RealD Inc. (NYSE: RLD), a leading global licensor of 3D technologies, and Kino Arena, Bulgaria’s largest cinema exhibitor, announced today an agreement making RealD the exclusive 3D technology provider across the Kino Arena circuit. RealD 3D technology is initially expected to be installed across 44 Kino Arena screens, including all 7 screens of the flagship Kino Arena, which is expected to open at Bulgaria Mall on 21 December, 2012.
“Kino Arena is committed to offering audiences a premium cinema-going experience. The installation of RealD’s cutting-edge 3D technology will allow us to continue to deliver the brightest visuals and best cinematic experience for our customers,” said Bojidar Iliev, Managing Director, Kino Arena.
“With our brightness advantage over other 3D systems, RealD is able to deliver the lifelike and immersive 3D cinema experience that Kino Arena demands. This agreement adds to our growing install base across Europe as we continue to provide premium visual experiences for the cinema market,” said Karina Neill, Director of Cinema RealD Europe Ltd.
RealD is the most light efficient and widest used 3D cinema projection technology in the world. Its premium presentation delivers twice the brightness of other providers and, combined with its lightweight, reusable and comfortable 3D glasses, makes for realistic and immersive viewing.Kino Arena currently operates 10 cinema locations, across 6 major cities, with a total of 77 screens including two standalone multiplexes with the country’s biggest cinema auditoriums. RealD is the world’s most widely used 3D cinema technology with approximately 21,500 screens equipped with RealD 3D by approximately 900 exhibitors in 68 countries around the world (as of the quarter ended September 21, 2012). RealD 3D is High Frame Rate compatible and was recently chosen as the 3D presentation provider for the World Premiere of Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” the first movie to be filmed and presented in a higher frame rate.
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