GDC Technology announces VPF deal with Cine Hoyts in Chile


Las Vegas—GDC Technology Ltd., a global digital cinema solutions provider, announced at CinemaCon that it has signed a VPF agreement with Cine Hoyts Spa for conversion to digital cinema, covering more than 157 screens in 23 theatres, and the deployment of SX-3000 Standalone IMB® and Portable Storage throughout Chile.

Cine Hoyts, part of Grupo Chilefilms Holding, began its digital roll out involving the installation and integration of DCI-compliant projection systems in the first quarter of 2014 and is expected to finish in August this year.

“After a careful evaluation process, we at Cine Hoyts decided to use GDC Technology’s digital cinema servers and storage solutions for all our digital installations,” said Cristián Varela, CEO of Grupo ChileFilms. “The performance and reliability of its products combined with its worldwide VPF operations experience in Asia, North America and Latin America has made this a perfect choice for our move to digital.”

GDC Technology also announced that Caribbean Cinemas, the largest motion picture exhibitor in the Caribbean, has completed its digital conversion under GDC Technology’s VPF agreement, covering an additional 148 screens at 20 theatres in the Dominican Republic, Trinidad, Aruba, St. Lucia and Antigua.

Under its VPF agreement with Caribbean Cinemas, GDC Technology supplies digital cinema servers while Ballantyne Strong integrates and installs GDC servers with NEC Display Solutions projectors.

“Through our experience of having deployed GDC servers in the past, it was natural to move forward with GDC’s VPF program in tandem with Ballantyne Strong’s integration services,” said Robert Carrady, president and CEO of Caribbean Cinemas, “as we have been very pleased with the level of responsiveness and attentive service that GDC has always provided.”

GDC Technology currently manages over 4,600 screens across 600 VPF agreements with worldwide content distributors and exhibitors.