give customers the picture quality they deserve", says Tim Reed, Chief Development Officer at Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas.

"More recently we carefully compared 4K offerings from all manufacturers. It was clear from the outset that Sony's SRX-R500 series was way ahead of the game for picture quality in terms of detail and colour - and especially its extra-high contrast ratio."

Currently operating a total of 20 sites across the US, the pioneering chain has extended its 4K fleet further. New Sony SRX-R500 series projectors have been installed at Alamo Drafthouse's recently opened site in Laredo, TX, and the brand-new La Vista multiscreen complex in Omaha, NE, that's scheduled to open before the end of this year.

SRX-R515DS dual 4K projection solution - bigger, brighter pictures and lower operating costs Sony's DCI-compliant SRX-R515DS combines two SRX-R515 projectors to provide a 30,000 lumen total output that's ideal for mid-sized and larger cinema screens. In smaller auditoriums, the system's powerful output delivers higher-than-standard light levels for a truly spectacular viewing experience in 2D or 3D.

On any size of screen, audiences are pulled right into the action with immersive 4K detail and rich, lifelike colour. Utilising the 8,000:1 contrast ratio performance of the SRX-R515 projector head, the SRX-R515DS assures best-possible image quality with deep blacks and sparkling highlights. It's also a particularly attractive solution for 3D presentation, delivering higher on-screen light levels than DLP projectors.

The reliable HPM (High Pressure Mercury) multi-lamp array ensures show continuity by removing the risk of 'dark screen' outages. Even if one lamp fails during the performance, presentation continues uninterrupted at slightly reduced brightness, without impairing audience enjoyment of the show. The efficient HPM array also contributes to economical real-world operating costs that are significantly lower than other high-brightness solutions.
The SRX-R515DS projector pair can be operated either side-by-side or stacked vertically to suit any projection booth. Set-up is quick and easy, using the smart auto alignment system that comes included with the package.

About Sony 4K Digital CinemaAbout Sony 4K Digital Cinema

Sony Digital Cinema 4K technology lets moviegoers experience exceptional picture quality from every seat in the cinema - with spectacular detail, contrast and colour on any size of screen. Sony Digital Cinema 4K projection systems give audiences a more immersive, emotionally engaging visual experience you simply can't get at home - in 2D or with a choice of smooth, easy on the eye 3D solutions. Sony 4K offers four times the resolution of an HD TV or previous-generation 2K digital cinema projectors.

4K is the choice of audiences and industry alike, winning Hollywood's commitment with releases from Paramount, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox and Sony Pictures. It's won the support of Hollywood heavyweights like Steven Spielberg ("Bridge of Spies"), Brad Bird ("Tomorrowland"), Sam Mendes ("Spectre"), Martin Scorsese ("The Wolf of Wall Street"), Christopher Nolan ("Dark Knight Rises", "Interstellar"), M. Night Shyamalan ("After Earth"), David Fincher ("The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo", "Gone Girl") and Paul Greengrass ("Captain Phillips"), who have all released blockbusters in 4K. It's also the choice of award-winning director Nuri Bilge Ceylan who won the coveted Palme d'Or at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival for "Winter Sleep" that was shot in 4K using Sony's F65 CineAlta camera for cinematic release.

The only manufacturer currently deploying exclusively 4K projection systems in volume, Sony serves many of the world's biggest and most prestigious cinema chains, as well as small independent screens and art house cinemas.





About Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas

Tim and Karrie League founded Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in 1997 as a single-screen mom and pop repertory theater in Austin.  17 years later, the now 20-location chain has been named "the best theater in America" by Entertainment Weekly and "the best theater in the world" by The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover's oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star-studded special events. Alamo Drafthouse Founder & CEO, Tim League, created Fantastic Fest, a world renowned film festival dubbed "The Geek Telluride" by Variety. Fantastic Fest showcases eight days of genre cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood studios. The Alamo Drafthouse's collectible art gallery, Mondo, offers breathtaking, original products featuring designs from world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is expanding its brand in new and exciting ways, including Drafthouse Films which has garnered two Academy Award nominations in its short three year existence and Birth.Movies.Death, an entertainment news blog curated by veteran journalist Devin Faraci.

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ShowEast, Hollywood (October 13, 2015) - GDC Technology Limited ("GDC Technology"), a world-leading digital cinema solutions provider, is pleased to announce plans to install DTS:X, powered by GDC's Immersive Sound Media Server ("SX-2000X"), in four premium large format ("PLF") screens at three new EPIC Theatres locations in the first quarter of 2016. As DTS:X worldwide certification service agent, GDC Technology will be leading the effort to provide EPIC Theatres with a complete DTS:X immersive sound solution. Launched at CinemaCon 2015, DTS:X offers exhibitors an affordable immersive sound technology for auditoriums of any size. GDC's SX-2000X is the only digital cinema server currently available in the market capable of rendering DTS:X in real-time. The agreement with EPIC comprises theatres located in Orlando, Jacksonville, and Titusville, and marks one of the first wide-ranging DTS:X screen rollouts in the United States.

