transitdrivein.pngLockport, New York - The Transit Drive-In has entered into an agreement with Perkins Theatre Supply of Buffalo, New York, to install the latest innovations in outdoor cinema technology which will enable the showing of movies outdoors during daytime hours. Newly developed laser light engines working in combination with LED embed HD paint will create the brightest picture possible with the sharpest images ever witnessed on an outdoor screen.

"The Transit Drive-In is acting decisively to provide our patrons with the highest evolution in drive-in theater entertainment. The communities we serve recognize and expect our commitment to the best available technologies," comments Rick Cohen, Transit Drive-In owner.

About Transit Drive-In
Based in Lockport, New York, The Transit Drive-In has been making movie memories in Western New York for over 60 years. The Transit Drive-In is committed to offering their guests a "Total Entertainment" experience with the newest technologies and amenities. TransitDriveIn.com

About Perkins Theatre Supply
Perkins Theatre Supply, a global technology company, designs and develops networked visualization products for a variety of selected professional markets. Perkins Theatre Supply has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and APAC.

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christie.pngCYPRESS, Calif. - (April 1, 2014) - Christie®, a global leader in digital cinema technology, is proud to announce an impressive achievement from long-term partner, Sonic Equipment Company, which recently reached a milestone with the installation of its 1,000th Christie Solaria® Series DLP Cinema® projector.

Sonic's reputation for providing current and future Christie customers with unparalleled technical support and maintenance has made them a popular and trusted provider of cinema sales, service and installation. The partnership has allowed the two companies to leverage each other's strengths and resources in order to offer superior services to their customers, resulting in Sonic's cumulative sale of more than 1,000 Christie projectors.

"Our valued partnership with Sonic has proven to be integral to our objective of providing exhibitors with the breakthrough technology needed to create the bright, vivid images that movie-goers have come to expect," said Craig Sholder, vice president, Entertainment Solutions at Christie. "Sonic's success is our success and helps strengthen our leadership in the exhibition industry. Our partnership continues to grow as we blaze new digital trails with technologies that include High Frame Rate and the Christie Duo ‘big screen' premium products. We also look forward to working with Sonic to debut such ‘coming attractions' as the ground-breaking Christie ‘6-Primary' laser projector."

Christie's wide range of affordable and innovative digital cinema projectors mapped perfectly with Sonic's mission to help smaller theatre circuits and individual screen owners make the film-to-digital conversion, providing the same care in designing, installing and servicing theatre venues as the nation's largest chains were enjoying. The result is that Sonic has an exceptional industry reputation as the ‘one-stop shopping' cinema sales provider for hundreds of locations across America.

"The close relationship and positive experiences we have had working with Christie is a testament to Christie's exceptional customer-centric approach to business, with products and service that are second to none," said Eric Olson, director of operations for Sonic. "Most importantly, our partnership has been tremendously beneficial to our customers, many of whom have facilities that presented installation challenges due to the older nature of the buildings. Together with Christie we helped them achieve best-in-class cinema for the ultimate benefit of their audiences."

About Sonic Equipment Company
Sonic Equipment Company is a total sales, service, consulting, remodeling and new construction company for motion picture exhibitors as well as a leading source for the installation and service of digital equipment. From building and equipping an entire theatre to diagnosing equipment problems, to finding and installing the replacement parts needed for customers' projectors, Sonic Equipment Company has the resources, ability and desire to handle it all. The firm has installed systems across the country in more than 35 states. For more information, visit www.sonicequipment.com.

About Christie
Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ushio, Inc., Japan, (JP:6925), designs, builds and installs customized projection display solutions. Christie® delivers turn-key solutions for sophisticated virtual reality, simulation systems and control room environments including high-resolution power walls, multi-sided immersive environments, curved screen displays, domed simulation and multi-projector arrays. Industries and organizations that rely on Christie range from government agencies to oil and gas, aerospace to entertainment, and manufacturing and design to pharmaceuticals. For more information, visit www.christiedigital.com.

