Santikos Theatres has made history by opening the first ever multiplex in Texas powered exclusively by laser cinema projectors. The Texas-based exhibitor’s new Casa Blanca Theatre will feature Barco laser projectors to illuminate all 16 screens. Santikos was one of the first exhibitors to embrace Barco’s Flagship Laser projector.
“Laser projection is a game changer for moviegoer experiences and our internal operations,” comments Art Seago, president of Santikos Theatres. “Laser projects the best images and completely eliminates the labor, cost and variability of xenon bulbs. Our guests expect Santikos Theatres to be at the forefront of technology, and Barco laser is now the pinnacle of cinema projection. We are proud to outfit the Casa Blanca Theatre with the best products our industry offers.”
The new site, slated to debut in early 2016, offers other exciting entertainment features including a specialty restaurant, in-theater dining service, a 16-lane state-of-the-art bowling venue, and luxury recliner seating for ultimate comfort.
“We are proud to further strengthen our long-standing relationship with Santikos Theatres and admire their commitment to delivering the most innovative cinema technology leading to the ultimate moviegoer experiences,” said Stijn Henderickx, vice president, cinema for Barco. “Our flagship laser projectors are the ideal complement to their upscale cinema concept, reflecting Santikos’ reputation for uncompromising quality.”
“Barco leads the cutting-edge of digital cinema innovation, continually introducing new experiences that elevate the entertainment experience for moviegoers and boost revenues for today’s movie exhibitors,” said Wim Buyens, senior vice president, entertainment for Barco.