Ballantyne Installs 3D Systems for Regal and National Amusements

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Mon, 12/08/2008 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Ballantyne of Omaha has announced that its Strong Digital Systems division provided 35 NEC Starus Digital Cinema projectors with RealD 3D technology to theatre chains including Regal Entertainment Group and National Amusements. The projectors shipments and installations were completed in time for the November release of Walt Disney Pictures' animated feature film Bolt. Strong Technical Services subsidiary is performing a majority of the installations and a majority of the specialty silver screens are being procured from the Company's Strong Screen Systems business. Digital Link an entity formed and co-financed by RealD and Ballantyne funded the projector purchases. Specific financial terms were not disclosed. John P. Wilmers president and CEO of Ballantyne says 3D is a very compelling theatre experience and a strong driver for the early adoption of digital cinema technology. We are pleased to extend our partnership with Real D to deliver their state of the art 3D digital projection solutions in conjunction with NEC Starus projectors to support our customers' plans for Bolt. The momentum for digital cinema is accelerating supported by a growing slate of 3D releases and the anticipation of large scale funding for digital conversions. 2009 is shaping up to be a period of strong demand and Ballantyne/Strong is well positioned to deliver the expertise specialized services and equipment our customers will need to tap this powerful new cinema technology. RealD Ballantyne of Omaha