D-BOX Technologies Inc. (DBO.A on the TSX Venture Exchange), a leader in innovative motion technology for the entertainment industry, has announced that Santikos Theatres' Silverado 19 in Tomball will feature the company's breakthrough motion technology. Santikos Theatres is yet another new chain to install 30 (two full rows) of D-BOX MFX Seating just in time for the December 25 opening of "Sherlock Holmes."
Texas-based Santikos Theatres is the first movie theatre in Houston to install the innovative motion technology. Twelve theatres in North America are now equipped with the one-of-a-kind motion technology and "Sherlock Holmes" is the ninth film and fourth one with Warner Bros. Pictures.
"Houston is a highly desirable city for us and another large debut market," said Claude Mc Master, President and Chief Executive Officer of D-BOX Technologies. "This year alone we have introduced D-BOX in six U.S. states and two Canadian provinces and are excited for a new city to have the opportunity to experience D-BOX. We have big plans in the coming months and are looking towards many more theatre openings with Santikos Theatres."
"We are thrilled to introduce D-BOX to our customers in Houston. We are looking forward to a very favorable response and the opportunity to bring this exciting new technology to more of our theatres." said John Santikos, President and CEO of Santikos Theatres.
The patented technology, D-BOX Motion Code(TM), is embedded frame by frame, onto each film by D-BOX Motion Designers, perfectly synching the onscreen action with the motion sensations of each seat. Additionally, seats come fully-equipped with personalized intensity adjustments allowing movie viewers the opportunity to experience as much or as little action as desired. For those looking to skip the long theatre lines, many D-BOX theatres offer online ticket purchasing as well so seats for the D-BOX experience can be reserved in advance, guaranteeing a great seat for the movie.
Theatres featuring D-BOX MFX Seating include Santikos Theatres Silverado 19 in Tomball, Texas; Wehrenberg Theatres Ronnies 20 Cine in St. Louis, Missouri; Emagine Entertainment Canton Theatre in Canton, Michigan; Emagine Entertainment Cinema Hollywood in Birch Run, Michigan; Cinéma Beloeil, in Beloeil Quebec; Cineplex Odeon Queensway Theatre in Etobicoke, Ontario; Mann Chinese 6 Theatre in Los Angeles, California; Theatres at Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota; Galaxy at the Cannery in Las Vegas, Nevada; Galaxy Highland Theatre in Austin, Texas; UltraStar Cinemas in Surprise, Arizona; and UltraStar Apple Valley in San Bernardino, California.
For additional information and theatre details visit www.d-box.com .
About Santikos Theatres
Santikos Theatres was founded in 1915 by Louis Santikos, a Greek entrepreneur and pioneer in the Texas motion picture industry. His son John followed in the family legacy and entered the movie business after graduating from St. Mary's University and remains at the helm of his beloved business to this day.
Over the years, Santikos Theatres has brought San Antonio the "latest and greatest" in cinema technology; including the first drive-in theatres, multi-plex indoor theatres, THX and digital sound technology, 3D presentation, Hollywood IMAX films, HD digital projection, in-theatre dining and the city's only art-house. Today, the Santikos Theatre circuit includes 8 theatres; The Palladium IMAX, The Silverado 16, The Mayan Palace, The Embassy, The Rialto Cinema Bar Grill, The Bijou@ Crossroads, The Northwest 14, all in San Antonio and The Silverado 19 IMAX in Northwest Houston. Santikos remains the only locally owned and operated theatre circuit in South Texas, and proudly continues their tradition of customer service, community relations and superior cinematic presentation.
D-BOX Technologies designs and manufactures leading edge high-technology motion systems mainly suited to the needs of the entertainment industry. With its unique, patented technology, D-BOX Motion Code(TM) uses motion effects specifically programmed for each film, TV program or video game, which are sent to a motion generating system integrated within either a platform or a seat. The resulting motion is perfectly synchronised with all onscreen action, creating an unmatched realistic, immersive experience. To date, D-BOX Motion Code(TM) is available on more than 850 titles. Accordingly, many prominent Hollywood studios have started embedding D-BOX Motion Code(TM) on selected high definition Blu-ray(TM) releases. By reaching agreements with the leaders of both the motion picture and gaming industries, D-BOX's award-winning motion technology is gradually proving itself as a new global standard in the entertainment world.
D-BOX is a publicly traded company listed on the TSX Venture exchange under the symbol DBO.A. For further information please see www.d-box.com .