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Croatian cinema chain chooses Barco

Ian McMurray 6 May 2011
Croatian cinema chain chooses Barco

Blitz-CineStar, Croatia’s leading cinema operator, has selected Barco as exclusive digital cinema projector partner. Within the space of a year, the cinema chain will transform all of its ten multiplexes to state-of-the-art digital cinema complexes.

Last month, Blitz-CineStar inaugurated its brand new, all-digital flagship multiplex in Zagreb’s prestigious new Arena Center. It is the most exciting multiplex in the capital of Croatia and is equipped with ten Barco DP2K digital cinema projectors. In addition, Blitz-CineStar operates nine other multiplexes that the company is converting to digital with the help of Barco.

“A full conversion to digital cinema was a must for an ambitious chain like Blitz-CineStar,” said Hrvoje Krstulovic, Blitz-CineStar board member. “The bar had been raised very high, both for quality and the timeframe: we wanted a technology partner that could offer a reliable, high-quality and future-proof digital solution for all our multiplexes, within the space of just a year.”

The cinema chain ordered all of the different DP2K projector types, each one tailored to fit the auditorium and screen size. “This approach helped us save costs, while providing us with the perfect set-up to meet our varying needs,” continued Krstulovic.

With the rollout halfway completed, Blitz-CineStar can already see the benefits. “Movies and cinema are our passion so we don’t settle for anything less than the best technology,” concluded Krstulovic. “Barco has met, or even exceeded, our expectations. They succeeded in meeting the tight deadlines and the image quality is beyond compare. In this way, they really help Blitz-CineStar deliver the exciting cinema experience that we always dreamt of.”

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