BEDFORD, New Hampshire and OMAHA, Nebraska—Sep 7, 2010
Chunky’s Cinema Pub Chooses Ballantyne Strong for its Turnkey Digital Cinema Deployment
Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE Amex: BTN), a provider of digital cinema projection equipment and services, cinema screens and other cinema products, announced today that it has signed an agreement to provide and install state-of-the-art NEC digital projection systems, GDC cinema servers, Strong MDI screens and other equipment at Chunky’s Cinema Pubs (www.chunkys.com) with a combined 16 screens at its Pelham and Nashua, NH and Haverhill, MA locations.
Chunky’s is a truly unique dinner & a movie establishment showing all the latest releases. Guests enjoy a full restaurant menu including beer, wine & cocktails while seated in comfortable leather Town Car chairs inside their theaters.
Conversion of the three Chunky’s Cinema Pub locations is expected to be completed in September and will include RealD 3D systems in Nashua, Pelham and Haverhill.
Allen Coburn, President of Chunky’s Cinema Pub, stated, “We believe Chunky’s will be the first theater chain in our region to convert to full digital projection with state-of-the-art-sound. Based on our long-time relationship with Ballantyne’s STS service group we have the ultimate confidence in their ability to effectively and efficiently facilitate Chunky’s transformation into the world of digital cinema.”
Ballantyne Strong President and CEO John P. Wilmers, stated, “As a turnkey provider of digital cinema products and services, the Chunky’s project is a perfect illustration of Ballantyne’s capabilities to complete an entire theatrical circuit’s conversion from analog to digital, and we are delighted to support Allen and his team.”