Hollywood—Dec 18, 2007
Cineplex Entertainment Selects Kodak For Newest Complex
Kodak Digital Cinema systems power next-generation movie experiences
Kodak announced today that Kodak Digital Cinema systems will be the driving force behind all nine ‘next-generation’ digital projectors in Cineplex Entertainment’s SilverCity Oakville Cinemas in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. With nearly 2300 seats in its nine digital -- and three traditional 35mm film -- auditoriums, the entertainment destination offers VIP theaters, bowling, billiards, lounges, child minding services and a retail store, among other leisure activities.
“This is a major step forward in what has been an on-going partnership with the Cineplex Entertainment team,” said Chris Simpson, Kodak’s director of digital cinema sales for North America. “For several years now, we have been working together, supplying their pre-show systems and preparing and delivering the content to those systems. As their needs have expanded to showing digital movies, we’re proud they once again called Kodak.”
“It’s important for us to work with a partner we can trust,” said Dan McGrath, executive vice president, Cineplex Entertainment. “Kodak has been a great partner for us in the digital space. Every installation has happened on time and on budget. They’ve always delivered what they said they would, with no surprises. For our newest complex, it made sense to call them again.”
Cineplex’s new 45,000-square-foot complex includes the Kodak Theatre Management System (TMS). Connected to the complex’s ticketing system, the TMS loads and directs all digital motion pictures, trailers and other pre-show content to the proper projector, providing a seamless, accurate, and eventually automated presentation.
In addition to the Theatre Management System, the SilverCity Oakville Cinema installation includes the Kodak Content Player JMN3000. The first player to include Kodak image science, it handles a full range of feature content, in 2D or 3D, automatically playing the right format.
Kodak Digital Cinema systems, including pre-show and full-feature solutions, have been installed in more than 250 sites, on almost 2000 screens, with 40 exhibition chains in 14 countries. Cineplex Entertainment’s SilverCity Oakville Cinemas, Canada’s newest and largest Digital Cinema complex – and the first of its kind – opened to the public on December 7th.