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BURBANK, Calif.—Nov 15, 2006

NEC Digital Cinema Projectors Installed at Top Three World-Famous Premiere Theatres in Los Angeles

NEC’s STARUS NC2500S Projectors Installed for Technicolor Digital Cinema in Three of Los Angeles’ Premiere Movie Theatres: Mann’s Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Mann’s Village Theatre and ArcLight Cinema’s Cinerama Dome
NEC Corporation of America today announced it is supporting the Technicolor Digital Cinema rollout through the installation of its NEC STARUS™ NC2500S Digital Cinema projector in three of the premiere movie theatres known to the Hollywood film industry. NEC’s STARUS NC2500S, the world’s brightest projector with DLP Cinema® technology from Texas Instruments®, will be projecting Hollywood’s hottest premieres at Mann’s Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Mann’s Village Theatre in Westwood, and ArcLight Cinema’s Cinerama Dome in Hollywood.

“NEC is honored that Technicolor has selected our digital cinema projectors for installation in these impressive theatres,” said Kurt Schwenk, general manager, Digital Cinema Division of NEC Corporation of America. “We are excited that our projectors will help deliver an unparalleled visual experience for audiences and we expect our top-of-the-line projectors to leave a superior and lasting impression at these top three LA premiere sites.”

Mann’s Grauman’s Chinese Theatre is world-famous for the time-honored tradition of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities leaving their foot and hand impressions on the theatre’s courtyard. The theatre, which was opened in 1927, is one of Los Angeles’ most recognized and visited landmarks and has been home to countless world movie premieres.

“Once we viewed the STARUS NC2500S we realized that NEC had really set a new standard for brightness and picture clarity,” said Peter Dobson, CEO, Mann Theatres. “Our audiences are looking for an exceptional experience, and NEC helps us achieve a superior quality movie experience.”

Mann’s Village Theatre and ArcLight Cinema’s Cinerama Dome have hosted some of Hollywood’s biggest premieres, and have dazzled moviegoers for over a half century. Both the Village Theatre, established in 1931, and the Cinerama Dome, established in 1963, have undergone tremendous technical transformations throughout the years to provide first-class cinematic experiences.

The Mann Theatres circuit also installed NEC Digital Cinema projectors in two other premiere locations - Mann Criterion in Santa Monica and Mann Bruin in Westwood.

NEC’s partnership with Technicolor Digital Cinema, which has contributed to the recent technical advancement of these movie theatres, was instrumental in establishing the STARUS NC2500S as the projector of choice.

“NEC’s Digital Cinema projectors have continued to impress the Technicolor Digital Cinema team with the quality and brightness of the picture,” said Joe Berchtold, president, Technicolor Digital Cinema. “These premiere movie theatres now have yet another reason to make them a top choice for people looking for a quality movie experience.”

NEC’s STARUS NC2500S is the world’s brightest DLP Cinema projector for large-sized screens 49 feet wide or larger. Delivering 2K resolution and high contrast ratios (2000:1), the STARUS NC2500S Digital Cinema projector is easy to operate and requires minimal maintenance. It can easily achieve the industry required standard of 14 foot lamberts on the largest cinema screens casting a remarkable digital image and delivering amplified brightness, sharper graphics and eye-catching color.

The complete family of STARUS Digital Cinema projectors also includes the STARUS NC1500C for medium-sized movie screens, and the STARUS NC800C for smaller theatres, screening rooms, and post-production facilities.

NEC Digital Cinema Contacts: North America and South America
NEC Display Solutions of America 
Phone: 630-467-3000 

Jeff Kaplan
NEC Digital Cinema

Marketing: Danielle Moore
Channel Marketing Manager
Phone: 630-467-3309

Public Relations: Kathy Errera
Digital Marketing Specialist

Europe, Middle East, Africa
NEC Display Solutions Europe Gmbh 
Phone: 49(0)89-99 6990 

Public Relations: Ann Kjellser 
PR Manager EMEA 
Phone: 46 72 162 8719 

Sales: Mark Kendall 
Senior Manager, Digital Cinema 
Phone: 44 118 969-1352 

Marketing: Gerd Kaiser 
Product line manager, Large Venue Projectors 
Phone: 49(0)89 99 699-623 

NEC Display Solutions, Ltd. 
Phone : 0120-610-161 (Customer Support Center) 
      *9:00-18:00 except Saturday/Sunday/National holidays 

NEC Solutions (China) Co., Ltd. 
Phone  +86-10-5934-2885 

Australia, New Zealand
NEC Australia Pty Ltd 
Phone: +61 3 9262 1111 

Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, Kambodia, Brunei
Goldenduck Group 
Phone:  +66 2887 8807 

Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan
Strong Westrex, Inc. 
Phone: +852 2827 8289 

India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal
Real Image Media Technologies Pvt. Ltd. 
Phone: +91 44 42041505 

South Korea
Hyosung ITX Co., Ltd. 
Phone: +82 2 2102 8591 

*Web Site of NEC DLP Cinema Projectors 

About Technicolor: Technicolor, a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment sector, is at the forefront of digital innovation. Our world class research and innovation laboratories enable us to lead the market in delivering advanced video services to content creators and distributors. We also benefit from an extensive intellectual property portfolio focused on imaging and sound technologies, based on a thriving licensing business. Our commitment: Enhance media experience on any screen, in theaters, at home and on the go. Technicolor Directory page Logo: NEC Digital Cinema About NEC Digital Cinema: Combining advanced DLP Cinema® projectors with reliable multiplex and screen servers, NEC Display Solutions’ Digital Cinema Projector Series offers the most comprehensive digital cinema solution on the market today. These 3D-capable models enable theaters to deliver stunning digital images regardless of screen size, while simplifying theater management and reducing costs. All of NEC's digital cinema projectors meet DCI specifications for performance and reliability, meeting the requirements of today’s cinema industry. NEC also offers full digital signage solutions, highlighted by its award-winning 32”-98” LCD displays, multimedia projectors and desktop monitors for lobbies, concessions and concourses. NEC Digital Cinema Directory page NEC Digital Cinema Web Site

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