LAS VEGAS, NV -- Galaxy Theatres have chosen Vista as their software provider and have recently completed rolling out Vista's software to their 10 locations across California, Nevada and Washington.

Rafe Cohen, President and Chief Operating Officer for Galaxy Theatres, praised both the deep capabilities of software as well as the simplicity of operating it: "We are really thrilled to have Vista's software operating at the heart of our business. We were very careful in our selection process so we were confident that it was up to the job. What we didn't know until now is just how comprehensive and intuitive the software package really is. It seems like every operational process and challenge we come up with, Vista already have an solution for. Under our previous system we had been using a host of different manual and time consuming workarounds. With Vista, everything just works, and works well. Smart pricing logic for vouchers, 3D and other pricing scenarios to reduce the number of different ticket types, D-box integration, centralized data management... the list goes on and on. It's all the little things that make a huge difference. You can tell that the people at Vista really understand the cinema industry, and have put a lot of thought into every aspect of their product."

Mr Cohen went on further, describing the Vista team who implemented the software:
"The Vista US implementation team were exceptional - organized, efficient, and knowledgeable of both their software and cinema processes. They kept us informed and involved from start to finish, allowing us to keep control of the project but taking ownership of the technical details. I had previously almost given up on finding a really great software provider in our industry. Vista have completely blown away that notion. They have a great product, fantastic service staff, clear pricing, and on top of that are really nice people to deal with. We look forward to a long and happy relationship with the Vista team as our business grows and evolves."

Having completed the implementation of Vista's base platform of box office, concessions, internet ticketing, and home office management products, Galaxy Theatres will now continue with implementation of several of Vista's additional integrated products during 2011. Of immediate interest to Galaxy are Vista's iPhone, Facebook, and comprehensive loyalty management products.

Mr Cohen concluded: "We don't just want to stay competitive. We want to be at the leading edge of innovation in our industry, making active use of social media and new technology platforms to drive business. Partnering with a truly innovative company like Vista provides a way for us to do that easily, without the cost and effort of re-inventing the wheel ourselves."

Derek Forbes, Vista's President - North America, commented: "Galaxy Theatres operate high-end, technologically advanced cinemas that are focused on bringing the best possible movie experience to their customers. With Vista's innovative approach and dedication to the cinema industry, we believe our software is a perfect fit for Galaxy and look forward to partnering with them for many years to come."

 

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LAS VEGAS, NV -- Following an unprecedented year of growth and success in 2010, as well as through the first three months of 2011, Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN) DLP Cinema®, the worldwide leader in digital cinema imaging technology, announced today that its OEM licensees, Barco, Christie, and NEC, installed more digital cinema projectors in every region of the world in the last 12 months than in the last 12 years. Movie theatre owners from around the world will be able to see the most advanced yet cost-effective DLP Cinema projectors this week at CinemaCon 2011, all of which deliver superior brightness, industry-leading uptime, proven reliability, and unmatched preference by the industry.

"DLP Cinema's continued worldwide leadership in the 2D/3D digital cinema space provides theatre owners, studios, and, most important, moviegoers with an experience that simply cannot be equaled," said Dave Duncan, manager of DLP Cinema for Texas Instruments. "2010 was clearly an amazing year for DLP Cinema. Although the digital conversion was steady for the first 10 years, 2010 will be noted as a milestone in digital cinema history, as the number of DLP Cinema projectors nearly doubled in one year. This decade looks extremely bright for DLP Cinema and its licensees. Together with our partners, nearly one-half of the world's theatre screens will be converted to DLP Cinema by the end of 2011."

In the period between March 2, 2010 and March 2, 2011, the number of DLP Cinema screens showing 2D Hollywood content worldwide grew 101 percent to a total of 33,110 (up from 16,446), and 128 percent for 3D Hollywood content, finishing at 22,287 (from 9,758). These counts do not include IMAX's digital theatre installations powered by DLP Cinema, which separately grew 91 percent for a total of 296 screens (from 155) during the same period, following their record-breaking total revenue in 2010 of $246.8M.

Latin America saw the highest amounts of growth during this same 12 month timeframe, with a 187 percent increase for DLP Cinema screens playing 2D Hollywood content (1,743 screens total), and 184 percent increase for 3D (1,702 screens total). In Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, the number of DLP Cinema installations rose to 11,428 (136 percent change) and 8,686 (136 percent change) for displaying 2D and 3D Hollywood content respectively. The Asia Pacific region also experienced significant expansion, with a 118 percent increase to 8,343 screens for 2D Hollywood content, and a 142 percent increase to 5,447 screens for 3D. All told, DLP Cinema technology remains the number one choice for exhibitors everywhere, lighting up the vast majority of the world's digital cinema screens.

To experience DLP Cinema's award-winning, DCI-compliant technology firsthand at CinemaCon 2011, please visit our partners Barco, Christie, and NEC through March 31. Additionally, join DLP Cinema on Tuesday March 29 starting at 9:30am PT for "DLP Cinema Presents, 2010: A Record Year at the Boxoffice, a Salute to the Top Grossing Movies of 2010," which will honor and illuminate the top 2D and 3D titles from the past year. To learn more about DLP Cinema overall, please visit www.DLPCinema.com.

 

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battlelareview.pngInternational grosses:

Battle: Los Angeles: $16.2 million from 7,714 locations in 55 territories. International total: $79.5 million. Worldwide total: $152.1 million.

Rango: $15.5 million from 6,095 locations in 55 territories. International total: $94 million. Worldwide total: $200.4 million.

Just Go With It: $9.1 million from 2,286 locations in 37 markets. International total: $62.8 million. Worldwide total: $163 million.

Sucker Punch: $7.4 million from 2,145 locations in 23 territories. International total: $7.4 million. Worldwide total: $26.4 million.

The Adjustment Bureau: $5.6 million from 2,500 locations in 44 territories. International total: $39.7 million. Worldwide total: $84.6 million.

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3/27 Update: The LA Times reports that Amy Adams will play Lois Lane in Zack Snyder's Superman: Man of Steel.

3/18 Update: It's official. Deadline.com is reporting that Kevin Costner will play Superman's dad in Zack Snyder's new film.

The Diane Lane announcement:

BURBANK, CA -- Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures announced today that Oscar®-nominated actress Diane Lane will play Martha Kent, the only mother Clark Kent has ever known, in the new Superman movie to be directed by Zack Snyder.

Snyder stated, "This was a very important piece of casting for me because Martha Kent is the woman whose values helped shape the man we know as Superman. We are thrilled to have Diane in the role because she can convey the wisdom and the wonder of a woman whose son has powers beyond her imagination."

Lane will star with Henry Cavill, who was recently announced as the new Clark Kent/Superman.

Lane earned an Academy Award® nomination for her performance in the 2002 drama "Unfaithful." She most recently starred in the family hit "Secretariat." She next stars in the HBO feature "Cinema Verite," opposite Tim Robbins and James Gandolfini. Lane's long list of film credits also includes "Nights in Rodanthe," "Hollywoodland," "Must Love Dogs," "Under the Tuscan Sun," "Perfect Storm," "My Dog Skip," "Chaplin," "The Cotton Club" and "A Little Romance," to name only a portion.

Charles Roven, Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan and Deborah Snyder are the producers of the film. The screenplay is being written by David S. Goyer based on a story by Goyer and Nolan. Thomas Tull and Lloyd Phillips are serving as executive producers.
Slated for release in December 2012, the new Superman movie will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

 

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