Digital Cinema Implementation Partners, LLC (DCIP) and Moving Image Technologies (MiT) announced today that Classic Cinemas, after exploring various software options, has selected DCIP’s enterprise solution, Cinergy, to manage its Illinois-based theater circuit.
Cinergy will provide Classic Cinemas with its Health Monitoring, Trusted Device List management, Asset Tracking, Key Delivery, Content Scheduling and Preventative Maintenance modules through a centralized command center that generates user-defined alerts and advanced reporting in a cost-effective package. DCIP is dedicated to meeting the ongoing needs of theater operators with its Cinergy enterprise solution that helps exhibitors efficiently manage their circuits and stay at the forefront of evolving technologies.
Andy Petkovsek, Director of Technology of Classic Cinemas stated, “After evaluating various options for health monitoring, we selected the tested and proven Cinergy solution. Cinergy will provide us with state-of-the-art technology that will help to ensure that our customers experience the best possible film presentation every time.”
“It was a team effort, with John Wolski from MiT utilizing his years of cinema operations experience, and DCIP working to ensure Classic Cinemas’ specific needs were addressed throughout the evaluation process. Once again, the Cinergy product has proven it meets the needs of theater management regardless of circuit size,” said Joe Delgado, EVP Sales and Marketing of MiT.
Jim Robb, Vice President of Sales at DCIP, added, “We are very excited to partner with Classic Cinemas to provide Cinergy’s circuit-wide theater solution. Our partnership further validates the value of Cinergy and we look forward to working with the Classic Cinemas team to continually ensure that we meet their ongoing and evolving requirements.”
About Classic Cinemas
Classic Cinemas, based in Downers Grove, Illinois, is a family-owned business run by Willis, Shirley and Chris Johnson. It was started in 1978 with the operation of the Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove. In 2011, Classic Cinemas received the Landmark Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award for Stewardship. In 2012, all auditoriums were updated with enhanced 4K digital projection. The company today operates 14 theatres in 13 communities. Additional information is available on Classic Cinemas’ website at www.classiccinemas.com.
Moving Image Technologies (MiT) is a manufacturer and integrator of purpose-built technology and equipment to support a wide variety of entertainment applications with a focus on motion picture exhibition. MiT offers a wide range of products and services such as custom engineering, systems design, integration and installation, enterprise software solution, digital cinema, A/V integration as well as customized solutions for emerging entertainment technology.
MiT’s Rydt Entertainment Systems Division provides turnkey FFE solutions for new construction and remodels to include procurement, design, consulting, installation and project management. Based in Fountain Valley California, our 28,000 sq. ft facility is home to our corporate offices, engineering, manufacturing, distribution, integration as well as service and support divisions. Our primary manufacturing and warehouse location is augmented by a global network of service partners & OEM manufacturers.
DCIP is a joint venture owned equally by exhibition industry leaders AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark Holdings, Inc. and Regal, a subsidiary of Cineworld Group plc. Formed over 10 years ago to facilitate the upgrade from 35mm to digital projection technology, DCIP has overseen the conversion of more than 18,000 screens across the United States, Canada and Latin America, and continues to provide management services and facilitate information flow for its deployment footprint and exhibition and distribution partners.
As part of the monumental transition from film print to digital technology, DCIP developed extensive expertise in managing vast amounts of information throughout its digital network, which led to the creation of Cinergy, a scalable centralized enterprise software suite developed to help exhibitors and distributors better monitor and manage cinema execution, presentation and quality assurance, utilizing information that was not centrally available prior to the industry’s conversion. Additional information regarding DCIP and Cinergy is available at www.dcip.com and www.cinergy.software.