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cinedigm.png"Anyone excited about innovative filmmaking approaches won't want to miss this one." INDIEWIRE

"OPEN WINDOWS thrills and chills, and then roars across the finish line with the
checkered flag waving in victory." TWITCH

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 1, 2014) - Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) has acquired US distribution rights to OPEN WINDOWS, directed by Nacho Vigalondo (TIME CRIMES, ABCs OF DEATH) and starring Elijah Wood (MANIAC, LORD OF THE RINGS, COOTIES, GRAND PIANO, THE HOBBIT) and Sasha Grey (WOULD YOU RATHER, THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE, I MELT WITH YOU).

The film had its world premiere earlier this month at SXSW, with Cinedigm planning a theatrical release in late Summer or early Fall 2014.

"Nacho is one of the most innovative and visionary filmmakers working today. And his talents are once again on full display in this high-tech, action packed suspense film," said Vincent Scordino, Senior Vice President of Theatrical Releasing for Cinedigm. "Wonderfully unique and wildly entertaining, we're thrilled to bring OPEN WINDOWS to audiences wherever they consume entertainment."

Film Synopsis:

Nick's a lucky guy. Tonight, he'll be having dinner with Jill Goddard, the hottest actress on earth. She's promoting her latest movie and he's won the main prize in an online contest. Then he gets a call. Some guy named Chord explains that dinner has been cancelled. And it's Jill's fault: she's a high-maintenance diva, and everybody hates her guts. Chord says he can make up for it. He offers Nick the tools to spy on Jill from his computer for the rest of the night, in a way that no fan could dare dream of. The terrible truth begins to reveal itself. It looks like Chord has set up the whole situation, with Nick playing a part in a much bigger plan... The 21st Century REAR WINDOW.

"I like to think that, in a world in which there are no more virgin territories to explore, making a film that nobody knows exactly what it is going to look like is something very close to an ideal adventure,' said Vigalondo. "OPEN WINDOWS is about observing without being observed; about the fear of being exposed every second of our lives; about the right not to be in front of a camera."

The deal was negotiated by Kristin Harris, director of acquisitions for Cinedigm, with Creative Artists Agency on behalf of the filmmakers.

ABOUT CINEDIGM:

Cinedigm is the leading independent content distributor in the United States, with direct relationships with over 60,000 physical and digital storefronts, including Wal-Mart, Target, iTunes, Netflix, and Amazon. The company's library of close to 50,000 titles and episodes encompasses award-winning documentaries from Docurama Films®, next-gen Indies from Flatiron Film Company®, acclaimed independent films and festival picks through partnerships with the Sundance Institute and Tribeca Films and a wide range of content from brand name suppliers, including National Geographic, Discovery, Scholastic, WWE, NFL, Shout Factory, Hallmark, The Jim Henson Company and more.

CinedigmTM and Cinedigm Digital Cinema CorpTM are trademarks of Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp www.cinedigm.com . [CIDM-G]

 

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uec.pngUnited Entertainment Corp. (UEC), a Top 50 theatre chain in the U.S., is pleased to announce it has entered into a purchase agreement with Jack Lowrey to acquire the Picwood 11 movie theatre located at 3800 West Main Street in Russellville, Arkansas. The eleven screen theatre will be the Company's first in Arkansas. When the deal closes UEC will own and operate 17 movie theatre complexes consisting of 154 digital auditoriums and have operations in 14 states.

Jack Lowrey has been the owner of the Picwood 11 and a fixture of the Russellville area for 73 years. He started out many years ago with a small theatre and has grown it into an eleven screen multiplex that serves several counties today. Jack commented, "I've grown up in the theatre business, originally tearing tickets for my dad.

