movieticketscom.pngTicket Sales Up 11%, Mobile Growth Up 26%

MovieTickets.com, a leading global provider of remote movie ticketing, announced today that the number of tickets sold in the US by the company this year are up 11% over 2013. In addition to this growth, tickets sold in the US via mobile devices were up 26% over those purchased via mobile in 2013.

Some of the company's highlights this year include:
· MovieTickets.com added ticketing services for AMC Theaters.

· MovieTickets.com renewed its long-term arrangement to provide remote ticketing to Harkins Theatres.
· In October, MovieTickets.com and TouchTunes, the largest in-venue entertainment and engagement platform in over 60,000 bars and restaurants across North America, entered an exclusive partnership to provide film studios a new way to promote movie releases and ticket sales. For film and entertainment studios looking to directly promote upcoming releases, the partnership offers valuable awareness and amplified ticket sales. Through branded interactive content, powered by MovieTickets.com ticketing capabilities, moviegoers are able to learn about new releases and purchase tickets through TouchTunes' interactive jukebox displays and its mobile application.
· The company is about to deploy a modernized way for moviegoers to buy tickets and enter theaters with a re-imagined mobile movie ticket that turns a smartphone into a ticket. The ticket can be quickly and easily validated by movie theater employees without the use of costly scanners. For more information visit http://www.movietickets.com/v3.

MovieTickets.com has 250 theater chains in its group and provides ticketing services in 22 countries including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Argentina, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean. In the US, MovieTickets.com provides advance tickets to theater circuits and independent operators in all top 50 markets across 48 states.

 

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uslinc.pngUltra Stereo Labs, a leader in digital cinema and alternative content technology, has developed and is now shipping the new 6-Channel HDMI 1.4b HSW-602 Switch. The HSW-602 fills the need for a professional, complete processing unit for alternative content in cinemas. It features a program bus and preview bus allowing the user to preview the next event using a monitor on the preview output and then to switch that input to the projector using the program bus. It also includes a microphone and stereo line input that can overlay on any of the HDMI content. This feature allows a presenter to add live narration to a video presentation. In addition, all the HSW-602 devices may be remotely controlled via a wireless tablet using CEC (consumer electronics control). The switch will be on display in the USL booth at the CineAsia Convention located in the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre from December 9 through December 11.

The HSW-602 Switch features include 6 HDMI inputs and 2 HDMI outputs which all support 1080p 3D video. The audio input includes a live microphone, stereo line input, and an 8-channel AES/EBU input from the cinema server. The audio outputs include S/PDIF over optical and coax, and an 8-channel AES/EBU output to feed the cinema processor. An additional feature included is a browser interface for easy configuration. The HSW-602 Switch may be remotely controlled via Ethernet or contact closures from the digital cinema server or other devices such as tablets or PCs. All HDMI inputs and outputs maintain continuous HDCP security links to prevent attached devices from going into sleep mode.

USL, Inc. hardware engineer Troy Fredriks states, "The HSW-602 simplifies HDMI- based presentations by streamlining cumbersome operations into a single, straightforward interface." USL Engineer Jay Wyatt notes that "the HSW-602 is truly a Swiss-army knife for combinations of HDMI playback."

For more than thirty-three years, USL, Inc. has been a global leader for technical achievements in design, manufacturing, research, and development of cinema products and is the 2013 recipient of the International Cinema Technology Association's Manufacturer of the Year award.

[For further information and product specifications, visit USL booth #108 at CineAsia or contact USL, Inc.'s Clint Koch at clint@uslinc.com]

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gdclogo.pngCineAsia, Hong Kong (December 9, 2014) - GDC Technology Limited ("GDC Technology"), a world leading digital cinema solutions provider, is pleased to announce that a total of 700 units of GDC's SX-3000 Standalone Integrated Media BlocksTM ("SX-3000 IMB") along with Barco DLP Cinema® projectors have been selected by China Film Group Corporation ("CFGC") for its 2014 - 2015 digital cinema deployment. The deployment of these 700 units of integrated system in which Barco projectors are integrated with GDC's SX-3000 IMB began in Q3 2014.

