GDC servers chosen by Great Escape Theatres for D-Cinema rollout

MUMBAI: GDC Technology has sealed a server deployment deal with Great Escape Theatres, an Indiana-based cinema chain in the US. Deployment is scheduled to take place in the early part of 2010 and is expected to involve a total of 174 GDC SA-2100A servers.


As one of the fastest growing and most successful movie chains in the country, Great Escapes Theatres focuses on the mid-sized markets with populations from 100,000 to 400,000.  The chain currently operates 277 screens at 24 sites in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Nebraska, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and West Virginia, with 28 screens currently under construction for 2010.


Great Escape Theatres COO Chance Ragains said, “Our corporate philosophy has been simple and effective – build a quality, cost efficient movie theatre in underserved markets and the audience will come. As part of our strategy, selecting GDC means we can serve our markets with high quality screen servers that deliver the most consistent performance at the best cost.”


Great Escape Theatres CEO Anne Ragains said: “We selected GDC servers because they have a proven track record of reliability. In addition, the GDC team is great to work with and they are willing to go that extra mile to make sure the customer is satisfied.”


“This contract is one of our largest in the US and we are heartened by our progress in the North America market,” said Technology founder and CEO Man-Nang CHONG. “We owe our success to the trust and support from our customers who we believe, have come to appreciate the excellent value in GDC’s product offerings. GDC is fully committed to continue providing its expertise and technical know-how to help exhibitors in North America map out their digital future.”