AccessIT Signs Kerasotes Showplace Theatres, LLC to Exhibitor Management Software System - Software Will Support 838 Screens at 94 Theatre Locations - MORRISTOWN, N.J., May 08, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. ("AccessIT") (NASDAQ:AIXD) today announced that Chicago-based Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres will use AccessIT's Exhibitor Management System (EMS) for film booking, analysis, and film expense processing needs driven by circuit expansion. EMS is a powerful software application that enables theatre owners to centrally manage all operational and financial aspects of movie exhibition today, and as the industry transitions to digital cinema.
EMS is becoming a focal point for managing digital media and the vast quantity of data now available. EMS seamlessly interfaces to AccessIT's industry leading Digital Cinema Theatre Command Center(TM) software. "We are very excited about implementing EMS.
It should prove to be a very efficient tool to assist us in managing our bookings and analyzing and processing our film rental," said Pat Rembusch, Director of Film Buying at Kerasotes. "I anticipate a smooth transition to EMS and look forward to working with AccessIT's professional team." "AccessIT is continuing to assist exhibitors in streamlining and enhancing the productivity of their operations," said Chuck Goldwater, President of AccessIT's Media Services ... more. less.
Group. "We are excited to be working with the Kerasotes team to implement our EMS service and we are confident that it will be a valued addition to their operation as it has been for other exhibitors f or years." Access Integrated Technologies, Inc.<br><br> (AccessIT) provides theater operators the first and only studio-backed fully networked digital cinema system delivering nearly two million digital screenings of Hollywood feature films to date. The company's digita l cinema system provides feature films and alternative content via satellite to expand box office sales and develop new ways to attract incremental revenues. Through its alternative content division, The Bigger Picture, AccessIT offers five channels of programming including Kidtoon Films, FoxFaith, Fox Rhythm and Anime.<br><br> The ongoing 4,000-screen deployment plan is the largest of its kind in the world. Access Integrated Technologies(R) and AccessIT(TM) are trademarks of Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. For more information on AccessIT, visit www.accessitx.com .<br><br> (AIXD -G) Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres, LLC was founded in 1909 when Gus Kerasotes opened his first nickelodeon, the Royal, in Springfield, Illinois. Louis and Nicholas, Gus' sons, later led the business as Kerasotes Theatres grew to a Midwestern Regiona l company by the 1960's. Today, Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres, LLC is principally managed by third generation family, Tony and Dean Kerasotes, who have directed the company's aggressive growth since 1985 to become the 6th largest film exhibitor in the nation.<br><br> Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres operates 94 theatres with 838 screens in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Ohio. SOURCE: AccessIT AccessIT Suzanne Moore 973-290-0080 email@example.com or Casey Sayre & Williams Samantha Cornog 310-396-2400 firstname.lastname@example.org or Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres, LLC Clair Malo, Director of Marketing 312-756-3366 email@example.com Copyright Business Wire 2007 News Provided by COMTEX