Digital Cinema United, a leading technical content services company specializing in feature and trailer digital cinema package mastering and delivery services, has announced the addition of more than 100 new exhibitors to the company’s DCU Connect electronic delivery network across the Americas.
Digital Cinema United continues to rollout DCU Connect at arthouses, drive-in cinemas, circuits, and independent theatres in North America; which includes, Apple Cinemas, Cinepolis USA, Classic Cinemas, Faraway Entertainment, Flix Brewhouse, Galaxy Theatres, Gateway Film Center, iPic Theaters, Laemmle Theatres, Landmark Cinemas of Canada, Lark Theater, Look Cinemas, Mary D. Fisher Theater, Studio Movie Grill, as well as Caribbean Cinemas and numerous independent theatres in the Caribbean islands. With the addition of these exhibitors, there are now more than 1,500 theatres in the Americas that have joined the DCU Connect electronic delivery network.
“Digital Cinema United’s rollout strategy of DCU Connect has been well received by both the theatrical exhibition and film distribution community,” said Ronnie Ycong, executive vice president and general manager, Digital Cinema United, Americas. “As DCU Connect continues to expand across North America and the Caribbean, it will provide an easy, reliable, and more cost-effective DCP delivery network for the entire theatrical industry.”
DCU Connect is a cloud-based electronic delivery platform designed to download DCPs directly to theatres and only requires the installation of software. There is no hardware required and the software installation only takes 10 minutes to complete remotely. It is fully integrated with various theatre management systems, including Cinema ACE, GDC, Rosetta Bridge, and Screenwriter.
“We originally agreed to installing DCU Connect with the promise it was fast to install, easy to use and there would be no hardware required,” said Luis Olloqui, CEO, Cinepolis USA. “Since installing DCU Connect, it has proven to be a very reliable system for our IT and theatre operations teams and has helped reduce our film print costs.”
“DCU Connect offers independent and arthouse theatre operators like me, with limited staff, an e-delivery platform that can be customized to my needs, provide flexibility for last minute film programming, and not worry when a hard drive will arrive,” said Patrick Schweiss, executive director, Mary D. Fisher Theater.
Digital Cinema United provides DCP mastering, delivery and KDM services for more than 700 distributors, content owners, filmmakers, event cinema and advertising providers globally, including the major Hollywood studios, Abramorama, Angel Studios, Cohen Media Group, Fathom Events, Greenwich Entertainment, Iconic Releasing, The Avenue Entertainment, Samuel Goldwyn, and Screenvision Media.
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