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Sterling, Virginia—Jun 9, 2010

B&B Theatres Selects GDC Servers for Digital Deployment

GDC Technology (“GDC”), a world leading digital cinema solution provider, is pleased to announce it has been selected by B&B Theatres for its digital cinema conversion program. B&B Theatres brings their 205 screens to the program and plans for a complete deployment over the next 24 months whereby Sonic Equipment Company will be providing the equipment, technical support, and installation services.
 
Founded in 1924, B&B Theatres is a family owned and operated company specializing in the operation of cinemas within medium sized cities in the Midwest. B&B Theatres is currently ranked as the 25th largest theatre company in the US and operates 200 screens throughout Florida, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. “I am pleased with our decision to use GDC servers as we move forward with the complete digital transformation of our company,” said Bob Bagby, president of B&B Theaters. “We have found the servers to be extremely reliable and look forward to installing this great product in all of our new digital installs.”
 
Since its founding in the early 1970’s, Kansas-based Sonic Equipment Company has been a cinema solution provider servicing customers across the Midwest from Ohio to Texas. In recent years, Sonic has become the choice integrator of digital cinema for many independent exhibitors, offering a full range of products and services that include equipment selection, system installation, maintenance packages as well as financing. “There was no hesitation when recommending that B&B Theatres utilize GDC cinema servers for the digital conversion of the entire B&B circuit,” said Steve Zimmerman, Sonic’s director of business management. “The quality of the product and continued support provided by GDC made this an easy choice to make.”
 
“Sonic’s digital cinema package offers great flexibility that really meets the business needs of independent theatre operators and we are happy to say that our partnership with Sonic has been delivering great results for exhibitors from day one,” said Dr. Man-Nang CHONG, founder and CEO of GDC Technology. “GDC is pleased to welcome B&B Theatres into our rapidly expanding family of GDC server users in the US. With more 3D releases coming out of Hollywood and customer demand for a high quality viewing experience, cinema operators are ready to embrace the digital wave. GDC and Sonic look forward to working with more theatre operators in the US to bring the best digital experience to their audiences.”

GDC Technology Limited Contacts:
Media Contact:   Tony Adamson

GDC Technology Limited
Unit 1-7, 20th Floor, Kodak House II, 
39 Healthy Street East, North Point, Hong Kong 
Tel: + 852 2507 9555    Fax:+852 2579 1131
info@gdc-tech.com
Logo: GDC Technology Limited About GDC Technology Limited: GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’) is a leading digital cinema solutions provider. GDC develops, manufactures and sells media servers, content storage systems, theatre management systems and network operations center software for the global cinema industry. GDC is a licensee of the DTS:X® object-based immersive sound technology from DTS, Inc. for the development of its media servers. In addition, GDC also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps and silver screens. GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, a GDC subsidiary, manages VPFs for over 6,300 theatre screens and with more than 650 studios or motion picture distributors worldwide. GDC Technology Limited Directory page GDC Technology Limited Web Site About Sonic Equipment Company: Sonic’s reputation for providing current and future customers with unparalleled technical support and maintenance has made them a popular and trusted provider of cinema sales, service and installation. Sonic Equipment Company Directory page About B&B Theatres:
B&B Theatres has been family owned and operated since 1924 when Elmer Bills Sr. opened a movie house in Salisbury, Missouri where the future Mrs. Bills played the piano for silent movies. During the company’s 93 years, and four generations of family involvement, it has seen the coming of sound, color, Technicolor, stadium seating, multiplexes, digital cinema, recliners, MX4D®, screenPLAY!, (PLF) B&B Grand Screens®, Dine-In Marquee Suites® and now immersive sound with DTS:X®.Current Operations

B&B Theatres is the seventh largest theatre chain in North America and operates approximately 400 screens at 50 locations in Florida, Kansas, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. B&B is currently remodeling the Sapulpa Cinema 8 in Sapulpa, OK, The Lee’s Summit 16 in Lee’s Summit, MO and also has four new construction projects underway in Lee’s Summit (New Longview) MO, Liberty, MO, Ankeny, IA and Topeka, KS. 
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