RealD and Cinemark Agree to 1,500 Additional RealD 3D-Enabled Screens

Company: RealD Inc.
Published: 21 July, 2011
LOS ANGELES & PLANO, Texas -- RealD Inc. and Cinemark Holdings, Inc. announced today the expansion of their 3D cinema relationship with a commitment for up to 1,500 additional RealD 3D-enabled screens to be installed across the Cinemark circuit in North America and Latin America. This agreement doubles the companies’ previous arrangement for a total of up to 3,000 RealD 3D-enabled screens, ultimately accounting for RealD 3D capability in approximately 50% of Cinemark auditoriums. Installation of the additional 1,500 RealD 3D-enabled screens has already begun with a total of approximately 2,000 RealD 3D-enabled screens currently installed across Cinemark locations.

“Expanding our relationship with RealD to equip approximately 50% of our screens with their technology will allow us to better support multiple 3D films at the same time and fully capitalize on 3D’s box office potential,” said Alan Stock, Cinemark’s Chief Executive Officer. “The studio 3D film slate in the coming years is extremely strong and the added RealD 3D capability gives us the flexibility to accommodate the moviegoer demand for the RealD 3D experience. We believe that the combination of RealD 3D technology and Barco Projectors provides Cinemark customers with the best and brightest 3D experience in the marketplace.”

“Cinemark’s doubling their RealD 3D screen count shows a steadfast commitment to 3D and the premium RealD 3D entertainment experience,” said Michael V. Lewis, Chairman and CEO of RealD. “We continue to see high profile 3D films compete for available 3D screens but with a broader installation base of RealD technology, Cinemark will be able to easily program their circuit to offer more moviegoers available RealD 3D showtimes.”

RealD is a global leader in 3D technology for movie theaters with the largest motion picture exhibition groups in the world featuring RealD 3D-enabled screens. As of June 6, 2011, RealD leads the industry by deploying its 3D technology on over 16,700 theater screens worldwide.

About RealD Inc.

RealD is a leading global licensor of 3D technologies. RealD's extensive intellectual property portfolio is used in applications that enable a premium 3D viewing experience in the theater, the home and elsewhere. RealD licenses its RealD Cinema Systems to motion picture exhibitors that show 3D motion pictures and alternative 3D content. RealD also provides its RealD Display, active and passive eyewear, and RealD Format technologies to consumer electronics manufacturers and content producers and distributors to enable the delivery and viewing of 3D content. RealD's cutting-edge 3D technologies have been used for applications such as piloting the Mars Rover.

RealD was founded in 2003 and has offices in Beverly Hills, California; Boulder, Colorado; London, United Kingdom; Shanghai, China; Hong Kong; and Tokyo, Japan. For more information, please visit our website at