Syufy Enterprises to Install Doremi Servers in Seven of its Drive-Ins

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

Doremi Cinema has announced that it has provided ShowVault servers and Integrated Media Blocks to Syufy Enterprises of San Rafael California with the collaboration of  Rydt Entertainment Systems a division of Moving Image Technologies of Fountain Valley California. Installations have begun at the Solano Drive-In in Concord California. By September of this year installations will have been completed in six other locations across the southwest including San Jose Sacramento and Goleta in California Sparks and Las Vegas Nevada and Glendale Arizona. Syufy Enterprises which owned and operated the Century Theater chain before it was acquired by Cinemark in 2006 has been a remarkable regional competitor in the first-run movie industry for over 60 years. The current installations will serve the properties Syufy operates known as West Wind Drive-Ins. Rydt Entertainment provides design procurement installation and service to the creative and production communities for screening digital intermediate and other critical viewing rooms. Rydt also provides full FF&E services to commercial cinema exhibitors. “As one of the first adopters of digital cinema in the drive-In space we knew that Doremi was and will continue to be the perfect solution for us. Our customers have been delighted with the results of our first install in Concord California and Doremi has been a terrific partner in this effort ” said Michael Ghiorso vice president of special projects Syufy Enterprises. “This is an exciting rollout for our company and the first of its kind in the industry. West Wind Drive-Ins will be the largest all-digital drive-in chain in the world and may even be the first.” “Doremi has a demonstrated long–term commitment to the preservation of the American drive-in ” said Hannah Cash senior sales manager for Doremi. “We have been chosen as the preferred server in nearly every drive-in that has made their conversion to digital cinema thus far. We are the proven and most reliable choice for small businesses because we are in it for the long haul. Doremi has made it a priority to support the niche markets like drive-ins art houses and family-owned cinemas because of the positive impact that they have on their communities.”