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Lake Geneva, Wis.—Sep 12, 2017

B&B Theatres Partner with GDC Technology to Make Sound Investment in Future

Seventh largest U.S. motion picture exhibition company to install future-proof audio technologies at 15 screens for audiences to experience movies in realistic, rich immersive DTS:X sound powered by GDC server.
GDC Technology Limited, a world-leading digital cinema solutions provider, announced today at the 2017 Geneva Convention that B&B Theatres, one of the most innovative theatre circuits in the nation, has signed an agreement to install DTS:X® immersive audio technology, powered by the GDC Immersive Sound Solution at six locations this year and six in 2018, with the remaining locations to be rolled out in late 2018/early 2019.  As a licensee of the DTS:X object-based immersive sound technology for the development of GDC immersive sound media servers, GDC Technology will be leading the effort to enhance the experience for B&B Theatres.
 
With this agreement, B&B Theatres will become the largest U.S. movie theatre circuit to exhibit content released with a DTS:X soundtrack. DTS:X replicates a real-world sound environment and transports the audience into a new dimension of sound immersion by moving sound objects to and through specific locations - in front of, behind, above and beside the audience - precisely where the creator intended.
 
The inherent flexibility of DTS:X provides B&B Theatres with the ability to offer their guests a compelling immersive experience, regardless of size of the auditorium.  The agreement covers both new construction and auditorium remodels. Combined with the GDC Immersive Sound Solution and DTS:X technology, B&B Theatres will be better equipped to provide a cutting-edge theatrical auditory experience, making a B&B cinema with DTS:X the best place to enjoy movies.
 
“We have always been at the forefront when it comes to improving the moviegoing experience,” said Bob Bagby, president and CEO of B&B Theatres.  “Throughout our 93-year history, we have stayed fully committed to offering guests the latest amenities and most advanced technologies. We have always paid particularly close attention to the latest innovations to improve the presentation quality. When GDC demonstrated the affordability, flexibility and amazing sound, it was an easy decision to select DTS:X as our premium sound technology for the entire circuit.”  
  
According to Annie Wang, executive vice president for GDC Technology, “DTS:X offers B&B Theatres an affordable solution for not only their premium Grand Screen, but also any size auditorium. The digital cinema revolution raises the quality and consistency of audio in cinemas around the world, providing premium sound that immerses the audience for an unparalleled cinematic experience. We congratulate B&B Theatres for its vision to provide their guests with an entirely new sound experience like no other, setting them apart from competitors.”
 
For more information about the latest GDC products and services, visit us at the 2017 Geneva Convention from September 12 to 14 or our website.


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Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Hong Kong, GDC Technology Limited (“GDC Technology”) is a leading global digital cinema solutions provider with over 20-year history of first to market innovations.  GDC Technology has the largest installed base of media servers and TMS (“Theatre Management System”) in the Asia-Pacific region and the second-largest globally. One out of three cinemas in the world uses GDC products. GDC Technology holds numerous patents globally, including in USA and China. Today, GDC has presence in 13 offices and 33 local service centers worldwide. 

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About DTS, Inc.:
Since 1993, DTS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Xperi Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: XPER), has been dedicated to making the world sound better. In early 2015, DTS unveiled DTS:X, its open, next-generation, immersive, multi-dimensional audio technology. DTS:X replicates a real-world sound environment that transports the audience into a new level of sound immersion by delivering truly captivating entertainment experiences in the cinema. It provides numerous customization options for cinema theater owners and allows for a flexible speaker configuration that best fits the viewing space to more accurately convey the fluid movement of sound to create a richer entertainment soundscape. For more information about DTS, please visit www.dts.com or connect with DTS on Facebook, Twitter (@DTS) and Instagram (@DTS)
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About B&B Theatres: Company History  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 97 years, and four generations of family involvement, it has seen the coming of sound, color, Technicolor, stadium seating, multiplexes, recliners and digital cinema.
 
Current Operations B&B Theatres is the 6th largest theatre chain in North America and operates 494 screens at 55 locations in Kansas, Iowa, Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Texas, and Washington .
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