PRESS RELEASE

The Independent Cinemas Association of Australia (ICAA) today welcomed Dendy Cinemas Canberra as the 100th cinema site to connect to the ICAA Services Network Operations Centre (ICAA NOC).

Adrianne Pecotic CEO of ICAA and ICAA Services Pty Limited stated “We are very pleased to announce the 100th independent cinema connection and to welcome Dendy Canberra to the ICAA NOC – the most extensive network of independent cinemas in Australasia.”

Nick Hayes, Head of Dendy Cinemas and Head of Theatrical Operations Icon Films said “Full digital deployment presents significant opportunities and challenges. We are delighted that Dendy Canberra is the 100th cinema site to connect to the ICAA NOC. We now have all our cinema sites connected to the ICAA NOC receiving the best possible technical help desk support and training to secure the digital future of our cinema business.”

Dendy Canberra’s 9 screen site has now joined with 437 other screens to benefit from the ICAA NOC dedicated private MPLS network which is a full service digital monitoring facility and technical help desk specifically established for independent cinemas in Australia and New Zealand. All independent cinemas are welcomed to apply to join the ICAA NOC by contacting Stephen Davis, NOC Manager on 1300 306 857 or nocmanager@icaaservices.com.au.

Dendy Canberra’s 9 screens are also amongst the more than 450 screens benefiting from the ICAA Cinedigm Independent Cinemas VPF Program. Since the program commenced in June 2013, over $600,000 in VPF Payments has been contributed by distributors to assist participating exhibitors with the significant cost of conversion to digital projection systems.

The closing date for the ICAA Cinedigm Independent Cinemas VPF Program was recently announced and any exhibitor wishing to apply for the VPF is encouraged to urgently contact Diane Anselmo at danselmo@cinedigm.com or call Adrianne Pecotic on +61 414 66 45 66 by December 20, 2013.

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