Two Iconic Brands, Sundance Cinemas and Vista, join forces
Vista announces that Sundance Cinemas has selected Vista as its cinema software provider.
8th August 2011
Vista is delighted to announce that Sundance Cinemas will be opening their new Sundance Houston location with the Vista suite of software.
The 8 screen downtown site will open its doors in early November with the leading cinema software in the world. Sundance Cinemas Houston will not only show the best feature films, but will also serve great food and drinks as they do at their San Francisco, CA and Madison, WI locations.
Paul Richardson, President and CEO of Sundance Cinemas states: “We are thrilled to be joining the global family of Vista customers. We spent a lot of time reviewing what we as a company were looking for. Vista’s superior level of function, innovation, and service made them the stand-out choice. Their reputation and commitment to the cinema industry is without parallel.”
Richardson continues: “Sundance Cinemas pride ourselves on customer service and being in touch with our local community. The Vista software will enable us to enhance the needs of our patrons while retaining the ‘personal touch’ that our company works so hard to build and retain”.
Sundance Cinemas is a member of The Sundance Group; founded by Group President Robert Redford.
Derek Forbes, Vista President, North America states: “Sundance is a name with worldwide recognition. If you speak with people in the areas local to their cinemas, you will know that it is an organization that has succeeded in its aim to represent quality and sustainability, and to operate in harmony with the local community. I am thrilled that Sundance have chosen Vista to operate their distinctive and iconic cinemas, and I look forward to working with the team as they prepare to launch their new Houston location.”
Sundance Cinemas offers a full service bistro and bar, reserved seating, special events and alternative programming. Every effort is made to ensure that theatres are sustainably built and operated. Local resources are used in the design, construction and implementation of their cinemas and this recognition of the surrounding community enables Sundance to be on a personal level with local cinema-goers.
With the purchase of Vista’s Internet Ticketing, Mobile POS (Food and Beverage, Ticketing, UsherPoint) Plasma Signage Display, Gift Card & Voucher Management, iPhone applications and more; Sundance Cinemas is making sure that they have the ability to offer their patrons the complete package of both cinema and dining experiences.
Vista is a global company, with corporate headquarters in New Zealand. Vista also has offices in London, Los Angeles and Shanghai as well as business partners in many other markets. Vista is the world leader in cinema management software. The software is installed in over 50 countries including USA, New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, China, Spain, Germany, UAE, Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Canada, Mexico and Argentina. The Vista software is used by a range of exhibitors from single screen independent cinemas to circuits with more than 200 sites and 1600 screens. Vista is available in many languages, including English, Spanish, German, Chinese, French and Portuguese.
Vista is a highly flexible product having been developed with the needs of the worldwide exhibition community in mind. Vista’s extensive product line covers Box Office, Concessions, Back Office, Online Ticket Sales, Film Programming, Voucher Management and a comprehensive Head Office function. The advanced functionality, proven reliability, as well as clean look and feel, have made Vista the leader in the cinema ticketing and concessions software market.
More information on Vista is available at www.vistaUSA.com
About Sundance Cinemas
Based in Los Angeles CA, Sundance Cinemas LLC is a multiple facility and growing national theatre circuit. Sundance Cinemas, LLC brings together Robert Redford’s Sundance brand, a recognized name in independent film, with the seasoned specialized theatre management team of Paul Richardson and Bert Manzari. Investment funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management are financing the company. For more information on Sundance Cinemas, please visit our website at www.sundancecinemas.com
For further information, please contact:
• Matthew Preen, Marketing Manager,
Vista Entertainment Solutions, Auckland, New Zealand
tel: #64 9 984 4575, email: firstname.lastname@example.org