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London—Mar 9, 2009
Irish Multiplex Cinemas and RealD Announce Exclusive Digital 3D Partnership
RealD European Expansion Continues with 14 Screen Deal Including All IMC Multiplex Locations
London and Dublin (March 9, 2009) – Irish Multiplex Cinemas (IMC), one of Ireland’s leading innovators in the film entertainment business, and RealD, the world’s leading outfitter of 3D-enabled theatres, announced today that IMC will add RealD 3D capabilities to each of its multiplex locations for a total of fourteen RealD 3D-enabled screens. The rollout will begin immediately with completion of all RealD 3D installations expected in April for the release of Monsters vs. Aliens (DreamWorks Animation).
Paul Ward director of IMC said, "The RealD 3D technology being installed in all IMC Cinemas shows IMC’s commitment to providing not only the best in customer service, but also the best customer enjoyment of the cinema going experience by the early introduction of the newest technological advances available."
Bob Mayson, managing director of RealD Europe Ltd. said, "Ireland is an important market for us in Europe and we’re extremely pleased to be working with IMC to outfit all of their multiplex locations. Paul Ward and his team understand the potential of RealD 3D and are grasping the opportunity with both hands."
RealD’s next-generation technology is deployed across the world’s largest 3D platform in more than 34 countries with over 8,000 screens under contract and nearly 2,600 RealD 3D screens today.
RealD (NYSE: RLD) is a leading global licensor of 3D technologies. RealD's extensive intellectual property portfolio is used in applications that enable a premium 3D viewing experience in the theater, the home and elsewhere. RealD licenses its RealD Cinema Systems to motion picture exhibitors that show 3D motion pictures and alternative 3D content. RealD also provides its RealD Display, active and passive eyewear, and RealD Format technologies to consumer electronics manufacturers and content producers and distributors to enable the delivery and viewing of 3D content. RealD's cutting-edge 3D technologies have been used for applications such as piloting the Mars Rover. RealD was founded in 2003 and has offices in Beverly Hills, California; Boulder, Colorado; London, United Kingdom; Shanghai, China; Hong Kong; and Tokyo, Japan.
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About Irish Multiplex Cinemas:
Irish Multiplex Cinemas commenced trading in 1998 with the opening of the Athlone and Ballymena cinemas followed in 1999 with Dunlaoghaire and Dundalk cinemas openings. Mullingar opened in 2002 and new wave of openings start with April 9th opening of new IMC Cinema in Thurles with other openings planned for 2009/2010. The total screens operating under IMC banner with new opening of Thurles is 43. IMC plans to double this by 2012.
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