May 8, 2018—D3D Cinema is pleased to announce that 2018 marks its
tenth anniversary. A pilot offshoot of large-format film producer/distributor
Giant Screen Films in its earliest days, D3D has boldly and dramatically
altered the landscape of the museum cinema business over the course of just a
decade. The company now boasts over 75 giant screen and museum cinema
installations, with an estimated $80 million in market impact, as measured in
incremental box office revenues and operational savings.

“Everyone at D3D is proud of what we’ve accomplished in a
relatively short period of time and tremendously appreciative of the support of
our institutional partners,” said Don Kempf, President and Founder. “Between
our giant screen solutions and market expansion initiatives, we have made a
significant impact upon the underlying economics of the museum cinema industry,
contributing millions to individual museum bottom lines.”

“The underlying mission and vision of D3D is a really great
story,” said Andy Wood, Senior Vice President.  “We are essentially a team
of former museum cinema operators with a love of giant screen documentaries who
recognized early on the true potential and superior quality of emerging digital
technologies, and the benefits afforded to filmmakers and museums of all types
and sizes. As passionate museum cinema veterans, we are exclusively
focused on and committed to ensuring the strength and vitality of an industry
that has inspired hundreds of millions over the past 50 years.”

Over the past decade, the D3D technical
development team, led by museum cinema industry veterans Art Mercurio and Scott
Fauteux, has achieved many firsts—the first to showcase a 4K giant screen
projection system (2011),  the first to install a giant screen 4K 3D xenon
system (2012), the first to showcase giant screen laser projection (2013), the
first to install a giant screen 6P 3D laser system (2014) and the first to
install a laser-based giant dome cinema system (2016).  Laser CineDome and
the Birdly VR platform encompass D3D’s latest product offerings.

“These are certainly busy times at D3D,” said Derek
Threinen, Vice President of Distribution and Business Development.
“We initiated a revolution in the giant screen theater industry,
providing our upgrade clients with unprecedented digital image quality as part
of a premium viewer experience, and a reduction in operational costs which have
now averaged over a million dollars in savings per theater.  Now, Birdly
VR is as buzzworthy as it gets, exploding in popularity as the experience
portfolio grows and franchise IP comes to the platform.  We’ve got some
very exciting announcements around the corner!”

“We are really excited about the next ten years,” said
Kempf.  “D3D is a company exclusively committed to and focused on the
museum, zoo and aquarium market and it’s tremendously rewarding to blaze new
trails and drive new innovation in such a uniquely special industry.” 



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