GDC Technology and CFGC have worked in close collaboration in the digital cinema sector since the two signed their first deployment agreement in 2007. GDC's continued success in securing more than 70% market share in China for the last few years are attributed to GDC's early involvement with CFGC and consistently being the most responsive round-the-clock cinema service in China nationwide. In September 2001, GDC successfully demonstrated its digital cinema solution in Beijing and Shanghai by transmitting Columbia Pictures "Final Fantasy" in digital cinema format to cinemas in Beijing and Shanghai. Over the last 14 years, GDC has developed its comprehensive service footprint that completely covers the whole nation. To date, GDC has more than one hundred employees in China and shipped more than 16,000 digital cinema servers in China.

CFGC is the largest and most influential state-run film enterprise in China and it is involved in a variety of operations, including film and television production; film distribution and exhibition; film importation and exportation; cinema circuit management; digital cinema construction; digital print development and processing; film equipment management; ancillary products; advertising; property management; and real estate. CFGC currently runs the largest network of DCI compliant digital cinemas in China nationwide.

Visit us at CineAsia 2014 (http://www.filmexpos.com/cineasia/ ):
Booth No. 313, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, December 9-11.

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About GDC Technology Limited (www.gdc-tech.com)
GDC Technology Limited ("GDC Technology") is a digital cinema solutions provider. GDC Technology develops, manufactures and sells digital cinema servers, content storage systems, theater management systems and network operations center software for digital cinema. GDC Technology also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps and silver screens. GDC Technology's subsidiary, GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, manages VPF for approximately 5,000 theater screens and 250 motion picture distributors worldwide.


GDC Technology Media Contact:
Sylvia Lee
Email: sylvia.lee@gdc-tech.com

 

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gdclogo.pngCineAsia, Hong Kong (December 8, 2014) - GDC Technology Limited ("GDC Technology"), a world leading provider of digital cinema solutions, has strengthened its visual branding with an updated logo that reflects its commitment to innovation and quality in the rapidly evolving digital era.

Founded in 1999, GDC Technology now has the largest installed base of digital cinema media servers and theater management systems in the Asia-Pacific region and the second largest globally. It develops, manufactures and sells feature-rich media server, theater management system and products for digital cinema that meet the highest performance, security and reliability standards. With 15 years of successes behind it, and a clear vision of the way ahead, the GDC Technology team saw it was time to refresh the company's visual identity with a new logo for a new era.
In its new emblem, the GDC initials - standing for Global Digital Creations - retain pride of place at the center of the logo, reflecting the company's solid foundations and an ongoing commitment to its core values and to satisfying customers digital cinema needs. New to the trademark, are the curved bands which enclose the type, evoking the globe and thereby alluding to GDC Technology's standing on the world stage and to its global reach.
With its solid, clean lines, the logo's design has a striking, contemporary feel that is reflective of GDC Technology's forward-thinking, user-focused ethos, while its basic elements represent both continuity and another of the company's strongest asset - its innovative approach to service and product development.
Dr. Man-Nang Chong, the founder, chairman and CEO of GDC Technology, said: "Our identity in the marketplace is important to us as we look forward to delivering the digital cinema solutions of tomorrow. We believe the new logo will facilitate ever stronger recognition - among our customers, employees and stakeholders, of our integrity and devotion to delivering best-in-class and easy-to-use digital cinema technologies around the world."
The new logo will be featured on all GDC Technology products, while from today it will be rolled out across various platforms, including online at www.gdc-tech.com. It will feature at the company's booth at the CineAsia convention in Hong Kong and it will be used in all of its ads and marketing materials globally. Over the coming months, it will also be introduced in all of GDC Technology's offices around the world.

Visit us at CineAsia 2014 (http://www.filmexpos.com/cineasia/ ):
Booth No. 313, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, December 9-11.

