Laser Powered Theater Circuit

Santikos Entertainment to cooperate with Barco

Barco is the laser projection partner of choice for Santikos Entertainment, which is ramping up deployment of the company's laser projectors in all nine locations in South Texas. The first phase of the conversion begins next month, with the exhibitor converting 75 screens to new laser phosphor projectors.

DP2K-20CLP (Source: Barco)

The cinema circuit was one of the first exhibitors to embrace Barco’s flagship laser projector at its premium Palladium IMAX Cinema in San Antonio, Texas. The exhibitor recently completed the deployment of laser projectors for all 16 screens at the new Santikos Casa Blanca Theatre, making it the first all laser projector-powered multiplex. With this latest move, Santikos is well on its way to becoming the industry’s first 100 percent Barco laser projection circuit.

The Barco DP2K-20CLP and DP2K-15CLP laser phosphor projectors, with shipment commencing in Q2 2016, as per the company's statement, are the first of a broader series of laser phosphor projectors to be launched over the coming year.