Hollywood Theatres Signs VPF Deal with Cinedigm

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Fri, 06/29/2012 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Cinedigm Digital Cinema has announced a long-term VPF deployment agreement with Hollywood Theatres. The agreement will enable the conversion of certain Hollywood Theatres locations to digital cinema under the terms of Cinedigm's long-term agreements with all the major studios as well as ongoing interim agreements with over one hundred independent distributors. This Cinedigm-financed conversion will deploy 212 Cinedigm-Certified screens with installation expected to be completed in the Fall. The theatres have chosen to use digital projector systems from NEC Display Solutions. Moving Image Technologies is the project's reseller and will provide installation warranty and technical services as well as support from its network operations center. Converting to digital has been a tremendously challenging proposition said Clyde Cornell senior vice president and COO of Hollywood Theatres. We are pleased that together with NEC Display and MIT Cinedigm has created a program for Hollywood Theatres that allows us to convert to digital projection in a remarkably cost-effective way. Hollywood has been very diligent in evaluating their digital cinema options and we're thrilled we were able to create a custom solution that works for them said Gary Loffredo Cinedigm's president of digital cinema services. We look forward to sharing the benefits of digital cinema with Clyde and his team at Hollywood Theatres. Hollywood is taking a huge leap with its conversion to digital cinema and we're grateful to be part of the initiative said Jim Reisteter general manager of digital cinema at NEC Display.