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Sacramento, CA—Oct 30, 2008

EPIC Theatres selects Barco as exclusive digital projector supplier for Clermont multiplex in US

Digital cinema pioneer Barco announced today that EPIC Theatres selected Barco digital projectors for the new all stadium, all digital facility.  Epic Theaters of Clermont will be the first theatre in the Orlando market designed from the ground up for complete digital projection and 3D presentation.  The new 16 screen Epic theatre is scheduled to open on 27 February 2009 bringing the best possible out-of-home entertainment experience to the Clermont area.
 
The new state-of-the-art theatre will open in time to play Dreamworks’ highly anticipated animated film “Monsters vs. Aliens” in 3D.  In addition to offering the highest quality 3-D presentations in select auditoriums, EPIC of Clermont will also show exciting alternative content. Guests will experience live entertainment on the big screen featuring top concert tours such as “Hannah Montana” and “The Jonas Bros.”, operas including performances from the Metropolitan Opera and other entertainment such as professional sporting events.

EPIC is operated by third and fourth generation motion picture exhibitors who focus on the latest industry technologies to provide customers with exceptional presentation and service.  Clint DeMarsh, VP of Purchasing for EPIC Theatres said, “We are pleased that Barco was selected to bring EPIC entertainment to the Clermont area.  Digital projection provides a number of advantages over film and Barco brings the quality and expertise needed for our first all digital facility. Epic plans to deploy all digital complexes henceforth.  In the next eighteen months, EPIC will more than double in size with the new construction that is planned."
 
"Epic Theatres is one of Barco's most forward-thinking customers," explains Terri Westhafer, Director of Business Development.  "They are fully embracing the digital evolution and plan to open more all-digital multiplexes in 2009. Barco is proud to be a part of their growth and dynamic vision.”
Barco Contacts:
Media Contacts:

Alison Maxson
Press and PR contact Americas
Barco NV
Telephone +1 916 471 6914
alison.maxson@barco.com

Stephanie Vlegels
Press and PR contact EMEA
Barco NV
Telephone +32 56 36 81 66
stephanie.vlegels@barco.com

Anna Miao
Press and PR contact APAC Growth
Barco NV
Telephone: +886 2 7715 0229
anna.miao@barco.com

Samira Tang
Press and PR contact Greater China
Barco NV
Telephone +86 10 5650 2098
samira.tang@barco.com
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 EPIC Theatres: Founded in 2003, EPIC Theatres is a privately held motion picture theatre circuit based in DeLand, Florida. The company currently operates 81 screens at seven sites across three states. EPIC Theatres has embarked on an expansion program, with plans for a number of new stadium auditoriums over the next two years. EPIC Theatres is operated by third-generation exhibitors whose family built its first theatre in 1947. The company’s management and staff are proud to be a part of the exhibition industry, and are dedicated to providing the ultimate movie-going experience in state-of-the-art theatres. The new DTS:X rollout includes two screens (auditoriums 1 and 12) in Lee Vista, Orlando, one screen (auditorium 12) in Jacksonville, and one screen (the largest auditorium) in Titusville, scheduled for completion by the end of 2015, January 2016, and the first quarter of 2016, respectively. EPIC Theatres Directory page
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