It's hard to let it go. But I believe we've found a good company in UEC to continue to serve our customers at a high level." Mike Ross, President of UEC, agreed saying, "We are excited to build upon the entertainment legacy that Jack created. Having theatres in similar markets allows us to roll out programs such as advance ticket sales, online ticketing and a Loyalty Rewards Program, as well as a webpage that is Mobile friendly."

United Entertainment Corp. plans to renovate the theatre into a modern facility by adding additional stadium seating, reclining seats, new signage, paint, tile, and carpet throughout the building. With the planned renovations to the theatre and adding all new seats, UEC estimates the total improvements at approximately $2.2 million above the purchase price. Design details are still being finalized.

In addition, UEC Theatres plans to introduce self-serve beverage stations to help alleviate congestion at the concession stand, flat panel televisions, and possibly a TurboChef oven for expanded food concepts. The food products UEC has typically added to its theatres are as follows: Freschetta Pizza, White Castle Burgers, Pretzel Bites and Funnel Cake Fries.

UEC, headquartered in St. Cloud, Minnesota, owns and operates a chain of video stores and movie theatres throughout the United States. The Company mission is to provide high quality entertainment at reasonable prices to the markets it serves. UEC takes pride in bringing the magic of the movies to communities.

For more information about UEC Theatres, please visit www.uecmovies.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/uectheatres

 

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sonydigitalcinema4k.pngRoma, 01 April 2014 - On 27th April, a ceremony of canonization of the Blessed John XXIII and Pope John Paul II will take place in St. Peter's Square in Rome.

The event will be filmed using six Sony PMW - F55 4K Ultra HD cameras and will be coordinated by the Vatican Television Centre, including involvement from Sony, DBW Communication, Eutelsat and Sky Italy.

In Sotto il Monte Giovanni XXII, the birthplace of Pope John XXIII, the 3D live of the event will be broadcast thanks to the innovative Sony Digital Cinema 4K projector with a 3D lens, with the contribution of Prevost Ltd and Sony Professional Specialist Dealers. Spectators in Sotto il Monte will be able to enjoy a live 3D screening as if they were in St. Peter's Square.

The projector that is being installed in Sotto il Monte will be the Sony SRX- R515P, a digital cinema projection system of the highest quality with an exceptional level of contrast of over 8000:1. The unique dual lens from Sony, combined with 3D technology, projects left and right eye images simultaneously to create sharp 3D images, well- tolerated and more realistic.

A key feature of this projector is the use of high-pressure mercury lamps. The level of brightness for the lamps did not meet the Digital Cinema standard but Sony has overcome the problem by combining six lamps from 450W and maximizing the brightness level, this creates a link between the optical system and the original Sony SXRD panel. This new light source is an absolute record in the industry. The six projector lamps offer maximum reliability, guaranteeing the continuity of the projection even in case of failure of a lamp.

The SRX - R515P represents the next step in the evolution of digital cinema and allows spectators to benefit from the tangible benefits of digitisation delivering an extraordinary vision.

"We are extremely proud to be part of such an important event and support it with our Sony Digital Cinema 3D technology," says Enrico Ferrari, Digital Cinema Solutions Account Manager for Italy, Spain and Portugal. "Thanks to the advanced and innovative 3D solutions from Sony, all spectators attending the live 3D screening will be able to enjoy the ceremony with a crystal clear picture quality."

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About Sony Digital Cinema

With over 17,000 systems in the market, Sony Digital Cinema 4K technology lets movie goers 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.

It's captured the imagination of audiences and industry alike, winning Hollywood's commitment as underlined by 4K releases from studios such as Paramount, Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, and Sony Pictures. It has also won the support of Hollywood heavyweights like Christopher Nolan ("Dark Knight Rises", "Inception"), David Fincher ("The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo") and Harald Zwart ("Karate Kid"), who have all released recent blockbusters in the 4K format.

The only manufacturer currently deploying 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.

Website: http://www.sony.co.uk/pro/products/digital-cinema
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