Marcus Theatres buys 13 NEC Cinema Projectors from Ballantyne

Mumbai: Cinema equipment provider Ballantyne of Omaha announced that Marcus Theatres has purchased 13 NEC STARUS NC2500S Digital Cinema projector systems from its Strong Digital Systems (SDS) division. The financial terms were not disclosed.

The systems are being deployed in cinema complexes in six different states as Marcus expands its installed base of digital projectors and 3-D digital capabilities. Four of the 13 systems were already installed for purposes of evaluation, and the remaining nine projectors should be installed over the next month. The purchases are planned to support the 11 July release of New Line Cinema’s 3-D film feature Journey To The Center Of The Earth.

Ballantyne of Omaha president and chief executive officer John P. Wilmers commented, "Marcus Theatres is a prime customer of our company that we have worked closely with for over twenty years… We are confident that armed with state-of-the-art NEC STARUS digital projectors with 3-D capabilities, Marcus Theatres will provide one of the best theater experiences available in the market today."