Exhibitor Kinopolis, digital cinema service company XDC, and digital cinema service provider FTT have agreed on terms for deployment of 123 digital systems at 15 cinemas in Germany.

The installations will start this year and be finished by the end of 2011.

Gregory Theile, Managing Partner of Kinopolis, said: “We are delighted to have found in XDC/FTT a
competent, experienced and reliable partner for the conversion of our cinemas to digital cinema. The model offered by XDC represents the best solution in the market as far as our particular requirements are concerned and so we explicitly opted for this long-standing partnership. As the first cinema circuit in Germany, we are setting the course for the digital future of the cinema by consistently equipping our cinemas with digital projection systems. The installations will already start this year and will be completed by the end of next year.”

Serge Plasch, XDC’s Chief Executive Officer, added: “After Kieft Group, having this second major VPF deal in Germany is for XDC a very important milestone, since Germany has always been a key market in our strategy.”