Cinedigm inks agreement with Rave Motion Pictures for phase 2 deployment

MUMBAI: Rave Motion Pictures, a Texas-based cinema chain, has signed an agreement with Cinedigm for Phase 2 digital cinema deployment program.

Three hundred fifty-six Rave screens across 20 US states will participate in the Phase 2 program including some that have previously installed digital cinema equipment and 277 that will be converted using Barco Series II projection equipment. All will become Cinedigm Certified digital cinema theatres using Cinedigm technology solutions.

Rave Motion Pictures president Tom Stephenson said, "Our experience working with Cinedigm over the past few years has been excellent. They provide the technology that makes running our theatres in the digital cinema age successful, and the alternative content programming that helps make our customers recognize Rave as a superior entertainment provider. We’re excited to extend our working relationship with them and to bring more entertainment to our new locations across the country."

"Tom Stephenson and the entire management team at Rave have been visionary partners with Cinedigm since joining our Phase 1 digital cinema deployment in 2006. We are thrilled to have them join our Phase 2 deployment with Barco. Rave has been ahead of the curve in using digital cinema to change the exhibition model. As more 3D and alternative content becomes available from Cinedigm Entertainment Group and studios, Rave has positioned itself to enjoy all of the incremental benefits," said Cinedigm chairman and CEO Bud Mayo.

Cinedigm’s Media Services Group president Chuck Goldwater added, "Rave is an ideal exhibition partner. They were an early industry leader with their commitment to digital cinema and their embrace of all the programming benefits that are enabled by the technology. We are proud of our expanding partnership with the Rave team and pleased to be working with the Barco team on this next stage of digital cinema with Rave."