Cineplex S.A. which owns both Cineplanet and Movieland circuits in Peru and Chile has signed with Barco and Bardan Cinema to upgrade its 28 theatres to digital technology. Peru has been experiencing exponential growth in cinema admissions during the past decade with ticket sales increasing 185 percent in the last seven years according to the latest estimates from Cinedatos Peru’s research. While much of the growth can be attributed to the urbanization and expanding economies of the country’s major cities growing interest in cinema can also be attributed to modernization of theaters with premium amenities and 3D technology. “We chose Barco and Bardan for our deployment because what we are buying is excellence in post-sale service ” said Fernando Soriano CEO for Cineplex S.A. “It is not only important to have the latest generation in projection equipment; it is essential to have a team of professionals willing to attend to our needs when we require with the best attitude and we have that with both Bardan and Barco.” “We have always strived to provide our customers with an integrated and cost-effective solution to their growing entertainment needs; and are working diligently with Barco towards delivering the ultimate image quality at the lowest TCO ” said Vilma Benitez vice president for Bardan Cinema. “We are proud to have received the continued confidence of our valued customers like Cineplanet in their significant transition to digital conversion.” Bardan also manages cinema monitoring services for Cineplanet through its affiliation with Ballantyne Strong and DGT Cinema the largest cinema integrator in Latin America. “We are focused on serving the unique needs of our cinema customers in Latin America and Cineplanet is a shining example of the type of high-quality movie entertainment patrons can expect from forward-thinking exhibitors like them ” said Ney Corsino vice president for Barco Latin America.