Showplace Cinemas has installed GDC Technology’s SR-1000 Standalone Integrated Media Block with built-in audio processor to playback movies and surround sound at three locations in Indiana. The SR-1000’s built-in cinema audio processor option is designed to reduce the cost associated with booth operations and offer the capability to provide superior sound designed for 5.1 and 7.1 PCM uncompressed surround sound functionality – the purest digital sound not contaminated by compression.
The SR-1000 with built-in cinema audio processor is the only solution currently available that supports series 1, 2, 3 and 4 DLP Cinema projectors, making it the best possible solution for exhibitors replacing both their legacy media servers and cinema audio processors.
Showplace Cinemas North and Showplace Cinemas East are in Evansville, Indiana, and feature nine and 20 screens respectively. Showplace Cinemas Newburgh in Newburgh, Indiana features 10 screens for moviegoers to enjoy the latest blockbusters from Hollywood. All three cinemas were recently remodeled, including the installation by Strong Technical Services of the latest all-RGB laser projection powered by GDC SR-1000 with the built-in cinema audio processor to playback content in 7.1 surround sound.
“Showplace is committed to always installing the most innovative technologies. We have been GDC customers for many years and have always been satisfied with their products and response time from their customer service,” said Mick Stieler, president, North Park Cinema, Inc. Showplace Cinemas. “We needed to purchase sound processors for these remodeling projects and were excited that GDC offered a new audio option with their media servers.”
“SR-1000 were developed from our over 20-year knowledge of digital cinema and constantly working with our industry partners, such as Showplace Entertainment,” said Annie Wang, president for GDC Technology USA LLC. “The installation of our newest products at their three locations provides them with the latest technology, reducing costs and delivering the best possible sight and sound designed for today’s and tomorrow’s digital cinema world.”