Vista Group International Limited (NZX & ASX: VGL) is pleased to announce further commitment to its platform, with the signing of an agreement to transition existing client and leading UK independent cinema group, Everyman Media Group PLC.
Operating over 130 screens currently, Everyman has continued to expand its circuit across the UK, announcing that it would open new cinemas this year, taking the company to a total of 43 venues in 2023. Positioned at the premium end of the UK cinema market, Everyman features high quality, unique venues in central high street locations.
The agreement with Everyman includes Vista Group’s full cloud platform: Vista Digital, the platform that supports innovative digital experiences; Vista Cloud, powering all cinema operations and circuit management; and Movio Cinema EQ, a dynamic solution that improves how cinemas market movies to moviegoers with a focus on increasing connection, attendance and spend.
Everyman will transition its circuit from Vista Cinema’s on-premise software to the platform over the course of 2023.
Vista Cloud combines decades of industry expertise, a commitment to constant innovation, and the benefits of SaaS. The technology focuses on solving clients’ biggest challenges and reducing cinema teams’ operational workload.
“Everyman is a longstanding client and one of the most innovative cinema circuits in the UK. We are delighted to be able to work with the team at Everyman to deliver the most exciting cinema experience for its moviegoers and optimise cinema performance by leveraging Vista Group’s global leading software and data solutions,” said Stuart Dickinson, Vista Group CEO.
“Our platform is transforming cinema operations for our exhibitor clients, from simple and serverless innovation with Vista Cloud, to rich digital experiences for moviegoers with Vista Digital and smarter, data driven marketing solutions with Movio Cinema EQ. We’re excited to see Everyman embrace the vast benefits our technology brings.”
Colin Kendrick, Everyman’s Head of IT said: “Our focus is on delivering moviegoers the highest-quality experience and as a leader in cinema, innovation is and always will be essential to us. We’re excited to take advantage of the innovation that Vista Group’s SaaS platform will deliver, and we look forward to the solutions supporting our mission to create an exceptional cinema experience for our customers.”
About Vista Group International?
Vista Group International Ltd (Vista Group) is a public company, founded in New Zealand in 1996 and listed on both the New Zealand and Australian stock exchanges in 2014 (NZX & ASX: VGL). The Group provides software and additional technology solutions across the global film industry. Cinema management software is provided by Vista Entertainment Solutions (‘Vista Cinema’), the originating business of the Group. Movio (authority in moviegoer data analytics), Veezi (cloud-based software for the independent cinema market), Maccs (film distribution software), Numero (box office reporting software for film distributors and cinemas), Powster (creative studio and marketing platform for movie studios) and Flicks (moviegoer ‘go to’ portal for movie information) provide an innovative range of complementary products across additional film industry sectors, from production and distribution, to cinema exhibition through to the experience of the moviegoer.