Ireland Goes All Digital

posted by Patrick Crowley on March 23, 2005 at 9:57 am

IRELAND — Ireland will become the first country in the world to completely upgrade its movie theaters to digital projectors.

“Ireland is the perfect pilot test site for a project like this,” said Cummins. “Eighty per cent of the movies shown in Irish cinemas are Hollywood movies, along with the fact that we are an English-speaking nation and have a relatively small number of cinemas makes it the ideal choice.”

According to this report in the Register, the projectors will be installed on 500 screens at 105 diffrent theater sites at a cost of €40 million. Digital Cinema Limited (DCL), an Irish subsidiary of Avica Europe, will provide the equipment and installation.

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