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About GDC Technology Limited (www.gdc-tech.com)
GDC Technology Limited ("GDC Technology") is a digital cinema solutions provider. GDC Technology develops, manufactures and sells digital cinema servers, content storage systems, theater management systems and network operations center software for digital cinema. GDC Technology also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps and silver screens. GDC Technology's subsidiary, GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, manages VPF for approximately 5,000 theater screens and 250 motion picture distributors worldwide.

GDC Technology Media Contact

Sylvia Lee

E-mail: sylvia.lee@gdc-tech.com

 

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn.-- Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States and Delancey Street Associates, today announce the construction of a new Regal Cinemas to be built in Manhattan. The new Regal will be an anchor tenant of the Market Line in the heart of Manhattan's Lower East side.

Regal Entertainment Group announces construction plans for a new Regal Cinemas in Manhattan with luxurious recliners in every auditorium.

Located at the corner of Delancey and Essex Streets, Regal will be the largest movie theater in Lower Manhattan and situated south of Regal's already existing cinemas at Union Square. The new 14-screen venue will have state-of-the-art amenities including luxurious electric recliners in every auditorium. Theatre construction is expected to start in the spring of 2015.

"We're thrilled to introduce Regal Entertainment Group as the Market Line's first tenant," said Rohan Mehra, principal of The Prusik Group, the firm responsible for the retail portions of the project. "We made a commitment to provide this community with a movie theatre and are proud to be fulfilling that commitment with the nation's pre-eminent theatre operator."

"It's been more than a decade since a new theatre has been built in Manhattan and Regal jumped at the chance to partner with the developers of the Market Line," stated Greg Dunn, President and COO at Regal Entertainment Group. "Located in the heart of the Lower East Side, the Market Line is going to be an incredible addition to this quintessential New York City neighborhood and we are excited to be a part of it."

The Market Line is part of an unprecedented development that will include 1,000 residential units and 850,000 square feet of commercial space on the Lower East Side. The project includes an expansive new home for the Essex Street Market, an annex of the Andy Warhol Museum, and 120,000 square feet of micro-retail ideally suited to the diverse retailers and restaurants that have made the Lower East Side famous. The 6-acre project site, previously known as the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area (SPURA) has sat mostly vacant since 1967. It is being developed by Delancey Street Associates, which includes BFC Partners, L + M Development Partners, and Taconic Investment Partners.

In addition to an array of restaurant, retail, entertainment and office tenants, half of the residential units will be reserved for low, moderate, and middle-income residents. During the SPURA planning process, the local community identified a movie theatre as a top neighborhood priority.

Regal Entertainment Group already operates three successful theatre locations in Manhattan: Regal Union Square 14, Regal E-Walk 13 and Regal Battery Park 11. The new Regal Cinemas will include amenities such as:

Recliners for every guest to provide more room, comfort and true luxury.
Each recliner has an electric control for multiple positions and features padded footrests.
Digital projection in every auditorium to provide a crystal-clear picture.
Real D 3D projection systems available for 3D enhanced presentations.
Stadium seating provides each moviegoer a clear view of the screen.
Guest service desk provides extra assistance in the spacious lobby.
Regal Express kiosks offer customers fully-automated ticket purchasing.
Mobile tickets sent directly to any smart phone with the Regal App.
Industry-leading Regal Crown Club loyalty program rewards frequent moviegoers.

About Delancey Street Associates:
Delancey Street Associates is a tri-venture of BFC Partners, Taconic Investment Partners and L+M Development Partners. DSA was designated in September of 2013 by The City of New York to develop the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area a six-acre mixed use development site in the heart of Manhattan's Lower East Side.

About Regal Entertainment Group:
Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) operates the largest and most geographically diverse theatre circuit in the United States, consisting of 7,366 screens in 574 theatres in 42 states along with Guam, Saipan, American Samoa and the District of Columbia as of November 27, 2014. The Company operates theatres in 46 of the top 50 U.S. designated market areas. We believe that the size, reach and quality of the Company's theatre circuit not only provide its patrons with a convenient and enjoyable movie-going experience, but is also an exceptional platform to realize economies of scale in theatre operations.

 

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