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Atlanta GA,—May 19, 2004

Rave Motion Pictures to premiere Shrek 2 digitally with Barco Digital Cinema 2K projectors

Barco Digital Cinema is pleased to announce that Rave Motion Pictures will show the highly anticipated movie Shrek 2, debuting nationwide today, in two of its state-of-the-art theatres. Rave’s Vestavia Hills 10 in Vestavia, AL and the Grand Prairie 18 in Peoria, IL, are both newly equipped with Barco’s advanced D-CINE PREMIERE DP100 2k resolution projector. These engagements are the first time to show a film in digital projection in their respective markets.

Rave Motion Pictures continues its commitment to the highest standards in customer service, audio and visual presentation, remarkable amenities and now the latest in technological advances in projection. Based, in Dallas, TX, the privately held circuit will have 18 theaters and nearly 300 screens by the end of 2004. All theaters are built from the ground up to truly enable Rave Motion Pictures to be ‘The Ultimate Stadium Theater’ in any market in which they operate.

“We are very excited to introduce this great new projection and presentation technology to our customers in Peoria and Birmingham,” stated Jeremy Devine, Director of Marketing, Rave Motion Pictures, “We promised to provide value by always being state-of-the art and this is one more means to do so. Barco is a wonderful manufacturer and we love the experience that the DP100 provides for our patrons.”

“Rave Motion Pictures is committed to providing their movie-going patrons with an unforgettable entertainment experience. Visitors to the Grand Prairie and Vestavia Hills theatres are going to be absoulutely amazed with the images they see on the Barco 2K projector,” stated Jack Panzeca, President, Universal Cinema, “We are thrilled to work with Rave and Barco to provide movie audiences with the very best in digital cinema technology.”

“Barco Digital Cinema is very pleased to be a major part of state-of-the-art exhibition of our leading 2K cinema display technology in conjunction with world-class organizations like Rave Motion Picture Group and Universal Cinema. In addition, Barco continues to enjoy strong strategic relationships with leading studios like DreamWorks SKG, supporting major motion picture premieres of feature films like Shrek 2 in the United States and at the Cannes Film Festival this year,” stated Scott Spector, Vice President, Barco Digital Cinema America.

Following 10 years of pioneering market development, Barco Digital Cinema (BDC) is one of only three projector manufacturers to be awarded the licence for Texas Instruments DLP CinemaTM display technology. Since its award in 2000 BDC has developed the industry's
widest range of projection solutions for digital cinema including its state-of-the-art 'D-Cine Premiere' 1.3k and 2k projectors, 'Communicator' software control and 'ACSAR' alternative content processors now installed in leading Post facilities and Digital Cinema's world-wide.
Barco Contacts:
Media Contacts:

Alison Maxson
Press and PR contact Americas
Barco NV
Telephone +1 916 471 6914

Stephanie Vlegels
Press and PR contact EMEA
Barco NV
Telephone +32 56 36 81 66

Anna Miao
Press and PR contact APAC Growth
Barco NV
Telephone: +886 2 7715 0229

Samira Tang
Press and PR contact Greater China
Barco NV
Telephone +86 10 5650 2098
Logo: Barco Digital Cinema About Barco Digital Cinema: Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops networked visualization products for the Entertainment, Enterprise and Healthcare markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and APAC. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with 3,300 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.029 billion euro in 2015. 

Barco is one of three licencees of Texas Instruments DLP Cinema™ technology. TI developed DLP Cinema™ technology working in close cooperation with Barco and others in the movie industry, to develop Cinema Projector and support systems based on DMD™ technology, to meet the requirement of studios, film distributors and exhibitors alike.
Barco Digital Cinema Directory page Barco Digital Cinema Web Site About Rave Motion Pictures: Dallas ‐ based Rave Cinemas, LLC, the United States' fifth ‐ largest theater exhibition chain, owns or manages 60 theaters and 905 screens located in 20 states across the country under the Rave Motion Pictures brand and has a presence in seven of the top ten Designated Market Areas. Rave has set the industry standard for customer experience and comfort. A pioneer in the adoption of digital and 3 ‐ D technologies, Rave is a leader in alternative content programming, from live sports to concerts and opera. Rave Motion Pictures Directory page
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