Wehrenberg Theatres operates 15 theatres in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota. The St. Louis-based company celebrated its 100th Anniversary in 2006, and remains the oldest family-owned-and-operated theatre circuit in the US. Under this contract NEC Financial Services provides financing while Ballantyne Strong, Inc. (NYSE Amex: BTN) provides the installation and maintenance services, as well as providing NEC digital cinema projections systems and GDC digital cinema servers.
“We required a team that could provide us with guidance through each stage of the conversion process; and access to superior products. GDC is renowned for its quality products and reliable services. We look forward to becoming fully digitalized in order to provide our moviegoers with the best cinematic experience possible,” said Wehrenberg Theatres chairman and CEO Ronald P. Krueger.
GDC Technology founder and CEO Dr. Man-Nang Chong added, “To serve a theatre chain with a century old history is rewarding for us. Our innovative products will modernize Wehrenberg Theatres bringing the magic of digital cinema to all its movie lovers. We welcome Wehrenberg into a venture which has proved successful time and time again.”