GDC Technology (“GDC”), a world leading digital cinema solution provider, is pleased to announce it has been selected by Santa Rosa (“SR”) Entertainment Group for its 3,000 seat booth-less digital cinema project at its new Blue Oaks Cinema 16 multiplex in Rocklin CA.
The equipment will be installed by Portland, Oregon-based American Cinema Equipment (“ACE”), a premiere equipment and service provider for theatres. Blue Oaks Cinema 16 is slated to open in November, just in time for the many upcoming holiday movie releases.
The Tocchini family has had a long history of innovation in theater exhibition. In the 1920’s, its Strand Theater showed the first “Talkies” in Santa Rosa. Today, SR Entertainment Group operates, designs, builds and renovates many state-of-art theatres, and the family tradition of innovation continues with its new groundbreaking booth-less Blue Oak Cinema 16.
“The compact nature of digital cinema technology lends itself to innovative design possibilities,” said Larry Jacobson, owner of Digital Cinema Development, Inc. (“DCD”), the theater design company responsible for transforming the old Mervyns’ store into the Blue Oaks Cinema 16. “Mounting the projectors on lifts at the rear of the auditoriums creates a very cost effective solution.”
“The cost savings we realized by converting the old Mervyns’ store would not have been possible without the digital cinema technology and booth-less solution,” said Dan Tocchini, President and CEO of SR Entertainment Group. “This savings enabled us to install best of breed furnishings and equipment. GDC’s digital server solution was a natural fit”.
“It is a pleasure to announce GDC as our digital cinema server provider for our new Blue Oaks location. GDC is a leader in the digital cinema server field with a reputation for outstanding service and consistent technological advances,” said Neil Pearlmutter, VP of Operations and New Development of SR Entertainment Group. “GDC’s “future-proof” solution will allow Blue Oaks to remain contemporary for years to come”.
“We are proud that SR had the confidence in us and picked GDC as the sole server provider for this trendsetting project. The Blue Oaks cinema design is a first in the industry and GDC is honoured to be associated with SR and Larry Jacobson boasting such innovations,” said Dr Man-Nang Chong, founder and CEO of GDC Technology. “GDC is a firm believer in innovation and we look forward to working with SR and Larry in the near future.”