Founded in 2003, EPIC is a privately held motion picture exhibition company based in DeLand, Florida. The four planned PLF screens to be equipped with GDC's SX-2000X to offer DTS:X immersive sound align with the company's mission to provide the very best cinematic experience to all of its guests. The company currently operates 81 screens at seven sites, and has plans to add more than 60 screens at five new sites as part of its future expansion.

"We have adopted GDC's SX-2000X in our new premium auditoriums so our audiences can enjoy DTS:X, which provides the most vivid and life-like cinema sound I've ever heard," said Mr. Clint DeMarsh, vice president of EPIC Theatres. "The server's built-in ability to render DTS:X in real-time is very impressive. By eliminating the need for an external immersive sound processor, the cost of converting a theatre screen is now manageable. We have collaborated with GDC Technology for over eight years, and we're confident that its new sound solutions will be as reliable as their other digital cinema products."

"We are honored that EPIC Theatres has chosen our immersive sound solution. The company is one of our most forward-thinking customers, and one of the early adopters of GDC's SX-2000X - a wise choice," said Dr. Man-Nang Chong, GDC Technology's founder, chairman, and CEO. "DTS:X, powered by GDC's SX-2000X, offers superior sound and is very flexible and easily integrated, something that theatre owners will appreciate as they upgrade or build their theatres. But audiences win too - DTS:X's flexible speaker layout and SX-2000X's additional processing power now make immersive cinema sound available to a larger number of theatres than ever before, large and small alike, and make it more widely affordable. We're confident that it will be a great success for EPIC."

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The Martian brought back $58.1 million from 74 markets this weekend. The tally includes a $12.7 million bow in South Korea, Fox's biggest opening weekend of all time in the market and the biggest October debut on record in South Korea. Russia opened to $7.2 million, taking the top spot in the market and ranking 27% ahead of Interstellar and 102% above Gravity. The UK held on to the top spot at the box office after only sinking 17% from the previous frame to gross $6.2 million ($20.6M cume). The Martian has grossed a total of $119.1 million overseas and $227.8 million globally.

Inside Out took an $11.7 million six-day debut in China, its final overseas market, claiming the top spot for Western releases in the country. The six-day bow represents the biggest original IP Pixar opening in China. The weekend's overseas take adds up to $21.6 million from 21 territories. Top markets for the film include the UK ($59.4M), South korea ($32.9M), Japan ($32.6M), and Mexico ($31.1M). Inside Out has grossed $464.4 million overseas and $818.7 million worldwide.

Pan grossed $20.5 million from 54 markets over the weekend, raising its overseas cume to $25.1 million. Russia led among European openers with a $2 million bow from 1,909 screens in a second place finish. Mexico is ahead of the pack in Latin America, where the film grossed $2.7 million in a first place finish at 2,340 screens. Pan has grossed $36 million worldwide after this weekend's shaky debut in North America.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials grossed $16 million from 61 markets over the weekend, including a robust $9 million debut in France that topped the box office and claimed 40% of the market share. The film has grossed a total of $168.9 million with Italy, Japan, and China left on its release schedule. The film has grossed $239.5 million worldwide.

The Intern made $14.8 million from 62 markets, including a $1.5 million debut from 274 screens in Japan. The film has grossed a total of $57.6 million overseas and $107.1 million worldwide.

Everest climbed up to $120.8 million overseas after an $8.1 million weekend in 65 territories. The film's global total has now reached $159 million with China and Japan set for release in early November.

Black Mass opened in Italy ($1.2M / 317 Screens) and Australia ($791K / 269 Screens) over the weekend, finishing its latest frame overseas with $2.6 million and a $6 million cume outside of North America. The film expands to Germany on October 15 with a $60.1 million global haul.

Sicario grossed $6.4 million from 62 markets over the weekend, including a $2.4 million bow from 434 screens in the UK (including previews) and a $1.4 million debut from 285 screens in France. The thriller has now grossed $16.7 million overseas and $46.4 million globally.

The Visit grossed $2.6 million from 25 territories, including a $918k debut at 198 dates in France. The thriller has now grossed a total of $22.2 million overseas and $83.3 million worldwide.

Minions grossed $1.4 million from 41 territories over the weekend, taking the overseas cume up to $816.8 million. The global gross is now up to $1.151 billion.

Fantastic Four is slowing down overseas, adding $1 million from 4 markets over the weekend to take its cume outside of North America to $111 million. The film has grossed $167 million globally.


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