Arts Alliance Media (AAM), the global leader in digital cinema software and support services, has confirmed that Sound Vision Technical (SVT), a technology services provider offering digital cinema conversions and installations worldwide, has successfully deployed Screenwriter throughout Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas’ main market sites.
After selecting Screenwriter, the world’s most powerful, widely deployed Theatre Management System (TMS), as their TMS of choice, Alamo Drafthouse successfully brought 68 screens online across sites in Austin, San Antonio, New York City, and Boston. While, 32 screens in Brooklyn, Naples, and Denver can expect to begin centralising content, KDM and site management by December 2023.
The timely deployment of Screenwriter was not only propelled by Alamo Drafthouse’s ambition to improve operational efficiency, but a reflection of SVT’s meticulous professional services and attentive customer care.
“It was crucial for Screenwriter to be installed without error and in a timely manner”, said Frankie Vaquerano, Director of Presentation at Alamo Drafthouse. “The SVT team remained flexible and receptive throughout deployment, helping to train staff and onboard us effectively, and we now look forward to enjoying the benefits of upgrading to Screenwriter.”
While each party was committed to efficiency in deployment, the process’ fast-paced nature was the result of careful planning, thorough onboarding, and the strong relationship between SVT and Alamo Drafthouse.
“The ease and accuracy of the Screenwriter rollout is reflective of the product’s simplicity in setup and the trust we have built with Alamo Drafthouse,” explained Chase Taylor, Owner of Sound Vision Technical. “From the moment we arrived at each location, theatre-level staff were on-hand, ready to start the process, and have been the catalyst behind every smooth transition.”
Peter Kim, Global Sales Director at Arts Alliance Media, added, “Sound Vision Technical have our full support as they complete the deployment of Alamo Drafthouse’s main market and prepare to bring the franchisees online in 2024. We remain dedicated to simplifying the install process for both direct customers and integrators.”
Screenwriter is set to be deployed throughout Alamo Drafthouse’s franchise locations from March 2024.
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 43,000 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.
AAM is part of the Luxin-Rio Group, the world’s foremost cinema technologies provider.
About Alamo Drafthouse
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema was founded in 1997 as a single-screen mom and pop repertory theater in Austin, TX. Twenty-six years later, with 39 locations and counting, Alamo Drafthouse has been called “the best theater in America” by Entertainment Weekly and “the best theater in the world” by Wired. Alamo Drafthouse has built a reputation as a movie lover’s oasis not only by combining best-in-class food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star-studded special events. Alamo Drafthouse created Fantastic Fest, a world-renowned genre film festival dubbed “The Geek Telluride” by Variety featuring independents, international filmmakers, and major Hollywood studios. Alamo Drafthouse continues to expand its brand in new and exciting ways, including the American Genre Film Archive, a non-profit film archive dedicated to preserving, restoring and sharing film, and with several new theaters announced for this year and beyond.
About Sound Vision Technical
Sound Vision Technical is an industry leader in the design of new theater network integrations. For theaters across the United States and around the world, SVT has implemented new solutions to a wide array of complex needs for deluxe private screening rooms, large theater chains, universities, and professional studios.
Top tier cinema network specialists are also available to redesign and solve issues with existing complexes. With the right technical support, theater owners are able to vastly improve the efficiency and reduce operational costs of both individual sites and large chains of theaters. Sound Vision Technical is uniquely positioned to support operational successes with the latest available technologies.
For over 10 years, Sound Vision Technical has supported 100’s of screens worldwide in the quest to provide the highest possible quality of entertainment to moviegoers everywhere.