Cacinesa Partners with Barco and Bardan to Become First All-Laser Cinema in El Salvador

(April 23, 2018) – Cinionic, the new Barco cinema joint venture, and digital cinema integrator Bardan Cinema, are supporting Cacinesa’s desire to offer guests the best moviegoing experience at Cacinesa Mundo Plaza while helping the exhibitor streamline operations across the theater with 100 percent Barco laser projectors.

Cinionic, as Barco, and Bardan have collaborated for many years on the latest cinema technologies designed to deliver superior image quality and operational efficiencies for exhibitors in Latin America and the Southeast United States. Cacinesa is the latest multiplex to feature Barco Smart Laser projectors in every auditorium.

As the El Salvador cinema market matures, Cacinesa understands the value that an all-laser multiplex can bring to their bottom line as a prime market differentiator.

“We have always invested in the latest cinema technologies to bring the best movie entertainment quality to El Salvador. With these ultra-high quality Barco laser projectors and support from Bardan, we are now able to offer the best movie presentation on par with the world’s largest cinema circuits.”
Francisco Enrique Urdampilleta Ayala, CEO of Cacinesa

Commitment to Latin America ensures best quality and reliability
Cinionic and Bardan are happy to support Cacinesa’s quest to become the top movie theater in El Salvador and the Central American region by providing the best laser projectors for every auditorium in their theater. The companies have partnered frequently to offer comprehensive customer support for cinema deployments: site planning, projector selection, sales and installation, and hands-on technical assistance. Installation and advanced service certification training is also available in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Mexico City, Mexico; and Sacramento, California.

“Cacinesa is seizing the opportunity to differentiate its movie theater offering in a small, yet robust country with many entertainment options,” comments Daniel Benitez, Chief Technology Officer for Bardan Cinema. “We are pleased to team with Cinionic to deliver top-notch solutions that will set Cacinesa apart as a high-quality cinema focused on serving the discerning needs of next-generation moviegoers.”

Barco laser projection: high performance, low TCO
Cinionic offers a diverse portfolio of 18 laser projectors, providing exhibitors with the perfect match for every screen to easily and cost-effectively create an all-laser multiplex. Models range from the compact, economical Smart Laser SLP series with low-cost, simple operations, to the robust Flagship Laser LHC series, offering the highest contrast and stunning brightness for higher-ticket movie presentations on premium screens, including 3D.

About Cinionic
Cinionic is transforming cinema, providing comprehensive WOW entertainment solutions to movie exhibitors across the globe. We help turn imagination into reality and ensure peace of mind for our customers by offering innovative services and flexible use of capital for a new era. Combining the technology expertise and heritage of our partners, Cinionic powers exceptional experiences across the entire theater to engage visitors at multiple touchpoints in their cinema journey.

Cinionic is a joint venture among Barco, Appotronics, and CFG, with offices in the United States, Belgium, Hong Kong and Mexico; the legal entity is planned to take effect mid-2018. Visit www.cinionic.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedInFacebook or YouTube for more info.

About Cacinesa
Multicinema is the only Independent Salvadorian own cinema exhibitor, with more than 50 years of experience in film exhibition. Although small for today’s standards, Multicinema has always embraced and deployed the latest technological trends to meet the demands of moviegoers throughout the years. Multicenama was founded in 1956 by Mr. Francisco Urdampilleta and Elorza and his wife Mrs. Dolores Ayala de Urdampilleta, in the city of Santa Ana in El Salvador under the name Salvadorian Cinematographic. Cine Novedades and Colón in Santa Ana were the first cinemas under the brand and later adding Cine Barrios in San Miguel. In 1967 the company made a great investment by building the Gran Majestic Cinema in the City of San Salvador. This auditorium was built at the time with the latest technology equipment and unique design becoming an icon and a benchmark for the country and region, receiving a number of several accolade. Today Multicinema has 13 movie theaters in El Salvador. In 2018, Multicinema make history once again by becoming the first cinema exhibitors in El Salvador and in the Central American region to offer full laser projection technology in its renovated complex Multicinema Plaza Mundo.

About Bardan Cinema
Founded 40 years ago, Bardan has built a reputation for technical excellence, outstanding customer service and leading product lines, offering cinema exhibitors a turnkey portfolio to build out, enhance and maintain their theaters. The company currently services and monitors over 4200 devices across the Americas and Caribbean through its DCinemaNoc (Network Operations Center), which offers 19/7 comprehensive monitoring and remote support, assuring exhibitors of optimum equipment health and minimum downtime.  Bardan is also uniquely positioned to help major companies deliver exceptional customer experiences through strategic use of digital technology by branching out to design, integrate and manage complex large-scale digital installations that help bring projects to life. For more information, visit www.bardaninternational.com or call (305) 374-9767.

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