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Avon Theatre and Barco to Bring Laser-Powered Cinema to Moviegoers at the Deborah & Chuck Royce Cinema Arts Center

The Avon Theatre - Deborah & Chuck Royce Cinema Arts Center, a renowned cultural institution, is thrilled to announce a new deal with Barco, the global leader in laser cinema technology, aimed at enhancing the cinematic experience of its audiences

STAMFORD, CT, June 06, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Avon Theatre - Deborah & Chuck Royce Cinema Arts Center, a renowned cultural institution, is thrilled to announce a new deal with Barco, the global leader in laser cinema technology, aimed at enhancing the cinematic experience for audiences in the greater Stamford region in Connecticut.

The project will see Barco providing state-of-the-art laser cinema projection to Avon Theatre on its three new screens, including its award-winning Barco Series 4 projectors. Known for unparalleled image quality, brightness, and reliability, Laser by Barco will allow Avon Theatre to showcase films with breathtaking clarity and precision, captivating audiences with every frame.

"Barco is a trailblazer in cinema technology and we are delighted to bring their solutions to our audience," said Peter H. Gistelinck, Executive Director at Avon Theatre. "At Avon Theatre, we are committed to enriching our community through the power of film and storytelling. By integrating Barco's innovative projection solutions into the plans of Avon reCreated, the renovation plans of the Avon Theatre including the addition of the third screen to be completed by the very end of 2025, we are furthering our mission to provide audiences with unparalleled cinematic experiences that inspire, entertain, and provoke thought."

A pioneer in digital cinema technology, today Barco leads the global move to laser technology in exhibition. Through laser, Barco is enabling a brighter future for moviegoing that is both more operationally efficient and better for the planet. The company's cinema portfolio includes solutions for screens and theaters of all sizes, from boutique to premium large format, with options in 2K, 4K and now High Dynamic Range (HDR); reenforcing its commitment to delivering exceptional cinematic experiences to moviegoers around the world. Together with Avon Theatre, Barco aims to redefine the moviegoing experience in Stamford, setting new standards for audiovisual excellence and immersive storytelling.

"Barco's focus on innovation enables us to deliver visualization solutions that suit cinemas of all sizes around the world," said An Steegen, CEO of Barco. "Barco Laser Projection has the power to enhance moviegoing for all audiences with an experience that is differentiated and elevated. We are proud to support institutions dedicated to the arts like The Avon Theatre and know that its vibrant cultural programing will look stunning projected in Laser by Barco on the big screen."

In addition to enhancing the viewing experience, the Avon will continue to focus on educational initiatives, special events, and community outreach programs, enriching the cultural landscape of Fairfield County in CT and fostering a deeper appreciation for the art of cinema. The renovated Avon Theatre is expected to open at the end of 2025.

About Barco: Barco, headquartered in Kortrijk (Belgium), is a global company leading in visualization, networking, and collaboration technology. Its innovative solutions drive advancements in the healthcare, enterprise, and entertainment markets. At the heart of Barco's success are over 3,000 dedicated 'visioneers', each passionately contributing to driving change through technology. Listed on Euronext (BAR), Reuters (BARBt.BR), and Bloomberg (BAR BB), Barco realized sales of 1,050 million euro in 2023. For further insights, please visit or connect on X, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook. Barco. Visioneering a bright tomorrow. © 2024

About Avon Theatre: Deborah & Chuck Royce Cinema Arts Center: Avon Theatre - Deborah & Chuck Royce Cinema Arts Center is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit, member-supported cultural institution dedicated to cultivating a deeper appreciation of cinema through diverse programming and community engagement. Located in the heart of Stamford, CT, Avon Theatre has been a cornerstone of the local arts scene since 2004. With its historic charm and commitment to artistic excellence, Avon Theatre is a beloved national destination for film enthusiasts and cultural connoisseurs alike.

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