Dickinson Theatres Joins AccessIT’s Phase 2 Deployment Plan

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Sun, 10/26/2008 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Dickinson Theatres has become the first theatre chain to commit to the previously announced Phase 2 Digital Cinema Deployment Plan from Access Integrated Technologies. Under the terms of the agreement Dickinson will convert 310 screens in 24 multiplexes across eight states including a concentration of 84 screens in eight locations in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. The first eight screens to be included have been installed in Little Rock Arkansas at the Chenal theatre. AccessIT's proven success over the last three years gave us the confidence to select them as our partner to take us into the digital era says John Hartley president and CEO of Dickinson Theatres. We're thrilled to be working with them on digital cinema including their alternative content and live event broadcast capabilities that we expect to be showing in our theatres. AccessIT is excited and proud that Dickinson Theatres will be the first exhibitor partner in our Phase 2 Deployment Plan says Chuck Goldwater president of AccessIT's Media Services Group. With more than 80 years of excellence in the exhibition business Dickinson Theatres and John Hartley and his team have the experience the vision and the passion to take full advantage of the benefits of digital technology as leaders in the industry. Craig Sholder vice-president of entertainment solutions for Christie says Dickinson and AccessIT are great partners of ours and we're delighted to continue to support the conversion to digital. With more than 15 new movies slated for 3D release our unique and proven 1.2-inch DLP Cinema technology offers brightness levels unsurpassed in the industry for the most compelling 3D experience. We're enthusiastic to bring the latest advancements to their theaters while still offering the lowest cost of ownership and best support in the industry. Dickinson's passion and innovative spirit will set the pace for another successful 80 years. AccessIT www.accessitx.com