Arts Alliance Media (AAM), the global leader in digital cinema software and services, have confirmed that Screenlighter, the new Theatre Management System (TMS) designed exclusively for small and independent cinemas, is now available for deployment after a multitude of installations across the United States.
After announcing their intention to release a compact version of Screenwriter, AAM’s world-renowned, flagship TMS, in October 2022, Screenlighter, a solution designed to solely meet the operational requirements of independent and 1-4 screen cinemas, is now market-ready and successfully being operated following the completion of a robust pilot program.
“Last year, we outlined a vision to support exhibition by catering to the needs of cinemas of all sizes. Today, we deliver on that vision”, announced David Ong, Chief Commercial Officer at Arts Alliance Media. “Screenlighter provides 1-4 screen exhibitors with a trusted and affordable TMS, and we’re ready to work with our network of integrators to support its deployment.”
Facilitating playlist creation, on-screen content control, reporting, and real-time site monitoring, Screenlighter enables cinemas to evolve from manual operations to centralised screen, content and KDM management. With intuitive navigation, drag-and-drop playlist creation, and a light-mode UI that offers clear distinction from existing entry-level TMS solutions, exhibitors can embrace a refreshing and effortless software experience.
Bolstering Screenlighter’s official launch, the lightweight TMS is already being used across the United States, helping to transform operations and increase efficiency. LaDon Watson Cooper, General Manager of Ritz 3 Cinemas, a 3-screen cinema in Milan, Tennessee, explained, “Screenlighter has improved our operations significantly; most notably its KDM email functionality which means we no longer need to manually manage KDMs per screen.”
Meanwhile, Teri Richards, Owner and Manager of Cinema 66, a four-screen cinema in Tell City, Indiana, commented, “Screenlighter’s automated KDM management has saved an enormous amount of time in preparing movies while the use of cues to switch off lamps in empty shows has been key to cost-cutting measures.”
As light in data size as it is in appearance, AAM’s new TMS package will easily install on cinemas’ existing hardware, meaning exhibitors can retain their current infrastructure to avoid unwanted equipment costs and enjoy simple, stress-free set-up. Reinforced with a network of integrators, an experienced Support team, and a more advanced TMS offering in Screenwriter, AAM are on-hand to provide cinemas with a scalable framework for growth.
William McMorrow, Director or Product and Design at Arts Alliance Media, added, “the introduction of Screenlighter now presents a large segment of the market, which was previously unrepresented with TMS offerings, with a fast, reliable, and easy-to-use solution that’s capable of transforming business operations.”
About Arts Alliance Media
Arts Alliance Media (AAM) is the global leader in digital cinema software and services, offering a wide range of solutions which help exhibitors to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and improve the cinematic experience for their customers.
AAM’s extensive portfolio, including Producer, Screenwriter, Lifeguard, MX4D, and HeyLED, touches over 42,000 screens worldwide, while their network operations centre (NOC) supports several thousand screens.
AAM is part of the Luxin-Rio Group, the world’s foremost cinema technologies provider.