Fountain Valley, California—Apr 17, 2015
Moving iMage Technologies Completes Installation of All FF&E for Flix Brewhouse Cinemas in Des Moines, Iowa and Carmel, Indiana
Moving iMage Technologies (MIT), a premier manufacturer and integrator in the cinema exhibition industry, recently completed the installation of all furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FFE) for Flix Brewhouse‘s recently-opened complexes at Merle Hay Mall in Des Plaines, Iowa and Merchant Square Mall in Carmel, Indiana. The complexes both feature an eight-screen cinema, in-house brewery, and full-service restaurant.
MIT worked with Flix Brewhouse to come up with the most technologically advanced audio and video equipment packages and the most luxurious interior details including wall-to-wall curved screens and luxurious seating. On the equipment side, MIT and Flix chose projectors and servers fully integrated into MIT projector pedestals, and sound racks that were all prewired at the MIT factory, ready to be installed the moment they arrived at the theatre, making for a smooth and successful installation process. MIT’s IS-20 and IS-30 power management products improve efficiency and reliability throughout the complexes.
Each complex is outfitted with one Dolby Atmos. Reagan stated, “We wanted to offer our guests a unique experience and Dolby Atmos definitely achieves that goal. We are beyond thrilled with the results.”
According to Jerry Van de Rydt, Senior VP of MIT, the experience with Flix Brewhouse was incredibly rewarding and it was great to see all the hard work from both parties result in two first-class theatres. “ It was a pleasure working with the Flix team who helped us through several hurdles to get the jobs complete on time and on budget.”
Moving Image Technologies 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, digital technology solutions for 3D, 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 square foot facility is home to corporate offices, engineering, manufacturing, distribution, integration as well as service and support divisions. Its primary manufacturing and warehouse location is augmented by a global network of service partners and OEM manufacturers.
Flix Brewhouse is America’s Cinema Brewery® – the only first run movie theatre in the world to incorporate a fully functioning microbrewery. By combining these concepts, Flix delivers to the theatre seat three of America’s great loves – craft beer, great food and the latest movies. All stadium-seating auditoriums are outfitted with the latest high-definition digital cinema projection and sound technologies, wall-to-wall curved screens, cushy high back chairs, and the revolutionary Easy Glider moveable tabletop. Flix brews nine of its own beers and offers 38 other draft beers for guests to enjoy, as well as an extensive wine selection and a variety of specialty non-alcoholic drinks. Food offerings range from traditional movie fare to upscale items like ahi tuna poke and artisanal pizzas.