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Megaplex is #1 Digital Cinema Provider in Utah and Among top 10% in Nation

News Release
Megaplex Theatres, 07 September 2007

Megaplex Theatres Movie Goers Will See Billions of Colors with New Digital Cinema Technology. Recently Announced, the Megaplex 8 at Thanksgiving Point has Converted 100% of Theatre Auditoriums to Digital Cinema.

 

Salt Lake City, UT, September 6, 2007The Megaplex Theatres, part of the entertainment division of the Larry H. Miller Group, Inc., announced the Megaplex 8 at Thanksgiving Point has been 100% converted to digital cinema. With 53 out of 70 screens converted to digital, the Megaplex Theatres is the number one digital cinema provider in Utah and among the top 10% of theatres in the nation in digital cinema conversion.

 

Hailed as the largest technology advancement in movies since the inception of sound, digital cinema continues to expand at Megaplex Theatres. The Megaplex 8 at Thanksgiving Point, Lehi, joins Megaplex 17 at Jordan Commons , Sandy, and the Megaplex 12 at the Gateway, Salt Lake City , in having 100% of movie auditoriums converted to digital. The Megaplex 13 at the Junction, Ogden, and the Megaplex 20 at the District, South Jordan , has been digitally converted in select auditoriums.  

 

“Our guests have noticed a significant difference in movie screen picture quality” said Tyler Thiriot, Megaplex 8 Theatre Manager.  “Digital cinema delivers uncompromising brightness, sharper graphics and stunning color that gives movie guests the ultimate movie going experience.”

 

Megaplex Theatres utilizes NEC® and BARCO® projectors that contain DLP Cinema® technology. The DLP Cinema ® technology from Texas Instruments® is among the world’s most sophisticated light systems. Light chips contain an array of hinge-mounted microscopic mirrors that can produce over 2.2 million pixels and billions of colors. The end result is a remarkable digital image that will impress even the most sophisticated movie goers.

 

There are additional options and freedoms with digital cinema. “We’ve already begun exploring alternative content and different uses of this technology” added Cal Gundersen, Megaplex Theatres Film Buyer.  “Imagine seeing sporting events, concerts, special programs, and 3D content on a 42 foot screen where clarity is better than HD. This is a radical shift for Megaplex Theatres and the industry. We’re proud and excited to be on the forefront of technology.” continued Gundersen.

 

To learn more about the Megaplex Theatres and information about digital cinema or the Megaplex 8 at Thanksgiving Point conversion, please visit online at www.megaplextheatres.com.

 

About MEGAPLEX Theatres

 

The Megaplex Theatres at Jordan Commons , Gateway, Thanksgiving Point, the District and the new Junction location in Ogden are among the most popular theaters in Utah . Owned by local businessman Larry H. Miller, the theatres represent a large portion of the Salt Lake and Utah County movie industry market and are among the top grossing movie theatres in the nation. In addition, the Megaplex Theatres feature regular and large format movie screens, the Movies for MOMs (Movies on Monday), MegaPass – dinner and a movie gift options, conference and auditorium rental and the industry-leading guest services team. Megaplex Theaters show times and other group information can be found on the web at www.megaplextheatres.com or by calling (801) 304-INFO (4636).