Thomson, Cineplex deal for Digital test at Toronto Theatre


Mumbai: Thomson, through its Technicolor Digital Cinema business, announces it will install digital cinema projection systems at Cineplex Entertainment’s Scotiabank Theatre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Technicolor systems will deliver crystal-clear digital images and pure uncompressed digital sound to Cineplex moviegoers. In addition, the systems will enable a new range of content offerings such as 3-D features and live events on the big screen. This announcement marks the first installation for Technicolor Digital Cinema in Canada.

"We are delighted to participate in this initial beta test with Technicolor Digital Cinema," said Cineplex Entertainment president and CEO Ellis Jacob. "As the industry moves closer to converting to digital projection, the Scotiabank Toronto installations will provide us an opportunity to evaluate the Technicolor solution and enable us to gain valuable operating insight."

"We’re proud to have been selected by Cineplex Entertainment to bring the digital cinema to their flagship Scotiabank Theatre Toronto," said Technicolor Theatrical Services executive vice president and Technicolor Digital Cinema COO Curt Behlmer. "Cineplex is an industry leader in quality and innovation, and we are pleased to be working together. We look forward to playing a leading role in the industry transition to digital cinema across Canada."

Thomson and Technicolor have approximately 1,400 employees across Canada with operations in Vancouver, British Columbia; Brampton, Ontario; Don Mills, Ontario; Toronto, Ontario; Mirabel, Quebec; and Montreal, Quebec.