Working Title Completes the Upgrade of its Screening Room

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Wed, 09/23/2009 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

UK producer Working Title has installed a GDC SA-2100A digital cinema server for its new screening room facility in London’s Marylebone theatre.  The installation marks the completion of the 45-seat screening room which features both conventional 35mm and modern digital cinema. The theatre was designed and fitted out by London-based Future Projections who has produced similar rooms for Firmdale Hotels The Courthouse Curzon Empire Picture House cinemas and many others. In addition to GDC’s SA-2100A digital cinema server Kinoton’s FP30D film projectors and a Barco DP1500 DLP were adopted in this project. “The room at Working Title was a challenge – fitting in film D cinema and 45 seats without any compromises meant pushing the boundaries of both the room and the technology. We’re delighted with the results ” says Future Projections’ Peter Hall. “The GDC is far more intuitive to use ” says Working Title’s Tony Reid technical manager for the new theatre.  “The operator screen is (at last) decent-sized the menu structure straightforward and the unit incredibly stable and robust. Features such as hot swappable drives inbuilt loading slot and DVD interfaces give the unit not only more flexibility but also a reliable recovery mechanism to prevent loss of shows in the event of a drive failure”. The choice of GDC was brought about by a newly forged relationship between GDC and Future Projections who will offer first line support as well as the location of service exchange units in London.  “We have always liked GDC – great product competitive pricing ” says Hall “but most important of all excellent support – Dr. Chong and his team are really pro active; on top of providing technical support they are actively involved in sharing the long- term experience together with their customers.”   GDC Technology