a multi-purpose venue
by Miguel Devriendt, General Manager of, Roeselare

The complex was opened on 22 June 2005 by a family-owned business after only 9 months of building work.  The seven-screen cinema, with a seating capacity of 1,250, is one of the most technologically-advanced complexes in existence, with full air conditioning, innovative seating and state-of-the-art sound and vision.

At the planning stage, it became quite clear that in order to make an impact it would be impossible to do without digital cinema.

The largest theatre, which has 320 seats, and 18.5-metre screen with a 3-way, 3-amp sound system, has been equipped to offer top-quality vision, too, using a Barco DP-100 projector and an EVS server installed by Film Ton Technik, Germany. We have since discovered that this was the best choice we could have made.

Customers are very satisfied with the definition of the images and, in particular, of the subtitles (quite common in Belgium), which are razor-sharp and therefore clearly visible.

However, it is not only movie-goers who benefit from the use of digital cinema, since industrial enterprises are proving to be enthusiastic about the opportunities for giving crystal-clear presentations on the big screen. therefore opens in the mornings for  business conventions and, in fact, the digital projector has been used more for presentations and events than for screening movies up to the present.  This means that cinemas are no longer just a place to show movies but are becoming multi-purpose venues with a number of options open to them.