MORRISTOWN, N.J.—Apr 19, 2007
Neighborhood Cinema Group Newest AccessIT Digital Deployment Partner and Pre-Show Programming Customer
- AccessIT: Leveraging Divisional Customer Relationships -
Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. ("AccessIT") (NASDAQ:AIXD) today announced that Neighborhood Cinema Group ("NCG") will be the ninth chain to convert its 100 screens in eleven locations to digital cinema AccessIT's Theatre Command Center(TM) software and pre-show programming and Christie DLP Cinema(R) projectors. The completion of this contract with AccessIT's Digital Cinema Program (formerly named Christie/AIX) demonstrates AccessIT's ability to leverage existing division customers by signing them for additional lines of business.
NCG is the ninth chain and the third customer of AccessIT's Advertising Division to contract with AccessIT for deployment. The majority of the chain's screens reside in Michigan, augmented by locations in Indiana and one opening on May 4th in Tennessee.
Gary Geiger, CEO of NCG, said: "NCG has worked hard to create a state of the art, comfortable and contemporary environment for our customers. Digital Cinema is the next step in continuing what we've started. We're excited to be working with AccessIT and Christie to transition our company and look forward to integrated PreFlix screen advertising, and to presenting alternative content provided by The Bigger Picture."
Chuck Goldwater, President of AccessIT's Media Services Group, commented: "Neighborhood's commitment to providing an exceptional movie-going experience for their patrons is one of many attributes that have helped distinguish them as a strong regional exhibitor. We are proud to add them to our growing list of AccessIT digital cinema exhibitor partners including our integrated PreFlix screen advertising and Bigger Picture alternative content programs."
Craig Sholder, Vice-President of Entertainment Solutions, Christie USA, added: "We are very proud to bring Christie's CP2000 digital projection solution to Neighborhood's theatre screens across Michigan, Indiana and in to Tennessee. Their vision and recognition of the advancements that Digital Cinema can offer truly underscores their enterprising leadership in exhibition. We look forward to helping them achieve their goals."
AccessIT Digital Cinema is the industry-leading deployment program for digital cinema that provides the funding, operations and administration for the company's studio-supported 4,000-screen digital cinema rollout plan supported by major studios and independent distributors, among others -- and exhibitors who receive turnkey, Digital Cinema systems in conformance with DCI specifications, including AccessIT's unique Library Management Server(R) and Theatre Command Center(R) software, Christie DLP Cinema(R) projectors and Doremi's DCP2000 JPEG server. To date, AccessIT has contracted to install more than 3,200 systems in forty-one states and has completed the rollout of more than 2,300 screens with exhibitors including Celebration! Cinema, Cinema West, Cinetopia, Emagine, UltraStar, Galaxy, Rave and Carmike Cinemas and AccessIT's own Pavilion Digital Showcase Cinema.