GDC Wins Server Contract with Wehrenberg Theatres

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Sun, 11/13/2011 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

GDC Technology has won a server supply agreement with Wehrenberg Theatres the oldest and largest family-owned theatre chain in the U.S. The deployment which began in October will see a total of 144 GDC digital cinema servers installed.   Serving moviegoers for more than a century Wehrenberg Theatres now operates 15 theatres in Missouri Illinois Iowa and Minnesota. The St. Louis-based company celebrated its 100th Anniversary in 2006 and remains the oldest family-owned-and-operated theatre circuit in the U.S. Under this contract NEC Financial Services provides financing while Ballantyne Strong provides the installation and maintenance services as well as providing NEC digital cinema projections systems and GDC digital cinema servers.   “We required a team that could provide us with both guidance through each stage of the conversion process; and access to superior products ” says Ronald P. Krueger chairman and CEO of Wehrenberg Theatres. “This is one of the key reasons why we chose GDC in that the company is renowned for its quality products and reliable services. Needless to say we’re very excited about this partnership and look forward to becoming fully digitalized in order to provide our moviegoers with the best cinematic experience possible.” Ray Boegner senior vice president of Ballantyne Strong says “This is yet another successful collaboration with GDC to provide customers with the most cutting edge digital cinema technology.”   “GDC is delighted to have been selected for the digital conversion of Wehrenberg Theatres ” says Dr. Man-Nang Chong founder and CEO of GDC Technology. “To serve such a prestigious theatre chain with a century old history is immensely rewarding for us. We’re confident that our innovative products will swiftly and smoothly modernize Wehrenberg Theatres bringing the magic of digital cinema to all its movie lovers. Once again we’re pleased to collaborate with our valued partners Ballantyne Strong and NEC. We welcome Wehrenberg into a venture which has proved successful time and time again.”   Ballantyne Strong GDC Technology NEC Display Solutions of America Wehrenberg Theatres